Sacramento Waldorf School is an established early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks, just east of Sacramento, in Northern California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 400 students. The beautiful twenty-two-acre site overlooks the American River and affords many opportunities for outdoor and environmental education.
Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are an accredited full member of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and have also been accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) since 1983. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package. Employment is contingent on a post-offer, pre-employment, fingerprint-based background check.
To apply, please complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Job Openings
Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking a dedicated and compassionate full-time High School Counselor committed to adolescent well-being, to begin in August 2022.
The High School Counselor focuses on student social and emotional health, including crisis intervention and short-term counseling. Our counselor meets with students and provides and maintains referrals to appropriate professionals or agencies. The counselor is also available for families, faculty, and administration for consultation. This position is included as a member of our Educational Support Team. In addition, the counselor facilitates standardized testing in middle and high school.
Our 22-acre school is located on our unique and historic land on the banks of the American River in Fair Oaks, CA. It encompasses a 2.5-acre farm, lower school facilities, high school classrooms, several community spaces, athletic fields, and sprawling grounds.
The mission of Sacramento Waldorf School is to provide education that honors the developmental stages of childhood, builds confidence, connection and purpose, and prepares students to realize their full potential as free human beings.
Sacramento Waldorf School supports a campus environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and increasingly diverse. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in diverse, multi-cultural, and inclusive settings, as we collaborate to support an effective, inclusive workplace and learning environment. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, and we commit to interviewing candidates representing communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in the nonprofit and education sectors.
Sacramento Waldorf School is committed to serving a diverse body of teachers, staff, and students. The faculty-staff, College of Teachers, Board of Trustees, and wider school community actively collaborate to ensure our campus environment is welcoming, inclusive, and increasingly diverse. As such, priority will be given to candidates with experience in diverse, and inclusive settings. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and commit to interviewing candidates representing communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in private and public education.Position Summary:
The focus of the High School Counselor role is to ensure the students are supported in their social and emotional health, maintaining an open-door policy where students, parents, and faculty members can reach out to discuss social-emotional issues in a safe and confidential manner.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serves as the main social and emotional health liaison to support students, which includes being a resource and connector for students, parents, teachers, administrators, and external resources
- Provide crisis intervention and short-term counseling, occasional long-term check ins (grades 9-12; middle school as requested)
- Provide and maintain referrals to appropriate professionals or agencies
- Provide ongoing individual student appointments as needed for students
- Lead or participate in meetings related to student social and emotional health, specific to individual students as well as generally to the school's student support program
- Help keep Veracross page current with resources
- Facilitate and/or plan all yearly standardized testing activity for middle school and high school
- Provide materials and/or present to community or faculty as needs arise
- Other duties as assigned
An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the required knowledge, skill, and/or ability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Education and/or Experience – A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in a related field such as psychology, counseling, or social science. Preferred is a Master's degree and/or License in Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, or School Counseling. At least two years of full-time work experience in a school or education environment is required.
- Language Skills – Fluency in verbal and written English. Ability to write clear correspondence to accurately communicate details that are, at times, complex and/or sensitive.
- Ethical Standards – Demonstrated professional and personal commitment to high ethical standards, confidentiality, and discretion. Working understanding of FERPA.
- Organizational Skills – Strong time management skills. Ability to track tasks and effectively follow up on multi-step processes to ensure completion. Outstanding attention to detail, including the ability to proof work to ensure accuracy.
- Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Competencies – Demonstrated ability to work with adolescents to build trust and credibility. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of school life.
- Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs, emphasizing Word, Excel, and Outlook. Training will be provided for Veracross (student information management system).
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Employee will be exposed to outside weather conditions at times. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs.
Currently, the school is operating grades pre-K-12 on campus, with strict COVID-19 protocols, including proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption. This position is expected to work on campus.Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time, salary, exempt position. Sacramento Waldorf School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package.
Sacramento Waldorf School does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school's learning environment, and we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please learn more about our Commitment to Anti-racism and Anti-oppression here: sacwaldorf.org/about-sws/diversity-and-inclusion/
To learn more about our school, please visit our website at sacwaldorf.org.
To apply, complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest.