Employment Opportunities

Sunrise Waldorf School is a full AWSNA member school and a Group One Independent School under the BC Ministry of Education. SWS offers a comprehensive Waldorf curriculum from Preschool through Grade Eight. Specialty Subjects include; French, Eurythmy, Handwork, Woodwork, P.E., and Strings. Established in 1980, our 7 acre rural campus is located in the Cowichan Valley, 45 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. SWS is part of a vibrant island community, abundant with arts, surrounded by organic farms and endless outdoor adventures. Most of the families at SWS have moved to the Cowichan Valley from all over the world to attend SWS.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only short listed applicants will be contacted.  All short-listed applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check. Please send applications to: Human Resources.

Special Education Assistant

We are seeking applications for a Special Education Assistant (SEA) for a child in our Grade Two classroom with autism spectrum disorder. The SEA will work to support the student under the general direction of the Grade 2 teacher, with specific responsibility for assisting in the supervision and instruction of the student, observing and documenting student progress, and implementing plans for instruction developed by the teacher. This support may include behaviour management, curriculum implementation, social skills development, personal care and physical assistance.

The teacher responsible for a student with special needs is responsible for designing, supervising and assessing the educational program for that student. It is the SEA’s role to assist the teacher in this responsibility. Under the direction of the teacher, the SEA assists in implementing the program while performing functions which range from personal care to assisting with instructional programs. In addition, the SEA may provide general classroom assistance when appropriate. While SEAs may assist in the collection of data for the purpose of evaluating student progress, the teacher is responsible for evaluating and reporting on the progress of the student to parents.

Minimum Qualifications

• One year experience supporting students in an education setting.
• Knowledge of or experience with Waldorf education an asset.
• SEAs are not required to hold BC teacher certification.

Pay rate: $20 per hour./ approximately 37.5 hours per week.


Substitute Teachers

Sunrise Waldorf School is in need of additional substitute teachers for the 2017/2018 school year.  If you are interested in teaching at Sunrise Waldorf School as a substitute, please submit your resume with a letter indicating your interest in and knowledge of Waldorf education. 


Qualifications:  For Kindergarten and the Grade School: Waldorf experience and/or training, an interest in Waldorf methods, a valid BC teaching certificate and teaching experience. Our substitute teachers haven't all completed Waldorf teacher training, but they are educators who have an explicit interest in Waldorf education. For Preschool: an ECE or ECEA certificate is required.



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Sunrise Waldorf School 
2148 Lakeside Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6M3, CANADA
Phone: 250.743.7253
Fax: 250.743.7245
Email: mail@sunrisewaldorfschool.org