Extended Care Provider

Swallowtail is hiring for the Part-Time position of Extended Care Provider, approximately 35 hours/week during the 10 month school year. This person would be the primary care-taker for children ages 3+ that arrive early for school from 7am-9am. They will also be with our "Resting Stars" Kindergarten children from 1-3:45pm, and aftercare children up to Grade 8 from 3:45-6pm. (There is a second care provider who will share this duty in the afternoons, so that the children can be divided into groups either by age, or by inside/outside play.) The usual adult:child ratio is 1:10, diminishing later in the day as the children get picked up.

This position will be trained in First Aid/CPR, and is also cross-trained to serve as a substitute in the classrooms.

Qualified candidates will have experience working with children, and will complete a thorough background check. Preference is given for those with Waldorf experience, and/or completion of other training programs (such as LifeWays). Compensation commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and contacts for 3 references to employment@swallowtailschool.org.

Current Employment Opportunities

Swallowtail is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, religion, or nationality in education, programs, and activities. Prospective employees will be hired based on their suitability, adaptability and potential to succeed in the position for which they applied.


About us:
In 1995 Swallowtail School was founded based on heartfelt environmental education and Waldorf principles which have carried us to the dynamic learning atmosphere we are proud of today. The past few years have yielded significant growth in our community, enabling program offerings from Parent Child Classes and a full Early Childhood Program to Grade Eight, with an average class size of 16. Our main campus is located in northwest Oregon in the city of Cornelius. Fifteen minutes away, our farm campus is located on 26 acres with a farmhouse and barn, a sweeping expanse of productive farmland, woodlands, biodynamic gardens, outbuildings and a meandering creek. The land provides an outdoor classroom for all of our students, and much of the curriculum is interwoven with farm activity involving anything from simple chores and harvesting, to erecting temporary shelters and caring for livestock. Swallowtail Farm is held deeply in the hearts of our community and most of our seasonal festivals are celebrated here.

Swallowtail School is AWSNA and WECAN recognized.

In addition to the rural and suburban towns surrounding Swallowtail, a 30 minute drive will find you in the bustling metropolis of downtown Portland. Head another hour east and the beautiful Cascade Mountains await with skiing, hiking, and other outdoor wonders. A short hour to the west you will find the picturesque Oregon coast, an equally enchanting natural environment.