Little Yarra is a Kindergarten to Class 12 Steiner School in Yarra Junction in the Yarra Valley. The school is seeking an experienced teacher with exemplary skills to teach Handcraft in the primary years.

A Specialist Teacher’s responsibility is to bring in an artistic way, the curriculum as outlined by the School. In doing this, a Specialist Teacher is expected to work in cooperation with their fellow teachers and the school’s policies and procedures. Further responsibilities include:

  • working out of a deep Anthroposophical understanding of child development;
  • recognising and respecting the individuality of each child in the class, both their specific gifts and their challenges;
  • teaching out of a love for the children and the subject ;
  • creating and maintaining a sound learning environment in the classroom;
  • using a variety of strategies to engage all the children in class in the lessons taught;
  • keeping on-going assessment records of each child in the class;
  • communicating with and supporting the work of Class Teachers in light of the relevant epoch and development of the child.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated extensive knowledge, understanding and experience with the Waldorf/Steiner Handcraft curriculum and how it meets the child developmentally and pedagogically
  2. Excellent classroom management skills
  3. High level interpersonal skills including a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and other staff.
  4. Eligibility for VIT registration

Desirable skills, knowledge and traits

  1. Teacher training in Steiner Education
  2. Highly motivated and enthusiastic personality
  3. Previous experience working in a Steiner School
  4. Current First Aid Certificate

This position is part time (EFT 0.41 over 3 days) and commences in Term 1 2022.

Applicants must address Key Selection Criteria and desirable skills, knowledge and traits in their application and submit it with a copy of their resume including contact details of three referees (including at least two teachers who have acted in a supervisory capacity) to:

John Stewart
Little Yarra Steiner School
PO Box 19
Yarra Junction 3797


Applications close 5:00 pm Friday 26th November 2021.​


We are always on the lookout for Casual Relief Teachers. If you are interested in CRT work at the school please email  crt@lyss.vic.edu.au  with your contact details, CV and a cover letter responding briefly to the following:

Important attributes:

  • Authentic interest in Steiner education
  • Flexible and caring approach to working with Pre-school, Primary and / or Secondary.
  • Willingness to be on call for short and/or advanced planned notice; please advise likely days available

Preferred attributes

  • Skills in classroom teaching, movement, craft.
  • Some knowledge of Anthroposophy or experience of Steiner Education


  • Registered or Permission to Teach from the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
  • Minimum of two recent education profession references​

please email  crt@lyss.vic.edu.au