Exciting Opportunity for an Extraordinary Teacher
Teacher, Special Education & Learning Strategist, Senior School
Fixed-term Contract 2023 – 2024
At Crofton House School, we inspire girls to discover and pursue their personal excellence from the first day of junior kindergarten to grade 12 and beyond.
Bound by our belief in the power of all-girls education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our learning environment – including you.
As an experienced, knowledgeable and progressive educator, you inspire students. You are confident in supporting all kinds of learners using approaches that are reflective of the way in which girls learn and bring innovative solutions to learning challenges experienced by students. You optimize the resources available to you. Balanced with supporting students, you mentor teachers in understanding learning challenges experienced by the students in their classes and guide them toward strategies that ultimately support all learners. You are energized by what you do. Students find you to be approachable, available, knowledgeable, genuine and supportive. You demonstrate an understanding of the importance of parents as partners in their daughter’s education by maintaining open and collaborative relationships with the parent community. As a lifelong learner, you demonstrate a commitment to actively seeking professional development. You participate actively in the life of the school.
The Student Services department at Crofton House School is distinguished by extraordinary teachers, advisors and counsellors who support students academically, socially and emotionally. They work as a collaborative team who put the student at the centre of her learning and provide structure and programs to assist her as she makes decisions about her learning, well-being and her future. The facilities for Student Services are well equipped and offer bright and technology rich environments. You will find the school to be a professional learning centre. In addition to spending an engaging day with students who are genuinely interested in learning, thinking and playing, teachers are provided with dedicated work time as part of their daily schedule to plan and work collaboratively with others and to stay current in their field.
This position will be 0.8FTE Learning Strategies and 0.2 On-call.
Provide targeted instruction and support to students with diverse learning needs
Create, implement, and review IEPs, Student Support Plans, and Essential Learning Plans
Communicate and collaborate with students, parents, teachers, administration and outside agencies to support student learning
Facilitate meetings between students, parents and Senior School teachers
Collaborate with teachers in differentiation and Universal Design strategies and supports for implementation in classrooms
Direct instruction of executive functioning skills
Maintain documentation and records for individual students, ensuring confidentiality in reporting
Provide appropriate feedback to advisors and parents on student progress through regular communication
Work as a collaborative and supportive member of the Student Services department
Participate in school meetings and events, including school planning and professional development
Create a positive and supportive culture for learning
Set annual professional a goals
Support the growth and development of individual learners through the delivery of the Crofton House School Advisory program
Build relationships with teachers and staff across the school community
Model evidence based, research informed, impactful teaching and learning practices in their own teaching in up to 1 section as needed
Be an active and positive participant in the co-curricular program
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience:
Essential: B.C. Ministry of Education Certificate or Independent School Certification qualification criteria
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a Special Education focus
Qualifications to teach at an intermediate and senior level (Math and/or Science experience preferred but not required)
Experience as a Special Education Teacher at a senior school level
A demonstrable awareness of the BC Ministry of Education Special Education policies and procedures
Experience reading and interpreting psycho-educational assessments
Experience creating and implementing IEPs
An awareness of the learning styles of girls and young women
Collaborative and energetic with a passion for teaching
Committed to the craft of teaching, best practices, and standards of professional practice
Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, negotiation and mediation skills
A commitment toward continued professional development and growth
Energy, commitment and a readiness to participate in the co-curricular program the diverse life of the school community
Employment and Application Details:
Employees of Crofton House School receive competitive compensation and support for professional, educational and leadership development. Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.
Please include the following with your application:
A cover letter and current resume that outlines exact dates of employment, the organization, job title and responsibilities. If you have gaps in your employment history, please advise as to why.
Please clearly identify your educational background and history of professional development related to this position.
Apply online at www.croftonhouse.ca/careers.
We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.
About Crofton House School
Crofton House School is a university preparatory day school for girls from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Set on a beautiful ten-acre campus in Vancouver, we offer an inclusive, supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and enthusiastic students. Collaborative, student-centred, inquiry-based education and world-class facilities create a unique learning environment where each girl can reach her full potential.
To apply for this job please visit www.croftonhouse.ca.