Middle & Senior Social Studies Teacher

Middle & Senior Social Studies Teacher

Fraser Academy is seeking a full time Middle and Senior Social Studies Teacher to join our team of educators in the 2023-24 school year.

 

About Fraser Academy:
Fraser Academy (FA) is an independent school in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC serving students in Gr. 1-12 with dyslexia and language-based learning differences through day and outreach programs. We serve a gap in the system where approximately 20% of the student population is under-served by mainstream education. The ripple impact of our programming also adds great social value. While our student population has skills and strengths which are in demand in the 21st century, it can also be vulnerable to mental health, substance abuse, higher drop-out rates, and other risks when not supported.

 

We are proud to be at the forefront of educational practices, providing a learner-centric environment with the most effective research-based methods to optimize personalized learning, cognitive, social and emotional development, and post-secondary opportunities setting our students up for a successful life. For more information please visit us at www.fraseracademy.ca.

 

Position: Middle and Senior Social Studies Teacher

Start Date: August 28th, 2023

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Reports to: Department Head, Social Studies

 

Job Summary

As a Social Studies Teacher, you will play an important role in developing historical thinking in students, and promoting good communication and citizenship throughout the school. You will work with a collaborative, dynamic team of educators and staff who are passionate about the success of all learners. This role requires someone who can adapt and adjust their teaching to meet the diverse needs of each learner and is passionate about student success. Excellent instructional practice and an eagerness to learn and grow as an educator are required for this role.

 

Opportunities

  • Belong to and collaborate with a team of dedicated professionals
  • Continue professional growth and learning through a variety of development opportunities
  • Participate in field trips, outdoor education trips, athletics, clubs, and leadership development

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan, teach & assess your students in accordance with BC Ministry of Education Curriculum.
  • Design and implement lessons that build core competencies and support growth in executive functioning and cognitive processing using in-school programs (training provided)
  • Participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school
  • Support the development of Individual Education Plans for each student in your classes
  • Collaborate with faculty members to ensure students receive the highest quality education and programming
  • Provide ongoing feedback to students and parent/guardians regarding student progress

 

Competencies

  • Provides a dynamic, innovative, adaptive, and enthusiastic learning experience for students
  • Thrives in a collaborative, flexible, and supportive team environment
  • Strong organizational, time management skills
  • An active commitment to ongoing professional growth and development
  • Exemplary communication in English (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, parents)
  • Passion for continuous improvement

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Studies field of study
  • Bachelor’s of Education
  • BC Teacher Certification (or equivalent)
  • Experience teaching reading using a structured literacy approach is an asset
  • Work with students who have learning differences is preferred
  • Independent school experience and coaching/extracurricular experience are assets

 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Travis Thielmann, Director, Academics & Curriculum. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by encouraging applications from all qualified job seekers, including those from traditionally underrepresented communities.

 

Apply on the Fraser Academy website.

To apply for this job please visit fraseracademy.bamboohr.com.

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