Junior School Primary Division Core Teacher
Permanent, full-time (1.0 FTE) position starting September, 2023
If you are an educator who inspires students, is passionate about holistic learning and is driven to help young people shape their lives, this is a role, a school and a place for you.
Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 day and boarding school with a global reputation for academic excellence. Our faculty members enjoy small classes, modern facilities, and substantial preparation time that creates opportunities to understand their students and to make a real impact in their lives. Faculty salaries and benefits exceed the local public school districts and are supported by an exciting professional development program. As lifelong learners, and with students at the centre, SMUS faculty are capacity builders by nature and inspiring educators by practice.
Our students from all over the world have opportunities in academics, athletics, arts, leadership, service, experiential and outdoor education, and are inspired by an extraordinary faculty that is committed to academic excellence, character growth and preparing students for what lies ahead in life. The school’s Mission shapes all of these endeavours: Our school seeks the excellence in all of us, with passion and compassion. We are a community shaped by the pursuit of truth and goodness, providing outstanding preparation for life. At St. Michaels University School, we seek to employ and empower individuals who wish to forge impactful relationships and careers that place our students at the centre. We firmly believe that expanding our diversity while adjusting our practice will lead to becoming the community we envision – a place where staff and students share a sense that they fully belong.
The Junior School (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5) is a dynamic and joyful community of learners who create a culture of excellence, think critically and creatively, and are nurtured through supportive relationships in order to reach each child’s potential. Our teaching practice is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, project and inquiry-based learning, and researched best practice.
We are currently seeking a Primary Division Core Teacher to become part of our highly engaged, progressive, and professional faculty, who will fully embrace the SMUS vision and mission and share our educational philosophy and image of the child.
The successful candidate will have the following skills, background and interest:
- A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.
- Eligible for, or holder of a current BC teaching certificate.
- Minimum 3 years of successful classroom teaching experience in elementary education.
- Familiarity with the BC Curriculum and Independent School experience is an asset.
- An understanding of the developmental needs of early learners.
- A strong background in literacy and numeracy.
- Experience with interdisciplinary, inquiry and project-based learning.
- An understanding of current best differentiation practices and commitment to the needs of all learners.
- Strong collaborative skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
- A proven ability to communicate effectively with parents and colleagues along with demonstrated leadership.
- An understanding of the teaching of social emotional skills and character education.
- An understanding of the philosophy of a Reggio-inspired approach.
- Experience using documentation to make learning visible.
- A demonstrated ability to foster innovation and creativity to enhance learning.
- Demonstrated professionalism and excellent communication skills.
- Flexibility, accountability, and integrity.
- Excellent organisational and time management skills.
- Teaching students at the Junior School level.
- Working collaboratively with multiple departments on curriculum, instruction and assessment.
- Consistent and professional communication with students, faculty and parents.
- A commitment to teaching for understanding using a standards-based assessment model.
- Maintaining effective ongoing assessment of student learning in order to provide clear feedback to students and their parents.
- Liaising with teaching faculty, families and administration as an advocate for students.
- Practicing professionalism through ongoing professional development, reflection and continuous improvement.
- Strong classroom management skills that foster engagement.
- A demonstrated ability to integrate technology to transform learning.
- A commitment to and involvement in co-curricular activities.
Criminal Record Check:
Must pass and maintain a clear Solicitor General criminal record check for the purpose of working with children.
Please respond with a resume and cover letter as a single document by 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 26, 2023.
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