Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher

Term, full-time position, from January 2022 through February 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 Kindergarten to Grade 12 co-educational 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 center, SMUS faculty are capacity builders by nature and inspiring educators by practice.

Our students from all over the world have opportunities in 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 (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, brain research and the Virtues Project.

The Position

The school is 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 statements and share our educational philosophy and image of the child.

Qualifications

●     Bachelor of Education degree.

●     Minimum of 3 years Elementary teaching experience.

●     Eligible for BC Teaching Certificate.

●     Familiarity with the BC Curriculum is an asset.

●     Independent School experience is an asset.

As well as a passion for teaching, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in instructional and assessment practices, and have the following skills, background and competencies:

●     A solid understanding of the philosophy of a Reggio-inspired approach.

●     An understanding of the developmental needs of early learners.

●     A strong background in literacy and numeracy.

●     Experience with interdisciplinary, inquiry and project-based learning.

●     A demonstrated ability to integrate technology to transform 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.

●     Experience using documentation to make learning visible.

●     A demonstrated ability to foster innovation and creativity to enhance learning.

●     A commitment to and involvement in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities at the Junior School.

Criminal Record Check:

Must pass and maintain a clear Solicitor General criminal record check for the purpose of working with children.

Application Details:

Please respond with a cover letter and résumé as a single document to Kindergarten Teacher by 2:00 pm on November 25, 2021.

To apply for this job please visit careers.risepeople.com.

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