Learning Resource Teacher

Learning Resource Teacher

Learning Resource Teacher 
Senior School – Grades 9 To 12 
One-year term, Full-Time, Starting September 2024

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 Position: 
The School is seeking a dynamic Learning Resource teacher, preferably with a background in math and science to become part of our highly engaged, progressive, and professional Learning Resource Department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with students, faculty, and parents to ensure educational equity and accessibility for all students by providing programming and coordinating academic supports to reduce barriers to learning.
  • Supporting a variety of students with exceptionalities and or/significant struggles with learning, mental health, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
  • Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum, hearing, as well as other medical conditions. Additionally, advisors work with students who require enrichment.
  • Liaising with a student’s support team (families, faculty, community support services) to develop individualized support programs, collaborate to adapt/differentiate instruction, and to ensure a coordinated approach is used to address academic, behavioural and/or social-emotional needs.
  • Developing and implementing Individualized Education Plans and required Ministry documentation and reporting.
  • Supporting students in various ways which includes academic coaching to promote independence, embedding learning strategies and teaching compensatory skills throughout curriculum, and by providing instruction in skills and concepts to individuals or groups.
  • Practicing professionalism through ongoing professional development, reflection and continuous improvement.
  • Contributes to the extra-curricular life of the school.

The successful candidate will have the following skills, background and interest:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, preferably with a specialization in Educational Psychology, Special Education, or equivalent.
  • Eligible for, or holder of a current BC teaching certificate.
  • Familiarity with the BC Curriculum and Independent School experience is an asset.
  • Experience developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and ensuring a coordinated approach is used to address academic, behavioural and/or social-emotional needs.
  • Strong communication/collaboration skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team (e.g. families, teachers, counsellors, administration, and community support services) to coordinate student programs and services.
  • Proficiency in applying current best practices related to differentiation and individualized learning strategies to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Demonstrated excellence in instructional and assessment practices.
  • Post-secondary coursework in the areas of students with special needs, assessment/testing theory and practice, and strategies for adapting and modifying curriculum to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Post-secondary coursework in the areas of teaching students with specific needs, computer technology for the classroom, and meeting the diverse behavioural and emotional needs of students is an asset.
  • Knowledge of math, science is preferred.
  • Experience with providing academic coaching to students to promote independence and advocacy in learning.
  • Confidence and experience in organizing and coordinating assessment sessions for students with accommodations, including provincial and in-house exams.
  • Experience using assistive technology as a tool to support learning (including Google Classroom and programs such as Google Read & Write).
  • A passion for ongoing learning and professional development.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility, accountability, and integrity.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Salary:
Annual salary range: $71,536 – $115,780

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

Application Details:
Please apply by 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

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

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