Early Years Associate Teacher

Early Years Associate Teacher

Full-Time, Permanent (Starting August, 2024)

Mulgrave is one of Canada’s leading independent co-educational pre-K – 12 day schools, serving the North Shore of Vancouver. We are an established IB Continuum World School with a reputation for excellence and innovation. 

Mulgrave School teachers inspire students to achieve their personal best by providing a rich and engaging programme that develops students’ skills, promotes curiosity and love of learning, and prioritises well-being. All Early Years students follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) starting in PK3.

Our Early Years Division (PK3-Kindergarten) is a fast-paced and highly collaborative professional environment, where innovation is encouraged and student learning and well-being drive everything we do. A low student-teacher ratio and a stimulating, well-resourced, technology-rich environment make this an exceptional place to teach. Teachers benefit from collaborative planning time built into the schedule, allowing teams to work closely together to ensure that every student is appropriately challenged, feels safe and seen, and knows that they belong at Mulgrave. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

These may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work collaboratively with teaching colleagues to assist with the running of a PK4 or PK3 classroom
  • Plan some activities/lessons for the class
  • Support with the implementation of the numeracy and literacy programme
  • Use technology to record observations and data
  • Assist with assessments and report cards
  • Attend Early Years Faculty/PYP meetings when possible
  • Be available to meet families when requested
  • Be open to talking with families and guide them through their anxieties, alongside the classroom teachers
  • Cover after school care duties until 4:30pm
  • Cover staff lunch breaks and prep times
  • Assist with staff child care during professional development days when required
  • Be available on one Saturday per calendar year to assist with student assessments
  • Assist with students who may show signs of separation anxiety
  • Assist where required while the younger students are adjusting to being more independent, including bathroom use
  • Ensure smooth completion of day to day operations in a safe environment for all
  • Provide professional support to colleagues

All Mulgrave teachers are expected to:

  • Develop a classroom environment that builds positive relationships and fosters an ethic of care
  • Design, prepare and deliver learning activities that facilitate authentic engagement
  • Identify and select instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs 
  • Use relevant technology to enhance instruction and learning
  • Design and implement a range of authentic formative and summative assessments, providing appropriate and timely feedback to students
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress for the purposes of teaching, learning and reporting
  • Participate in faculty and parent meetings and special events
  • Model respectful and timely communication with students, colleagues and parents
  • Attend professional development workshops as required by the school
  • Understand that working hours may occasionally extend beyond 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Endorse the school’s mission and values  

Required Qualifications:

Candidates will be expected to:

  • Must be a Canadian resident and legally entitled to work in Canada (Citizen, PR, or valid work permit)
  • Must have current ECE certification
  • Hold or be willing to obtain an age appropriate First Aid Certificate

Preferred Experience/Qualities:

  • Successful experience as an Early Childhood educator
  • Knowledge and understanding of the International Baccalaureate programmes, preferably with experience in the Primary Years Programme
  • Successful experience working in a collaborative team 
  • Open-mindedness and flexible approach to meeting challenges
  • Experience working in a technology-rich environment

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment 

In order to provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population, Mulgrave actively seeks to recruit teachers from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in independent and international school faculties. BIPoC and 2SLGBTQ+ educators and those with disabilities are warmly encouraged to apply, and invited to reach out for more information about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, as well as opportunities for professional growth. Our benefits include:

  • Personal day 
  • Sick days
  • 8% RRSP contribution (non-matching)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Plenty of opportunities to get to know your colleagues during our various social events throughout the year
  • Fitness / weight room & trainer 
  • Chair massages

Please visit our website at www.mulgrave.com for further information about our School and detailed job description.

Resumes should be submitted through Mulgrave Careers by February 15, 2024. Given the location of the school, applicants must provide their own transportation.

The annual salary for this position is competitive and falls within the range of $55,000 to $69,000. The final salary offer will be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications, and relevant experience in accordance with BC labour laws and company policies.

We thank all interested parties. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

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