Learning Strategies Teacher

Learning Strategies Teacher

Permanent, Full-Time (start date: August 16, 2024)

Introduction: 

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 students follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Grades 6-10, and most students pursue the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 11 & 12, although over 20% each year opt for an Enriched Pathway to graduation that includes a mix of DP and other courses. Teaching and learning are enriched by opportunities for exploration in the arts, athletics, outdoor education, service, leadership, and more.

Mulgrave is a fast-paced and highly collaborative professional environment, where innovation is encouraged and student learning and well-being drive everything we do. 2.5 hours of collaborative planning time are built into the weekly schedule, allowing subject teams to work closely together and learn from one another. A low student-teacher ratio and a stimulating, well-resourced, technology-rich environment make this an exceptional place to teach. Our teachers get to know their students well, both in and out of the classroom, and work together to ensure that every student is appropriately challenged, feels safe and seen, and knows that they belong at Mulgrave.

Position Summary:

We are seeking an inspirational, experienced secondary Learning Strategies teacher for the 2024-25 school year.  The appointee will work primarily with Middle School students and teachers, but will be part of a cohesive six-member Upper School team working with students and teachers from Grades 6-12. The position will also include being a homeroom Advisor and contributing to the co-curricular programme, based on interest and experience. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide learning strategies instruction to promote students’ skill development and inspire a love of learning
  • Follow departmental processes and procedures to track RTI and ensure a high quality of support and interventions
  • Work with students, families, and colleagues to develop, monitor, and update SSPs and IEPs 
  • Participate in school-based teams to ensure a collaborative approach to identifying and supporting students of concern
  • Communicate with families in a timely and open manner to strengthen the school-home partnership
  • Work with teachers to support and develop their ability to provide classroom-based strategies and interventions, through instructional observation and coaching and CPT sessions
  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Well-Being, school counselors, university and careers counselors, and Enriched Pathways Coordinator to ensure a coordinated approach to student support
  • Contribute to programme development as a member of the Learning Strategies team
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of and passion for special education
    Connect with and inspire students to consistently pursue personal and academic growth
  • Serve as Homeroom Advisor for a group of approximately 12 students
  • Supervise Extended Essays, as assigned by the Principal
  • Contribute to co-curricular programming (as a club supervisor, coach, etc.) and outdoor education experiences 
  • For candidates with the appropriate experience and interest, there may be a possibility of teaching an elective through our LEAP elective program, or another subject such as Character Education or TOK
  • For candidates with the appropriate experience and interest, there is the possibility of taking on the departmental leadership role 

Opportunities:

In this role you will: 

  • 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.
  • Teach in a fast-paced, highly collaborative professional environment, where innovation is encouraged and student learning and well-being drive everything we do.
  • Benefit from a low student-teacher ratio and a stimulating, well-resourced, technology-rich classroom environment.
  • Provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population.
  • Provide opportunities to enrich learning through the exploration in the arts, athletics, outdoor education, service, leadership and more.
  • Appropriately challenge students, allowing them to feel safe, seen and that they belong.

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
  • Endorse the school’s mission and values   

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a Canadian resident and legally entitled to work in Canada 
  • Must meet or be willing to obtain all requirements to be certified to teach in British Columbia 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience providing learning support services to adolescents
  • Formal qualification (degree or diploma) in Special Education or related area
  • Hold or be willing to obtain an age appropriate First Aid Certificate

 

Preferred Experience and Qualities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of International Baccalaureate programmes and philosophy
  • Successful experience as a Learning Strategies teacher in an independent school setting
  • Experience teaching in an IB MYP or DP school
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong organisational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to support the diverse learning needs of students in a class through personalization
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for connecting with students beyond the classroom, through athletics, co-curriculars, etc.

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.

The annual salary for this position is competitive and falls within the range of $86,000 to $119,000. 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 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.

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

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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