PYP Learning Strategies Teacher

PYP Learning Strategies Teacher

Permanent Full-time

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. We are now seeking applicants for the role of PYP Learning Strategies Teacher to start in August 2021. 

Mulgrave’s Learning Strategies program aims to develop students’ academic, self-management, and self-advocacy skills while promoting positive attitudes toward learning and self-confidence in the face of challenges. We provide additional support to students with a wide range of mild to moderate learning needs and exceptionalities, through a multi-tiered approach that requires close collaboration and communication among teachers, learning strategists, and other colleagues. 

The PYP Learning Strategies Teacher will work with PK3-Grade 5 students and their families, classroom and specialist teachers, other student support personnel including the school counselor, and the Early Years and Junior School leadership teams to ensure that all Mulgrave students develop effective learning strategies and receive the necessary support to allow them to achieve their personal best.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Including but not limited to the following:

  • Provide one-on-one and small-group support for students
  • Support classroom and specialist teachers in understanding and addressing the range of needs of students in their classrooms
  • Work with classroom and specialist teachers to ensure the provision of Tier 1 interventions
  • Partner with classroom teachers to identify students in need of additional support and strategies
  • Collaboratively develop, monitor and update IEPs and other required documentation as well as school-based support plans
  • Maintain accurate and thorough student records and communicate student information to colleagues as needed
  • Collect and analyze data to understand student progress and refine strategies

All Mulgrave teachers are expected to:

  • Develop a learning and teaching 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
  • 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
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or the equivalent
  • Must meet or be willing to obtain all requirements to be certified to teach in British Columbia
  • Experience providing student support (Special Education, Learning Strategies, Educational Psychology, or related) in an educational setting
  • Academic qualification in Special Education or a closely related subject area
  • Hold or be willing to obtain an age appropriate First Aid Certificate
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of best practices in learning strategies and inclusion

Preferred Experience and Qualities:

  • Familiarity and experience with RTI and Reading Recovery and/or Orton Gillingham
  • Knowledge and understanding of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong organisational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills

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

Resumes should be submitted through https://mulgrave.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs/ by April 18, 2021. 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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