Director of Inclusive Education

Director of Inclusive Education

Collingwood School is a coeducational day school located on two campuses in West Vancouver, BC.

Our vision is socially responsible students pursuing passions for a better world. We are committed to contributing positively to our local and global communities, environmental stewardship, and supporting the wellbeing, and inclusion of all people. Through the pursuit of passions, students will find their unique purpose in the world.

At Collingwood, we seek faculty and staff who live our values of courage, curiosity and community to be in service of others and, who are inspired by our mission to inspire and support young people for meaningful lives.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, from BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color), persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability, we will work with you to make reasonable workplace accommodations you may need for your best work performance.

We are looking for an experienced Director of Inclusive Education to join our Senior School (Morven) Campus. The Director of Inclusive Education is a member of the Morven Campus Senior Leadership Team and works closely with the Deputy Head of School, Director of Teaching and Learning (Morven Campus) and the Learning Support department while supporting the academic philosophy of the school and overseeing the entire student learning support model involving IEPs. This individual establishes and executes the overall vision and drives delivery of the services and program of the Learning Support (KEY/IEP) department. The ideal candidate will be a passionate and committed educator who will demonstrate the ability to contribute to the many facets of school life.  This is a Permanent Full Time position that will start August 2022.  

 

What you will be doing

·        Supervise, coach and collaborate with the KEY/IEP Teachers who support students in grades 8-12

·        Run weekly department meetings.

·        Facilitate discussion around departmental Performance Growth Plan (PGP) goals, support IEP/KEY

·        Teachers with their personal PGP goals.

·        Lead whole school workshops and training and professional development with a focus on inclusion

·        and differentiation and universal design for learning.

·        Establish consistent processes and parameters around monitoring student progress and teacher

accountability.

·        Observe student, teacher or classroom to evaluate if the environment is conducive to learning for a

·        student’s need, the frequency of a specific behavior, effectiveness of strategies or to offer additional

strategies.

·        Assist with the hiring process and mentor/coach new teachers into the department.

·        Assist in the organization and leading of the bi-annual ISABC-INCLUSIVE EDUCATION workshops.

·        Follow current Ministry SPED policies and procedures and maintain SPED files to Ministry standards.

·        Facilitate support team, and parent meetings.

·        Oversee department budget, grant/funding budget.

·        Communicate program plans, policies, and decisions to parents, team members, and students

·        Resolve conflicts between key players involved in a student’s learning plan

·        Offer support and resources for parents to support their child

·        Implement and support assistive technology as outlined in the learning plan

 

What you need

·        Bachelor of Education

·        British Columbia Teacher Certification

·        Masters in Education (Special Education would be an asset) and/or related field

·        Coursework in Special and Inclusive Education

·        Experience/training in special education assessment practices (e.g., Level “B” assessment)

·        5+ years of successful previous teaching experience in the field of special education

·        3+ years of successful secondary school classroom teaching (recommended)

·        3+ years of leadership experience (recommended)

·        Experience in supporting teachers to implement UDL practices into their planning and assessment an asset.

·        Strong communication skills and a proven ability to work with students, faculty and parents.

·        Proven leadership and communication skills with a flexible and collaborative approach to working within a team

·        Strong interpersonal skills and initiative.

·        A strong knowledge of curriculum, instruction, assessment and school leadership.

·        A working knowledge of independent schools including a CAIS Leadership Institute Diploma an asset

·        Canadian residency and legally entitled to work in Canada

 

Our “Must Haves”

·        Respect, dignity and inclusion for all members of the community

·        Collaborative mind-set and courageous approach to adversity

·        Demonstrated communications skills (oral and written)

·        Creative “out-of-the-box” thinker

·        Flexible and adaptable and embraces change

·        Proven work ethic with utmost integrity

·        Enthusiasm, eagerness and genuine interest in all aspects of the school’s success

·        Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self improvement (goal-oriented)

 

We offer professional development opportunities, competitive salaries, a generous benefits package, including RRSP, Personal Days and access to a Health Spending Account, health and wellness initiatives, along with one of the most beautiful locations in Canada to work!

 

If this role is a good fit, we would love to hear from you!  Please submit a cover letter detailing your suitability for the position along with your resume, including three employment references, by December 10, 2021.

 

We sincerely thank all applicants for your interest however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit can61.dayforcehcm.com.

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