Learning Strategist/Special Education Teacher, Senior School
Exciting Opportunity for an Extraordinary Teacher
Full-Time One-Year Contract
At Crofton House School, we inspire girls to discover and pursue their personal excellence from the first day of junior kindergarten to grade 12 and beyond.
Bound by our belief in the power of all-girls education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our learning environment – including you.
The Student Services department at Crofton House School is distinguished by extraordinary teachers and counsellors who support students academically, socially and emotionally. They work as a collaborative team who put the student at the center of her learning and provide structure and programs to assist her as she makes decisions about her learning, wellbeing and her future. The facilities for student services are well equipped and offer bright and technology rich environments.
As Learning Strategist/Special Education Teacher, you are an expert in your field. As an experienced, knowledgeable and progressive specialist, you are able to support all kinds of learners. You are confident in supporting learners using approaches that are reflective of the way in which girls learn. You bring innovative solutions to learning challenges experienced by students. You optimize the resources available to you. Balanced with supporting students, you mentor teachers in understanding learning challenges experienced by the students in their classes and guide them toward strategies that ultimately support all learners. As an Ivy Compass Advisor, you support the development of the ‘whole girl’. Students, members of your department, colleagues and parents find you to be approachable, available, knowledgeable, genuine and supportive. You are energized by what you do. You understand the importance of parents as partners in their daughter’s education by maintaining open and collaborative relationships with the parent community. As a lifelong learner, you demonstrate a commitment to actively seeking professional development, to continuously reflect on your practice and to collaborating with your colleagues to maximise student learning. You participate actively in the life of the school.
You will find the school to be a professional learning center. In addition to spending an engaging day with students who are genuinely interested in learning, thinking and playing, teachers are provided with the gift of time as part of their daily schedule to plan and work collaboratively with others.
Provide individualized support for the academic needs of students as learners
Explore and identify appropriate strategies for students who require accommodation(s) to demonstrate their learning
Create, implement, and reviews individual education plans and school based support plans
Facilitate the Ministry of Education adjudication process for provincial examinations and the College Board processes for ‘Students with Disabilities’
Communicate and collaborate with students, parents, teachers, administration and outside agencies to support student learning
Facilitate meetings between students, parents and Senior School teachers
Maintain documentation and records for individual students, ensuring confidentiality in reporting
Provides appropriate and timely information to student advisors and parents on student progress
Support the growth and development of individual learners through the delivery of the Crofton Ivy Compass Program and Advisory
Work as a collaborative and supportive member of the Student Services department
Participate in school meetings and events, including school planning and professional development
Create a positive and supportive culture for learning
Engage in the Teacher Professional Growth Plan
Be an active and positive participant in the co-curricular program
Employment and Application Details:
Classes begin in September 2020 following teacher orientation in late August 2020.
Employees of Crofton House School receive competitive compensation, including participation in Crofton House Pension Plan (RRSP) (depending on FTE), and generous support for professional, educational and leadership development. Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada.
Apply online at www.croftonhouse.ca/careersby February 28, 2020. We will review applications as soon as they are submitted. Interviews will begin immediately.
We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.
About Crofton House School
Crofton House School is a university preparatory day school for girls from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Set on a beautiful ten-acre campus in Vancouver, we offer an inclusive, supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and enthusiastic students. Collaborative, student-centred, inquiry-based education and world-class facilities create a unique learning environment where each girl can reach her full potential.
Experience as a Special Education Teacher at a senior school level, an asset
An understanding of the BC Ministry of Education Special Education policies and procedures
Experience reading and interpreting psycho-educational assessments
Experience creating and implementing IEPs
Demonstrable awareness of the learning styles of girls and young women
Collaborative and energetic with a passion for teaching
Committed to the craft of teaching, best practices, and standards of professional practice
Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, negotiation and mediation skills
A commitment to continued professional development and growth
Energy, commitment and a readiness to participate in the co-curricular program the diverse life of the school community
About Crofton House School
Crofton House School is a university preparatory day school for girls from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Set on a beautiful ten-acre campus in Vancouver, BC, we offer an inclusive, supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and enthusiastic students. Collaborative, student-centred, inquiry-based education and world-class facilities create a unique learning environment where each girl can reach her full potential.