Opened in 2000, Stratford Hall is a non-profit, co-ed, non-denominational, independent K-12 school located in East Vancouver. Through the continuum of International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes, we strive to create well-rounded students who are inquirers and critical thinkers who approach learning with a balanced and knowledgeable perspective. The school culture at Stratford Hall is warm and inclusive and we work hard to build a strong sense of community between students, parents, faculty and staff as a family in learning.
Position Rationale and Goal:
Resource Teachers play a critical role in the life and learning of students at Stratford Hall and are one-year positions, with the possibility of an extension. You will join the most outstanding staff in the Lower Mainland to support student learning and the delivery of a world class IB programme. RTs work directly with classroom teachers, and are often called upon to do substitution work when teachers are away. They participate in the full range of activities of the school, including supporting our robust Outdoor and Experiential programme (Gr 4-10). RTs experience a year of teaching in a top independent school, and additionally gain valuable knowledge about all three International Baccalaureate programs.
Ideal Candidate Profile and Qualifications:
Candidates for any position at the school are expected to possess:
Fluent communication skills in English, both spoken and written;
Strong organizational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills; and
The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
Qualifications should include:
Eligibility for BC teacher certification prior to starting in role;
Eligibility for Canadian residency; and
A university degree with a teaching emphasis or completion of a teacher preparation program.
For this position, the ideal candidate will have:
Experience in the position being applied for, preferably in an IB/inquiry-based school setting; and
A professional commitment to becoming an outstanding teacher.
Department: Assignment varies by position and can be by division (Junior or Senior School), programme (PYP, MYP and DP), grade level or whole school (K-12) depending on the nature of the role.
Reports To: Head of School, Division Principal or their designee.
Supervises: Students, volunteers and Resource Teachers if assigned.
Interfaces with: Students, parents, teachers, senior leaders, admin staff.
Key Responsibility – Facilitate High Quality Learning for All Students:
Model and encourage a culture of kindness in support of the IB Learner Profile;
Foster the attributes of a Stratford Hall graduate in all students so that they can:
Be successful at their post-secondary endeavors;
Be principled in their work and personal lives;
Be curious and continue to learn throughout their lives.
Engage in local and global issues, for the betterment of all;
Demonstrate balance in their lives.
Know, understand and act upon the following:
Key terms and conditions within their contract;
Any and all documents pertaining to learning and teaching, including BC Ministry of Education curriculum and relevant IB documentation, course guides, etc. prior to starting in role; and
Any and all faculty and family handbooks that outline school policies and practices with particular attention to health, safety and child protection.
Be a good role model with regard to attendance, punctuality, presentation, personal and professional conduct and attire, in all contexts whether online or offline;
Uphold the professional role they have in the wider community and the importance of always acting as an ambassador for Stratford Hall;
Take responsibility for their own professional development and keep up to date with research and development in pedagogy and in the grades/subjects they teach;
Act upon their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and practices, including those concerned with homeroom/advisory/pastoral care, as well as matters that include anti-bullying, antisubstance abuse, and firm academic integrity standards;
Liaise effectively and positively with parents and other caregivers as well as with agencies responsible for students’ education and welfare;
Participate in administrative and organizational tasks related to the professional duties of a teacher including:
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of progress and attainment for each student in line with divisional expectations;
Contribute to the development and maintenance of up-to-date curriculum documentation in line with divisional expectations;
Manage and supervise other personnel who also support student learning as assigned; and
Assist in the budgeting, ordering and allocation of equipment and materials annually.
Attend and contribute to assemblies, events and meetings, some of which may occur outside of regular school hours, including but not limited to a weekly after school divisional or program meeting, welcome events, assessment day(s), etc.;
Value appropriate humour;
Develop leadership within themselves and others;
Accept, assume and seek responsibility;
Willingly expend effort and energy beyond the regular day, including contribution to the co-curricular program, so that the collective load is shared amongst faculty and staff; and
Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
Terms of Employment:
Salary will be determined by the Head of School in conjunction with the Director of Finance and Operations and will be commensurate with the employee’s experience and training.
Application Procedure: Please note that due to volume, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
To be considered, complete applications should include the following:
Cover letter stating why you believe you are a great fit for this role in terms of training, experience and character;
An up-to-date CV/resumé;
Contact details of at least three references (preferably those that have directly supervised you and can be contacted) either as a separate file or on the CV; and
Two letters of reference
Please note that for child protection purposes, the current supervisor must serve as a reference prior to hiring, although not necessarily at the point of application.
Projected starting date : for the 2018-19 school year.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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