Teacher, Spanish, Senior School (Grade 8 - 12)

  • Crofton House School
  • START DATE: 26/08/2019
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Part Time
  • North America
Teaching / Faculty Jobs K-12 School

Job Overview

Spanish Teacher, Senior School (Grade 8 - 12)
Exciting Opportunity for an Extraordinary Teacher
Part-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 Languages Department at Crofton House School is distinguished by extraordinary teachers who provide a collaborative, inquiry-based learning environment for students to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The teaching facilities are well equipped and offer bright and technology rich learning environments, inquiry-based, and student-centered approach to teaching.

As an experienced, skilled, and innovative teacher of Spanish, you inspire students. You are actively engaged in planning, implementing and assessing student learning. You are confident in curriculum development and demonstrate an approach to teaching that is reflective of the way in which girls learn. You optimize the resources available to you. You support all learners with diverse strategies and approaches and bring innovative solutions to learning challenges experienced by students. Your classes are student-centered and dynamic. As an Ivy Compass Advisor, you support the development of the ‘whole girl’. Students, members of your department, colleagues and parents describe you as 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. 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 dedicated work time as part of their daily schedule to plan and work collaboratively with others.

Responsibilities of a CHS Teacher:

  • Bring a student-centered, inquiry-based and collaborative approach to the delivery of the B.C. curriculum
  • Support the growth and development of individual learners through the delivery of the Crofton House School Ivy and Advisory program
  • Work collaboratively with teachers in the Senior School to plan, develop, and implement an extraordinary learning experience for each individual student
  • Build relationships with teachers and staff across the school community
  • Set annual professional growth goal
  • Be an active and positive participant in the co-curricular program

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience:

  • Essential: B.C. Ministry of Education Certificate or Independent School Certification qualification criteria, (or application in process)
  • Relevant university qualifications (e.g. Bachelor of Education plus Bachelor of Arts (Spanish), or equivalent)
  • Ability to teach a second subject, an asset
  • Graduate degree, an asset
  • Experience in an independent school, an asset
  • A comprehensive understanding of current educational practices outlined in the BC Ministry of Education documents
  • An ability to teach Advanced Placement courses, an asset
  • A 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, and problem-solving skills
  • A commitment toward continued professional development and growth
  • Energy, commitment and a readiness to participate in the co-curricular program the diverse life of the school community

Employment and Application Details:

Classes begin in September 2019, following teacher orientation in late August 2019.

Employees of Crofton House School receive competitive compensation, including participation in Crofton House Pension Plan (RRSP), and generous support for professional, educational and leadership development. Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada and hold a valid BC Teaching Certificate.

Apply online by April 30, 2019. We will review applications as soon as they are submitted. Interviews will begin in mid-April, or as soon as possible.

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. 

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