Learning Disabilities Society is a growing, innovative, research-based, non-profit charitable organization serving children with learning challenges (including diagnosed and suspected learning disabilities). In collaboration with academic institutions, LDS offers individualized, evidence-based programs that target student-specific learning needs. Our growing programs and services currently operate from our Learning Centers in East Vancouver and North Vancouver, as well as from eight school locations. We provide sustainable, affordable and individualized programs to ensure that all children have an opportunity to realize their full potential. Our goal is to ensure that no student is left behind.
We are scaling-up our organization and service provision with the ultimate goal to effect system change with material and wide-ranging societal benefits.
We provide one-on-one remedial instruction individualized for each client’s learning needs in reading, writing, mathematics, homework support, and organization. Clients attend sessions 2+ times a week on a set schedule. Instructors work with the same clients throughout the year.
Location: Our instructors can choose from a range of instructional locations in person at our East Vancouver Learning Centre, North Vancouver Learning Centre, and/or lower mainland in-school locations, or work remotely via our online teaching platform. A combination of in person and online teaching is also possible.
Start Date: Fall 2021
Part-time instructors: 4 – 30 hours per week. Instruction occurs Monday to Friday between 9am and 7pm, as well as Saturdays between 9am and 5:30pm.
Full-time instructors: 37.5 hours per week. Instruction occurs Monday to Friday between 9am and 7pm, as well as Saturdays between 9am and 5:30pm.
$28 – 32 per hour depending on experience and qualification, with opportunities for professional development.
· Work with our staff to deliver high quality, customized 1:1 remedial education to our students
· Be punctual to all sessions
· Provide a brief summary of learning objectives and activities to parents/guardians after each session
· Attend instructor in-services and workshops throughout the year
· Administer informal assessments to help identify gaps in clients’ learning
· Develop lesson plans based on these assessments
· Deliver one-on-one remedial instruction to help bridge these gaps
· Set goals and objectives for each client six weeks after instruction begins
· Write two progress reports for each client
· Contribute to our team learning and be an advocate for LDS in the community
Qualifications and Requirements
· Experience working with children with diagnosed or suspected learning disabilities
· Ability to use assessment strategies and instruments to provide appropriate remediation
· Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
· Well-organized with excellent leadership abilities
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Experience teaching math at an intermediate elementary (or higher) level
· An understanding of the BC curriculum
· Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field
· Experience teaching reading, mathematics, and/or writing
· Self-motivated and self-directed
· Ability to provide homework support for high school students (asset)
· Orton-Gillingham training (asset)
· Criminal record check with the vulnerable sector
· Eligibility to work in Canada
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!
Please send your resume and cover letter to Melissa Sager, Associate Director of Learning Support, at msager [at ] ldsociety [dot] ca
Equity: LDS is committed to employment equity and believes that a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract
Salary: From $30.00 per hour
- Flexible schedule
- Work from home
To keep our instructors safe, we've socially distanced all instruction rooms, provided plastic dividers, and supply face shields and masks.
- working with children/youth: 1 year (Preferred)
- tutoring/teaching: 1 year (Required)
- Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)
- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Plastic shield at work stations
- Temperature screenings
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place