We invite applications for the position of:
Learning Specialist Teacher
September 8, 2020 to June 30, 2021
Successful applicant must be willing to:
Support the philosophy and principles of the Traditional Academy
Maintain a strong focus on academic achievement through teacher directed instruction which uses a consistent structured approach
Use regular skills assessment providing prompt feedback to students and parents regarding progress
Maintain a high standard of classroom management that promotes an orderly work environment
Work as a team member to ensure a shared sense of mission and purpose among staff, parents and students
Actively participate in collaborative professional development that focuses on the foundations of the Traditional Academy
Foster a relationship with parents that welcomes them to be part of the educational process with active, on-going, open communication
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Special Education or post-graduate diploma in Special Education
Training and/or experience at writing and maintaining IEPs
Recent successful training and experience in standardized Level A and B assessment
Recent successful teaching experience at the elementary or middle grade level
Strong interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills
Duties and responsibilities:
Act as case manager to support and plan interventions, facilitation of meetings, and the management of the IEP to meet the individual goals of students with both high and low incidence designations
Fulfill policies and procedures as outlined in the Manual of Special Education Services: A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
Work in collaboration with teachers modeling instructional strategies for teachers, providing additional resources as well as providing additional instruction for students that have learning difficulties
Assess student progress and write reports on attainment and progress as required
Provision of specific, targeted teaching to individuals or groups requiring additional help
Promote and support differentiated instruction at the classroom level
Collect, monitor and disseminate student information as well as keep detailed records where needed
Work collaboratively with district staff and other specialists to coordinate required information and services for students with special needs
Coordinate School-Based-Team meetings
About Mission Public Schools
The Mission Public School District acknowledges that our community is located on the Traditional, Ancestral, Unceded, and Shared lands of the Stó:lō people, of Qwó:ltl’el, Leq’á:mel, Matheqwí, Sq’éwlets, who have been inhabitants of this land since time immemorial. We benefit from local knowledge keepers and thriving Indigenous communities.
Mission, British Columbia is nestled on a southern coastal mountain slope, overlooking the lush valley of the mighty Fraser River. Ideally situated, Mission is located an hour east of Vancouver and just a 15-minute drive from the U.S. border. Come see why Mission is “the Jewel in the Valley”.
We are committed to a safe, equitable, and inclusive educational system for all students. Mission students benefit from our diverse community, skilled staff, natural environment, and local history. We are dedicated to honouring student voice and empowering our students to reach their potential. We work collaboratively with all schools to ensure that Indigenous students are successful in Mission Public Schools. While promoting and respecting the traditional territory of the Stó:lo People, we help foster an awareness and respect for all Indigenous peoples for all students and staff in Mission Public Schools.
Thinking Beyond Today
Doing the Right Thing
Thank you for your interest. Please note only short-listed applicants will be contacted.