Reports to the School Vice Principal
Cestar High School is seeking a introductory-level French Language Instructor for students with no prior learning in the subject, for ages 10-16. The instructor is the educational leader in the classroom and will ensure that the school's program and curricula are implemented in a way that maximizes student-learning experiences. They plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. The teacher is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of all students within his/her teaching assignment. Consistent with the Ministry of Education and Training, as well as Cestar High School’s policies, the teacher will work within an established framework for the delivery of educational services. Working collaboratively with a team of educational professionals, the teacher will demonstrate a strong commitment to the planning for improvement process in support of student achievement and reports directly to the School Vice Principal. With operations currently online due to Covid-19, experience teaching virtually is an asset.
- Understanding of current teaching and assessment practices.
- Experience in Project Based or Inquiry Based Learning is an asset.
- Quality Orientation
- Time Management
- Creative and Innovative Thinking
- Development and Continual Learning
- Problem Solving
- Accountability and Dependability
- Research and Analysis
- Decision making and Judgement
- Operating Equipment
- Providing Consultation
- Ethics and Integrity
- Planning and Organizing
- Enforcing Laws, Rules and Regulations
- Mediating and Negotiating
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Managing Energy & Stress
- Team Work
- Instructs students, using a variety of teaching and assessment methods, for example direct instruction, and student directed learning, project/inquiry based learning, educational technology as well as use of presentation aids, etc.
- Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of region and school.
- Designs lessons and assesses student work in a timely fashion giving feedback for improvement.
- Administers tests to evaluate students' progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress.
- Keep and maintain attendance records, and follow up with principal and guardians, as needed.
- Maintains discipline in classroom by applying disciplinary measures when necessary.
- Meets with parents/guardians to discuss student progress and problems.
- Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
- Performs related duties, for example sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting pupils in selecting course of study, student supervision and counselling student in adjustment and academic problems.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
- Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies and school regulations
- Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
- Keep up to date with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
- Perform certain pastoral duties including but not limited to student support, counselling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
- Participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings
- Deal tactfully with staff, students, parents and the public.
- University degree in a teachable subject
- Certified (or eligible to be certified) through the Ontario College of Teachers
- The ideal candidate will have experience with ESL as well
- Experience with virtual teaching methods preferred
- Experience with project based or inquiry based learning is an asset
- Ability to pass a criminal background check
- Knowledge and understanding of Ministry of Education and Training policies, compliance regulations and appropriate legislation
- First Aid certification preferred
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- High level of energy
- High levels of patience
- Genuinely committed to helping children learn
- A broad knowledge of child development and teaching methods
- Cultural sensitivity
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Excellent negotiation and mediation skills
- Ability and willingness to perform required physical tasks
- Ability to recognize individual learning styles and the characteristics of learners
- High level of attention to confidentiality
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, etc.
- Familiarity with Adobe Connect and Moodle an asset
- Willing to participate in ongoing learning
- Interacts with students, teachers, administration, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel under all circumstances.
- Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
Part-time hours: 10-15 per week
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
- teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
- Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)