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Student Success Teacher - Full Time LTO Appointment 2019-2020 Academic Year

Position Type Teacher
Start 09/01/2019
School Name UTS University of Toronto Schools
City, State Toronto, ON 
Posted 02/08/2019

University of Toronto Schools (UTS) is a merit-based university preparatory school, Grades 7 through 12, affiliated with the University of Toronto and located in the heart of Toronto. We offer high-achieving students a truly transformative experience where they thrive in a community of engaged peers and are nurtured by a team of stellar specialist educators.  


We are currently seeking a dynamic and passionate Student Success Teacher to cover a maternity leave from September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.  This is a full-time (100%FTE) position for one (1) academic year.

The successful candidate will have experience in supporting high achieving/gifted students with additional identifications and unique learning profiles. The successful candidate will join the school’s Student Services Department for September 2019.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting students in understanding their individual learning profile and leveraging  their strengths (grades 7 through 12);

  • Supporting students and families in determining when a psycho-educational assessment may be beneficial;

  • Developing ESP’s and reviewing them annually. Ensuring ESP plans are implemented in partnership with the student, family, school staff and other professionals;

  • Developing resources for students and staff to enhance student support

  • Assisting classroom teachers in differentiating their unit plans and instruction to provide a foundation for delivering accommodations and supports for student success;

  • Working  with students, families and staff to increase their understanding of learning differences in a high achieving student population;

  • Providing, academic, social and emotional support as part of a full school support model for students both individually and in small groups;

  • Supporting students with learning differences in transitioning successfully to post-secondary studies with the required self-advocacy, academic and personal skills;

  • Overseeing the UTS concussion protocol for students with suspected concussions and working with students, parents and teachers for the Return to School (RTS) process. Coordinating with the athletic director who oversees Return to Physical Activity (RTPA) process. Clearing students who have completed the steps of the concussion protocol.

  • Teaching Learning Strategies courses (GLS1O, GLE1O, GLE2O) for individual or small groups of students if required for student support.

Candidates must:

  • Be able to read and interpret psycho-educational reports as a basis for developing Educational Support Plans (ESP’s or IEP’s]

  • Have a demonstrated ability to understand and implement strategies and tools that allow for individualized instruction including adaptive technologies to support student success;

  • Understand supports for identified students available at universities;

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to co-curricular programs.

The successful candidate will have completed Qualifications and/or graduate studies in Special Education. Experience in a Special Education role is recommended. The candidate must be in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.  Applicants with the requisite qualifications, as well as demonstrated experience in successfully supporting students with learning differences, will be given priority consideration.   

Application Deadline:  Candidates should submit their applications and cover letters online by Friday, February 22, 2019


A career at UTS means being be part of a dynamic team working together in uniquely innovative environment.

For teachers, UTS Affiliation with the University of Toronto and partnership in the initial and continuing education of teachers at OISE, offers exciting opportunities for collaborations with OISE’s Master of Teaching Program, as well as other U of T academic divisions and initiatives.  

All of our employees enjoy access to U of T campus facilities, including eligibility in the University’s Joint Membership Club. In addition we offer:  

  • Highly attractive compensation and benefits packages.

  • Full participation in the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for eligible teachers and staff,

  • Exceptional professional development opportunities.

If you are ready to work in a school environment fully committed to equity and inclusiveness, and share a passion for lifelong learning, we invite you to explore a career opportunity here at UTS.

University of Toronto Schools is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from persons who are marginalized based on race, colour, place of origin, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, newcomer or  Indigenous status and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and experiences within our community.

University of Toronto Schools thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for a job posting will be contacted. No phone calls please. If selected for an interview please inform us if you require any accommodations.

To learn more about UTS please visit www.utschools.ca

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