Learning Strategies Teacher (100%)
Beginning September 2019
Reports to: Director, Learning Strategies
Education: Bachelor of Education, Ontario Teacher Certification
Experience: 3-5+ years’ experience supporting students in a Learning Strategist position
Special Education Additional Qualifications and experience
Classroom Teaching Experience (a definite asset)
ESL- Additional Qualification (asset)
Guidance qualifications (asset)
Experience in a non-profit setting (asset)
Experience in an Independent School (asset)
Working Conditions: School/Office Environment, Mac, Google
St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School
Inspired Girls. Empowered Women. St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School (SMLS) is recognized as one of the premier independent schools in the country and brings a long history of educational excellence to girls from preschool to university entrance. For well over a century, SMLS has helped develop courageous girls who challenge and change the world.
SMLS has an opening for a Learning Strategies Teacher to help support our Middle and Junior School students and work collaboratively with the Director of Learning Strategies in the Success Centre. They will interpret educational assessments and create Individual Educational Plans under the guidance of the Director of the program. This individual will be responsible for supporting both the academic and social/emotional needs of students and encouraging students to become self-advocates for their learning. The Learning Strategies Teacher will also work with classroom teachers with specific strategies to differentiate instruction and assessment.
The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative teacher who communicates with ease and confidence with all stakeholders (i.e. other teachers, students, parents, etc). The candidate will be a part of an inclusive learning community that allows different learners to thrive and prosper. The candidate will be comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming. The candidate will be a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail. They are an educator who never stops learning and continually seeks best practices in girls’ education to enrich their teaching.
Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience
We are seeking a dynamic, exemplary educator with the following key qualities and a willingness to continue to develop and grow as a professional:
Demonstrated experience assisting classroom teachers in providing appropriate accommodations to meet the needs of the students
Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of an IEP in consultation with classroom teachers, parents, students, and community resources
Knowledge of methods for evaluating and selecting instructional materials suitable for students with a variety of learning needs
Demonstrated ability to carry out a variety of assessments, including classroom observation, curriculum-based assessment and diagnostic teaching methods
Participate in integrated team meetings (e.g. Student Success, Wellness) to ensure students are fully supported
Administrative support as required
Desire to seek opportunities that go above and beyond to contribute to a dynamic academic and co-curricular learning environment
Respect: We welcome and support the diversity of our school community and the broader communities and environment in which we learn, work and live. We respect our Anglican roots and our traditions.
Integrity: Honesty and responsibility are fundamental to everything we do – from the classroom to the boardroom.
Innovation: We are in a place where new ideas and promising practices can be explored, evaluated and flourish.
Commitment: We recognize our responsibilities to each other and to the world, and we will stand by our word and persevere with passion, pride and hard work.
Courage: We are not afraid to confront the uncertainties or difficulties the future may bring. We are resilient and are prepared to be bold and take action.
St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is a member of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and provides a competitive compensation package for staff members.
If you are interested in joining the School team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please apply online at smls.simplication.com.
We appreciate and thank all applicants for your interest in SMLS, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.
SMLS is an equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.