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Junior School Classroom Teachers

Position Type
Start 08/19/2019
School Name Branksome Hall
City, State Toronto, ON 
Posted 04/16/2019

Junior School Classroom Teachers
Employment Terms: Contract and Permanent positions
Start Date: August, 2019

Branksome Hall, a leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls challenges and inspires girls to love learning and shape a better world. Through the unique combination of well-being, outstanding academics and international mindedness, Branksome Hall students and employees become impactful leaders. The school offers a strong liberal arts curriculum that develops critical thinking and inquiry skills. Our graduates are accepted by the leading universities in Canada and around the world.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a teacher qualified to teach Primary/Junior with Primary Years Programme (PYP) experience to work in our Junior School. With strong communication and collaboration skills as well as a proven ability to build a caring rapport with students, the successful candidates will collaborate with a passionate and committed team, working closely with the Head of the Junior School, Assistant Head of the Junior School and PYP Coordinator, and Instructional Leaders.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Create a class environment that inspires and supports learning and personal growth;
  • Establish effective rapport with students;
  • Motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for further education in accordance with each students ability;
  • Establish good relationships with parents, faculty and other staff members;
  • Adept at delivering education program electronically and be able to use electronic communication to correspond with students, parents, colleagues and the community at large;
  • Ensure the written, taught and assessed curriculum is in line with IB and Ministry of Education curriculum ensuring differentiation;
  • Develop course outlines, unit plans, lesson plans ensuring integration of all aspects of PYP curriculum, with a focus on inquiry based learning;
  • Update all necessary records accurately as required by Ministry, IBO and school guidelines;
  • Communicate information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress including formally through report cards and parent-teacher interviews;
  • Keep up to date with developments in subject area and approaches to teaching and learning through professional reading, participating in workshops and other professional development opportunities;
  • Participate actively in faculty and department/division meetings and meet regularly with all course teams to plan, review and update the written curriculum;
  • Assume responsibility for and participate in co-curricular activities.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution;
  • Ontario College of Teachers certification or equivalent degree with P/J qualifications;
  • Minimum three years’ relevant teaching experience; experience in primary years is preferred;
  • Experience in and knowledge of IB is a strong asset;
  • Knowledge of relevant technology and able to work in a laptop environment;
  • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Work independently with little direct supervision;
  • Work as part of a team;
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic to achieve academy goals;
  • Display effective multi-tasking and time management skills.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please apply by Friday, April 26, 2019.

Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To learn more about working at Branksome Hall, please visit www.thinkerswanted.ca or visit our website at www.branksome.on.ca.

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