Career Opportunities
Learning Specialist Alternate Teacher
Job Code: 2658086
School District #75 (Mission)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: May 04, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Contract / term
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: one
Mandatory Document:
École Heritage Park Middle School
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date:  June 30, 2019, or until the gradual or full return of the incumbent
Salary:  as per the collective agreement
Job Description & Requirements

Heritage Park Middle School Teaching Positions

The successful candidate will commit to effective middle school practices, including:


  • Working collaboratively with colleagues in a pod structure

  • Working within a flexible block schedule at grade 7 & 8

  • Working with students in Advisory blocks to build strong relationships with students, participate in building Heritage Park Middle School culture, teach organizational/study skills and assist in goal setting

  • Using a wide variety of instructional strategies to accommodate individual differences and incorporate personalized learning

  • Using formative and summative assessment practices, aligned with essential learning outcomes, to monitor student progress and to communicate progress with students and parents in a timely manner

  • Establishing effective and progressive classroom management strategies with diverse learners

  • Working collaboratively with students, parents and staff to enhance the school as a learning community.


    The successful candidate will also commit to the school and district objective of implementing Response To Intervention practices, including:


  • participating in staff and professional development activities with an ongoing commitment to learn and implement new methodologies and strategies

  • working collaboratively with colleagues to learn about and implement Response to Intervention strategies at Tiers 1, 2, and 3

  • Providing instruction during open and closed tutorials as determined in collaborative team meetings throughout the year


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Learning Specialist Alternate Teacher 7-9



ASAP to June 30, 2019, or until the gradual or full return of the incumbent


In order to provide school based inclusive support for students with social, emotional and behavioural issues a flexible on-site alternate program is required.  A Learning Specialist Alternate Teacher has the specialized knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to work with students with a variety of learning, and social/emotional behavioural issues including but not limited to (category R, H and Q).  The direct role of the Learning Specialist Alternate Teacher is to provide support and/or instruction of the provincial curriculum to student in an alternate setting.  The indirect role of the LST is to act as an advocate for students, a case manager for students with an IEP and as a resource to school staff and parents who are supporting students with difficulties in behaviour and learning.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or extensive coursework in Special Education

  • Specific course work in Counselling Psychology is desirable

  • Successful teaching experience with at-risk youth, preferable in an alternate setting

  • Recent successful training and experience in Level B testing, interpretation and assessment an asset 

  • Training and/or experience at both the Middle Years and Secondary Core Curriculum

  • Experience teaching students with a variety of learning issues and designations as outlined by the Ministry of Education

  • Experience as a case manager for designated students, including experience with IEP’s

  • Experience implementing effective student intervention plans at the classroom level

  • Experience working with students with dual designations and complex learning profiles (eg. Students with a learning disability and behavioural issues or students with complex emotional/learning needs)

  • Familiarity with UDL and RTI

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General Duties:

  • Focused on prevention – provide instruction for students who are academically at risk (e.g. failure, drop-out)

  • Working with assigned students (designated or non-designated) in the Alt. Ed. blocks on skills, learning interventions and/or homework completion

  • Teach a variety of subjects at the middle and/or secondary levels ( 7 to 10 or 9 to 12 )

  • In consultation with the school psychologist and school counsellor, case manage or co-case manage, design and implement IEPs/SLPs as required

  • Call and chair IEP and Integrated Case Management (ICM) meetings

  • Complete file reviews, documentation and paperwork required for behaviour designations

  • Provide opportunities for health and career education and life skills development

  • Maintain a safe and caring environment in the classroom

  • Connect with high-risk youth in a non-judgmental, patient and optimistic manner

  • Reporting on student progress

  • Liaise with a wide variety of support agencies for youth in Mission, including but not limited to MCFD (SW and CYMH), Xyolhemeylh, Fraser Health, Mission Community Services, Fraser House, Child, Youth Crisis Program, Career Advisor and MY House

  • Assist with the development of student behaviour and student safety plans


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