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Secondary Learning Services Teacher - 1.0 FTE Continuing (second position)
Job Code: 2565527
School District #44 (North Vancouver)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Jul 26, 2018 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Sutherland Secondary School
Start Date:  Jul 01, 2018
End Date: 
Salary:  Salary and Benefits as per the Teachers’ Collective Agreement
Job Description & Requirements

Learning Services Teacher – Secondary

FTE:                                              1.0 Continuing

Location:                                     Sutherland Secondary

Start/End Dates:                         Start July 1, 2018

Salary:                                         Salary and Benefits as per the Teachers’ Collective Agreement


Sutherland Secondary, the only semestered school in the district.  The school requires a full-time LST to manage students with complex learning.  As well as to work collaboratively with EA’s in the Learning Services Centre.


  • A Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Education.

  • Successful experience teaching at the Secondary Level.

  • Masters Degree or Diploma in Special Education, including coursework specific to working with Low Incidence students. 

  • Training and demonstrated ability to conduct Level B assessment and Functional Assessments of Behaviour.

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in using Ministry Special Education criteria and to set up and implement adapted or modified programs.

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in creating extensive Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students.

  • Skill in developing instructional and behavioural strategies to assist classroom teachers.

  • Strong communication skills as evidenced with parents, teacher and other School Based Resource Team members.

  • Training and experience teaching students who have complex Autism and other developmental disabilities, who require instruction using Applied Behavioural Analysis, Verbal Behaviour and Social Thinking approaches.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate community based instruction and liaise with appropriate medical and community partners.


  • Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated teaching ability.

  • Comprehensive understanding of curriculum coupled with the ability to interpret curriculum appropriately to accommodate individual differences.

  • Ability to design and implement a variety of assessment practices to measure and monitor student progress effectively.

  • Ability to organize for instruction to maximize student potential.

  • Confidence and proficiency in using instructional organizers, concepts, and strategies that actively engage all students in learning.

  • Knowledge and ability to structure and organize instructional strategies to enhance academic learning time.

  • Practical knowledge of district initiatives in reading so that reading skills and strategies can be taught explicitly across the curriculum to ensure reading success.

  • Strategies to identify learning difficulties early, understand obstacles to learning, and implement effective intervention to maximize academic success.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of relevant computer technologies to teaching and learning.

  • Excellent written and oral communication.

  • Evidence of personal initiative and strong work ethic.

  • Demonstrated successful and creative classroom experience.

  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to the needs and demands of the profession.

  • Willingness to be involved in professional development, with an ongoing commitment to learn and implement new methodologies and strategies.

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


  • Possession of a BC Teaching Certificate

  • Membership in the BC Teacher Regulation Branch.

  • A member of the North Vancouver Teachers’ Association and the BC Teachers’ Federation.


Earnings range from $45,229 - 87,352 per annum for full time work (pro-rated for part time), depending on the TQS category and experience level of the teacher. 

Teachers are entitled to a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • medical, dental, and extended health plans;
  • group life insurance benefits;
  • teachers’ pension;
  • extended health benefits for dependents of deceased employees;
  • accidental disability insurance;
  • salary indemnity plan benefit;
  • supplemental employment benefits on maternity leave;
  • employee and family assistance programs.

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