Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2881341
School District #68 - Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools
Closing Date: Aug 21, 2020 4:00 PM PDT
  Posted on: Jul 17, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: Multiple
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Teaching Evaluations
Certificates & Diplomas
Teaching Qualifications/Licenses
Ecole Hammond Bay Elementary (Nanaimo)
Ecole Pauline Haarer Elementary School (Nanaimo)
Start Date:  Sep 08, 2020
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements

We are currently accepting applications for two French Elementary School Support Teachers, continuing 1.0 FTE

The French Elementary School Support Teacher is school-based and provides services designed to support students who have difficulties in their learning.

The French Elementary Learning Assistance Teacher works with classroom teachers to provide support for students in their classroom(s): those who are in the high and low incidence groups; those who have mild learning difficulties; those who may need enrichment; and in some cases, providing support to learners of English as a second language.



The French Elementary Learning Assistance Teacher provides a coordinated and integrated set of support services that include:

Collaborative planning and coordination:

  • Plays an active role in the identification, assessment, planning, implementation, reporting and evaluation process;
  • Develops or assists the development of Individual Education Plans;
  • As an active member of the school-based team; and
  • Provides collaborative consultation, assists with pre-referral interventions and works closely with teachers and the school-based team to plan for, organize and access support services for students with special needs.

 School-based consultation:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers to design or implement instructional strategies or to adapt instructional content or materials;
  • Advises teachers concerning adjustments to curriculum, instruction, or environmental factors in the classroom which may facilitate learning for a student or group of students;
  • Consults with parents and students regarding learning strategies and organizational skills;
  • Consults with district and community resource personnel; and
  • Provides collaborative planning and co-ordination with the school-based team. Direct instruction:
  • Teaches students to develop learning strategies for use in classroom settings or for independent learning;
  • Provides skill development or remediation; and
  • Promotes the development of compensatory skills to minimize the effect of a disabling condition on learning.

Assessment and evaluation to Level B:

  • Provides criterion-referenced or norm-referenced assessment as appropriate to answer questions about how best to provide instruction or support.
  • Provides systematic observation and collection of behavioural data to establish baseline/progress data, or describe functional behaviours;
  • Creates a synthesis of information from parents, student records, other service providers, and health- related information to aid the assessment process; and
  • Conducts in-depth interviews with students to determine their knowledge of the learning process and/or thinking strategies.

School Support Teachers typically help to organize, maintain, and integrate services in the school and, as part of a school-based team, provide the major link with support services available at the district level


Professional Certification:

  • Certified Through the BC Teacher Regulation Branch


Education and Training

  • A Bachelor of Education degree
  • Level B assessment/testing theory and practice
  • Plus 3 additional special education courses (9 UBC Units) such as; Teaching students with special needs (e.g., learning disabilities, giftedness, FASD, Autusm); Assistive Technology; Strategies for adapting and modifying curriculum to meet the diverse needs of students. 


Additional requirements 

  • A minimum of two years successful classroom teaching experience in an elementary setting. 


How to apply:

Please apply via

Applications should include a detailed personal résumé, a brief statement of philosophy, transcripts, teacher evaluations and a minimum three references from direct supervisors. 

Please note:  Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools thanks all applicants for their interest in working with us, however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

If you have questions or require assistance with this application process, please contact the Customer Care department at MakeAFuture at 1 866 806 6851 or 

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