Career Opportunities
Continuing 1.0 Learning Services Teacher (LST)
Job Code: 2772286
School District #44 (North Vancouver)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Mar 16, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Handsworth Secondary School
Start Date:  Dec 02, 2019
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements

Learning Services Teacher - Secondary

FTE:                                    1.0 Continuing

Location:                             Handsworth Secondary School

Start/End Dates:                 Start December 2, 2019 with possibility of earlier start

Salary:                                 Salary and Benefits as per the Teachers’ Collective


Handsworth Secondary is seeking a Learning Services Teacher to join the inclusive education department. The successful applicant will have recent demonstrated successful experience working with students with diverse and complex needs in both a class and one-on-one setting. The Handsworth community strives for an innovative teaching environment, and seeks to provide a positive and challenging learning environment for all students.



  • 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.



  • Training and experience with augmentive technology, NVCI, and personal care would be an asset.



  • Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated teaching ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement a variety of assessment practices to measure and monitor student progress effectively.
  • Strategies to identify learning difficulties and implement effective intervention to maximize academic success.
  • Demonstrated successful experience supporting the success of all learners in an inclusive environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral communications, written communication, and group facilitation skills.
  • Superior work ethic and social emotional competencies, excellent reflective judgment, and commitment to building effective learning communities.
  • Comprehensive understanding of curriculum.
  • Confidence and proficiency in using instructional organizers, concepts, and strategies that actively engage all students in learning.
  • Ability to positively influence instruction, curriculum, assessment, and social-emotional learning practices in a collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of relevant computer technologies to teaching and learning.
  • Willingness to be involved in professional development, with an ongoing commitment to learn and implement new methodologies and strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, and staff to enhance the school as a learning community.



  • Must possess valid certification or eligibility for certification through the BC Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB)
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship


  • Earnings range from $46,898 - $90,575 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;


NOTE: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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