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Special Education Coordinator (West Kelowna)
Job Code: 2671568
Catholic Independent Schools of Nelson Diocese
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Jun 04, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Teaching Evaluations
Practicum Reports
Certificates & Diplomas
Teaching Qualifications/Licenses
Additional Documents
Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School (West Kelowna)
Start Date:  Sep 01, 2020
End Date:  2020/07/08
Job Description & Requirements

The Catholic Independent Schools of the Diocese of Nelson (CISND), hosts six elementary schools, and one high school.  The diocese is located in the beautiful Okanagan and Kootenay regions of British Columbia. We are committed to hiring qualified employees who are dedicated to education in the Roman Catholic tradition. 

Our Lady of Lourdes School (G k-7) located in West Kelowna, BC

 invites applications at this time for:   

1 part-time (0.43 FTE) Special Education Coordinator

Closing date:  Until position is filled.  Start date:  September 1, 2020

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

    Commitment to Catholic Education

    Identification with and participation in the life of a Catholic parish

    Have completed advanced study in Special Education, including courses in Children with Exceptionalities (intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum     Disorder, neuro-developmental disabilities, sensory impairments, chronic health impairments, physical disabilities, behaviour disorders and mental illness),     Assessment of Learning Difficulties (Level “B” Assessment), Programming for students with special needs, and Creating positive learning environments in     inclusive education.

    Have current/recent training in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, education of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and current practices in Special     Education;

     Have experience working with Special Education technology and/or is willing to attend training sessions to enhance skills in these areas;

    Are trained or willing to be trained in the programs that focus on positive decision making, conflict resolution, anger management strategies, and     collaborative problem-solving;

    Have experience providing liaison with external agencies, school and home for children in need of social, emotional and behavioural support;

    Have training/experience and be willing to use Quality Assessment practices (e.g.: differentiated instruction, criterion referenced grading, assessment for, of     and as learning)

    Have previous administration experience, particularly in Special Education      

    Have knowledge of community services that support students with Special Needs and their families within the province of B.C


In order to be considered for any position with CISND and to ensure timely processing of your application, all required documents must be submitted with your application.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.  DO NOT SUBMIT REFERENCE LETTERS

The following must be included in your application:

  • Cover letter to include reason you wish to teach in the Diocese of Nelson and your educational philosophy.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae to include list of special certificates, licenses, honours and awards.  Memberships in professional or technical associations relevant special interests and activities in which you are prepared to assume a leadership role.
  • Official University Transcripts (photocopy).
  • BC Teachers' Certificate - Candidates must posses a valid BC teaching certificate or be eligible for BC certification through the Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education.
  • Most recent evaluation report from each employer/practicum supervisor.
  • CISND Pastoral Reference form
  • Catholic applicants must provide: 
    • Certificate of Catholic baptism, or RCIA Certificate. 
    • If married, a copy of a Certificate of a Catholic marriage certificate

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit the following:

  • Certified statement(s) of previous teaching experience
  • Photocopy of Canadian Birth Certificate or Canadian Passport (documentation to indicate you are legally entitled to work in Canada).
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Photocopy of Driver's License
  • TQS (if applicable)


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