Online Special Education Educator (Grade 10-12)
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Job Code: 3045714 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: SelfDesign Learning Foundation Posted on: Jul 09, 2021
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Job Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
School: All Schools
Online, Virtual BC
Start Date:  2021/08/01
End Date:  2022/07/31
Job Description & Requirements

Contract Posting #SD 1042021ED
Posting Date: June 9, 2021
Closing Date: Open until filled

Contract Opportunity

Online Special Education Educator
Grade 10-12


SelfDesign Learning Community (SDLC)

Team Lead

Principal of Educational Programs

Summary of the Opportunity

SelfDesign Learning Community has an immediate need for Special Education educators for the 2021-22 learning year. We welcome applications from B.C. certified teachers with a background in Special Education and a desire to work in a unique online learning environment in support of students from Grade 10-12. There is part-time work available.

Work Environment

We operate during Pacific Time zone business hours, Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Special Education educators set their own hours of work, however, educators need to be available during times when families are available to meet.  Special Education educators also need to be available for occasional online meetings. Meetings are scheduled in advance. 


Contract start date: August 1, 2021

Contract end date: July 31, 2022
Please see below for the requirement to begin orientation in June 2021.

To Respond to this Opportunity

Read the contract details below.

Interested applicants please apply here

In your cover letter detail:

  • Why you are interested in this opportunity.

  • Your availability, particularly if you have other commitments.

  • Evidence of previous educational experience in a comparable work environment.

We look forward to receiving your response. Responses will be reviewed as they are received.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity.

If you have questions, please contact


Contract Details


You will work at the direction of the Team Lead listed above, and in close collaboration with the Educator Services team.

Services Required

  • Annual and weekly planning for learning 

  • Preparation of Individual education plans

  • Engage weekly with learners to support learning

  • Weekly, seasonal, and annual assessment of learning

Skills and Competencies

  • An inclusive practice that accepts and respects diverse backgrounds and approaches to learning.

  • An openness to being mentored in the SelfDesign philosophy, relationship-based methodology and heart-centred approach to working with families.

  • Positive energy with the ability to view new experiences and challenges as learning opportunities.

  • Highly organized with the willingness and ability to create and maintain required documentation in a timely manner.

  • Ability to hold the space with patience and warmth when working with people who are feeling anxious and stressed.

  • High level of comfort and competence in using online tools.

  • Comfortable with change, particularly with respect to technology.

  • Computer and digital literacy.

Experience and Credentials

  • B.C. Certified teacher in good standing

  • Training and experience with students with low incidence designations 

  • Creation and implementation of Individual Education Plans

  • Experience and/or interest in learner-centered education

  • Experience in personalized, passion-based learning 

  • Distributed Learning (DL) experience.

Mandatory requirements

  • Prior to being contracted, applicants must successfully complete an online orientation (approximately 20 asynchronous hours in June 2021).

  • All contractors are required to take the SelfDesign online privacy and security fundamentals courses (approximately 1 hour per course).

About SelfDesign

The SelfDesign Learning Foundation (SDLF) is a registered charity and non-profit organization that operates several programs including one of the largest distributed learning schools and personalized learning programs in British Columbia, SelfDesign Learning Community. Funded by the B.C. Ministry of Education, SelfDesign enables learners to complete K-12 by exploring their passions and taking the lead in their own learning and life. With personalized guidance from B.C. certified educators, learning unfolds at home and within local and online communities.

Working with us

Everyone who works with SelfDesign works remotely using online technology.

We provide access and support for our main applications:

  • Google Suite for Education (GMail, drive, docs, and sheets)
  • Zoom for video meetings/conferencing
  • SelfDesign Talk for instant messaging
  • SelfDesign Call for phone.

You provide and use:

  • Your own securely set-up computer
  • Reliable and secure internet connectivity
  • Your own workspace in an environment that ensures privacy, security and confidentiality.

Learn more at and read our SelfDesign Strategic Plan 2018-2021.



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