School District 71 is an inclusive learning community that embraces diversity, fosters relationships and empowers all learners to have a positive impact on the world. Our mission is to work with our educational partners to inspire engaged, compassionate, resilient lifelong learners and cultivate a collaborative community together.

We invite applications for the temporary position of:

* 0.50 FTE Grades K-9 Learning Support Teacher

* Please note this temporary position will end on June 30, 2023 or upon return of the incumbent.

Learning Support teachers work with students with low incidence challenges, behavioural/mental health issues and learning disabilities. They play an active role in the identification and assessment of students. They provide support to classroom teachers to facilitate the inclusion of students in the regular classroom, assist classroom teachers with the development of I.E.P.s and collaborate with classroom teachers to design or implement instructional strategies or to adapt/modify instructional content or materials. They also provide direct remedial instruction.

Preferred qualifications:
* Degree in Special Education (i.e. post degree diploma program, Special Education concentration)

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
* Ability to provide support for students across the special needs spectrum
* Ability to provide instructional support for students with learning challenges
* Ability and qualifications to administer Level B assessments
* Ability to support classroom teachers with developing, implementing and monitoring Individual Education Plans and Learning Plans for non-designated students
* Experience in preparing adapted and modified curriculum
* Knowledge of early literacy interventions
* Experience with educational software to support student learning such as Kurzweil, etc.
* Ability to develop positive behaviour supports using functional assessment practices
* Ability to work collaboratively with classroom teachers to design or implement instructional strategies or adapt/modify instructional content or materials
* Ability to work as part of a multi disciplinary team (including school district professional and paraprofessional staff, parents and community agency staff)
* Ability to work as a member of the School Based Team
* Ability to case manage and problem solve
* Ability to provide training for, to organize and to direct the work of educational assistants and to assist principals with scheduling
* Successful teaching experience at the elementary level and understanding of elementary curriculum K - 9

Our educational team is committed to engaging learners to develop creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and social competencies. Our educators use and develop best practices through meaningful and purposeful collaboration and inquiry. As lifelong learners themselves, our educators embrace diversity, apply assessment for learning approaches, and integrate technology in meaningful ways to personalize learning.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a willingness to embrace and share the district’s commitments outlined above and model its principles in their practice.

To Apply:

School District 71 welcomes diverse candidates and encourages applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.  As an inclusive learning community we are committed to actively creating and fostering a culture of inclusivity where voices are heard, people are seen, and values are respected. We care about the uniqueness of our applicants, employees, students and community, and we do so in a safe space fueled by curiosity and acceptance. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact: hr@sd71.bc.ca and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter, resume with supporting documentation and three (3) professional references through www.makeafuture.ca/comox-valley. Only applicants with a complete application package may be considered.

We sincerely thank all applicants for considering us an employer of choice. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The successful applicant will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act.

Thank you for your interest in School District 71 (Comox Valley)

An Equal Opportunity Employer