Learning Support Teacher RESOURCE

Job Code: 3682473

Job Details

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New Westminster Schools Career Opportunity

New Westminster Schools is seeking qualified Special Education Teachers for the following positions:

1.0 FTE Continuing Learning Support Teacher - Resource, Queen Elizabeth Elementary
(position available immediately)

1.0 FTE Temporary Learning Support Teacher, New Westminster Secondary
(position available immediately)

1.0 FTE Temporary Learning Support Teacher, New Westminster Secondary
(position effective May 2024)

1.0 FTE Temporary Learning Support Teacher, Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary
(position available immediately)

About New Westminster Schools

Serving the community of New Westminster, the New Westminster School District provides high quality educational programs to over 7,000 students in a variety of learning environments. Located in the geographic centre of Metro Vancouver, New Westminster is a compact and growing urban centre with all the benefits of both city and small town life – ready access to a rich array of recreational and cultural pursuits, high quality public services, and the neighborly feel of a small community. Commitment to the success of its students and its staff makes New Westminster School District a great place to learn and to work.

New Westminster School District has a rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds and needs. Together, we are a caring, inclusive, and committed learning community dedicated to supporting each of our unique learners.

The candidate will be part of, and work closely with, a collaborative team of teachers. An understanding of the BC Curriculum, effective teaching and learning practices, and a commitment to professional development are essential.

The start date of these position(s) are as noted above.

With a focus on supporting students with identified special needs, the LST-Resource delivers a range of support services to students with diverse learning needs, including but not limited to those without designations who are in need of learning support. An advocate of inclusion, the LST-Resource has a sound understanding of IEPs, differentiation and UDL principles. The LST- Resource is an integral member of school based support services, and a valued member of the School Based Team.

Required Qualifications & Desired Attributes:

  • Valid BC Teachers Certificate in Elementary education
  • Diploma (UBC or equivalent 30 credit program) or Masters Degree in Special Education, preferably comprising of coursework in the following areas: students with special needs, strategies for adapting and modification of curriculum, learning disabilities, giftedness, assistive technology or augmentative communication, ASD, Functional Behaviour Assessment, Positive Behaviour Support, and differentiation
  • Level B Assessment qualification (EPSE 421 or equivalent)
  • Ability to provide direct service to students in small group, “pull-out,” and “push-in” situations
  • Ability to provide direct and consultative support to teachers and school based teams
  • Ability to support teachers in differentiating, adapting, and modifying curricula, instruction, and assessment
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Advocate of inclusion and of students with diverse learning needs

Preferred Experience & Attributes:

  • Minimum of 2 years of classroom teaching experience at level as required by the positions
  • Drafting, reviewing, and revising IEPs for a wide range of students (high incidence and low incidence)
  • Writing and/or implementing Functional Behaviour Assessments and Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Knowledge of BoardMaker, Read & Write, and/or other assistive technologies
  • Demonstrated ability in the area of UDL and differentiation
  • Please note, a native-like fluency in written and oral French is an asset for schools that offer French Immersion.


    • Salary as per Teachers' Collective Agreement. Current salary range is $57,984.00 to $107,490.00 annually plus comprehensive benefits package.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, click on the APPLY ONLINE button at the bottom of the page. Please include your cover letter, resume, transcripts, copies of certificates or diplomas, practicum and/or teacher evaluation report, and references..

School District No. 40 (New Westminster) is an equal opportunity employer. Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Search is a legislated requirement, and only those applicants legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered. New Westminster Schools values the time you have taken to submit your application; however, only those applicants selected to move forward will be contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest.

The New Westminster School District recognizes and acknowledges the Qayqayt First Nation, as well as all Coast Salish peoples, on whose traditional and unceded territories we live, we learn, we play and we do our work.

School District No. 40 (New Westminster) is an equal opportunity employer. New Westminster Schools welcomes and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email to equity@sd40.bc.ca.

School District No. 40 (New Westminster) has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s.42(3) of the Human Rights Code. Under this special program, New Westminster Schools seeks to preferentially hire Indigenous persons to a variety of teaching positions. Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, whether they self-identify as a First Nations, Metis, or Inuit person.

Posted On
April 16, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time, Part Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
New Westminster
Multiple locations
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately