Calgary French and International School

Assistant Teachers, Preschool to Kindergarten



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Calgary French & International School develops each student’s individual and academic potential through full French immersion, an international focus, and the development of the whole student in a rich and dynamic learning environment.

Position: Assistant Teachers, Preschool to Kindergarten
Start: 2020-08-21
SchoolCalgary French & International School
City: Calgary, Alberta

Posting Date: 2020-05-22

Calgary French & International School

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Assistant Teacher , Preschool – Kindergarten

Reporting To: Principal of Early Childhood Education / Coordinator of Accreditation & Licensing

Position Group: Non-Faculty

Status: Ten-Month, Full & Part-Time, Temporary & Probationary

Calgary French & International School (CFIS) is a full French language immersion co-educational independent school, serving over 800 students from preschool through to Grade 12. CFIS develops each student’s individual and academic potential in an academically rigorous program that is enriched with internationally-focused learning experiences and engagement in athletics and the fine arts. CFIS values openness, inquisitiveness, and understanding of both the community and the world beyond each student’s experience, and provides its students and employees with opportunities to lead and grow in a culture of mutual respect, creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. CFIS is a caring and supportive community for its students, faculty, and staff.

Job Description:

CFIS is seeking candidates for Assistant Teacher positions in Early Childhood Education for the 2020-2021 school year. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the implementation of the daily program and instructional activities;
  • Work with children individually or in small groups to develop knowledge, skills, and competencies;
  • Provide thorough and active supervision of students at all times, and developmentally appropriate behavioural guidance;
  • Participate in maintaining a safe, clean, and welcoming classroom environment;
  • Collaborate with ECE team members for program implementation and development;
  • Support children’s ongoing development and growth, in alignment with best practices in early childhood and French immersion education;
  • Supervise outdoor play, snack, rest, and meal times;
  • Lead and implement before- and/or after-school programming for students in preschool to Grade 6;
  • Maintain professional attitudes and loyalty to CFIS;
  • Participate in professional workshops or courses for the improvement of Early Childhood Education;
  • Maintain confidentiality about children, their families, and other employees inside and outside of the school;
  • Follow directions given by lead teacher, Coordinator of Licensing and Accreditation; Coordinator of Before and After School Programs, and Principal of Early Childhood Education; and
  • Other duties as needed.


  • Early Childhood Education certification with a minimum of Level 1 Child Care Assistant required; Level 2 or higher is an asset;
  • Valid Standard Level B (Childcare) First Aid certification;
  • An understanding of the emergent curriculum model; and
  • Fluent spoken French is required.

Prior experience with children aged 3-5 is desirable. The successful applicant will need to provide an updated Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening within 6 months of commencing work.

Skills, Technical and Behavioural Competencies Required:

  • Awareness of best practices in French immersion education;
  • Awareness of licensing requirements in early childhood programs;
  • Sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others;
  • Warm, friendly, positive personality;
  • Ability to relate well to children and colleagues;
  • Exemplary communication skills;
  • Professionalism in dealing with all stakeholders;
  • Interpersonal skills that foster collegiality and blend with CFIS’s values; and
  • Commitment to continuous learning and growth.


As per the CFIS hourly pay grid.

Posting Closes:

The posting will remain open until the positions are filled. If you meet the above qualifications and wish to apply, please review the Application Process at indicate whether you are applying for a full-time or part-time position in the subject line of your email.

All applicants are thanked in advance for their submissions.

Please follow these directions to the letter, when submitting your application to the Calgary French & International School.

Applications, including a cover letter addressed to the Hiring Panel and resume or CV, may be submitted via email to [email protected] in Word or PDF format only.

  • Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
  • If you are applying for more than one position, please submit a separate email application for each position.
  • Applications must include three work-related references with name, organization, phone number and email address of each; one of your references must be a direct supervisor. References will not be contacted without your prior consent. Please do not send letters of reference.
  • If you are applying for a teaching position, please submit your cover letter in both English and French (except for English or Spanish teaching positions).
  • Applicants for Kindergarten to Grade 12 teaching positions must submit a one-page teaching philosophy statement with their application.

Essential requirements:

  • Applicants for Kindergarten to Grade 12 teaching positions must possess an Alberta Teaching Certificate or Alberta Interim Teaching Certificate, or be able to acquire same within three months of hire. For further details on Alberta Teaching Certification, please click here.
  • Applicants for Kindergarten to Grade 12 teaching positions must also possess an Alberta Teacher Qualifications Service (TQS), or be able to acquire same within three months of hire. For further details on TQS, please click here.
  • Any applicant who is offered a position at CFIS must provide a current Police Information Check acceptable to CFIS administration.
  • All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Applications that do not contain all the above required information or meet the above requirements will not be accepted. Only applicants selected for further consideration for positions will be contacted.

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