Founded in 1829, Upper Canada College is a leading independent school for boys SK- Grade 12, located in the heart of Toronto. The College presents a rigorous, liberal education through the International Baccalaureate Programme and broad co-curricular opportunities to engage students, faculty and staff. Our students are motivated and supported by a well-resourced, exceptional faculty, who bring a diversity of experience to an exemplary professional learning community.
The Wernham West Centre for Learning at Upper Canada College is committed to supporting and collaborating with faculty, students and their families as each boy develops an understanding of his learning, a tool kit of learning strategies, and is able to self advocate. By offering school- wide programs for each division, where we connect with all boys and teachers in the classroom or plan individual and small group support for boys as needed, we believe that the Wernham West Centre for Learning practices both the “small school feel” and the “big school opportunities” that define Upper Canada College.
The individual in this full-time contract position will be the Coordinator of the Centre’s Senior Division and will be responsible for working with the teachers and students that make up that division (Years 11 and 12). The Senior Division Coordinator reports directly to the Director of the Centre for Learning and is a member of the Centre for Learning team.
Develop individual education plans according to Ontario Ministry of Education requirements along with International Baccalaureate requirements and share plans with students, parents and teachers;
Work collaboratively with the Centre for Learning Team and teachers to develop best teaching practices with a focus on boys and learning;
Work with teachers and department heads to develop and deliver the learning skills curriculum; the OSSLT, and the International Baccalaureate extended essay;
Work collaboratively with the Heath Centre team to support and implement student return-to-learn plans following a concussion or extended absence;
Provide individual support for students in the areas of executive functions, exam preparation and transition to post-secondary institutions;
Plan the Senior Division aspect of any workshops or meetings hosted by the Centre for Learning;
Coordinate the Upper School Peer tutoring program;
Create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere in the Centre for Learning space.
Key Knowledge, Competencies and Experience:
Education degree with qualifications in Special Education;
Additional qualification in ESL and experience with assistive technology and the International Baccalaureate diploma program an asset;
Experience reading educational evaluations and developing individual education plans;
Previous teaching and work experience that involves collaboration in the area of curriculum development and instructional practices;
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with colleagues, students, and parents;
Highly effective team member with a strong collaborative and consultative approach;
Exceptionally strong problem solving, organizational, time management skills and attention to detail;
Ability to prioritize and deal with high volumes of work with minimal supervision and frequent interruptions;
Strong capacity for flexibility, self-direction and initiative;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Good understanding of boys’ development and needs.
Please apply online by creating a “Teachers” profile account by Friday March 2, 2018. We thank all candidates in advance; however, will contact only those selected for an interview.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity, encouraging applicants from all qualified individuals. If you are contacted by UCC regarding a job opportunity, please advise us if you require any accommodations.