Founded in 1829, Upper Canada College is a leading independent school for boys SK-Grade 12 located in the heart of Toronto. 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 toolkit of learning strategies, and is able to self advocate. The Centre for Learning offers school- wide programs for each division, where we connect with all boys and teachers in the classroom and plan individual and small group support for boys as needed.
The individual in this full-time, contract position will a member of the Wernham West Centre for Learning team reporting directly to the Director for the Wernham West Centre for Learning and responsible for coordinating support for students within year 6 and year 7. The Wernham West Centre for Learning has four mandates that guides this work: working with all boys, working individual students as needed, working with teachers to support best practices in the classroom, and connecting with external organization to further our professional development and learning.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop individual education plans according to Ontario Ministry of Education requirements along with International Baccalaureate requirements and share plans with students, parents and teachers;
Plan and provide classroom, small group and individual support for boys in the areas of organization, learning skills, and literacy and numeracy skills;
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, department heads and the MYP Coordinator to develop and deliver the learning skills curriculum;
Work collaboratively with the Health Centre team to support and implement student return-to-learn plans following a concussion or extended absence;
Create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere in the Centre for Learning space;
Plan the Middle Division aspect of any workshops or meetings hosted by the Centre for Learning.
Knowledge, Competencies and Experience Required:
Education degree with qualifications in Special Education;
Reading specialist and experience with assistive technology 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 May 11, 2018. We thank all candidates in advance; however, will contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls please.
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.