West Point Grey Academy

Multiple Teaching Positions

 

 

Who we are

West Point Grey Academy is a dynamic coeducational day school in Vancouver, British Columbia. Situated in historic Point Grey amidst a backdrop of stunning coastal views, we offer an outstanding curriculum for students in junior kindergarten to grade 12.

Position: Multiple Teaching Jobs
Start: 2020-08-31
SchoolWest Point Grey Academy
City: Vancouver, B.C.

Posting Date: 2020-05-15

 

West Point Grey Academy

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Multiple Positions

1. Learning Resource Specialist (Math/Science 8-12)

2. Senior School Athletic Director

3. Intermediate (Grades 4-7) Homeroom Teacher

4. Kindergarten Support Teacher


 

Learning Resource Specialist (Math/Science 8-12)

FTE: 1.0 (Temporary: Sept 1 – Nov 30, 2020)

REPORTS TO: Director of Learning Support

POSITION SUMMARY

The Learning Resource Specialists in WPGA’s Resource & Learning Centre, “The Study”, are an integral part of our Learning Support team. Specialist tutors work 1-1 with assigned students, providing direct instruction, and ensuring the strategies used are suited to their learning needs. They will be able to offer tutorial support in Senior Math & Science courses, contribute to writing Individualize Education Plans (IEPs) and developing SMART goals. All staff in The Study work collaboratively with classroom teachers to effectively support Senior School students.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work 1:1 with Senior School students (grades 8-12) offering tutorial support primarily in math, but preference will be given to those who can also tutor in physics and chemistry.
    • Math 8-12 including both pre-calculus courses and Calculus 12
    • Chemistry 11-12
    • Physics 11-12
    • Science 8-10
  • Create individualized learning support based on student IEP/profile
  • Direct teaching of skills, overlearning of skills to ensure students reach automaticity
  • Work with students to help them create goals and objectives and update them on an on-going basis
  • Document daily progress of each student
  • Work collaboratively with the Learning Support team to effectively support student learning
  • Participate in IEP meetings
  • Write report card comments
  • Regularly connect with classroom teachers
  • Support student’s academic, co-curricular, and personal growth

Other Responsibilities:

  • Supervise groups of students during recess, lunch, before and/or after school
  • Supervise afterschool homework block

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree in Math or Science
  • Demonstrated tutoring experience in math/sciences at a senior level
  • Demonstrated experience with the BC curriculum
  • Ability to make learning hands-on using manipulatives, visuals etc.
  • Possess an attitude of acceptance towards learning differences
  • Exemplary communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to interact positively, co-operatively and professionally with students, teachers, parents, faculty and administration
  • Highly reflective and committed to continuous professional growth and improvement.
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • B.C. Teacher’s certificate an asset
  • Experience working with students with learning differences an asset
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada

TO APPLY

Please forward your cover letter, résumé, and a copy of your work permit (applicable to non-citizens/permanent residents) to WPGA Careers by Wednesday May 27th citing “Learning Resource Math/Science” in the subject line. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Senior School Athletic Director

FTE: 1.0 (Permanent Full-time)

REPORTS TO: Head of Senior School

START: August 31, 2020

TEACHING AT WPGA

At WPGA, we focus on the individual child, the whole person and a balanced life. We give each student transformative learning experiences rooted in inquiry, shaped by action and celebrated with joy. Working at WPGA is fulfilling, collaborative and dynamic. Our Leadership Teams support our staff to build meaningful relationships; and develop professionally.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Head of Senior School, the Senior School Athletics Director is responsible for all aspects of the Athletics Program, Grades 8 to 12. Our Athletic Director is a valued member of our school community who provides excellent athletic leadership to families and students, demonstrating in word and action the values of WPGA. Their role is significant in building school spirit and sense of belonging for the entire community. The person appointed will be a passionate and enthusiastic educator with abundant communication skills, strong organizational abilities and qualifications/experience in either coaching, department coordination and/or program management.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Coordination:

  • Maintain responsibility for the overall quality of the athletics program and foster commitment to the highest standards of program delivery, ensuring they are properly implemented, adequately resourced and appropriately staffed.
  • Coordinate the planning of all athletic events, including the schedules for tournaments, meets and related events.
  • Assume responsibility for gym and athletic facility use and maintenance, liaising with the PE Department Head(s), Facilities Manager, Security Coordinator and A/V Technician and any relevant individuals in the Junior School.
  • Manage the inventorying and ordering of athletic equipment and supplies, including athletic team uniforms.
  • Liaise with the Transportation Manager to ensure that there is adequate transportation to athletic events.
  • Coordinate athlete development programs longitudinally and horizontally

Budgeting:

  • Exercise fiscal due diligence to management budgets, allocate funds and pay providers. Appropriate receipting and following school fiscal policy a must.

Communications:

  • Establish strong, positive relationships with students, staff and parents and foster a healthy environment for athletics in accordance with the mission and values of WPGA.
  • Act as the primary conduit for resolving any issues brought forward by staff, students, families, coaches or persons external to the school.
  • Model respectful and timely communication with students, colleagues and parents.
  • Work with school leadership and communications to bring positive attention to Athletics so it continues to be a source of school belonging and pride. Effectively market the athletic program internally and externally using a variety of media.
  • Provide written updates for external publications (The Howl, DA) and internal promotion (monthly SS Dashboard Reports)
  • Ensure Wolfnet tools are properly used by team managers to communicate and record athletics information

Policy Development:

  • Develop consistent approaches to all areas of Athletics through the development and sharing of transparent policy and practices.
  • Ensure transparency of practice by meeting regularly with coaches to communicate policy, seek feedback and develop new guidelines as required.

Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements of the BC Ministry of Education and the guidelines of BC School Sports with respect to the physical education and athletics programs.
  • Ensure that all programming is planned with appropriate risk management, including attention to all public health restrictions.
  • Oversee WPGA risk management policy compliance within Senior School athletic program.

Staying Connected and Knowledgeable:

  • Represent WPGA at all athletic and association meetings where the School is a member, ensuring that it fulfills its duties and responsibilities therein.
  • Liaise with all professional associations to ensure WPGA is appropriately connected to other schools across the province and nation.
  • Keep up to date with developments within the sphere of Athletics, including coaching qualifications, training, sport management, rules and regulations for associated bodies.

Supervision & Support of Others:

  • Collaborate with athletic coaches to ensure that they are supported in delivering their program.
  • Liaise with and contract appropriate 3rd party providers to augment athletic program offerings, including externally hired coaches (in conjunction with HR).
  • Ensure all coaches receive appropriate orientation, are aware of school policies, receive guidance, support, training and generally operate consistent with school values.
  • Ensure that the conduct of students conforms with the Code of Conduct.

Additional Assignments:

  • Maintain a teaching role and teach within the Physical and Health Education program (or as assigned).
  • Play an active role, coaching where appropriate.
  • Provide an advisory role for teachers requiring assistance regarding student engagement and behaviour.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, skills, abilities and characteristics needed to do the job effectively.

  • Valid BC Teaching Certificate or Independent School Teaching Certificate Number
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Current relevant leadership experience in athletic programming, preferred
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to think independently, creatively and analytically

Candidates will be expected to have:

  • British Columbia Teacher certification or all the credentials/requirements to be certified to teach in British Columbia
  • Advanced coaching qualifications and relevant coaching experience
  • Familiarity with the Physical Health Education curricula in British Columbia
  • Experience teaching in a technology-rich environment
  • Fluent communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Strong organisational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • A commitment to the school’s mission and values
  • Canadian residency and be legally entitled to work in Canada

TO APPLY

Please forward your cover letter, résumé, and a copy of your work permit (applicable to non-citizens/permanent residents) as a single word or pdf file titled as: LastName, FirstName to WPGA Careers by Friday May 29th citing “SS Athetic Director” in the subject line. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Intermediate (Grades 4-7) Homeroom Teacher

REPORTS TO: Head of Junior School

START: August 31, 2020

TEACHING AT WPGA

At WPGA, we focus on the individual child, the whole person and a balanced life. We give each student transformative learning experiences rooted in inquiry, shaped by action and celebrated with joy. Teaching at WPGA is fulfilling, collaborative and dynamic. Our Leadership Teams support our educators to teach with confidence; create relevant, creative curriculum and programs; build meaningful relationships with students and families; and develop professionally.

POSITION SUMMARY

Our Intermediate Homeroom Teacher is a valued member of our Junior School community who, with the support of the school leadership and teaching teams, provides future-focused, engaging program delivery and a warm, supportive learning environment to their classroom of learners.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and create student learning that incorporate BC Curriculum’s objectives, including STEM and design thinking
  • Use ATLAS, WPGA’s curriculum mapping tool to plan, collaborate and reflect
  • Assess student learning using formative and summative methods, incorporating feedback, student reflection and formal reporting, to grow and develop skills
  • Be the touchstone for parents, students and teachers.
  • Use information in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to develop strategies and support learning
  • Personalise learning opportunities for students
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support the development of integrated lessons and units
  • Understand the principles of Attachment Theory and how they relate to teaching
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behaviour, mutual respect, and safety within the classroom
  • Uphold WPGA’s Code of Conduct, provide appropriate consequences and communicate with families
  • Incorporate appropriate technology use
  • Develop a positive, safe culture through actions and words
  • Integrate social responsibility and kindness into daily teaching and routines.
  • Be available to students and families outside of class time
  • Implement and make regular connections to the CARE program (Citizenship, Attitude, Respect and Esteem)

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada at the time of application
  • Possess or be in application of a valid BC Teaching Certificate
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in education
  • Models a strong work ethic as well as high standards of commitment
  • Fosters school mission, values and sense of community through student-centered decisions
  • Effectively communicates with staff, parents and students
  • Maintains professionalism through all school interactions and activities
  • Values continual growth and development of school programs and curriculum
  • Participates in reflective practice and attends regular professional development

TO APPLY

Please forward your cover letter, résumé, and a copy of your work permit (applicable to non-citizens/permanent residents) to WPGA Careers by Friday May 29th citing “JS Intermediate Homeroom” in the subject line. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Kindergarten Support Teacher

REPORTS TO: Head of Junior School

START: August 31, 2020

TEACHING AT WPGA

At WPGA, we focus on the individual child, the whole person and a balanced life. We give each student transformative learning experiences rooted in inquiry, shaped by action and celebrated with joy. Teaching at WPGA is fulfilling, collaborative and dynamic. Our Leadership Teams support our educators to teach with confidence; create relevant, creative curriculum and programs; build meaningful relationships with students and families; and develop professionally.

POSITION OVERVIEW

At West Point Grey Academy, support teachers are valued members of a team, collaborating with teachers in the classroom and assisting with co-curricular programs. With the support of the school leadership and teaching teams, they provide future-focused, engaging program delivery and a warm, supportive learning environment to their students.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and create student learning that incorporate BC Curriculum’s objectives, including STEM and design thinking
  • Use ATLAS, WPGA’s curriculum mapping tool to plan, collaborate and reflect
  • Assess student learning using formative and summative methods, incorporating feedback, student reflection and formal reporting, to grow and develop skills
  • Use information in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to develop strategies and support learning
  • Personalise learning opportunities for students
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support the development of integrated lessons and units
  • Understand the principles of Attachment Theory and how they relate to teaching
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behaviour, mutual respect, and safety within the classroom
  • Uphold WPGA’s Code of Conduct, provide appropriate consequences and communicate with families
  • Incorporate appropriate technology use
  • Develop a positive, safe culture through actions and words
  • Integrate social responsibility and kindness into daily teaching and routines.
  • Implement and make regular connections to the CARE program (Citizenship, Attitude, Respect and Esteem)
  • Teach lessons with the support of classroom teachers
  • Supervise students at recess, lunch and after school, as required
  • Fulfill teacher-on-call duties, as required

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada at the time of application
  • Possess or be in application of a valid BC Teaching Certificate
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in education
  • Models a strong work ethic as well as high standards of commitment
  • Fosters school mission, values and sense of community through student-centered decisions
  • Effectively communicates with staff, parents and students
  • Maintains professionalism through all school interactions and activities
  • Values continual growth and development of school programs and curriculum
  • Participates in reflective practice and attends regular professional development

TO APPLY

Please forward your cover letter, résumé, and a copy of your work permit (applicable to non-citizens/permanent residents) to WPGA Careers by Friday May 29th citing “JS Kindergarten Support” in the subject line. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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