St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake, situated on a pristine location between the shores of Shawnigan Lake and the base of Mt. Baldy, provides an innovative approach to education for day students and boarding students. Located on Vancouver Island, our 23-acre boarding school campus is surrounded by fresh air and natural beauty.
SCIENCE TEACHER POSITION 2020-2021
Reports to: Academic Director
Remuneration: Competitive salary and benefits package, opportunities for professional growth
Summary: The teachers are the essence of the work of the school and are expected to give the highest possible standard of service to students, parents and the school. Therefore, each teacher is responsible for the quality of education and progress of the students in their class(es). All teachers at St. John’s Academy are required to have a valid BC Teacher’s license and be in good standing. In addition, each teacher has a duty of care to ensure all their students are safe, secure and properly supervised at all times. (Click here for a full job description)
Education, Experience and Skills
B.Ed required, M.Ed or subject-related graduate degree is preferred
Ability to obtain a BC teachers' license (professional or subject-restricted) is required and must be in process of obtaining this at time of application
Strong subject area knowledge gained by post secondary studies
Familiarity with BC’s new curriculum
Strong ability to use technology effectively and to integrate technology meaningfully into teaching and learning
Teaching that uses various modalities and is responsive to student needs
Demonstrated commitment to innovating and changing teaching practices in response to best-practices and educational research
Commitment to developing 21st-century skills amongst students within the subject area
Understanding assessment for learning and the ability to demonstrate its applications by designing differentiated instructional strategies for use with a class and other learning situations
Exceptional class management skills/strategies that maintain an effective learning environment and student dignity
Willingness to implement school initiatives
Ability and willingness to work in a collaborative model with staff on developing and implementing learning objectives, academic and core competencies as well as utilizing the local environment to include the outdoors and arts
Providing support to colleagues with their professional development
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that will be demonstrated regularly with all school community members and with families of learners.
Knowledge of a second subject area
Experience teaching middle school/secondary students
Experience collaboratively planning lesson plans, units of instruction, and interdisciplinary assessments
Experience living or working overseas or in another international work environment
Experience or training with supporting English Language Learners
Understanding and knowledge of IB programmes (experience teaching in the MYP)
A Class 5 Driver's license; Class 4 Driver’s license may be beneficial
Staff are expected to be modestly dressed as being role models their behaviour is being demonstrated to our students. Staff are to model respectful behaviour amongst one another and with students. Harassment or any form of abuse will not be tolerated and may be subject to disciplinary action. Confidential handling of any and all student and company information is critical. If in doubt, please speak with the Head of School.
This person will have an experience &/or interest in delivering STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) education.
Certified BC Teacher, legally entitled to work in Canada
Applicants are to provide:
CV / resume
Three (3) references
Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate, post secondary studies)
Send application package to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE to apply: Februrary 29, 2020
We thank all applicants for their time but only selected candidates will be contacted.