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Located in Vancouver, BC’s Kitsilano neighbourhood, Fraser Academy is a leader in the field of education for students in grades 1-12 with language-based learning and processing disabilities, including dyslexia.

With a maximum of 10 students per class, the school follows the BC Ministry of Education curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education.

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Permanent, Full-time Position; Start date of April 2nd, 2018 or August 22nd, 2018

We are currently inviting applications from experienced, qualified and dynamic clinical counsellors for the role of a Personal and Post-Secondary Counsellor.  

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a fully accredited and highly effective academic day school, specifically for students Grades 2 to 12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based, learning and processing difficulties. With a maximum of ten students per class, the school follows the B.C. Ministry of Education Curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education. For more information about the school, please go to our website: www.fraseracademy.ca. Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

This full-time, permanent position commences either April 2nd, 2018 or August 22nd, 2018 (with a preference for a prior training period). The Personal and Post-Secondary Counsellor will work on a team with the school’s Director of Counselling and the Team Lead of Post-Secondary Planning.  Days of work will be Monday through Friday from 7:45am – 3:45pm. The role will be 40% personal counselling and 60% post-secondary and career counselling.

Personal Counselling

The ideal candidate will have experience working with school counselling topics and concerns. Specifically they will:

  • Provide direct counseling to students supporting socio-emotional, behavioural, academic, and learning differences
  • Guide students in problem-solving and to create personal action plans
  • Facilitate conversations around positive peer relationships, including conflict resolution, social skills and life skills
  • Adapt counseling techniques to meet the needs of a diverse school population.
  • Communicate and collaborate with teachers and learning specialists to advocate for student support and well-being
  • Liaise and implement strategies recommended by external agencies and professional in the best interest of students
  • Connect with parents to provide strategies with learning, behavioural, familial and social problems as requested by students
  • Support IEP and SPED teams
  • Work collaboratively with Assistant Head, School of Life to best support student needs
  • Design and implement social skills, attention and behaviour support plans
  • Maintain best practices around counselling files and confidentiality
  • Handle crisis management as needed

Post-Secondary Counselling

The ideal candidate will work with the post-secondary planning team to provide careers education and post-secondary guidance to students in Grades 9-12.  They will possess comprehensive knowledge of post-secondary programs and application processes across Canada, US and UK. They will also be familiar with the requirements of the Graduation Transitions Program and Career Education programming. Specifically they will:

  • Provide individual careers, academic and post-secondary counselling to students and their families
  • Assist students with course selection for post-secondary planning
  • Provide students with detailed information on post-secondary entrance requirements, accessibility services, academic advising and scholarship opportunities
  • Complete post-secondary applications with students, including supplemental essays, portfolios, personal profiles and questions
  • Assist staff with student reference letters and recommendations
  • Work with a team to deliver and facilitate Graduation Transitions 12 and the new Career Education curriculum programming
  • Help support students to secure volunteer and work experience placements
  • Support and administer vocational assessments
  • Assist Career Life Education 10 with certain specific assignments
  • Possess strong presentation and group facilitation skills
  • Attend Counsellor Information Sessions and relevant meetings
  • Participate in parent and student education nights and presentations
  • Organize post-secondary representative events, organized field trips, and alumni panel
  • Assist with year planning and report cards and marking of assignments
  • Familiarity with the Strong Interest Inventory and MyBlueprint program

Additional Requirements:

  • Book and organize speakers for personal and post-secondary counselling topics
  • Participate in school’s co-curricular life and staff supervision duties

Experience:

  • Working with students with learning differences
  • Understand the operation of independent schools

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, problem-solving and mediation skills
  • Written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skill for working in a collaborative team environment
  • Understand confidentiality of student records and information

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology or related discipline
  • RCC or CCC designation or equivalent
  • BC Certification from the Teacher Regulation Board and classroom experience  is an asset

Application Details

Interested candidates may apply via email by submitting their resume, cover letter and references to Sandra Grimminck, Director of Counselling at sgrimminck@fraseracademy.ca.

Reports to Director of Technology

Job Summary

Fraser Academy is seeking an Educational Technology Integrator to work in the Junior, Middle, and Senior school. This is a full time teaching and support position. The position includes developing and implementing the instructional use of technology throughout the school and teaching computer science courses in the middle and senior school. The position is available as of January 8th or a mutually agreeable time.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a fully accredited and highly effective academic day school, specifically for students Grades 2 to 12, who have dyslexia or other related language-based, learning and processing difficulties. With a maximum of ten students per class, the school follows the B.C. Ministry of Education Curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education. For more information about the school, please go to our website: www.fraseracademy.ca.

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

The Educational Technology Integrator will:

  • Instruct students in accordance to the British Columbia Ministry of Education Applied Design, Skills, and Technology curriculum (Robotics, Computer Programming).
  • Collaborate with Junior, Middle and Senior School teachers to plan, teach and assess units of study
  • Participate in the design, coordination and delivery of instructional technology workshops
  • Participate in co-curricular activities (e.g. clubs, athletics, outdoor education, leadership development and supervision)

The ideal candidate requires the following:

  • Bachelors of Education, Computer Science Degree, Certification from the British Columbia Teach Regulation Branch or certification application in progress
  • Able to encourage and motivate students with a range of abilities and learning styles
  • Strong understanding of thinking skills development
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Interested candidates may apply via email by submitting their resume, cover letter, and three references to Bryson Norrish, Director of Technology at bnorrish@fraseracademy.ca.

Fraser Academy School is seeking a middle school trained teacher. This is a full time position available from May 1st, 2018 through to May 1st, 2019.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a fully accredited and highly effective academic day school, specifically for students Grades 2 to 12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based, learning and processing difficulties. With a maximum of ten students per class, the school follows the B.C. Ministry of Education Curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education. For more information about the school, please go to our website: www.fraseracademy.ca.

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Opportunities:

  • Belong to a team of dedicated professionals
  • Continue professional growth and development through in-school workshops, speakers, and collaborative time with experienced teachers
  • Participate in field trips, outdoor education trips, athletics, clubs, and leadership development

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Middle School teachers to plan, teach and assess units of study
  • Participate in co-curricular activities (e.g. clubs, athletics, outdoor education, leadership development and supervision)

The ideal candidate requires the following:

  • Bachelor of Education, Math focused Education Degree
  • Experience working with students who have language-based learning disabilities
  • Certification from the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch or certification application in process
  • Able to encourage and motivate students with a range of abilities and learning styles
  • Strong understanding of thinking skills development
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Interested candidates may apply via email by submitting their resume, cover letter, and three references to Erin Kline – Assistant Head of School, Teaching and Learning at ekline@fraseracademy.ca.

Fraser Academy invites applications for part-time experienced Orton-Gillingham Tutors to work in our Fraser After 3 Program running Mondays to Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm during the school year. Successful candidates may choose how many students they wish to tutor. Each student will have a minimum of two sessions per week.

Candidates must have an undergraduate university degree and relevant experience working with children and adolescents. In addition to teaching foundational reading and spelling skills, Fraser Academy tutors provide support in writing skills, study skills as well as strategies for reading comprehension and executive functioning difficulties. Programs are tailored to meet individual student needs.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Jo Stebbings, Director of Learning Services, at jstebbings@fraseracademy.ca. We will contact only those candidates we wish to interview.

Fraser Academy is looking for a Director of Advancement to join our team that leads the industry in the empowerment and education of students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.

Reports to: Head of School
Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Job Summary

As Director of Advancement, you provide strategic direction and leadership to fundraising and resource development in accordance with the vision and values of Fraser Academy. As a member of the Leadership team you provide inspired leadership by modeling integrity and consistency in the implementation and follow through of all initiatives/programs. You are an expert in accurate financial analysis and reporting and future focused advancement strategies and implementation.

The Director of Advancement will:

  • Work collaboratively with Fraser Academy & the Advancement Committee to ensure that information is shared, activities are coordinated and targets are met to provide the organization with significant, ongoing financial support from private sources
  • In collaboration with staff, key stakeholders, and members of the Board of Directors and within the context of the organization & strategic plan, develop and implement a detailed advancement plan for the organization
  • Provide direction, coaching and motivation to volunteers and staff regarding personal giving, special events, donor development and recognition to maximize revenue on all activities.
  • Ensure the development and execution of effective policies and procedures around the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors, including the corresponding financial, administrative and recognition policies and procedures
  • Ensure donors are cultivated, solicited, recognized, and stewarded in accordance with best practice fundraising and the culture of Fraser Academy
  • Lead the development and implementation of annual campaign plans that outline fundraising goals, methods, timeline and strategy.
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned

Competencies

  • Committed Collaborator – works collaboratively with the team to achieve the group’s goals and objectives, consistently considers the team when developing new ideas or programs, the walking the definition of a team player, engages with others to solve problems and make improvements
  • Excellence – demonstrate confidence, impeccable integrity, excellent relationship building skills with all constituents, superlative written and verbal communication skills, and a working knowledge of relational database software and records management
  • Inspired Leadership – act in the best interests of the school at all times, integrate consistently the school’s goal and objectives into all decisions and planning, and working through programs from inception to implementation
  • Loyal Ambassador – be recognized as passionate, strategic, articulate and sincere ambassadors of the school to our internal and external constituents acting as a representative of the school always
  • Management – demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a demanding, fast-paced professional environment
  • Sound Judgement – demonstrate sound judgement, the ability to problem-solve and make sound decisions

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, commerce, communications or a related field
  • Minimum five years experience in fundraising, donor solicitation, other Advancement roles and/or sales
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

To Apply:

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Maureen Steltman, Head of School, c/o: Ms. Cass Tuck, Executive Assistant via email: ctuck@fraseracademy.ca.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

Fraser Academy is seeking a permanent full-time Senior Science/Math Teacher (preference for Physics specialty) to join our team of educators in the 2018-19 school year.

Fraser Academy is a fully accredited day school, which focuses on educating students in Grades 2-12 with language-based learning disabilities. These students are taught in small class sizes with up to ten students. Each student receives one-to-one language training daily and works with a variety of subject specialist teachers.

Fraser Academy is also an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Position: Senior Science/Math Teacher (Preference for Physics specialty)

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Reports to: Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning, and Head of Department

Job Summary

As a Science or Math Teacher, you will play an important role in developing scientific and mathematical thinking in students, and promoting science and math throughout the school. You will work with a collaborative, dynamic team of educators and staff who are passionate about the success of all learners. This role requires someone who can adapt and adjust their teaching to meet the diverse needs of each learner and is passionate about student success. Excellent instructional practice and an eagerness to learn and grow as an educator are required for this role.

Opportunities

  • Belong to and collaborate with a team of dedicated professionals
  • Continue professional growth and learning through a variety of development opportunities
  • Participate in field trips, outdoor education trips, athletics, clubs, and leadership development

Responsibilities

  • Plan, teach & assess your students
  • Support the development of the IEP for each student in your classes
  • Design and implement lessons that build core competencies and support growth in executive functioning and cognitive processing using in-school programs (training provided)
  • Participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school

Competencies

  • Provides a dynamic, innovative, adaptive and enthusiastic learning experience to students
  • Thrives in a collaborative, flexible and supportive team environment
  • Strong organizational, time management skills
  • An active commitment to ongoing professional growth and development
  • Exemplary communication in English (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, parents)
  • Passion for continuous improvement

Requirements

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific or mathematical field of study (preference for Physics)
  • 2+ years of experience teaching Science or Math
  • Work with students who have learning differences preferred
  • Bachelor of Education
  • BC Teacher certification (or equivalent)
  • Independent school experience, and coaching/extracurricular experience are all assets.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Travis Thielmann at tthielmann@fraseracademy.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

Fraser Academy – Full time, permanent position

Fraser Academy invites applications for a full time Orton Gillingham practitioner/Learning Specialist for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a fully accredited and highly effective academic day school, specifically for students Grades 2 to 12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based, learning and processing difficulties. With a maximum of ten students per class, the school follows the B.C. Ministry of Education Curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education. For more information about the school, please go to our website: www.fraseracademy.ca. Fraser Academy’s Learning Specialists are professionals who integrate fully into school life in areas including faculty team meetings, clubs, coaching, supervision, and professional development.

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Overview:

Fraser Academy is inviting applications from compassionate, innovative and qualified Orton Gillingham trained Learning Specialists. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in instructional practices, have a passion for remedial education, and a strong understanding of how to interpret psycho-educational assessments and create student IEP’s to support individualized learning. This individual will have opportunities to be involved in the co-curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school. Under the Director of Learning Services, the successful candidate will play a key role in creating individual student learning plans and designing and implementing lessons to build literacy, executive functioning and cognitive processing.

Orton Gillingham training may be provided on a case by case basis, for suitable candidates.

Qualifications:

  • Orton Gillingham certification
  • 4 Year Bachelor’s degree, BA English an asset
  • Experience working with students who have learning differences such as dyslexia
  • Independent School experience an asset
  • Coaching and/or extracurricular experience is an asset

Desired Qualities and Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of Orton Gillingham approach to language instruction
  • Demonstrated experiences as a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic educator
  • Collaborative,flexible, supportive and a team player
  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships with all stakeholders
  • Exemplary communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to educating the whole student
  • Committed to continuous professional growth and improvement
  • Ability to create structured individualized programs to meet the needs of each student
  • A solid understanding of the creation and implementation of Individual Education Plans

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Jo Stebbings, Director of Learning Services, at jstebbings@fraseracademy.ca. We will contact only those candidates we wish to interview.