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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).

Fraser Academy is seeking a permanent full-time Middle/Senior Learning Specialist to join our team of educators in the 2019/20 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.

Job Summary:

As a member of the Learning Services team and an Orton Gillingham trained educator, you will be involved in creating individualized student learning plans and designing and implementing lessons to build literacy, executive functioning and cognitive processing for students with learning differences such as dyslexia. This role requires someone who can demonstrate excellence in instructional practices and who has a passion for remedial education.

Position Type: Permanent, Full-time

Reports to: Director of Learning Services

Responsibilities:

  • Work 1:1 with students in the Junior or Middle & Senior School
  • Design and implement middle & senior lessons following tenets of Orton Gillingham and mediated learning
  • Create individual student learning plans based on student IEP/profile
  • Facilitate individualized instruction of Executive Function curriculum
  • Complete regular reports, year plans, and contribute to IEP’s
  • Supervise groups of children during recess, lunch, and/or after school
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Integrate fully in school life

Competencies:

  • Provide a structured, flexible, enthusiastic learning experience for students
  • Thrive in a collaborative, supportive team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • An active commitment to ongoing professional growth
  • Exemplary communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, and parents)

Requirements: 

  • Orton Gillingham Certification
  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 year’s experience working with students with learning differences
  • English degree an asset

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Colleen Chow, Director of Learning Services: cchow@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 Middle/Senior Math Teacher to join our team of educators starting as soon as possible.

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 Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Reports to: Director of Academics & Curriculum, and Head of Department

Job Summary

As a Math Teacher, you will play an important role in developing mathematical thinking in students, and promoting 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)

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Travis Thielmann, Director, Academics & Curriculum, at tthielmann@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 Middle School Science Teacher to join our team of educators for the 2019/20 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: Middle School Science Teacher

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Reports to: Director of Academics & Curriculum, and Head of Department

Job Summary

As a Science Teacher, you will play an important role in developing scientific thinking in students, and promoting science 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 field of study
  • 2+ years of experience teaching Science
  • 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!

We are currently inviting applications from experienced, qualified and dynamic educators for the role of a Post-Secondary Counsellor.  The ideal candidate will provide post-secondary guidance to students in Grades 9-12 and support aspects of Career Education.  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 Career Education programming.

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 are accepted into 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  August 22nd, 2019, with a preference for a prior training period in June 2019. The Post-Secondary Counsellor will work on a team with the school’s Director of Academics and Curriculum, Director of Counselling, and other support staff.  Days of work will be Monday through Thursday 7:45am – 3:45pm and Friday 7:45am – 3:00pm.

Post-Secondary Counselling Job Requirements

  • 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 individually with students, including supplemental essays, portfolios, personal profiles and questions while supporting their learning differences
  • Assist staff with student reference letters and recommendations
  • Work with a team to facilitate Career Life Connections 11/12 + Capstone
  • 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
  • Book and organize speakers for post-secondary counselling topics

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
  • Master’s Degree in related field preferred
  • Professional Designation is an asset
  • BC Certification from the Teacher Regulation Board and classroom experience is an asset

Additional Requirements:

  • 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

Application Details

Interested candidates may apply via email by submitting their resume, cover letter and references to blynch@fraseracademy.ca.

 

We are currently inviting applications from experienced, qualified and dynamic clinical counsellors for the role of a Personal 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 are accepted into 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 part time, permanent position commences August 22nd, 2019, with a preference for a prior training period in June 2019.  Days of work will be Monday through Thursday 7:45am – 3:45pm, and Friday 7:45am – 3:00pm.

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 Director of Counselling and Deputy Head 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

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

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

Application Details

Interested candidates may apply via email by submitting their resume, cover letter and references to blynch@fraseracademy.ca.

Fraser Academy is seeking a passionate and motivated Junior School Primary Homeroom Teacher for the 2019-2020 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).

Job Tasks

  • Teach Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics or Learning Services
  • Design and implement course outlines, unit plans, lessons plans, and assessments that correspond with B.C.’s New Curriculum
  • Implement school wide programs into teaching, including Executive Functioning, Building Cognition, and Character Development
  • Support the development of the Individual Education Plans for each student in your classes
  • Collaborate with faculty members to ensure students receive the highest quality education and programming
  • Provide ongoing feedback to students and parent/guardians regarding student progress
  • Participate in co-curricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school

Competencies

  • Demonstrates patience and flexibility as a teacher
  • Motivates and engages with a range of learning styles
  • Provides a safe and positive learning environment for all students
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exemplary communication in English (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, and parents)
  • Experience teaching reading using a structured literacy approach
  • Experience using education technology within the classroom (interactive projectors, Google Apps, iPads)

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Education
  • BC teacher certification

Preference will be given to those with Orton Gillingham certification or those available for training from July 2 through 12, 2019 and those with experience teaching students who have learning differences.  A Class-4 License or willingness to obtain one ios also an asset.

Start date: August 22, 2019

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Erin Cranston, Director of Junior School, at ecranston@fraseracademy.ca.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!