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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 Senior Art Teacher to join our team in the 2017-18 school year.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a highly effective academic school, specifically for students Grades 1 to 12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based, 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).

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and a passion for teaching in the Fine Arts from Grades 7 through 12. This individual will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

The successful applicant should also have:

  • Have formal training in teaching visual arts
  • Have demonstrated mastery in painting and drawing
  • Have experience with printmaking and sculpture
  • Have experience organizing and curating an art show
  • Have experience using education technology within their classroom (interactive projectors, Google Apps, iPads)

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching students with learning difficulties.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Teaching groups of up to 10 students with language-based learning disabilities and occasionally, some whom may have attention deficits
  • Teaching students in a variety of fine art disciplines (drawing, painting, ceramics)
  • Teaching students visual arts elements, the principles of design, and image development strategies
  • Preparing students to produce work for display at the school and the annual art show
  • Formal assessment of student work (report cards)
Applications and Other Documents:

Interested candidates may apply via email by submitting their resume, cover letter, and three references to Bryson Norrish – Department Head of Fine Arts and Applied Skills.

Contact Information:

Bryson Norrish
Department Head of Fine Arts and Applied Skills

Fraser Academy
2294 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6K 2H8

Email: bnorrish@fraseracademy.ca

Permanent Full-Time and Maternity Leave

Fraser Academy, Vancouver

Fraser Academy is seeking two Junior School teachers for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • One permanent full-time
  • One-year maternity leave

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a highly effective academic school, specifically for students in grades 1-12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based 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).

Job Tasks
  • 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, Critical Creative and Collaborative Thinking, 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)
Requirements
  • Bachelor of Education
  • BC Teacher certification or equivalent
  • Orton-Gillingham certification or available for training in July 2017
  • Experience teaching students who have learning differences is preferred

Start date: August 24, 2017

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!

Fraser Academy is seeking a permanent full-time Grade 7-12 Mathematics Teacher to join our team of educators in the 2017-2018 school year.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a highly effective academic school, specifically for students in grades 1-12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based 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).

Position: Grade 7-12 Mathematics Teacher

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

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

Job Summary

As a mathematics teacher, you will teach and guide students towards becoming well-rounded mathematical thinkers. You will help students develop conceptual understanding of mathematics as well as procedural fluency by delivering well thought-out lessons and providing meaningful homework, assessments, and feedback.

Job Tasks
  • Design and implement mathematics lessons and assessments that build core competencies and support growth in executive functioning and cognitive processing using in-school programs (training provided)
  • Provide ongoing feedback to students and parents/guardians regarding student progress
  • Support the development of the IEP for each student in your classes
  • Collaborate with faculty members to ensure our students receive the highest quality of education and programming
  • Participate in co-curricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school
Competencies
  • Demonstrates patience and flexibility as a teacher
  • Motivates and engages students 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, parents)
Requirements
  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics or Statistics
  • Bachelor of Education
  • 2+ years of experience teaching mathematics, including Pre-Calculus 12
  • Experience teaching students who have learning differences is preferred
  • BC Teacher certification (or equivalent)

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Erin Kline, Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning at ekline@fraseracademy.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

Position: Learning Specialist, Middle/Senior School
Position: Permanent, Full-time (40 hrs/wk)
Starting: September 2017
Reports to: Director of Learning Services

Fraser Academy is currently accepting applications for a Remedial Learning Specialist in our Middle and Senior Schools.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a highly effective academic school, specifically for students in grades 1-12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based 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).

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.

Key job tasks:

• Work 1:1 with students in the Senior school
• Design and implement 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 years experience working with students with learning differences
• English degree an asset

Please note: for the ideal candidate, who has middle/senior school experience, we can provide the Orton Gillingham training.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jo Stebbings, Director of Learning Services: jstebbings@fraseracademy.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: June 15, 2017

Position: Learning Specialist, Junior School, September 2017
Position: Permanent, Full-time (40 hrs/wk)
Reports to: Assistant Director of Learning Services

Fraser Academy is seeking a Remedial Learning Specialist Junior School to join our team of educators in the 2017-2018 school year.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a highly effective academic school, specifically for students in grades 1-12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based 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).

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. This role requires someone who can demonstrate excellence in instructional practices, and who has a passion for remedial education.

Key job tasks:

• Work 1:1 with students in the junior school
• Design and implement lessons following Orton Gillingham methodology
• 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 (will provide training for the right candidate)
• 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree
• English degree an asset

Please note: for the ideal candidate, who has middle/senior school experience, we can provide the Orton Gillingham training.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jo Stebbings, Director of Learning Services: jstebbings@fraseracademy.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Position: 3 month contract: Learning Specialist, Middle/Senior School

Position: Permanent, Full-time (40 hrs/wk)

Starting: September 2017

Reports to: Director of Learning Services

Fraser Academy is currently accepting applications for a Remedial Learning Specialist in our Middle and Senior Schools. This is a 3 month contract position from September to December.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a highly effective academic school, specifically for students in grades 1-12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based 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).

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.

Key job tasks
  • Work 1:1 with students in the Senior school
  • Design and implement 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 years experience working with students with learning differences
  • English degree an asset

Please note: for the ideal candidate, who has middle/senior school experience, we can provide the Orton Gillingham training.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jo Stebbings, Director of Learning Services: jstebbings@fraseracademy.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

Fraser Academy is offering a 3 month (April – June 2017) internship for a highschool trained teacher. We are also seeking a full-time position for the 2017 – 2018 school year.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a highly effective academic school, specifically for students Grades 1 to 12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based, 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.

Opportunities:
  • Belong to a team of dedicated professionals
  • Continue professional growth and development through in-school workshops, speakers, and collaborative time with experienced teachers
  • 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 teachers to plan and teach units of study
  • Teacher-on-call assignments as required (Gr 7-12)
The ideal candidate requires the following:
  • Bachelor of Education or Special Education
  • 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 communication and interpersonal skills

No prior teaching experience in a school setting other than a practicum is required.

Interested candidates may apply via email by submitting their resume, cover letter, and three references to Tasso Kanavos, Assistant Head of School-Student Life, at tkanavos@fraseracademy.ca.

Fraser Academy Junior School is currently seeking elementary trained Teachers On Call.

Fraser Academy is a fully accredited day school, which focuses on educating students in grades 1-12 with language-based learning disabilities. The Junior School consists of 58 students in Grades 2-6 . 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 specialist teachers.

The ideal candidate requires the following:

  • Bachelor of Education or Special Education
  • Valid certification from the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Board
  • A comprehensive understanding of current British Columbia Ministry of Education curriculum in area of specialization
  • Able to motivate students with a range of abilities and learning styles
  • Strong classroom management and communication skills and a reflective practice
  • Assist with supervision duties and after school homework support

Applications and Other Documents:

Interested candidates may apply via email by submitting their resume, cover letter, and three references to Leanne Penner lpenner@fraseracademy.ca. – Jr School Department Head.

Contact Information:

Leanne Penner
Junior School Department Head
Fraser Academy
2294 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6K 2H8

Email: lpenner@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, Department Head, Learning Services, at jstebbings@fraseracademy.ca. We will contact only those candidates we wish to interview.