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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).

Position: Learning Specialist, Junior School, September 2017

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

Reports to: Assistant Director of Learning Services

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
How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to 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, Middle/Senior School

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

Starting: September 2017

Reports to: Director of Learning Services

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
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. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date June 15, 2017

Fraser Academy is seeking a secondary English 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).

Our ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and skills:

Key Job Tasks:
  • Work with students in middle (Gr. 7-9) and senior (Gr. 10-12) students
  • Design and implement lessons and assess student’s progress
  • Be able to contribute to Individualized Educational Plans
  • Become involved in co-curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school
Competencies:
  • Have strong skills in the English language; knowledge of, and experience using current pedagogical approaches in English education
  • Experience working with students who have learning disabilities is preferred
  • Able to engage and motivate students with a range of abilities and learning styles
  • Have strong classroom management skills and the ability to build positive rapport with students
  • Able to effectively use technology to support classroom learning
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in English
  • Bachelors of Education, BC Teacher Certificate (or equivalent), independent school experience
  • 2+ years of experience working with students in secondary English, preferably Senior English.

In addition, our ideal candidate will be able to be a patient and flexible teacher committed to developing each individual student to their fullest potential. As well, this individual must be committed to working well on a team and as part of our Fraser Academy community.

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

The potential start date is August 28, 2017.

Fraser Academy is seeking a permanent full-time Home Economics Teacher to join our team 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.

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 Applied Skills from Grades 7 through 12. This individual will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

The successful applicant should also:
  • Have formal training in teaching home economics
  • Be a strong cook with a diverse set of food preparation and cooking skills
  • Have experience in hand and machine textiles
  • 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 occasional students with attention deficits
  • Teaching students safe food handling, preparation and cooking methods
  • Teaching students hand and machine construction techniques with regards to textiles
  • Supporting Grade 11 and 12 students in completing the Food Safe course online
  • Formal assessment of student work (report cards)
Applications and Other Documents:

Interested candidates may apply via email, 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

Fraser Academy Junior School is seeking a full-time position for the 2017 – 2018 school year.

Fraser Academy is a fully accredited day school, which focuses on educating students in grades 2-12 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 subject specialist teachers.

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 Jr School teachers to plan and teach units of study
  • Participate in extracurricular activities (e.g. clubs, athletics, outdoor education, leadership development and supervision)
  • Teacher-on-call assignments as required (Gr 2 – 6)
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 Leanne Penner, Jr School Department Head, at lpenner@fraseracademy.ca.

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.