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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).

FAx, Fraser Academy’s Outreach Centre, serves learners in the community from elementary school to university who struggle with learning differences such as dyslexia, math and executive function. We provide professional development for educators and educational consulting for families, schools, and individuals.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a part-time remedial math specialist to join our After3 team. As a member of the team you will work one-to-one with students K-12 who have difficulty with number sense and developing skills in numeracy. You are a passionate educator skilled at adapting your instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.  You will create individualized student lesson plans to support students at their level of need.  Lessons are personalized to each student and based on students’ individual learning profiles.

Position Type: Part-time

Reports to: Jo Stebbings, After3 Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Work 1:1 with students after school Monday to Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Sessions are 50 minutes and a minimum of two times per week
  • Design and implement diagnostic and prescriptive lessons in a multi-sensory manner
  • Create individual student lesson plans based on student IEP/profile
  • Be familiar with psycho-educational assessments
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Complete twice yearly progress reports
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Provide written and oral communication with parents

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: 

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics 
  • 2 years working with students in remedial math
  • Work with students with learning differences preferred

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to FAx at FAx@fraseracademy.ca.  Please note  only those shortlisted will be contacted. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

FAx, Fraser Academy’s Outreach Centre, serves learners in the community from elementary school to university who struggle with learning differences such as dyslexia, math and executive function. We provide professional development for educators and educational consulting for families, schools, and individuals.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a part-time Orton Gillingham (OG) trained instructor to join our After3 team. As a member of the FAx After3 team you will work one-to-one with students K-12 who have language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. You will create individualized student lesson plans to support students in reading, spelling, writing and comprehension.  Lessons are personalized to each student and based on students’ individual learning profiles.

Position Type: Part-time

Reports to: Jo Stebbings, After3 Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Work 1:1 with students after school Monday to Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Sessions are 50 minutes and a minimum of two times per week.
  • Design and implement lessons following tenets of Orton Gillingham and mediated instruction
  • Create individual student lesson plans based on student IEP/profile
  • Be familiar with psycho-educational assessments
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Complete twice yearly progress reports
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Provide written and oral communication with parents

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 in related field (Psychology or Special Education)
  • Experience working with students who have learning differences preferred.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to FAx at FAx@fraseracademy.ca.  Please note  only those shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

About Fraser Academy

Fraser Academy (FA) is an independent school in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC serving students in Gr. 1-12 with dyslexia and language-based learning differences through day and outreach programs. We serve a gap in the system where approximately 20% of the student population is under-served by mainstream education. The ripple impact of our programming also adds great social value. While our student population has skills and strengths which are in demand in the 21st century, it can also be vulnerable to mental health, substance abuse, higher drop-out rates, and other risks when not supported.

We are proud to be at the forefront of educational practices, providing a learner-centric environment with the most effective research-based methods to optimize personalized learning, cognitive, social and emotional development, and post-secondary opportunities setting our students up for a successful life. For more information please visit us at www.fraseracademy.ca.

Position Type: Temporary – Jan-Jun 2022, Part-Time

Position Summary:

We are looking for an experienced qualified and dynamic clinical counsellor to join our team! Reporting to the Director of Counselling, the Personal Counsellor will provide direct counselling support to students and liaise with other staff such as Teachers, Learning Specialists and Administration. This temporary, part-time position is available immediately until June 24, 2022. Position is 2-3 days per week (Monday and 1-2 other day(s) from 7:45-3:45.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct counselling 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 counselling 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
  • Design and implement social skills, attention and behaviour support plans
  • Maintain best practices around counselling files and confidentiality
  • Handle crisis management as needed·

Core Competencies and Skills:

  • Excellent understanding of best practices in counselling
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Patience and empathy
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Requirements:

  • Masters in Counselling Psychology or a Masters in Educational Counselling
  • Preference to registered clinical counsellors
  • Preference to applicants with minimum two years experience

COVID-19 Safety Protocols: as part of the BC school restart plan for Sept. 2021, the BC Ministry of Education reviewed FA’s Covid-19 School Re-Occupancy Health and Safety Protocols and confirmed their alignment with the requirements set out in their COVID-19 Operational Guidelines and Provincial COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings. FA’s protocols: https://fraseracademy.ca/parent-info/covid-19-resources

To Apply:

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Sandy McEwen, Director of Counselling to ckane@fraseracademy.ca in Human Resources.

FA offers an exceptional and stimulating environment, along with competitive employment packages, including salary and commensurate with experience and vacation options based on a school environment.

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