HS Learning Support Teacher

Established in 1971, the Vancouver Waldorf School offers school programs from Parent and Tot to grade 12. Waldorf education has been growing steadily in the Pacific Northwest of North America, and the Vancouver Waldorf School is one of several Waldorf schools in the region. This provides many opportunities for personal growth for faculty and staff, deepening their education through workshops, lectures and conferences. Based on scientist and philosopher Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), Waldorf schools have developed into an international movement with over 2,000+ schools worldwide. North America hosts 250 Waldorf Schools, including 40 High Schools.

Expectations:

  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Competency in identifying instructional approaches for the inclusion of diverse learners.
  • Responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and overseeing Individualized Educational Plans (IEP), based on the BC Ministry of Education guidelines, for VWHS students in grades 9 through 12.
  • Provide ongoing, one-to-one and/or small group learning support sessions for grade 9 to 12 students with IEPs.
  • Facilitate IEP team meetings and participate in parent/teacher conferences as needed during or after school hours.
  • Work collaboratively, and provide resources and support to other Learning Support team members, teachers, educational assistants, parents, administrators and staff.
  • Write reports for IEP students 2-3x per year.
  • Attend regular meetings of the VWS Care Group as a member and liaison/representative of the High School (VWHS).
  • Carry out classroom observations, assessments and recommendations for students identified through the referral process.
  • Attend weekly meetings with Learning Support teams.
  • Collaborate with Learning Support Teams and Administration on Special Education budget, allocation of learning support resources at the VWHS.
  • Oversee the use of the VWHS Learning Centre and resources.
  • Attend weekly High School faculty meetings and monthly full faculty meetings.
  • Collaborate as a member of VWS committee work, and attend professional development workshops and Open House events.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of teaching experience
  • Bachelor of Education, B.C. Teaching Certificate, Special Education certificate or equivalent experience
  • Waldorf Teacher training and/or experience with Waldorf education
  • Educational Assistant or Special Education training and/or experience
  • Orton Gillingham or reading specialist experience

Location of work: North Vancouver, BC

Contact Information: 604-985-7435; HRC @ vws.ca

Please send a resume, references, and a letter of interest to HRC @ vws.ca.