LOWER MAINLAND PURPOSE SOCIETY
Job Posting: Mathematics Teacher Grades 8 to 12
Purpose Secondary School of the Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families, New Westminster, BC, is seeking a full time Secondary teacher in Mathematics.
The start date for this assignment is September 1, 2021.
Successful Applicants Must:
- Possess the qualities of a passionate educator who loves inspiring students to succeed
- Experience and success working with diverse students with special needs, mental health challenges, behavior, and learning challenges
- Have proven ability as an educator who is continually improving his or her practice to benefit the learning of his or her students through the pursuit Agency (in-house) and external opportunities for professional development
- Be prepared to and motivated to work collaboratively with other teachers and staff members to better meet the learning needs of the students
- Further develop working relationships with other professionals within the Agency to affect best practice in program delivery and to develop a sense of collegiality within the Agency
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues
- Possess effective interpersonal skills to establish connections and meaningful working relationships with students, parents, and staff.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
- Qualifications and demonstrated ability to teach Mathematics at the secondary level.
- Training and flexibility to adjust to other course assignment demands (e.g. teaching elective courses)
- The willingness to work on teacher teams to collaborate regarding curriculum assessment, instruction, and planning
- The ability and desire to learn and utilize technology/computers in the instructional process and reporting procedures
- Classroom management practices that maintain student dignity
- An ability to work with students’ social and emotional needs
- Ability to differentiate instruction and support varying learning needs
- Experience with the new BC curriculum requirements
- Committed to both individualized and group processes
- A genuine liking for and desire to work with adolescent students, including a commitment to sound instructional techniques that promote an effective learning environment and promote firm and fair discipline while maintaining the dignity of all learners
- Computer related skills such as word processing for creating reports
- A valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)
Secondary School Timetable and Structures
- Two semesters per year
- 35-hour work week
- Courses: Four classroom courses per day, Monday to Thursday
- Friday is set aside for individual and small group student support, preparation, collaborative planning, and professional development and team meetings.