Teaching at Canadian Academy
Thank you for your interest in teaching at Canadian Academy. We are a school with a long and proud history of academic excellence, located in a diverse and welcoming community. Canadian Academy offers a rewarding and happy work environment, a dynamic professional development program, and a competitive package including housing. We are looking for excellent teachers who are passionate about education and wish to contribute to school and student life in a variety of ways.
Teaching vacancies are usually posted from October through December for the following school year. Canadian Academy encourages applicants to complete an application through Search Associates or through the APLi Now button which will appear next to job openings when they are posted on this page. School leadership generally attends recruitment fairs in January to March.
Learning Support Assistant
Canadian Academy seeks to fill the position of Learning Support Assistant effective mid August 2020.
- Experience working with students in a school environment
- Appropriate certification and training in the field of education
- Ability to collaborate effectively as well as build positive working relationships within the school community
- Ability to respond positively and with resilience to quick or unexpected changes in circumstances
- Ability to communicate effectively with leadership, faculty, parents and students
- Ability to develop and maintain documentation relevant to student learning
Roles and Responsibilities
- Assists the teacher and the student to implement the Individual Education Plan (IEP), Action Plan (AP) or EAL goals
- Supports and contributes to the teacher's differentiation of tasks and assessments to meet students’ needs at an individual level
- Maintains appropriate records of their caseload students' support enabling effective communication of student progress to teachers and parents
- Works alongside classroom teachers by assisting in the teaching, assessment, and recording of student progress
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume with a cover letter
Our Teachers ...
Working at CA means working at an IBO World School offering the Diploma Programme (DP) for grades 11 and 12 alongside a High School Diploma, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for grades 6 through 10, and the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for PreK-3 (age three) through grade 5.
We are looking for teachers who
- passionately enjoy working with children and/or teenagers
- are enthusiastic supporters of the CA Mission and Core Values and Vision Statement
- show evidence of a commitment to inspired teaching and lifelong learning
- have experience with current best practices, teaching materials, and instructional and assessment strategies
- have a Bachelor degree with a valid teaching credential in a content area and/or position applying for (Masters degree preferred)
- have two years recent teaching experience in the specific grade level or subject area applying for, preferably in an International Baccalaureate educational environment (PYP, MYP, and/or DP)
- integrate technology in curriculum and instruction in one-to-one environments
- have experience in cross-cultural environments and/or international teaching
- differentiate instruction and assessment based on student abilities, interests, and learning styles
- support EAL and LS students through appropriate and research-based instructional strategies
- enjoy collaborating with colleagues as an enthusiastic team members
- communicate effectively and efficiently with students, parents and colleagues
- positively contribute to school culture through support and leadership of school activities
- design and deliver an engaging and purposeful inquiry based programme
- engage in professional development that models continuous learning for students
- encourage students to commit to service learning actions and also model ways to positively impact the lives of others
- commit to ongoing professional learning and share expertise with staff through professional development opportunities
Our Secondary School teachers also
- understand the MYP and/or DP programmes and know how to use this framework in instruction and assessment
- participate in overnight, off-campus student learning experiences such as camps, ski trips, sport trips
- understand the changing developmental characteristics of young people and positively engage and challenge them
Our Elementary School teachers also:
- understand the PYP and know how to use its framework in instruction and assessment
- collaborate, plan and integrate with specialists to design and deliver a transdisciplinary program of inquiry
- design a balanced learning of literacy that is based on the principles and practices of the Readers and Writers Workshop
- design a math program that focuses on developing conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and positive dispositions towards the subject.