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High School Math and Physics

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Summary Information:
Employer: Vancouver Waldorf School
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Math
School / Org: Vancouver Waldorf School
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
FTE: .75
No. of Positions: 1
Salary: $40,000 – $60,000 per annum
Posting Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Main Lessons: Physics 9 to 12
Track Lessons: Math 10 and 11
Job Location: North Vancouver
Hours of Work: 30 – 40 hrs a week, 0.75 FTE to Full Time Position
Reporting To: Pedagogical Manager on behalf of the College of Teachers
Salary: Between $40,000 – $60,000 per annum, depending on experience, education and credentials. Additional Tasks are paid extra and may be available to interested and qualified faculty members.
Benefits: Extended Health Benefits Plan, Life Insurance Plan, Short and Long Term Disability Plan and Tuition Benefit.
Length of Role: Permanent
Probation Period: 6 months

Job Summary

The High School Math and Physics teacher is a passionate listener and is adamant to finding ways of engaging students effectively to help them learn.
S/he is an avid learner and believes in personal development regardless of age.
S/he is prepared to teach academic, artistic and practical education based on an understanding of the human being and of child development.
S/he takes part in the educational process actively, emotionally and thoughtfully.
The High School Math teacher is fully present and engaged in learning /teaching activities during class time. In addition, s/he is mindful that a circle of support consist other colleagues; student support teacher, administrative support staff, and subject teachers would help his/her teaching for the good of students.
The High School Math teacher is expected to have first-hand knowledge about where the students are and what kind of developmental needs they have thus s/he provides guidance that parents need.
The High School Math teacher is accountable to meeting the needs of the students, families and the community that s/he works with.

Key Skills
Organizing and Planning Skills

Ensures that all requirements for the classroom curriculum are met for each grade, including lesson preparation and instruction.
Finds new and appropriate ways of meeting the curriculum requirements for each specific main lesson and/or track lesson.
Prepares classroom, materials and activities in day-to day basis.
Works closely with student support teachers, staff, and pedagogical manager to assess the developmental needs of individual students.
Evaluates each student’s academic, emotional and social progress on an ongoing basis.
Reports to parents regularly through written reports and conferences.
Where necessary, meets with colleagues and other professionals to address individual student’s particular needs.
Is responsible for planning and delivering all outings and class trips that support the curriculum.

Effective Communication Skills

Clearly communicates the Waldorf anthroposophical methodology with developmental stages to parents when needed.
Participates in the Admission process if needed.
Conducts regular parent evenings to report on the class and to inform parents of the pedagogical intention of his or her work.
Responds to parent questions/concerns in a timely and professional manner.
Encourages and supports the use of Waldorf principles in home life.
Attends in-take meetings when requested by the In-Take Committee.
Adapts into different social situations well and is open to different communication styles.
Stays calm and truthful in difficult conversations, handles stress well.
Provides the College of Teachers with reports and updates on students when requested.

Essential Duties

Teaches content and skills in Physics and Mathematics utilizing Waldorf curriculum and BC Ministry of Education compliant Course Outlines.
Advises and sponsors Grade 12 Graduation Projects
Adapts Physics and Mathematics material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments and lesson plans that guide and challenge students
Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with basic Waldorf instructional philosophy and congruent with BC Ministry of Education course standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other record keeping activities as necessary
Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas.
Evaluates each student’s progress in meeting the course standards for Physics and Mathematics skills
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve learning, health and attitude problems.
Communicates with parents and class guardians on student progress.
Supervises students in assigned out-of-classroom activities during the working day.
Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.

Other Duties

Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in school including student projects and after-school activities.
Creates an effective learning environment through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and activity/learning centers.
Performs any other related duties as assigned by the College of Teachers
Is able to lead class trips such as team-building trips, curriculum related outing activities such as camping, hiking, trekking etc.
Assists in open houses and other school events
Develops an ongoing relationship and study of Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy.
Attends High School meetings, brings up questions in relation to pedagogical, curriculum, and school management if any.
Is well-grounded in Waldorf pedagogy and, continuously researches the trends and new applications in the field.
Has good knowledge of Waldorf terminology and concepts.
Recommends innovative models for new programs.
Sets up the class, helps students with certain tasks and supports them on special events.

Qualifications and Requirements

Relevant undergraduate degree from a recognized/accredited university in Science or Engineering major is required
BC Teaching Certificate is required
Waldorf Teacher Certification and/or Waldorf teaching experience preferred
Completion of or interested in completing the training to obtain Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate and/or Anthroposophical Education Training at a Waldorf training centre.
Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, coaching, advising, verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational, decision making, problem solving, listening, conflict management, analytical and interpretive skills.
Excellent time management skills, ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize work load.
Ability to exercise mature judgment, diplomacy, tact and discretion.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
Must be legally allowed to work in Canada

Compensation package is competitive with the BC public school system. Salary range for the position is based on qualifications and experience. Employee benefits include tuition as a taxable benefit, and an Extended Health Benefits Plan, which includes a Dental Plan, Life Insurance Plan, short and long term disability plan, and other health benefits. We offer assistance with travel costs for interviews with selected candidates and for some costs associated with moving.

Interview Process
Classroom visits, faculty conversations and a formal interview require a minimum of three days, preferably Tuesday through Thursday.

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