We are Hiring!

Are you passionate about making an IMPACT in your community, and changing the lives of children with Learning Disabilities? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Remedial Teacher (1:1) - Vancouver Location

Job Summary

As a one-to-one instructor, you will be involved in implementing individualized student learning plans and conducting lessons to build literacy, executive functioning and cognitive processing for students with Learning Disabilities. This role requires someone who can demonstrate excellence in instructional practices and who has a passion for remedial education.

Job Type:Contact (FT, PT, Casual)/ Flexible Hours

Salary: $28.00 to $32.00 (depending on education and experience)

Reports to: Learning Support Manager

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education (preferred)
  • Diploma or Master’s Degree in Special Education
  • 2 years’ experience as a resource worker (asset)
  • Orton Gillingham Certification (asset)

Competencies

  • Thrive in a dynamic, collaborative, supportive team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • An active commitment to ongoing professional growth
  • Self motivated and self directed

Requirements

  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Eligibility to work in Canada
  • Ability to work flexible hours (some evenings and weekends may be required)
  • Experience working with children with diagnosed or suspected Learning Disabilities
  • Ability to use assessment strategies and instruments to provide appropriate remediation.

Various Locations: North Vancouver, Vancouver and Satellite Partner Schools

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

Please send you resume and cover letter to Niki Hurst, Program Manager at nikih@ldsociety.ca 

Remedial Teacher (1:1) - NORTH SHORE LOCATION

Job Summary

As a one-to-one instructor, you will be involved in implementing individualized student learning plans and conducting lessons to build literacy, executive functioning and cognitive processing for students with Learning Disabilities. This role requires someone who can demonstrate excellence in instructional practices and who has a passion for remedial education.

Job Type:Contact (FT, PT, Casual)/ Flexible Hours

Salary: $28.00 to $32.00 (depending on education and experience)

Reports to: Learning Support Manager

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education (preferred)
  • Diploma or Master’s Degree in Special Education
  • 2 years’ experience as a resource worker (asset)
  • Orton Gillingham Certification (asset)

Competencies

  • Thrive in a dynamic, collaborative, supportive team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • An active commitment to ongoing professional growth
  • Self motivated and self directed

Requirements

  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Eligibility to work in Canada
  • Ability to work flexible hours (some evenings and weekends may be required)
  • Experience working with children with diagnosed or suspected Learning Disabilities
  • Ability to use assessment strategies and instruments to provide appropriate remediation.

Various Locations: North Vancouver, Vancouver and Satellite Partner Schools

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

Please send you resume and cover letter to Niki Hurst, Program Manager at nikih@ldsociety.ca 

Learning Specialist - Full Time

Job Summary:

The Learning Specialist will be responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining our delivery of service. Our standard practice is foundational, and the baseline upon which we measure client success. Individualized learning goals will be established for each client, and their progress monitored by the Case Managers, and overseen by the Director of Learning Support according to LDS ‘best practice’. The Learning Specialist is a support for parents and instructors alike and provides advice and recommendations for advocacy.

Position Type: Permanent, Full Time

Reports to: Director of Learning Support

Salary: $60,000 to $70,000

Responsibilities:

Case Management & Implementation of Standard Practice:

  • Reviewing of existing and prospective client files including testing (psych-ed assessments, speech and language assessments, OT etc.)
  • Consultation with parents and school teachers
  • Oversight of clients at all LDS locations
  • General duties involved with delivering LDS ‘best practices’ to our clients

Instructor Management:

The Learning Specialist will work with the Case Manager, Training Manager and Program Manager in the management of LDS instructors. Supervision of LDS instructors includes performance evaluations, and supporting the instructor’s in progress monitoring of clients.

Advocacy and Parent Support:

The Learning Specialist will work with the LDS team to provide support and advocacy for parents, in order to foster knowledge, confidence and resources to improve their child’s outcomes.This includes delivery of a parent advocacy workshops (twice per year), that help foster a better understanding of their child’s unique learning needs, in addition to providing support with school-based teams and school programs.

Competencies:

  • Strong leadership, presentation and management skills
  • Thrive in a collaborative, supportive team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Self motivated and self directed

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education or Equivalent
  • BC Public School Certified Teacher
  • Minimum of 5 year direct classroom and/or resource room experience
  • 2 years experience working with students with learning disabilities (literacy, numeracy and foundational skills)

Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the current BC Curriculum
  • Reliable Personal Vehicle
  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Eligibility to work in Canada

Please send you resume and cover letter to Susan Aitchison, Executive Director at susana@ldsociety.ca 

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

Training Opportunities

Remedial Instructor Training Program

  • Date: January 2020
  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Cost: $600

This training program will equip you with research-based methods to confidently teach reading and writing skills to children struggling in school, in addition to providing paid training experience. This workshop is for adults who have a background in teaching, special education and/or passion for working with children with learning disabilities and the ability to commit to the full program. A clean criminal record check will be required as part of the program.

Time commitment: 21 hours Training + paid, part-time work experience as an instructor at LDS (Vancouver or North Shore locations).

Certifications

Graduates will obtain the following certificates:

  • Sound Partners is an explicit, balanced, phonics-based program that provides individual instruction in early reading skills. Using lessons specifically designed for tutors, paraprofessionals, and assistants, this research-based solution improves phonemic awareness, decoding, word identification, and spelling skills (Source: www.voyagersopris.com).
  • REWARDS is offered at both the Intermediate and Secondary levels, and the focus of both is on decoding multisyllabic words, identifying and understanding prefixes and suffixes, increasing word and passage reading fluency, building academic vocabulary, and deepening comprehension along with building confidence. REWARDS is proven to: improve students’ abilities to decode long, multisyllabic words; yield significant increase in fluency; be effective with all struggling readers, whether they are English language learners, students with reading disabilities, or students who have simply fallen behind; be successfully implemented by a wide variety of educators— teachers, paraprofessionals, and volunteers (Source: www.voyagersopris.com).

To find out more, or to register today, please contact Training Program Manager, Claire Matthews @ clairem@ldsociety.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

As a non-profit organization, volunteers are a crucial part of the LDS team. Although we currently do not offer opportunities to volunteer directly with children/our clients, we greatly appreciate help with administration, events, and as members of the organization.

What employees are saying …

LDS provides a challenging, interesting, supportive learning environment for its staff. They are a cause-based organization that provides a community service that is essential to support 10% of school children who have learning differences and cannot get the support they need in the public schools. It is inspiring to help these kids and their families (many of whom are low-income) to become happy and academically successful. It changes their lives profoundly. This make LDS a very satisfying place to work. It’s all about the kids!

Current Employee

Working with others who are passionate about the cause and motivated by purpose is a unique environment. I would describe our team as talented, creative, collaborative, inclusive, open-minded, with a great sense of humour. What I love most about my job is the flexibility, work-life balance, and opportunities for growth and advancement! I feel very supported and valued and look forward to helping move the mission forward and making a bigger impact in my community!

Current Employee

Working at the LDS has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people in the community. The students have benefitted immensely from the services that we provide and have increased in academic success and motivation. The best part of the job is seeing the students gain a love for reading, as well as building their self-esteem.

Current Instructor