Web Designer – full time, 4 month term

Organization Overview 

Learning Disabilities Society is a growing, innovative, research-based, non-profit charitserving children with learning challenges. In collaboration with academic institutions, LDS offers individualized, evidence-based programs that target student-specific learning needs. Our growing programs and services currently operate from our Learning Centres in East Vancouver and North Vancouver, as well as from six In-School locations. We provide sustainable, affordable and individualized programs to ensure that all children have an opportunity to realize their full potential. Our goal is to ensure that nstudent is left behind.  

Through early intervention, we support students at a critical time in their life, leading to profound, positive change in student life outcomes. We are scaling-up our organization and service provision with the ultimate goal to effect system change with material and wide-ranging societal benefits. 

 

Work term: May-August 2020 (possibility to extend depending on need and funding)  

Start dateAs soon as possible   

Job location: VancouverBC (our office is currently working completely remotely; this may change over the summer as permitted) 

Wage: $17.00+/hour (potentially more for more experienced candidates) 

NOTE: This position may be subject to Canada Summer Jobs funding for youth up to 30 years of age. 

Hours per week: 35-40 

Supervised by: Executive Director  
 

Job Description  

Are you an experienced, hard working individual and have expertise in designing and producing websites? Are you passionate about making an impact in your community and working for a growing charity? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you. This summer the Learning Disabilities Society of Greater Vancouver (LDS) is looking for a web developer who can redesign our website so LDS can reach more children in need and create greater impact. 

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Work with LDS staff to review the improvements needed for the LDS site, special forms, processes and functionality to accomplish goals. Develop scope, process and timeline for project. 
  • Coordinate the development of an updated website with increased capabilities and ease of use to help LDS make a bigger impact in the community. 

Qualifications 

  • Preferred to have 2+ years of experience and come with a full portfolio of work in the field of web development and, ideally, graphic design.  
  • Education in web design or graphic design or industry equivalent. 
  • Ability to navigate and create WordPress sites. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot plug-ins, HTML code as per WordPress compatibility. 
  • Ability to hard code new elements that will run with the WordPress platform to enable desired functionality. 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent project management, interpersonal and organizational skills. 
  • Multi-tasker and self-starter who thrives in small, team-oriented environment. 

 

You are the right person for this job if you can demonstrate how you: 

1) feel your personal and professional values are aligned with the work we do; 

2) pay excruciating attention to detail – in writing, numeracy, time and design; 

3) pride yourself on your ability to create and design websites; 

4) can bring energy, ideas and initiative to a work team; 

5) use various communications methods to help with project management; and 

6) are solutions oriented with a can-do attitude. 

Equity: LDS is committed to employment equity and believes that a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. We encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply. Individuals who have diagnosed or suspected learning disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Accessibility: Please note, LDS’s main office space is located on the ground floor of the building. 

Successful candidates may be required to provide a Criminal Record Check prior to the start date. 

Please send you resume and cover letter including a link to your online portfolio as ONE PDF to Rachel Forbes, Executive Director, careers@ldsociety.ca 

 

 

Education Summer Program Coordinators

Organization Overview 

Learning Disabilities Society is a growing, innovative, research-based, non-profit charity serving children with learning challenges. In collaboration with academic institutions, LDS offers individualized, evidence-based programs that target student-specific learning needs. Our growing programs and services currently operate from our Learning Centres in East Vancouver and North Vancouver, as well as from six In-School locations. We provide sustainable, affordable and individualized programs to ensure that all children have an opportunity to realize their full potential. Our goal is to ensure that no student is left behind.  

 

Through early intervention, we support students at a critical time in their life, leading to profound, positive change in student life outcomes. We are scaling-up our organization and service provision with the ultimate goal to effect system change with material and wide-ranging societal benefits. 

 

Work term: May 19 -August 21 2020 (14 weeks)  

Anticipated start date: as soon as possible 
Job  location: Vancouver, BC  (Work remotely: Temporarily due to COVID-19) 
Wage: $17.00+/hour (potentially more for more experienced candidates) 
NOTE: This position may be subject to Canada Summer Jobs funding for youth up to 30 years of age. 
Hours per week: 35 
Number of positions: 
Supervised by: Executive Director and Associate Director of Learning Support 

Job description 

Are you passionate about making an impact in your community, and changing the lives of children with learning disabilities? Are you interested in going into a career in education, special education, psychology, communications, or the non-profit charitable sector? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you. 

This summer, the Learning Disabilities Society of Greater Vancouver (LDS) is launching RISE Summer Camps. These week-long camps will focus on helping students with learning challenges develop new skills in a fun, hands-on program. We are looking for enthusiastic RISE Summer Camp Coordinators to help make this camp a success. Note that we are carrying on with camps either in-person or, if needed, in an adapted online format. 

 

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Work with LDS staff and instructors in May and June to finalize the programming of camp activities and itineraries, and prepare for upcoming camps. 
  • Shadow staff through individual student intake assessments of children with suspected or diagnosed learning disabilities. 
  • Summer Camp Coordinators must be able to prepare and lead a variety of programs and activities including sports, games, arts and crafts in July and August. The Summer Camp Coordinator position will be a critical part of providing safe, quality camp activities, with the support of LDS trained instructors. 
  • Work with students with learning disabilities in grades 3-5. Supervise camper group throughout the camp program (max 8 children per camp). 
  • Lead camp participants in fun indoor and outdoor activities to build on the camp themes that encourage teamwork, social skills, and outdoor exploration and games: 
  • RISE and Tell: Work closely with camp participants to teach them the skills to create their own stories to share, through written word, plays, graphic novels, poetry and more.  
  • RISE and Solve: Work with children with learning disabilities to investigate and solve all sorts of problems, including puzzles, math games and more.  
  • Providing camp participants with daily individual learning disabilities Society instruction to provide focused assistance on projects taking place within the camp (e.g. writing tasks). 
  • Perform other related duties, as required to deliver a quality LDS Rise Summer camps program 
  • Summer program staff are expected to be fully available on weekdays during all camp sessions (6-7 weeks in July and August) and should be prepared to work at either the North or East Vancouver location.  
  • Perform other related duties, as required to deliver a quality LDS Rise Summer camps program. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Current enrollment in a Bachelors or Masters degree program in Education, Psychology, Communications, or other relevant discipline (or two years of post-secondary education or equivalent education/work experience). 
  • Enthusiastic about working with children and creating a fun, supportive program for students with learning differences. 
  • Experience working with children in an educational and/or recreational setting. 
  • Outgoing with outstanding written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Well organized with excellent leadership abilities. 
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates must be able to work effectively with children, communicate well with parents, and work cooperatively with LDS staff. 
  • Self-directed and strong work ethic. 

 

Special Job Requirements 

  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check prior to the start date. 
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certificate. (This certification must be completed prior to the beginning of camp sessions, July 1, 2020 and may be provided by LDS). 

 

Equity: LDS is committed to employment equity and believes that a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. We encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply. Individuals who have diagnosed or suspected learning disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 
Accessibility: Please note, LDS’s main office space is located on the ground floor of the building. 

 

Please send you resume and cover letter as ONE PDF, to Rachel Forbes, Executive Director, careers@ldsociety.ca 

Remedial Instructor – Full-time

Job Summary

Organization Overview

Learning Disabilities Society is a growing, innovative, research-based, non-profit charitable organization serving children with learning challenges (including diagnosed and suspected learning disabilities). In collaboration with academic institutions, LDS offers individualized, evidence-based programs that target student-specific learning needs. Our growing programs and services currently operate from our Learning Centers in East Vancouver and North Vancouver, as well as from 8 school locations. We provide sustainable, affordable and individualized programs to ensure that all children have an opportunity to realize their full potential. Our goal is to ensure that no student is left behind.

Through early intervention, we support students at a critical time in their life, leading to profound, positive change in student life outcomes. We are scaling-up our organization and service provision with the ultimate goal to effect system change with material and wide-ranging societal benefits.

We provide one-on-one remedial instruction individualized for each client’s learning needs in reading, writing, mathematics, homework support, and organization. Clients attend sessions 2+ times a week on a set schedule. We currently schedule sessions Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3pm and 8pm, and on Saturdays between 9am and 5pm, although our scheduling is expanding so there will be further flexibility in these times. Instructors generally work with the same clients throughout the year.

We are looking for instructors who would like to grow with us. In addition to the qualifications below, we welcome applications from individuals who are interested in applying their knowledge, experience and entrepreneurial spirit to our programming.

Location: East Vancouver Learning Centre and/or North Vancouver Learning Centre 

Start Date: As soon as possible

Hours: 37 hours per week (for fewer hours, please see our contract job posting)

Remuneration: $48,000 + , paid vacation time, generous extended health and dental benefits, professional development opportunities.

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Work with our staff to deliver high quality, customized 1:1 remedial education to our students
  • Be punctual to all sessions 
  • Provide brief summary to parents / guardians after each session
  • Attend instructor in-services and workshops throughout the year
  • Administer informal assessments to help identify gaps in clients’ learning
  • Develop lesson plans based on these assessments
  • Deliver one-on-one remedial instruction to help bridge these gaps
  • Set goals and objectives for each client six weeks after instruction begins
  • Write two progress reports for each client
  • Contribute to our team learning and be an advocate for LDS in the community

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Experience working with children with diagnosed or suspected learning disabilities
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Well organized with excellent leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience teaching math at an intermediate elementary (or higher) level
  • An understanding of the BC curriculum
  • Bachelors degree in Education or related field
  • Experience teaching reading, mathematics, and/or writing
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to provide homework support for high school students (asset)
  • Orton-Gillingham training (asset
  • Criminal record check with the vulnerable sector
  • Eligibility to work in Canada
  • Ability to use assessment strategies and instruments to provide appropriate remediation

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications are considered as received. Thank you for your interest!

Please send you resume and cover letter to Claire Matthews, Learning Support Manager—Programs at clairem@ldsociety.ca

Equity: LDS is committed to employment equity and believes that a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply.

Accessibility: Please note, LDS’s main office space is located on the ground floor of the building.

Remedial Instructor – Contract

Job Summary

Organization Overview

Learning Disabilities Society is a growing, innovative, research-based, non-profit charitable organization serving children with learning challenges (including diagnosed and suspected learning disabilities). In collaboration with academic institutions, LDS offers individualized, evidence-based programs that target student-specific learning needs. Our growing programs and services currently operate from our Learning Centers in East Vancouver and North Vancouver, as well as from 8 school locations. We provide sustainable, affordable and individualized programs to ensure that all children have an opportunity to realize their full potential. Our goal is to ensure that no student is left behind.

We are scaling-up our organization and service provision with the ultimate goal to effect system change with material and wide-ranging societal benefits.

We provide one-on-one remedial instruction individualized for each client’s learning needs in reading, writing, mathematics, homework support, and organization. Clients attend sessions 2+ times a week on a set schedule. We currently schedule sessions Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3pm and 8pm, and on Saturdays between 9am and 5pm, although our scheduling is expanding so there may be further flexibility in these times. Instructors work with the same clients throughout the year.

Location: East Vancouver Learning Centre and/or North Vancouver Learning Centre 

Start Date: Immediately

Part-time/Contract Hours: 10 to 20 hours a week; at least 5 clients per week (for more hours, please see our full time job posting)

Remuneration: $28.00 to $32.00 per hour, professional development opportunities.

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Work with our staff to deliver high quality, customized 1:1 remedial education to our students
  • Be punctual to all sessions
  • Provide brief summary to parents / guardians after each session
  • Attend instructor in-services and workshops throughout the year
  • Administer informal assessments to help identify gaps in clients’ learning
  • Develop lesson plans based on these assessments
  • Deliver one-on-one remedial instruction to help bridge these gaps
  • Set goals and objectives for each client six weeks after instruction begins
  • Write two progress reports for each client
  • Contribute to our team learning and be an advocate for LDS in the community

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Experience working with children with diagnosed or suspected learning disabilities
  • Ability to use assessment strategies and instruments to provide appropriate remediation
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Well organized with excellent leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience teaching math at an intermediate elementary (or higher) level
  • An understanding of the BC curriculum
  • Bachelors degree in Education or related field
  • Experience teaching reading, mathematics, and/or writing
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to provide homework support for high school students (asset)
  • Orton-Gillingham training (asset
  • Criminal record check with the vulnerable sector
  • Eligibility to work in Canada

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

Please send you resume and cover letter to Claire Matthews, Learning Support Manager—Programs at clairem@ldsociety.ca

Equity: LDS is committed to employment equity and believes that a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply.

Accessibility: Please note, LDS’s main office space is located on the ground floor of the building.

Associate Director of Learning Support – Full Time

Organization Summary:

Learning Disabilities Society (LDS) is a growing, innovative, research-based, non-profit organization serving children with Learning Challenges. In collaboration with UBC, we offer evidence-based customized programs that target student-specific learning needs. Our programs and services operate from our Learning Centres in East Vancouver and North Vancouver, as well as from 8 in-school locations – currently serving approximately 200 students in total. We provide sustainable, affordable and individualized programs to ensure that all children have an opportunity to realize their full potential. Through early intervention, we support students at a critical time in their life, leading to profound, positive change in student life outcomes.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director of Learning Support is responsible for leading, with a consultation with senior advisors, LDS education service operations at its Learning Centres and in schools, including designing, implementing and maintaining our delivery of service. This role is responsible for the management of all LDS Learning Support staff and the maintenance and improvement of LDS standard practice, the baseline upon which we measure client success. The Associate Director is a support for parents, staff and instructors and provides advice and recommendations for advocacy.

Position Type: Permanent, full time

Reports to: Executive Director

Remuneration: $70,000 + annual salary, medical and dental health benefits, professional development budget, and generous vacation provision.

Responsibilities:

Education Services Operations:

The Associate Director leads LDS operations at its Learning Centres and in schools. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Management of relations with school principals and School Board representatives
  • Management of service provision contracts and oversight of scheduling logistics
  • Review of existing and prospective client files including testing (psych-ed assessments, speech and language assessments, OT etc.)
  • Debrief of student cases with instructors and development of individualized instruction plans
  • Consultation with parents and school teachers
  • Oversight of clients at all LDS locations
  • Oversight of case management as needed
  • General duties involved with delivering LDS ‘best practices’ to students

Staff Management:

The Associate Director of Learning Support supervises all LDS Learning Support staff, including supporting staff management of LDS instructors, their performance evaluations, and in progress monitoring of clients.

Advocacy and Parent Support:

The Associate Director leads LDS Learning Support staff in the provision of support and advocacy for parents, in order to foster knowledge, confidence and resources to improve student outcomes. This includes delivery of parent advocacy workshops that help foster a better understanding of unique learning needs, and providing support with school-based teams and school programs.

Competencies:

  • Very strong leadership, presentation and management skills
  • Very good relationship building skills with external partners and professionals
  • 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 and requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Education or equivalent
  • BC Public School Certified Teacher
  • Minimum of 5-year direct classroom and/or resource room experience
  • 3-5+ years experience working with students with learning disabilities (literacy, numeracy and foundational skills)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the current BC curriculum
  • Reliable personal vehicle
  • Criminal record clearance
  • Eligibility to work in Canada

Equity: LDS is committed to employment equity and believes that a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply.

Accessibility: Please note, LDS’s main office space is located on the ground floor of the building.

Please send your resume and cover letter as ONE PDF by 5pm FEBRUARY 2, 2020 to Rachel Forbes, Interim Executive Director at ed@ldsociety.ca 

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