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: North Vancouver Learning Centre (315-1277 Lynn Valley Road)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Part-time/Contract: 10 to 29 hours a week. Instruction occurs Monday to Friday between 9am and 7pm, as well as Saturdays between 9am and 5:30pm. If you’re looking for more hours, please see our full time posting.
Remuneration: $28.00 to $36.00 per hour, professional development opportunities.
- 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 your resume and cover letter to Rachel Forbes, Executive Director at ED@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. Our North Vancouver location may be accessed by elevator.