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North Vancouver Instructor – Contract

Learning Disabilities Society (LDS) is a growing, innovative, research-based, nonprofit organization serving children with suspected and diagnosed learning differences. Through our Research-informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) programs, we provide customized, one-to-one, or small group learning support for children and youth aged 3-18. Offered online, in school, through various camps, and at our LDS Learning Centres. Through early intervention, our goal is to make a transformative difference in the learning and life outcomes of students. Our ultimate goal is to effect systems change that leads to wide-ranging social benefits.

We provide specialized one-on-one instruction individualized for each client’s learning needs in reading, writing, mathematics, homework support, and organization. Students attend sessions 2+ times a week on a set schedule. Instructors work with the same clients throughout the year.

Locations: North Vancouver Learning Centre (315-1277 Lynn Valley Road), and/or Online

Start Date: As soon as possible

Part-time/Contract:10 to 29 hours a week. Instruction occurs Monday to Friday between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm, some daytime hours available, and Saturdays between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm.

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

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Work with our staff to deliver high quality, customized 1:1 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 instruction to help bridge these gaps
  • Set goals and objectives for each client six weeks after instruction begins
  • Write progress reports for each student
  • 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 Jenn Fane, Director of Education, at 

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.