Learning Disabilities Society (LDS) 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 are seeking an upbeat, passionate, and self-motivated instructor who can individualize lesson plans based on students’ varying academic strengths and stretches. The Mathematics-focused instructor will provide primarily one-on-one direct instruction in mathematics and must also be able to support students in reading and/or writing as well.
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
Reports to: Program Manager and Learning Support Manager
Location: East Vancouver (main office, 3292 East Broadway) and/or North Vancouver (TBD)
Start Date: September 2020
Hours: 37 hours a week. Instruction occurs Monday to Friday between 9am and 8pm, as well as Saturdays between 9am and 5pm. Must be available to work evenings and Saturdays.
Remuneration: $48,000 + , paid vacation time, generous extended health and dental benefits, professional development opportunities.
- Work with our staff to deliver high quality, customized one-to-one remedial education to our students
- Be punctual to all sessions
- Provide session reports to parents after each session
- Attend instructor in-services and workshops throughout the year
- Maintain documentation and records for students, ensuring confidentiality in reporting
- Create and maintain a positive and supportive culture for learning
- Contribute to our team learning and be an advocate for LDS in the community
Qualifications and Requirements
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Well-organized with excellent leadership abilities
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of the B.C. Curriculum (grades 1-10)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Mathematics, or Sciences
- Self-motivated and self-directed
- Ability to provide homework support for high school students
- Criminal Record Check with the vulnerable sector
- Eligibility to work in Canada
- Experience working with students with diagnosed or suspected learning disabilities
- Experience in teaching or tutoring environment in math and reading or writing
If you’re passionate about providing inclusive education for children and youth with learning differences, we’d love to hear from you! We’re looking for a professional, personable, and easy-going instructor who can provide specialized instruction to students who learn differently. Candidates must be fluent in English, connect with students of differing ages and abilities, and be able to teach math up to minimum of grade 9, as well as reading (phonics, comprehension) and/or writing skills.
We are looking for instructors who would like to grow with us. In addition to the qualifications above we welcome applications from individuals who are interested in applying their knowledge, experience, and entrepreneurial spirit to our programming.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications are considered as received. Thank you for your interest!
Please send your resume and cover letter to Claire Matthews, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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 email@example.com
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.