French Teacher - Junior School

York House School - Vancouver, BC
January 25, 2018

French Teacher - Junior School
Starts in January 2018
York House School, located in the heart of Vancouver, is one of Canada’s leading independent schools for girls. Founded in 1932 by seven progressive and insightful women, York House provides an outstanding education for approximately 650 girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Overview of Position
York House School is inviting applications from compassionate, innovative and qualified French Teachers committed to providing an exceptional 21st century learning environment for our girls. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in instructional and assessment practices, a passion for teaching, and a strong understanding of how girls learn best in a second language classroom. This teaching position involves teaching French in the Junior School beginning in January 2018.

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Master’s degree in French or equivalent is an asset
  • British Columbia Teachers certification or equivalent
  • Knowledge of AIM Language Learning is required
  • Two years of elementary teaching experience preferred
  • Independent School experience is an asset
  • Familiarity with DELF is an asset
  • Coaching and/or extra-curricular experience is an asset

Desired Qualities and Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of British Columbia Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Knowledge of the current research on girls and learning, developing critical 21st-century global capacities
  • Demonstrated experience as a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic educator
  • Collaborative and flexible, supportive and effective team-player
  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships with all stakeholders
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to educating the whole student
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology purposefully to transform learning
  • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction and assessment practices to meet the needs of individual learners
  • Experience with using Understanding by Design as a framework to teach for deeper understanding
  • Experience using an inquiry-based and project-based learning approach
  • Demonstrated passion for innovation and creativity in education
  • Committed to continuous professional growth and improvement

A criminal record and vulnerable sector check is a requirement.
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