We are seeking a passionate, dedicated educator, who has a genuine love for learning and helping youth learn and grow. You will have a desire and commitment to supporting youth with barriers in order to help them become independent, self-supporting and contributing members of our community. You will create a safe classroom environment to create a relationship of mutual trust and have the ability to provide differentiated and individualized learning. You will be committed to working in a positive and collaborative team atmosphere to ensure the students’ success and the success of the Ignite program, that will extend well beyond the classroom.
Duties and Responsibilities:
In partnership with the Ignite staff and team, you will research, develop, and deliver the Ignite curriculum:
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
- Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods and interactive learning which may including lectures, discussions, and demonstrations along with various visual and audio means.
- Provide differentiated and individualized learning for students with various behavioral and academic learning challenges.
- Observe and evaluate student’s work to determine progress, make suggestions, and provide opportunities for improvement.
- Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems or special academic interests to facilitate learning.
- Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
- Coordinate and align scheduling and individual student planning with colleagues.
- Register, orient, and assess new students according to standards and procedures.
Professional Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:
- A Bachelor of Education degree or an Adult Education Certificate with a minimum of 2-5 years professional teaching experience from an accredited institution.
- A proficiency in backwards planning in order to prepare students for writing the Canadian GED exam (reading & writing sections).
- Strong working knowledge of instructional and classroom technology to teach in the classroom and online.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills both written and oral.
- Previous experience and in interest in collaborating and working with youth and/or young adults in a supportive and consistent manner. You are culturally and socially sensitive and aware of the issues the youth of today are facing.
- Collaborate with Ignites social worker to support students and possess a high level of patience, compassion, and empathy in working with the students.
- Excellent problem-solving, negotiation, and mediation skills.
- Budget academic time appropriately to meet stated goals.