Calgary Academy is currently accepting applications for a full-time Literacy Specialist with a focus on Writing skills, beginning immediately.
About the School:
For more than 30 years, Calgary Academy has provided an unparalleled environment that embraces students' unique learning needs, while simultaneously inspiring them to achieve their potential. Our academic program has two streams: Academy, for students with learning difficulties struggling to consistently perform at grade level, and Collegiate, for students performing at or above grade level and looking for new challenges in their learning. Together, our two programs combine to create a vibrant learning community.
Our approach provides a safe, secure, predictable learning environment where compassionate teachers enable students to realize their full academic potential, achieve independence as learners, experience social success, and strengthen their self-esteem and self-confidence. The result is a positive, life changing impact on our students and their families.
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About the Role:
The Literacy and Numeracy program is a critical component of the Calgary Academy program. Responsible for working with students in grades 2-9, the specialized Literacy Specialists provide rapid remediation support to students in their area of greatest need. This role involves working with students needing individualized supports and strategies in developing writing and reading skills. The successful candidate won't be helping students memorize the five-paragraph essay structure, instead, they will guide students through the process of idea generation to publishing, with an emphasis on precision and composition. If you believe that all students have untapped potential, and you're committed to helping them find it, this could be the role for you!
Highlight of Key Responsibilities:
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
We offer a competitive salary as per Teachers Salary grid, benefit package and professional development opportunities. Successful candidates will be provided training in assessment processes and the programs used at a specific centre.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates can apply directly with cover letter, resume and three references by January 30, 2019 to:
Erika Bowley, Director of Human Resources: careers at calgaryacademy.com
In your cover letter please share your teaching philosophy and how children with learning disabilities can maximize their potential.
Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Job Type: Full-time