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Part Time
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Grade 3/4 Elementary Generalist Teacher (Probationary)

Location: John Davidson School

Anticipated Start Date: August 26, 2024

Anticipated End Date: June 26, 2025

Assignment: Grade 3/4 Elementary Generalist

FTE: 0.7 Probationary

The Palliser School Division is committed to engendering and supporting the values of the broader society: empathy, integrity, respect, trust, and responsibility. If the children of this community are to realize these values, the division acknowledges its responsibility to provide an exemplary education. Students come first. Learning is our central purpose. Public education serves the common good. The Palliser School Division encourages an inclusive and equitable workplace, which supports our diverse student and employee community. We encourage all applicants to join our dynamic, diverse, and collaborative culture and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

Located in the town of Coaldale and supporting students from Pre-School to Grade 12, John Davidson School invites motivated educators to apply for apply for this Probationary, Part-Time Grade 3/4 teaching assignment starting August 26, 2024. John Davidson School is an alternative program for Low German-speaking Mennonite children. The school teaches full Alberta curriculum in English, in a setting that respects families culture and language. In addition, students have German and Bible-time class. The learning environment is sensitive to the LGM culture.

When you apply to the Palliser School Division, you can feel good about serving our future leaders and contributing to student success.

Benefits: Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) coverage (as per collective agreement).Responsibilities: Establishes clear objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of Alberta Education, and communicates these objectives to students. Prepares for assigned classes, and demonstrates written evidence of preparation upon request. Prepares materials for learning, and classrooms for activities, as appropriate.

Instructs using a variety of instructional approaches appropriate for grade level, student needs and program focus. Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. Assigns lessons and corrects homework.

Observes and evaluates students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Prepares, administers, and grades a variety of student evaluative tools such as projects, tests, assignments in order to evaluate students' progress. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct student records as required.

Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order and safety among the students for whom they are responsible, under the guidance of the Principal. Enforces all administrative policies and rules governing students.

Meets with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress. Confers with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to discuss children's progress and resource needs, and to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems, as appropriate.

Confers with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula. Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of school programs. Attends professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence. Attends staff meetings, and serves on staff committees as required.

Prepares students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks. Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Prepares and implements remedial programs for students requiring extra help. Instructs and monitors students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injury and damage. Provides special needs students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms, as necessary.

Plans and supervises class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, as appropriate, and guides students in learning from such activities. Uses computers, multi-media, and other equipment and materials to support the learning process. Organizes and supervises recreational and other activities as appropriate, to promote physical, mental, and social development. Sponsors extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests, as appropriate. Performs supervisory duties, as assigned, such as hall, cafeteria and playground monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.

Plans assignments for Education Assistants, Special Education and other classroom support staff as appropriate, and assists the Principal in their supervision and evaluation of performance.

Performs other related tasks as appropriate, including organizing materials, displaying students' work, as assignedExperience & Qualifications: Alberta Teaching Certificate;

Previous experience administering elementary school curriculum;

Successful Criminal Reference Check, including vulnerable sectors (within 3 months of contract start date). Skills and Competencies: Confidence, skill, knowledge and understanding of differentiated instruction, student engagement, and assessment practices

Strong work ethic

Ability to relate well with students, staff and parents

An ethic of service to students, colleagues, and community

Strong interpersonal skills combined with the ability to create positive relationships and establish rapport

Trustworthiness and integrity

Commitment to the Palliser Policy-Governance model

Ability to articulate a coherent understanding of educational aims

Commitment to fostering collaborative working relationships

Ability to manage professional learning time and be a self-starter

Commitment to personal lifelong learning

Commitment to the lifelong quest for self-understanding

Commitment to strengthening communication skills.In order to maintain a safe and secure working environment, applicants new to The Palliser School Division must provide: Criminal Record Check, including vulnerable sector check from Local Police Service or RCMP detachment;

Social Insurance Number (SIN) card or document issued by Service Canada; SIN card/document must be in current legal name. Name on SIN card/document must match your Government Issued ID and Criminal Record Check;

Government issued ID - valid driver's license, valid passport or Nexus card.Please ensure you attach the following documentation to your application: Cover letter directed to Fred Jack , Principal, John Davidson School ;

Resume summarizing training and experience;

Copy of your most recent evaluation;

Copy of your valid Alberta Teaching Certificate;

Minimum of three professional references.We thank all those who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

By virtue of the submission of an application, the applicant agrees that the superintendent or designate can contact previous employers for the purpose of conducting confidential reference checks whether or not the applicant has listed a reference for that employer.

Ms. Audrey Kluin, Associate Superintendent

Palliser School Division