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St. John’s-Ravenscourt School (SJR) provides a respectful learning community for our students that inspires academic excellence, creative expression, active healthy living and social responsibility in order to develop compassionate and confident individuals. SJR is an independent co-educational Kindergarten to Grade 12 university-preparatory day and boarding school.  We are currently recruiting for the positions of:

SENIOR SCHOOL FRENCH TEACHER

Full-time (1.0 EFT) 1 Year Term Position (September 2017 - September 2018)

Nature and Scope

The successful candidate will work with a passionate and experienced team of language teachers to create a positive and engaging learning environment for our students.  S/he will demonstrate superior teaching ability to deliver French courses. Commitment to developing the whole-child by participating in our co-curricular programmes is essential.  S/he will embrace contemporary teaching and learning practices, and be committed to ongoing professional growth.  Furthermore, the successful candidate will carry out planning, lesson delivery, assessment and student support as well as communicate with parents, and advisors in a timely and effective manner.  S/he will be part of a dynamic campus environment where highly motivated students and dedicated staff combine to create a vital, inclusive community.

Teaching Responsibilities

Planning:

  • Develop and/or implement thoughtful lesson plans to accelerate student progress beyond basic grade-level competency;
  • Create dynamic and relevant lessons and learning experiences;
  • As the academic year progresses, make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities;
  • Contribute to the planning of programmes of study and schemes of work appropriate to the needs of all students.

Delivery:

  • Teach a full-range French Manitoba curriculum from Grade 9 through 12;
  • Demonstrate a student-centred approach as well as a commitment to the development of all language skills in the students;
  • Assist students with comprehension and application of various linguistic concepts in verbal and written communication forms;
  • Employ a variety of innovative pedagogical strategies, including the integration and implementation of technology in language teaching;
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communicative skill in French;
  • Provide a stimulating classroom environment;
  • Maintain a safe, clean, welcoming, and positive learning environment;
  • Maintain behavioural expectations in the classroom by applying consistent and fair boundaries;
  • Address student questions, focusing on areas of greatest difficulty;
  • Offer extra tutorial support;
  • Model and foster good working and learning habits in students;
  • Ensure the students have appropriate academic resources;
  • Behave in a respectful manner at all times with students, faculty, staff, and parents.

Assessment:

  • Use frequent formative and summative assessment to evaluate students’ progress;
  • Keep accurate records of progress;
  • Be prepared to re-assess for students’ best interests;
  • Deliver consistent feedback to students to keep them apprised of their progress;
  • Inform parents/advisor/Vice-Principal Academic of the child’s progress via direct contact and the completion of written reports.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the co-curricular programme;
  • Act as an Advisor to a selected group of students;
  • Commit to all assigned school duties;
  • Participate in department and school meetings, including parent meetings;
  • Deal tactfully with faculty, students, parents and the public;
  • Be willing to participate in school events and activities, including overnight trips with students.

Knowledge and Skills

Education:

  • Post-secondary degree;
  • B.Ed. or equivalent, with a post-graduate degree an asset;
  • Accredited to teach in the Province of Manitoba

Experience/Skills:

  • Significant experience teaching French at the secondary level;
  • Familiarity with Grade 9-12 Manitoba French curriculum;
  • Ability to integrate technology into teaching and learning;
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented, adaptable to changing priorities and procedures;
  • Excellent teamwork, analytical thinking, planning, organization, and problem solving skills;
  • High level of energy and patience;
  • Other assets include experience in an independent school setting.

Requirements

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry clearance is a condition of initial and ongoing employment;
  • Works well under pressure and to tight deadlines, maintains a calm and analytical mindset;
  • Work environment and responsibilities of this position provide for a high degree of self-direction in setting work priorities.

Qualified applicants should forward their applications, including cover letter and résumé, to the attention of Ms. Michelle Woods, Human Resources no later than Sunday, June 18, 2017:

Ms. Michelle Woods, B.A., H.R.M.
Human Resources Coordinator
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School
400 South Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 3K5
Fax: 204.477.2466
E-mail: careers@sjr.mb.ca

By submitting an application for employment, applicants consent to the School conducting inquiries into suitability for employment by contacting references provided and/or former employers, verification of academic records and any information publicly available online, including social media. The duration of this consent is limited from the time of my application to the time that hiring for the 2017-2018 school year is completed. This information will not be shared with any other organization or individual outside of the School, without your request or prior authorization, unless required or permitted by law.

SJR encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all those who submit applications; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.