The Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough is a non-profit community based organization that provides a wide range of services to children, youth and caregivers from all cultural and economic backgrounds. We are currently recruiting for a dynamic, highly skilled individual to join our team for the position of (part time) Junior Educational Instructor for (Grades 4 - 5).
The Club is preparing to launch a comprehensive program for children and youth to encourage continued learning and improve academic performance. This program will emphasize the development of the whole student (academically, culturally, and socially), while encouraging lifelong learning. Student progress is determined by assessing the student’s interest, understanding, and academic performance during sessions. The educational instructor will be expected to deliver the program with an understanding of the context of oppression, poverty and diversity.
The Primary/Junior Educational Instructor will be reporting to the Program Supervisor, and will be supported by a Junior Educational Assistant.
Statement of Purpose:
The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing, delivering, and evaluating lessons for our academic enhancement program. A skilled educator and excellent with students from diverse backgrounds, you will be dedicated to improving the academic performance of a small group of primary/junior students in the areas of Language, Mathematics, Science & Technology, and Social Studies.
Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
Work with the Educational Committee to identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds and learning styles.
Assess changing curricular needs and recommend plans for improvement.
Maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures (i.e. attendance, participant performance, etc).
Collaborate with peers (committee members, volunteers, program staff, etc.) to enhance the instructional environment.
Collaborate with the Program Supervisor to evaluate participant progress (academic, behavior, social development, and physical health) and prepare reports for parents and guardians
Actively participate in training and planning sessions, workshops, staff meetings and program evaluation.
Ensure that student growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or program classification.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor.
Measure all work responsibilities, performance goals and/or targets established in accordance with the performance planning process or as the result of organizational planning.
Conduct ongoing evaluation and measurement of program success; conduct comprehensive evaluation upon program's conclusion; work with Educational Committee to respond to such evaluations/measurements with constructive adaptability in a manner that is non-disruptive to the students.
A strong and adaptable team-member; establish positive working relationships with Supervisor, program staff, students, school staff, parents, community members and volunteers, as measured in part by program survey results.
Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, volunteers and other professionals on a regular basis.
Uphold professional and ethical standards while interacting with students, parents, peers, volunteers and community.
Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, effective coordination.
Demonstrate strong time management, interpersonal, motivational, and problem solving skills; have a strong work ethic; self-motivated, and able to work with minimum supervision.
Demonstrate awareness of the variety of factors, including academic, social, financial, health, and personal factors, often associated with poor academic performance.
Obtained or are currently pursuing in a Primary-Junior B.Ed. degree, and current OCT member in good standing.
Master degree preferred.
Experience in relevant subject area (Mathematics, Language, Science & Technology, Social Studies) is preferred.
Experience conducting active outreach to engage with students and families who may be reluctant to utilize resources is preferred.
Experience in non-traditional teaching environments and in holistic education would be an asset.
Hold a valid CPR/First Aid Certificate
Certified in High Five Training, or willing to acquire certification.
Legally eligible to work in Canada.
Job #: AI-2013