Careers at SJK

St. John’s-Kilmarnock (SJK) School is an independent day and boarding school in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. SJK offers a world of learning where we embrace innovation, diversity and internationalism. Our expectations are high; students are encouraged to find balance through academics, sports, arts, service and leadership. We have dedicated and inspirational educators, attentive to the needs of individual students and their families. The School’s co-ed Boarding Residence is located in close proximity to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens.

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Current Faculty Opportunities

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  • Lower School Aftercare Supervisor

    Job Title: Lower School Aftercare Supervisor

    Location: St. John’s-Kilmarnock School (SJK)
     
    Position Summary: 
     
    SJK seeks a highly motivated and committed individual to be a Lower School Aftercare Supervisor. During school hours, the Aftercare Supervisor will provide support for classroom teachers and then continue their duties supervising children until they are picked up by their parents. In addition, the Aftercare Supervisor will develop age-appropriate activities that support the growth and development of our students while maintaining a safe play environment at all times. In addition, they will maintain accurate attendance records to facilitate billing to parents. 

    Start Date: August 30, 2024.  
    Contract: Part-Time, 10-month contract
    Daily Schedule: 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Hourly Rate of Pay: In the range of $23.00 to $25.00 per hour
      
    Qualifications and Experience:
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience working with children from the ages of 4-11 years 
    • Camp counselor experience is helpful 
    • Work experience at other after-school programs, camps, or daycares is desirable
    • First aid training is an asset
    • Enrollment in or completion of a diploma or degree program such as teaching or early childhood education (ECE) would be relevant
    Experience and Competencies:
    • A positive, enthusiastic, and encouraging approach to learning and all aspects of school life
    • A solution-focused approach to problem-solving
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
    • A proven ability to build a caring rapport with students
    • An ability to care for the needs of young children
    • An understanding of the importance of maintaining safe routines and clear expectations
    • Effective communication with students, parents, and colleagues
    • A team player with a strong work ethic
    • Working knowledge of Google Sheets for tracking and reporting student attendance
    Responsibilities:
    • Work with students in small groups and individually
    • Complete other tasks requested by the classroom teacher
    • Encourage and model positive student interactions
    • Promote a positive, engaging, and happy environment
    • Ensure that aftercare students are supervised at all times
    • Ensure students are following safety guidelines and the SJK Code of Conduct
    • Supervise students when they use various outdoor and indoor equipment
    • Supervise after school snack
    • Monitor and record daily attendance
    • Oversee the sign-in arrival and sign-out departure process
    School Description: 

    SJK is the leading co-educational independent school in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. The School, which was founded in 1972, is located on a beautiful 36-acre natural campus offering enriched educational programming for day students from JK–Grade 12 and international boarding students from Grades 9–12 through our accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. The School’s co-ed Boarding Residence is located in close proximity to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. 

    SJK offers a world of learning where we embrace innovation, diversity, and internationalism. We have dedicated and inspirational educators, attentive to the needs of individual students and their families. Our expectations are high; students are encouraged to find balance through academics, sports, arts, service, and leadership. As the only accredited IB World Continuum School in Southwestern Ontario, our students love to learn and graduate as confident, well-rounded individuals fully prepared for post-secondary education and life beyond. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens. 

    As a community, we believe in the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. We strive to be a place where every student, faculty, staff member, parent, and alumni feels that they are welcome and valued. We achieve this by living our core values and by appreciating that our learning community is enhanced by human differences. We value the unique experiences that each individual brings to our community and the myriad of perspectives that our diversity provides. We also recognize that it is our common humanity that binds us together as a community. We welcome applications from individuals who feel that they could make a positive contribution to our diverse community.

    To Apply:
     
    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward by email a letter of application and a résumé to Cheryl Boughton, Head of School by Friday, June 21, 2024, to: employment@sjkschool.org

    The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date. Candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Please be aware that the successful candidate will need to submit a vulnerable sector check.

    Thank you for taking the time to read our job posting and considering whether applying to SJK is the next step in your career journey. While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interviews.
  • Lower School and Upper School Supply Teachers

    Position Summary: 
    SJK is seeking highly motivated and committed supply teachers to be added to our Supply Teacher List. The successful candidates will be enthusiastic and innovative teachers who appreciate working in a collaborative environment, dedicated to the highest standards of teaching and learning. 
     
    Start Date:
    Available to work during the current academic year.

    Contract:
    Temporary Supply Teaching    
     
    Qualifications and Experience:
    • A Bachelor of Education Degree
    • Primary, Junior, Intermediate and/or Senior Divisional Qualifications
    • An Ontario College of Teachers Certificate, or eligibility for teacher certification in Ontario
    • OCT Membership in good standing
    • Experience teaching in the Primary, Junior, Intermediate and/or Senior Divisions is an asset
    • Experience teaching the International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP, DP is an asset
    • Independent school experience is an asset

    Competencies:

    • A positive, enthusiastic, and encouraging approach to learning and all aspects of school life
    • Collaborative and solution-focused, with a passion for teaching
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
    • A proven ability to build a caring rapport with students 
    • Effective communication with students, parents, and colleagues
    • An ability to instruct using a range of differentiated teaching strategies and technology
    • A dynamic, dedicated team player with a strong work ethic
    • Capacity to contribute to SJK’s co-curricular program
    • Willingness to learn, and commitment to personal growth and development

    To Apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward by email a letter of application and a résumé to Cheryl Boughton, Head of School as soon as possible to: employment@sjkschool.org
     
    SJK is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and opportunities for professional development in a vibrant, collegial work environment.

    While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interviews. As a condition of employment, a vulnerable sector screening will be required.

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