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.
SJK is seeking a highly motivated and committed Boarding Assistant and Associate Teacher. Are you a recent Bachelor of Education graduate looking for a unique opportunity? Might you be looking for a way to develop your teaching skills and gain valuable hands-on experience working with elementary or high school students? Do you enjoy forming strong relationships and creating a positive culture? Does a live-in position at our Boarding Residence in Waterloo appeal to you?
We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Boarding Assistant and Associate Teacher to complement our existing faculty and boarding staff.
This ten month, live-in position requires you to become fully involved in the life of the boarding residence. As a member of the boarding community, you will supervise the after-school activities of the boarding students on a rotation basis, supporting cultural, adventurous and fun weekend and evening programming while offering comfort and support to students aged 14 - 18 years in their home-away-from-home. During the week, you will have the opportunity to build your teaching skills through a range of teaching opportunities such as co-teaching, providing class coverages, supervising students at the school and helping with co-curriculars.
Successful candidates should be energetic, enthusiastic, and have a genuine interest in working with teenagers, creating and delivering a fulfilling and dynamic boarding program. As a role model, healthy lifestyles and personal integrity are of paramount importance. Start Date:
August 30, 2021 Contract:
10 month contractSalary:
$40,000 plus accommodation in a one bedroom, one bathroom furnished suite at the residence and all meals (total value of the board and lodging package is $15,000). Qualifications and Experience:
- A Bachelor of Education Degree
- Experience teaching in the Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior Divisions is an asset
- Experience working in a camp or residential setting with children is an asset
- Independent school experience is an asset
- A First Aid certificate
- A positive, enthusiastic, and encouraging approach to all aspects of school life
- Collaborative and solution-focused
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
- A proven ability to build a caring rapport with students
- Effective communication with students and colleagues
- A dynamic, dedicated team player with a strong work ethic
- Willingness to learn, and commitment to personal growth and development
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward by email a letter of application and a résumé to Cheryl Boughton, Head of School by July 30, 2021
SJK is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and benefits package 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.