French Teacher, Junior & Middle School

  • The York School
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Aug 03, 2022
Contract Teaching / Support Positions

Job Description

1 Year Contract Starting Late August 2022

Do you enjoy working with a team of people who are innovative, dynamic, collaborative, progressive and global-minded? If so then we are looking for you to join our community as a French Teacher. The York School offers an inclusive culture and values creativity, individuality and new ideas. 

Like our students, staff at The York School are inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and engaged citizens of the world. Leaders and experts in their field, they are open to change and committed to improving lives through education. 

JOB PURPOSE:

The York School is looking for a French Teacher to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and/or Middle Years Programme (MYP). The successful candidate will be an Ontario Certified Teacher with training and experience teaching French as a second language. The key responsibilities include teaching French in either the Junior or Middle School, collaborative planning, attending meetings, a commitment to participate in co-curricular activities, supervision duties and any other duties related to fulfilling the position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach Junior and/or Intermediate Level French
  • Teach within the IB (International Baccalaureate) framework and philosophy
  • Prepare course objectives, lesson plans and outline for course of study, following IB and ministry curriculum guidelines, and deliver program
  • Incorporate technology in lessons to enhance the classroom experience 
  • Ongoing assessment of students, including report cards, progress reports and marking
  • Establish and enforce student expectations with disciplinary strategies for an effective teaching and learning environment 
  • Lead co-curricular activities (specifically coaching)
  • Participate in or lead experiential trips
  • Supervision duties as well as other duties related to the position
  • Participate in collaborative planning, committees and meetings

QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Must have an Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Certificate (Junior and/or Intermediate Divisions) 
  • Qualifications in French
  • Training and experience teaching the IB (International Baccalaureate) PYP (Primary Years Programme) or MYP (Middle Years Programme) are considered  assets
  • Familiarity with the Managebac and Blackboard learning platforms considered an asset
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with students, parents and teachers cheerfully, enthusiastically, courteously, patiently and with discretion 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and busy environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • A proactive team player who is flexible and self-motivated with a “How can I help?” attitude
  • Proficiency in Google Applications considered an asset

THE YORK SCHOOL'S CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Breadth of Contribution
  • Relationship Focused
  • Service Orientation
  • Communication & Collaboration Inclusivity
  • Integrity & Trust

THE YORK SCHOOL'S FACULTY COMPETENCIES:

  • Planning & Preparation Student Learning
  • Delivery of Instruction
  • Managing Classroom Culture & Environment

WORKING REQUIREMENTS:

  • The York School Campus, Toronto

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY:

Employees at The York School are inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and engaged citizens of the world. Leaders in their field, they are collaborative, open to change and committed to improving lives through education. We are committed to professional development, and provide a competitive compensation, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) and benefit package to our employees. 

THE YORK SCHOOL VALUES DIVERSITY: 

At The York School, our mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world. As such, we are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. The York School will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Human Resources by email at yorkhr@yorkschool.com or by phone at 416- 926-1325. 

HOW TO APPLY:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply here by submitting their cover letter and resume by August 14, 2022.

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.