Calgary French & International School
Calgary, AB
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Assistant Teachers (Junior Preschool to KG)

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Job status
June 30 2023
Starting date
August 24 2023

Calgary French & International School (CFIS) is a full French language immersion co-educational independent school, serving nearly 730 students from preschool through to Grade 12. For over 50 years, families have chosen CFIS because of our immersive French language learning environment that inspires children’s unique curiosity and exploration of the world around them.

Our dedicated faculty, staff and administration team partner with CFIS families to provide an extraordinary learning experience. Our students benefit from innovative teaching and learning approaches to address global challenges, and are empowered to take responsibility as open-minded, curious citizens who are prepared for the ever-changing world around them.

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Principal of Early Childhood Education / Coordinator of Accreditation & Licensing
Ten month, Full & Part Time, Temporary & Probationary

Job Description:

CFIS is seeking candidates for Anticipatory Assistant Teacher positions in Early Childhood Education for the 2023-2024 school year.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Assist in the implementation of the daily program and instructional activities;
  • Work with children individually or in small groups to develop knowledge, skills, and competencies;
  • Provide thorough and active supervision of students at all times, and developmentally appropriate behavioural guidance;
  • Participate in maintaining a safe, clean, and welcoming classroom environment;
  • Collaborate with ECE team members for program implementation and development;
  • Support children’s ongoing development and growth, in alignment with best practices in early childhood and French immersion education;
  • Supervise outdoor play, snack, rest, and meal times;
  • Lead and implement before- and/or after-school programming for students in preschool to Grade 6;
  • Maintain professional attitudes and loyalty to CFIS;
  • Participate in professional workshops or courses for the improvement of Early Childhood Education;
  • Maintain confidentiality about children, their families, and other employees inside and outside of the school;
  • Follow directions given by Lead Teachers, Coordinator of Licensing; Coordinator of Before and After School & Auxiliary Programs, and Principal of Early Childhood Education.
  • Other duties as needed.

Qualifications and requirements



  • Early Childhood Education certification with a minimum of Level 1 Child Care Assistant required;  Level 2 or higher is an asset;
  • Valid Standard Level B (Childcare) First Aid certification;
  • An understanding of the emergent curriculum model;
  • Fluent spoken French is required.

Prior experience with children aged 3-5 is desirable. The successful candidate will need to provide, or have on file, an updated Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to commencing work.


Skills, Technical and Behavioural Competencies Required:


  • Awareness of best practices in French immersion education;
  • Awareness of licensing requirements in early childhood programs;
  • Sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others;
  • Warm, friendly, positive personality;
  • Ability to relate well to children and colleagues;
  • Exemplary communication skills;
  • Professionalism in dealing with all stakeholders;
  • Interpersonal skills that foster collegiality and blend with CFIS’s values; and
  • Commitment to continuous learning and growth.



As per the CFIS hourly pay grid.

Posting Closes:


 If this position sounds like the perfect fit for you, please submit your cover letter and resume to Apply Now. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At CFIS we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway with a cover letter and resume describing why you are a great fit and to help us learn more about you. You may be just the right candidate!

We thank all applicants in advance for their submission.  Posting remains open until filled.

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