Social Emotional Learning Strategist (0.4 FTE)
Calgary French & International School (CFIS) is a full French language immersion co-educational independent school, serving over 750 students from preschool through to Grade 12. CFIS develops each student’s individual and academic potential in an academically rigorous program that is enriched with internationally-focused learning experiences and engagement in athletics and the fine arts. CFIS values openness, inquisitiveness, and understanding of both the community and the world beyond each student’s experience, and provides its students and employees with opportunities to lead and grow in a culture of mutual respect, creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. CFIS is a caring and supportive community for its students, faculty, and staff.
The learning strategist will coordinate individual program plans for students, collaborate with classroom teachers in the implementation of various strategies and communicate monthly updates to parents. The learning strategist will be responsible for implementing and following up on Individual Support Plans for students and will also be part of a team in supporting students in grade 7 to 12 with their social emotional needs.
In collaboration with teachers, students, and parents, create, implement and monitor students’ Individualized Program Plans.
- Support students to advocate for their learning needs;
- Help students develop personalized strategies for learning;
- Track assessment data for students with ISPs;
- Provide individual student and group learning support;
- Maintain working files on students who require support;
- Coordinate accommodations grade 6 Provincial Achievement Tests;
- Communicate monthly with families and students with ISPs;
- Provide best-practice professional development for CFIS faculty with respect to strategies to support student learning;
- Maintain regular communication with staff about effective learning strategies for students;
- Consult with parents and provide ongoing communication;
- Coordinate support meetings with students/families and external resources.
Qualifications and requirements
- Bachelor of Education, Bachelor/Master of Psychology;
- Eligible for or in possession of an Alberta Permanent or Interim Teaching Certificate;
- English is required for this position, additionally French or Spanish are an asset; and
- Valid first-aid certification (or willingness to obtain).
Prior experience teaching is desirable. The successful candidate will need to provide an updated Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (two shots approved by Health Canada) prior to commencing work.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
- The ability to work collaboratively with a team, as a contributing member;
- A solution-oriented focus to problem-solving;
- Strong interpersonal skills and relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff;
- Strong communication skills with parents and stakeholders both in written communications and in meetings;
- Demonstrate exemplary professionalism in dealings with all stakeholders;