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Lucia Llano,
Associate, Student Recruiting
416-483-4325, ext. 1220
studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca

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Careers at The Bishop Strachan School

Everything we do at BSS is in support of girls’ learning. We empower our students to become confident and compassionate women, tomorrow’s transformational leaders. This happens because our faculty and staff are the very best at what they do, and are inspired to contribute in meaningful ways to our Culture of Powerful Learning.

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Opportunities

Internationally acclaimed for its unique environment and expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) has built a reputation over its long history as an undisputed leader in education. Offering a challenging, lively and creative atmosphere, a roster of uniquely qualified faculty and staff, and an inspiring campus featuring a spectacular science and arts wing, BSS inspires each student to find her passion, pursue her dreams and reach her potential through a rigorous academic program.

Helping students become smart, independent, compassionate young women, BSS provides the tools, technology and innovation required to thrive in post-secondary pursuits and beyond. Our unique whole girl approach, commitment to excellence and embodiment of strong values create a profound and powerful learning environment within a supportive, engaged community.

To support our mission of providing our students with the best educational experience, we strive for excellence in every facet of the organization – including providing a stimulating, creative and lively work environment that attracts the best staff and faculty. We are seeking the right candidate to fill the position of:

After Care Program Teacher

Reports To:  After Care Program Co-ordinator

Hours:  3:00 to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday when school is in session during September to June. Participation in professional learning days and staff meetings throughout the year.

Summary of Position: The After Care Program Teachers, in conjunction with the After Care Program Co-ordinator, offer JK-Grade 6 program supervision and homework assistance within a caring and nurturing environment. In addition, the Co- ordinator and Teachers incorporate a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that are consistent with a Reggio-inspired approach from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Assists students in small groups or individually with daily homework tasks
  • Develops daily activities for the girls to do upon completion of homework
  • Organizes weekly activities ensuring all supplies are in stock
  • Supervises students in playground and classroom
  • Documents student learning and collaborate with Co-ordinator to plan future activities
  • Co-ordinates snacks
  • Liaises with other teachers and parents ensuring needs of students are met
  • Organizes and co-ordinates with Service Learning Department to offer volunteer opportunities for Senior School students within the program
  • Inputs monthly After Care charges
  • Performs duties to assist with Fun Plus Programs
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Performs other duties as required

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Member of the Ontario College of Teachers with a related teaching degree
  • Working/volunteer experience with girls 4 to 10 years of age in camp or daycare setting
  • Current in First Aid/CPR
  • A sense of humour and fun, positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills. Able to handle multiple priorities in a professional manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with particular emphasis on Word and Excel
  • Experience working in a Google environment including drive, docs, sheets, calendars and communities an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with students, staff and parents
  • Commitment to the vision of the school

We offer a competitive compensation package and are members of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Interested applicants should forward cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating the After Care Program Teacher in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity  in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Renowned for its expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, BSS offers a single-gender environment that helps girls achieve their best, both academically and in their life’s pursuits. Continually reaching forward, renewing itself and keeping time with the fast-paced changes and increasing demands of the complicated world its graduates will face, BSS believes girls can do anything and strives to give them the 21st century tools to achieve whatever their dreams.

Experienced teachers/instructors who have been actively engaged in ongoing professional growth and are excited about making a difference in the lives of young women are encouraged to apply for the following position for the 2019-20 academic year:

Lifeguard / Swim and After Care Instructor
Part-Time
One-Year Contract

You are an energetic, experienced swim instructor looking for a part-time position during the school months of September to June each year. You love working with young children and have approximately 25 hours each week to dedicate to this role. You will work as a member of a team assisting with the Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 Red Cross Swim Program. Two to three years’ experience working in an educational, public recreation or camp setting is ideal. Current NLS, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, First Aid and CPR certificates are required. In addition,
you will work with our After Care team to provide creative programming after school.

Hours from Monday to Friday
Pool Instruction: 12:00 to 3:00 pm
After Care Instruction: 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Additional hours may be required from time-to-time.

Interested applicants should forward cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Part-Time Swim and After Care Instructor in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

SENIOR SCHOOL POSITION
2019-20 Academic Year

Renowned for its expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, BSS offers a single-gender environment that helps girls achieve their best, both academically and in their life’s pursuits. Continually reaching forward, renewing itself and keeping time with the fast-paced changes and increasing demands of the complicated world its graduates will face, BSS believes girls can do anything and strives to give them the 21st century tools to achieve whatever their dreams.

Our teachers and skilled group of staff provide a rigorous curricular experience that embraces inquiry-based instructional strategies. We are seeking highly collaborative people who are passionate about technology and who actively seek the opportunity for exciting projects and deep connections to learning. All those who are excited about making a difference in the lives of young women are encouraged to apply for the following position for the 2019-20 academic year:

Idea Lab Technician (Design Technology)
One-Year Appointment (with possibility of renewal)

At BSS we provide an opportunity for our students to explore, design and build in a state of the art Idea Lab, with access to 3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting, microelectronics, power tools, hand tools, digital fabric printing, sewing machines and more. The mandate of our technology program is to provide students and teachers with the tools, materials, training and expertise to translate innovative ideas into reality.

As the Idea Lab Technician you will support teachers from all areas of the school as their students design and create products using technology. You will work closely with our design technology teachers to maintain and install new technology, provide training to teachers and students, help maintain a safe and functional lab space and use a variety of advanced tools to support student projects.

You have experience using and maintaining traditional and rapid-prototyping tools, have knowledge and experience in maintaining safe workshop practices, and you’re excited by the opportunity to support innovative teaching and learning using design technologies. Ideally, you have skills in the areas of 2D design and 3D CAD software, 3D printing, laser cutting, machining, electronics, the use of hand tools and textiles. As we aim to remain on the cutting edge of design and technology, you will also be excited by the opportunity to learn how to operate new tools, and experiment with processes to find new ways to support the creation of beautiful, efficient and innovative student work.

You enjoy tinkering and exploring different ways of making objects. You see connections between materials and processes and recognize that good outcomes come from experimentation and multiple iterations. You are organized, flexible, and collaborative.

BSS is a learning environment for everyone and only those inspired by the opportunity to participate and contribute to that environment will be considered.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Idea Lab Technician in the subject line. Interviews will be held during the week of August 19, 2019.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our School fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Working at BSS

At BSS you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled setting, with access to innovative tools, support and resources. If you enjoy a diverse and dynamic workplace, and share our commitment to high standards, we invite you to explore a career with BSS.

We thank all candidates in advance and will contact only those selected for an interview.

We believe that diversity in our school fosters an inclusive and creative environment, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

The Bishop Strachan School is committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact Elisabeth Gsoels,Executive Assistant, Human Resources and Professional Growth at 416-483-4325, ext. 1163 or by email at EGsoels@bss.on.ca.

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