Learning Support Teacher

The Vancouver Waldorf School (VWS), located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, is seeking an experienced Learning Support Teacher.


  • excellent written, verbal and organizational skills
  • competency in identifying instructional approaches for the inclusion of diverse learners
  • responsible for planning, developing, implementing and oversight of Individualized Educational Plans (IEP), based on the BC Ministry of Education guidelines, for high school students in grades 9 through 12
  • provide ongoing, one-to-one and small group learning support sessions for grade 9 to 12 students with IEPs
  • facilitate IEP team meetings and participate in parent/teacher conferences as needed during or after school hours
  • work collaboratively, and provide resources and support to other Learning Support team members, teachers, educational assistants, parents, administrators and staff
  • write reports for IEP students 2-3x per year
  • attend regular meetings of the VWS Care Group as a member and liaison/representative of the high school
  • carry out classroom observations, assessments and recommendations for students identified through referral process
  • attend weekly meetings with Learning Support teams
  • collaborate with Learning Support teams and administration on Special Education budget and allocation of learning support resources at the high school
  • Oversee the use of the high school Learning Centre and resources
  • attend weekly high school faculty meetings and monthly full faculty meetings
  • collaborate as a member of VWS committee work, and participate in professional development workshops and Open House events

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of teaching experience
  • Bachelor of Education, BC. Teaching Certificate, Special Education certificate or equivalent experience
  • Waldorf Teacher training or experience with Waldorf education
  • Educational Assistant or Special Education training or experience
  • Orton Gillingham or reading specialist experience

Please send your resume, cover letter, and references to hrc@vws.ca
Location of work: North Vancouver, BC
Contact Information: 604-985-7435; hrc@vws.ca
Salary: $45,150 to $66,137/year prorated to FTE based on experience and credentials
Benefits: Extended medical and dental after 3 months of employment; pension match after 1 year.

Refer to the Employment Opportunities page for details about working at the VWS.