Whitby is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who have experience with children to work as substitute teachers.
Experienced candidates should hold a degree. Experience or knowledge of Montessori education and/or International Baccalaureate is highly desirable; all positions require team teaching and strong collaborative skills.
Some of the areas for substitute teaching include:
- Infant-Toddler Teachers (Ages 18 months to 3 years)
- Early Childhood Teachers (Ages 3-5 years)
- Elementary Teachers (Ages 6-10)
- Middle School Teachers (Grades 5-8)
- Learning Specialists (Special Education, Math Specialists, Gifted and Talented)
- Special Area Teachers (Art, Music, Drama, Foreign Language, and Physical Education
Whitby School is a community of educators dedicated to helping students develop a passion for learning while empowering them to become open-minded, principled citizens in a global community. Whitby’s staff and faculty are passionate about teaching because we ourselves are passionate about learning.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Whitby School seeks an experienced, innovative Learning Support teacher to join our dynamic and collaborative faculty. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional learner to contribute to the Whitby School Vision and Mission through a commitment to Whitby students, colleagues, and the community.
The Learning Support teacher is an integral member of the SAIL Department, specifically tasked with providing targeted early intervention in literacy. The Learning Support teacher is expected to provide effective and consistent learning support across the identified grades in accordance with the Special Assistance In Learning (SAIL) handbook. He/ she will work collaboratively with all members of the teaching team to identify students with support needs. The Learning Support teacher will teach individual students and/or small groups of students using appropriate and motivating materials. Student contact is based on need and is either push-in or pull-out as per the SAIL referral process and Learning Support Handbook. In addition, the Learning Support Teacher will...
- Guide and support teachers as they follow the protocols and recommendations of the SAIL handbook.
- Assist classroom and single-subject teachers in implementing accommodations and modifications in work tasks to better match the needs of all learners.
- Assess students formally and informally, including classroom observations, which results in assessment reports, circulation of relevant findings, meetings with parents and teachers, designing of Learning Support Plans (LSPs), and monitoring further recommendations.
- Provide ongoing and timely feedback (academic progress, social/personal, etc.) to individual students.
- Collaborate as part of the Child Study Team meeting to discuss students and review the quality of the services offered at Whitby.
- Confer with all parties to model and support differentiation in the classroom.
- Where necessary, work with teachers to create an instructional plan for any identified student.
- Communicate with other professionals such as speech therapists, psychologists, and occupational therapists.
- Provide a point of contact for teachers to discuss students with learning challenges.
- Provide regular opportunities to liaise with parents and class teachers to discuss student progress.
- Establish and maintain positive relationships with students and parents.
- Proactively collaborate with colleagues.
- Respect the confidentiality of all school data and student information.
- Attend faculty, in-service, grade level, and department meetings.
- Must have a Master’s Degree in literacy, special education, or a closely related field from an accredited institution
- Minimum of 2 years experience working in the area of learning support or a related field
- Experience with formal and informal reading and writing assessments
- Minimum of 2 years experience working with K – 5 grade students
- Thorough understanding of the current research in early literacy instruction and intervention
- Meets all local or state health requirements
Please submit a resume to LWeiss2@whitbyschool.org.