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Below is a listing of current career opportunities with the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation. Please check back in the future for more opportunities.

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Teacher - Full-Time

The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation has an opportunity for a talented certified BC Teacher with a passion for making a difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families. The location is at our centre in north Burnaby. The start date for the position is September 1, 2021. 

The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation was formed in 1995 and has an established history with a strong reputation for excellence. The outcomes for individuals with Down syndrome can be maximized by providing opportunities for rich social connections with family and friends, participation in the community, optimal health care, as well as the opportunity to learn through instruction that is tailored to the profile of the learner. Our aim is to assist in the development of children into adults who are confident, self-reliant, resourceful, socially connected, and able to make positive contributions to their community. 

We offer a dynamic working environment where all members of our team problem solve together to create the best possible outcomes for the children and adults we serve. Our collaborative, interdisciplinary team offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, positive behaviour support, mental health services, comprehensive sexual education and one to one academic programs for students of all ages, as well as small group adult programs for students transitioning from high school. 

Qualifications:

  • Certified British Columbia Teaching Certificate
  • Experience in literacy and math instruction
  • Experience working with students who have exceptional learning needs

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a class of 8 young adults with Down syndrome to be a safe, fun, social environment where literacy and math skills are taught
  • Teach and establish self-regulation strategies
  • Implement Positive Behaviour support
  • Establish and enforce rules that create behaviours and routines that are conducive to the learning of all students
  • Participate as contributing member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Communicate effectively with parents, teaching assistant, OTs, SLPs, other community professionals (job coaches, behaviour analysts, family doctors, dietitians, respite workers)
  • Collaborate with Director of Education Programs and Services and teachers to ensure quality and effective programming
  • Administer assessments and provide progress reports
  • Provide one to one reading and math instruction to children and adults 

The Ideal Candidate: An interest in continual learning, the ability to be creative and innovative, and a positive, energetic personality are key attributes that you bring to the position. You especially enjoy people of all ages with developmental disabilities and use a student centered and fun approach to learning. You are comfortable collaborating with families. You create a fun and friendly environment in your classroom and in your individual sessions.  You appreciate the small gains that lead to success over time.  

Diversity & Inclusion: To be a diverse and inclusive workplace that is representative (at all levels) of the people we serve, DSRF welcomes and encourages applications from anyone who identifies as Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, a member of a visible minority population, and persons with disabilities. If you are a member of any of these groups and wish to contribute to furthering DSRF’s mission, we encourage you to self-identify in your application, cover letter and/or resume. 

Compensation: The salary is based upon a 37.5-hour work week and commensurate with experience as a teacher in the Burnaby School Board in a similar role.  

How to Apply: Interested candidates please forward your resume and cover letter to Eleanor Stewart, M.Ed, Director of Education Programs and Services

The DSRF team is a close-knit group of professionals who are proud of what they do and their organization. 

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1409 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
British Columbia, Canada
V5B 4J8

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