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Senior School Associate Teacher

  • Faculty

Position Purpose & Overview

The Senior School Associate Teacher will assist with covering classes, the learning support team and other support results related to teaching and learning. The successful candidate will be directly involved in the academic programme of the Senior School and will ideally have a passion for teaching and inspiring learning in all of our students. We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication, organization, and collaboration skills, who can make a positive difference in our Senior School.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide TOC coverage from Grade 6 to Grade 12 in the MYP and DP programme, including specialist areas such as French, Art, PE, and Music as appropriate.
  • Fill in and cover classes for teachers who are absent from School.
  • Provide personalized instruction and learning support for individual students.
  • Work with the learning support team with in-class student support and co-teaching alongside subject teachers as appropriate.
  • Establish a day-to-day connection and sense of belonging with students and colleagues.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers supporting areas such as curriculum planning, differentiated instruction and assessment.
  • Supervise students during non-instructional time.
  • Support student learning with small group and individual instruction.
  • Collaborate with a team of dedicated professionals who embrace school values of courage, creativity, and citizenship.
  • Participate in Professional Development activities.
  • Participate in field trips, outdoor education, service projects, leadership development, and athletics.

This role will require working hours outside of school office hours: often evening events; occasionally going offsite to document student programs; and occasional morning and weekend commitments.

This job profile outlines the key responsibilities for the roles and is not meant to be exhaustive. This will include performing the administrative and related tasks or any other responsibilities required to reasonably meet the needs of St. John’s School, including, but not limited to the general duties outlined in the position profile.

It should be understood that the activities, responsibilities and obligations of this position may be modified from time to time, through discussion between the direct supervisor and the employee, in order to effectively meet the requirements of the School. On rare occasions where there are urgent needs at the School, an employee may be assigned to temporarily backfill role(s) critical to the school’s operations and business continuity.

Reporting Structure

  • Department: Senior School
  • Reports to: Senior School Principal
  • Key Interactions:
    • Internal: Faculty, Non-teaching Employees, Payroll Administrator, School Principals, and Assistant Principals
    • External: Parents, Alumni and Teachers Regulation Branch

Position Details

  • Full-time contract position for one school year.
  • Work location: On site
  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Associate teachers are paid according to the teacher’s grid at 5PB/0 years irrespective of teaching experience.
  • Annual salary is prorated based on the length of the contract.

Required Qualifications and Key Skills

Education & Work Experience
  • A valid BC Certification of Teaching.
  • Completion of a Bachelor of Education degree.
  • Need to be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • A Basic First Aid certificate is considered an asset.
Qualities and Skills
  • Respect, dignity, and inclusion for all members of the community.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and can embrace changes.
  • Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self-improvement.
  • Collaborative mind-set and proven work ethic.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

Conditions of Employment

  • The successful candidate will be required to complete child abuse prevention training, concussion training, Level 1 first-Aid training provided by St. John’s School and provide consent for a criminal background check for vulnerable sector.
  • Clearance on criminal record check for vulnerable sector is a condition of employment.
  • Ability to legally work in Canada, in an educational setting is a condition of employment.


All interested candidates should include the following items in their applications:

  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • Names, email addresses, and phone number of three professional references.
  • Copies of any relevant certificates and diplomas.
  • Send to Catriong Cheng, Director of Finance & HR, Email
  • The posting will be active until filled.

SJS is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, from BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of colour), persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability, we will work with you to make reasonable workplace accommodations you may need for your best work performance.