This job is located in a BC Offshore School in Doha, QatarResponsibilitiesPlanning for instruction at the yearly, unit, weekly and / or daily level implementing school mandated programs, strategies of instruction and assessment to work with students to achieve the Learning Standards of the British Columbia Canada Ministry of Education CurriculumUsing effective teaching strategies, learning and professional resources available for the grade to support instruction within curriculum guidelines and with the use of school mandated instructional frameworks and programs to create opportunities for differentiated learning for students with different skill levels or learning stylesProviding enrichment events and activities including but not limited to field trips, showcases, concerts, plays, and productions.
Events may be organized at a class level and / or a school-wide levelCommunicating assignments and objectives to students in a well-organized manner, using clear and precise languageSending homework assignments that are an extension of clearly defined school activities, appropriate to the age, ability, and independent level of students, to provide opportunities for students to enrich, apply and review lessons and practice skills they have learned, including open-ended student activitiesDiagnosing, instructing and evaluating the specific needs for students who are struggling to meet grade expectations and seeking assistance as necessary from the School Support ProgramUsing As Learning and For Learning Assessments to monitor student progress in order to plan instruction and provide feedback on a regular basis to students, their parents and the school administrationActively engage in discussions and planning that take place at the Grade Level Team level and within Teams across different grade levels, to enhance consistency of practice and student achievementPreparing formal report cards and engaging in parent conferences according to the set datesEstablishing and maintaining fair and just standards for student behavior, with the guidance of the school Code of Conduct, to create an effective and safe learning environmentSupervising students in the classroom, on the school campus and off-campus at school-related activitiesGuiding, motivating and supervising the classroom assistant, if one is assigned to the class you are teachingMaintaining accurate, complete and legible records as required by the school policyAttending and taking an active role in staff meetings including those focused on analyzing student assessment and data for the purpose of growth planningCommunicating concerns, ideas, and information with colleagues, students, the school administration, parents and the community in a professional and constructive mannerMaintaining a positive professional relationship with parents for the benefit of their children, including but not limited to informing them of upcoming-week lesson summaries, behavioral issues, and their children’s progressDisplaying willingness to understand the local culture and handle the cultural nuances in a caring and respectful mannerParticipating in professional development organized by the schoolAttend Saturday school, not to exceed eight sessions for the school yearWorking hours : The official working hours are from 6 : 30 am to 2 : 20 pm.
All classes start at 7 : 00 am. With the exception of K2, BC Program classes end at 2 : 00 pm. K2 classes end at 1 : 10 pm.
Classroom teachers are expected to stay with their children until they are picked up, which normally is between 20 - 30 minutes after the end of classes.
The first bus ride to school accommodation is at 2 : 30 pm. Therefore, teachers who are residing in the school accommodation and are using the school bus are at the school from 6 : 30 am until 2 : 30 pmAfter-school collaboration meetings are conducted once a week from 2 : 30 pm - 3 : 30 pm where attendance is required.
Meetings with parents of at-risk students would take place after the official working hours as needed.Duties carried out when you are not teaching : Prep using the Library, IT Lab or one of the Curriculum & Instruction or staff roomsEntry assessment for new students applying to the school.
Entry assessment normally takes place between January - June of and September - October of the following year. During peak months, a teacher may have to do 3-4 entry assessments a week.
Each entry assessment lasts for 30-40 minutes on average. Peak months are April - May, and September - October of the following yearStaff meetings or other staff / administration eventsSubstituting for another BC teacher, if requested by the Principal, to address emergency situations.
Note : the school has a full-time substitute teacher)Performing other related, similar or logical duties as required or assigned.
This may include change of the teaching assignment based on the school needs and taking into consideration your experience, competencies and subject of specialty.
Start the process of getting British Columbia teacher certification immediately upon signing this letter of the job offer.
Provide and arrange for providing all required documents in a timely manner to make sure certification is obtained as quickly as possible.
Report progress on achieving certification to the school in detail to help the school follow up on the certification with the BC Ministry of Education TeachersRegulation Branch.
The school has the right to terminate the contract if this duty is not fulfilled or if British Columbia teacher certification is not obtained due to the teacher not providing the required documents or meeting any of the certification requirementsAPPLY NOWRequirementsEducation Required : BachelorMinimum Teaching Experience : 2 years of teaching experienceRequired Certificates : Teaching Credential / LicenseThe school hires licensed teachers from BC and other Canadian provinces and Teachers who have Elementary Certification from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
Teachers who are licensed in jurisdictions other than Canada British Columbia would be expected to work on their BC certification after they accept an official offer from the schoolExperience in differentiated learning and student inquiry instruction is strongly preferredExperience in ESL education is strongly preferredInternational experience and / or an attitude of respect to other cultures is neededBenefitsStarting salary can range from CAD 43,000 - 60,000 based on years of experience and qualifications.
Annual salary increase ranging from CAD 1,650 - 3,300 upon renewal of the contractThe salary is tax-free. There are no income taxes in QatarEnd of service benefit at the rate of 70 % of one month's gross salary for every full year of serviceFurnished, air-conditioned housingTransportation allowance of CAD 4400 / year or use of school busesAll utilities paid except telephone and Internet billsEconomy airfare at the beginning and end of the contractAnnual economy round-trip airfare to point of origin at the time of summer vacationLocal private medical insuranceReimbursement of excess baggage expensesThe school will arrange and bear the Qatar government fee of your visa, work permit, and national identificationTeachers with families receive additional benefits for their family members including larger housing, higher excess baggage allowance, children schooling, tickets, medical insurance and help with visa expenses.
There is a range of these benefits based on years of experienceParticipation in extracurricular activities organized by the school is optional.
Teachers who choose to participate receive 50% of fee collected for the activity