Grade 8 and 9 Teacher, All Subjects

Website Purpose Secondary School

Job Summary:

Purpose Secondary School of the Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families, New Westminster, BC, is seeking a full time Grade 8 and 9 teacher to teach English, Math, Social Studies, and Science.

Successful Applicants Must:

  • Possess the qualities of a passionate educator who loves inspiring students to succeed.
  • Experience and success working with diverse students with special needs, mental health challenges, and behavior and learning challenges.
  • Have proven ability as an educator who is continually improving his or her practice to benefit the learning of his or her students through the pursuit Agency (in-house) and external opportunities for professional development.
  • Be prepared and motivated to work collaboratively with our teachers and staff members to better meet the learning needs of the students.
  • Further develop working relationships with other professionals within the Agency to affect best practice in program delivery and to develop a sense of collegiality within the Agency
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues.
  • Possess effective interpersonal skills to establish connections and meaningful working relationships with students, parents, and staff.
  • Take on key areas of responsibility (e.g. music, visual arts, adventure based learning). This includes taking a lead role in developing these programs, communicating the intent, and assessing the efficacy of these programs.


The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Qualifications and demonstrated ability to teach Mathematics, English, Social Studies, and/or Science at the secondary level.
  • Training and flexibility to adjust to other course assignment demands (e.g. teaching elective courses).
  • The willingness to work on teacher teams to collaborate regarding curriculum assessment, instruction, and planning.
  • The ability and desire to learn and utilize technology/computers in the instructional process and reporting procedures.
  • Classroom management practices that maintain student dignity.
  • An ability to work with students’ social and emotional needs.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction and support varying learning needs.
  • Experience with the new BC curriculum requirements with these subjects.
  • Committed to both individualized and group processes.
  • A genuine liking for and desire to work with adolescent students, including a commitment to sound instructional techniques that promote an effective learning environment and promote firm and fair discipline while maintaining the dignity of all learners.
  • Computer related skills such as work processing for creating reports.
  • A valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for).
  • Emergency First Aid/Community Care.
  • Class 4 Drivers license is an asset


Purpose Secondary School Timetable and Structures:

  • Three terms per year
  • 35 hour work week
  • Courses: Three classroom courses per day, Monday to Thursday as well as responsibilities for supporting Guided Independent Studies.
  • Attendance on Friday is compulsory (individual and small group student support, preparation, and collaborative planning and professional development).


Application Deadline: August 13th, 2018 or until position is filled.

 Start Date: August 27th, 2018

Please submit cover letter, quoting the position you are applying for, and resume to:

 Merrilyn Cook, School Principal

via fax (604-526-6546)

or email:

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