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School POD Teachers
School PODs has structured our entire process around engaging and retaining the most talented teachers. Not only do we offer teachers competitive salaries and benefits, School PODS teachers work with a maximum of 8 students throughout the academic year covering the prescribed ministry of education curriculum enhanced with project based learning and individualised instruction. Support and learning resources are available via the School PODs educator network.
Job Description and Details
School POD Teachers
School PODs by SchoolAdvice.net is a newly launched educational service designed to meet the needs of a growing number of families seeking alternative and individualised learning models for their children. We provide a hybrid model of learning that combines the best of public, private and homeschooling. Our mission is to provide the educational infrastructure needed to educate small groups of homeschooled children in a shared space. Each POD is made up of between four to eight children, not necessarily of the same age or grade level.
To fulfil our mission, School PODs is looking for Certified Teachers to deliver the required core Provincial Curriculum as well as enhanced project-based learning modules to the students.
Qualifications & Skills:
- OCT Certification for Ontario teachers or the provincial equivalent for other provinces. Teaching licence (Brevet) for Quebec teachers.
- Teaching experience of at least 2 years
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Well organized and self-motivated.
- Superior people, communication and problem-solving skills
- Online digital skills
- Strong instructional and classroom management skills.
- High level of personal organization and planning.
- Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, sense of humor, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude..
- Mastery of and enthusiasm for subject matter.
- As a condition of employment, a current Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Check
PODs are situated in learning spaces determined by the families forming the POD. These spaces may be in family homes, home of the teacher or facilities provided by the families. The learning space is the domain of the POD teacher and will be configured, with the assistance of the POD families, to provide the necessary work space for the teacher and students under the supervision and direction of the POD teacher.
With COVID being a reality in our lives, School Pods endeavours to provide the safest environment possible for teachers, students and parents alike. Cleaning and disinfecting of the teaching space will be done regularly and other appropriate safety measures will be applied as the members of the POD desire. For parents preferring distance-learning, remote classes can be arranged by the POD. Teachers should be comfortable with both in-person teaching and savvy enough to run the broadcasting technology simultaneously without issue, either Zoom or another platform.
Teachers will be working with parents who tend to take a more active role in their children’s education and will likely be teaching in a parent’s home. Candidates must understand how to collaborate with parents and possess and demonstrate excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
POD teachers are privately contracted for the duration of a Term with renewal options for the following term. Each year is divided into 3 terms averaging approximately 60 teaching days per term. Teachers are expected to be on duty for a period of 5 hours each ´school day´ and are contracted on an hourly rate that starts at $45.00 per hour and rises depending on skill set, experience, and level of education. Average hourly rate for POD teachers is $60.00. As School Pods grows, full-time positions will be available as well
Do you want to form your own School POD and provide a space for the learning group? An additional $100/Wk. is paid to teachers who provide an appropriate learning space for their POD students.
To register your interest and apply for the position of POD Teacher please visit this link and apply online.
If you wish to learn more about the position please email us at darryl@SchoolPODs.ca or call 647.905.5453
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