Careers

At Almadina we have developed a strong language across the curriculum approach. Teachers are both language acquisition facilitators as well as subject and/or grade level specialists. ALCA is also an associate member of the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA).

Current postings

Substitute Teaching Opportunities
We are presently seeking substitute teachers who are interested in working in a
charter school environment with a mandate of supporting students with E.L.L.
needs.
We have two campuses; KG-Grade 4 located in the S.E. and the Grade 5-9 site
located in Ogden.

Substitute Teacher applicants are asked to provide the following:

    • A cover letter and resume indicating that you are applying for a substitute teaching
      position and which grades you are interested in

Your package should include:

  • Two practicum or school system teaching reports
  • Letters of references or a reference list
  • Other information which would support your application including recent Police Information Check (Vulnerable Sector Check)

Please forward your application package to boardoffice@esl-almadina.com
Potential substitute teachers will be interviewed as needed, prior to placement on our substitute teacher list for 2019-2020.

Please Note: Applications will not be considered if all supporting documentation are not submitted

QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduation with completion of an Education Assistant Program, university education courses and/or diploma. Excellent written and spoken English modelling is essential. Demonstrated behaviour management skills and experience working with English Second Language Learners are assets. Communication skills, patience, enthusiasm and flexibility are necessary qualities to be successful in this position.

2 recent evaluations must be forwarded, one from an educational program such as a practicum and one work experience related. If they have an E.A. certificate, a copy has to be forwarded. A reference list with two professional references must be submitted as well.

DUTIES &  RESPONSIBILITIES: Working under the supervision of certificated teachers you will assist students and teachers in the classroom; motivate and encourage students to participate in classroom activities; demonstrate tasks; prepare and duplicate materials; use technology to support student learning and perform other related duties as directed. You will be responsible for supervision of students in the classroom and during recess and lunch hour.

Visit www.esl-almadina.com for more information on our charter.

Close date: August 20th, 2020

A Youth Development Coach (Y.D.C) is required for a half-time position at the Mountain View KG– 4 Campus. This is a term position to commence December 1st and will continue until the end of June, 2021.

The role of the YDC is varied, ranging from general support for the work of all students and staff members to particular contributions in the areas of program development and campus activities.  

The main focus of the Y.D.C position will be to work with students at risk in terms of their social skills, problem solving and independence with self-regulation. The ability to build relationships with students from KG-Grade 4 and to maintain enthusiasm and commitment are a must. Outdoor supervision is a requirement of this position in order to observe general and targeted student interactions and plan for improved social skills development. The ability to program for outdoor play and cooperative learning activities is an asset.

Responsibilities

Student Data Management

        1. Establishing protocols, in consultation with administration, regarding procedures for meeting the needs of students at risk.
        1. Making recommendations to teachers, parents and administration regarding the needs of students in this category.
        1. In consultation with administration, communicating regularly and as needed with students, teachers, parents and other agencies concerned with students at risk.
        1. Maintaining anecdotal notes as a part of student files.
        1. Establishes files for students at risk, as recommended by administration, with regard to social skills; behavior, performance and learning difficulties.
      1. Assessing resources and resource people to support work with students at risk, and acting as liaison with resource people such as directed by administration.

  Student Program Support

        1. Support students at risk in the areas of behavioral change, self-concept improvement, and social skill development.
        1. Ensuring feedback and follow-up of implemented student support plans are relayed to administration.
      1. Working with the school committees to integrate the Character education and/or leadership programs distinctive of Almadina into work with students at risk.

Professional Responsibilities

    1. A key member within the school support team that may consist of: school administration, teaching staff, and families

Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

    • Diploma or Degree in Child and Youth Care or Social Work preferred
    • Work experience within a school environment preferred
    • Understanding of developmentally appropriate cooperative learning games and recreational programming are essential
    • Understanding of social skills strategy training
    • Experience with diverse cultures and cultural competency
    • The ability to work independently and take initiative
    • The ability to work as a positive member of the team
    • Strong interpersonal skills with students, parents and staff
    • Ability to see the potential of each student and believe that positive change is possible
      • Strong organizational skills
    • Proficiency with current technology for performance of duties

Deadline: Ongoing

While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those selected for the interview process will be contacted.  

Please submit the following documentation to start the application process: – Resume – Cover Letter – 3 Professional References – Police Criminal Information and Vulnerable Sector Search Check – Two recent evaluations must accompany your application. Email attachments with subject line “Youth Development Coach” to Executive Secretary at: boardoffice@esl-almadina.com Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please. Please visit our website at www.esl-almadina.com for more information about our school.

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