Working at Brookes

Seeking excellence

We value passionate applicants and welcome your interest, even if there isn’t a current opening. We prefer teachers with IB training and experience and offer career development opportunities to support your skills.

Positions Vacant

Teachers

TEACH AT BROOKES WESTSHORE – An IB World School

Our new campus is opening September 2018, near Royal Roads University. We require BC certified teachers for the following subject areas:

  • English 6, 7, 8, 10
  • Science 8, 10
  • Physical & Health Education Grades 6/7, 8, 10 (3 classes)
  • English Skills Development and English for ELL

If you are a BC teacher with knowledge and experience teaching above noted courses, you may be interested to work for Brookes Westshore.

DUTIES AND REPSONSIBILITIES

  • Develop concept-based units of inquiry that establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities and facilitate active learning experiences.
  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs.
  • Use relevant technology when available to support instruction.
  • Observe and evaluate a student’s performance and development regularly using formative and summative methods of assessment.
  • Keep up to date with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities.
  • Assign, assess and evaluate class work, homework, tests and assignments on a regular basis.
  • Regularly update and redesign instructional activities based on formative and summative results of students.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ attendance, progress and development.
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by IB and Ministry guidelines and school policies and regulations.
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities.
  • Manage student behaviour in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
  • Participate in Faculty meetings, parent-teacher meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Participate in CAS/extra-curricular activities/tutorial duty
  • Provide support to class coverage, lunch supervision
  • Provide additional activities to support a vibrant school community

EDUCATION AND SKILLS REQUIRED

Applicants must be a BC teacher, current with the TRB

  • ELL experience and International Baccalaureate teaching experience are an asset
  • An undergraduate degree in area of teaching
  • Minimum of 2 years experience teaching ELL students and International teaching experience
  • Boarding school experience an asset
  • Ability to participate in the school’s extra-curricular program
  • A strong understanding of the unique needs of boarding students and a boarding school environment

Compensation

The wage is dependent upon teaching experience and submission of post-secondary studies degrees. Salary and benefits are commensurate with smaller independent schools, reflecting small class sizes and a supportive teaching environment. Benefits package offered after 3 month probation period. These include: Extended Health and Dental, Disability and Life, and RSP.

Apply

Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter, resume, along with supervisor references to careers@westshore.brookes.org.

This position begins prior to September 1, 2018 for orientation and set-up for the school year that ends on June 28, 2019.

Assistant Dorm Parent

Love to work with youth? Looking for work while following your passion or while studying at university or college?

ASSISTANT Dorm parenting may be an option for you!

Brookes School Canada is an International Boarding and Day School for Grades 6 to 12.

They are seeking caring individuals to join the Boarding Team at their new campus, Brookes Westshore, 1945 Sooke Rd, Victoria. Staff enjoy being a part of a friendly school community, surrounded by nature, and where the culture on campus is one of care and respect.

The Dorm parent plays an integral leadership role within dorm life, sharing leadership and responsibility of the overall program. As collaborators and reflective thinkers, they implement the dorm life program being responsible for the mentoring of students while ensuring that the residences are a safe, consistent and happy environment for the entire Boarding community.

Reports to: Principal​

Duration : August 13, 2018 to June 30, 2019​

Compensation: $20 an hour​

  • Meal provided during shift, as a taxable benefit
  • After probation period, Dorm assistants that consistently work more than 24 hours a week will be able to access the Extended Benefits Plan provided for hourly staff.

The ASSISTANT DORM Parent works an average of 36 hrs a week. Duty shifts may fall within:

Weekdays and weekends, with a schedule of hours that falls within

  • 7:00 am to 10:00 am school days
  • 2:30 pm to 11:30 pm weekdays
  • 7:00 am to 12:30 am weekends and
  • during statutory holidays, Pro-D days per Brookes Academic School calendar, as well as times that require additional support such as during students travel times.

There will be time off during the school breaks of the school year calendar, once duty days and dorm parent responsibilities are fulfilled.

LEADERSHIP, TEAM DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY CULTURE

  • Aware of the responsibilities in regard to “in loco parentis” of all boarders
  • Implement dorm program, policies and procedures
  • Upholds expectations for student behavior and models appropriate behavior
  • Works closely with the Boarding team, Administration and Support staff
  • Ensures students keep personal bedrooms and community spaces clean and tidy with respect of the privacy and belongings of other boarders
  • Works with appropriate support personnel in the case of a boarder experiencing difficulty
  • Maintains confidential information with sensitivity and integrity
  • Attends regular meetings and actively contributes and communicates for situational needs
  • Acts as a mediator when disputes arise
  • Leads and participates in school initiatives and committees as assigned by the Principal
  • Participates in school meetings, activities, events, and school based professional development
  • Performs other related duties as required

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • College Diploma or Undergraduate degree
  • Experience working with youth in areas of Child & Youth Care, Recreation & Leisure Programs, Education, Summer Camps, Social Work or counselling experiences
  • Minimum two years’ Boarding School experience or similar environment working with international youth
  • Two years’ experience in an academic environment would be considered an asset
  • OR three years of combined related knowledge and experience, proven to demonstrate the capacity to serve as an engaged and caring mentor
  • ELL experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to establish priorities, organize, schedule, solve problems and complete tasks
  • Capable of utilizing software applications
  • CPR Level C First Aid certification to be obtained within one month of employment
  • Class 4 Driver’s license would be beneficial

COMPETENCIES

  • Professional and ethical behavior: Demonstrates integrity, credibility, confidentiality, and responsibility in all interactions with youth, colleagues and staff. Possesses high ethical standards and an honest, open, and consistent approach to working with peers, employees, and staff. Completes what one commits to doing.
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills: Possesses strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and expresses thoughts in an organized, concise manner. Actively listens to the issues of others in a manner that elicits cooperation and support. Able to discuss sensitive situations with students, staff, and parents, and to handle difficult situations.
  • Organizationally Astute: Is diplomatic and tactful; non-confrontational; recognizes internal and external sensitivities; avoids gossip and hearsay; uses sound judgment.
  • Caring and compassionate: Cares for each boarding student, monitoring general health and well-being and liaising with appropriate staff when necessary
  • Cultural: international awareness; knowledge and skills required to manage cross-cultural relationships effectively and with sensitivity, and accepting of diversity.
  • Energetic and Adaptable: Is prepared to take on boarding-related initiatives and does so with enthusiasm; ability to adapt to new and changing situations; able to alter course/direction when necessary; enjoys and embraces new challenges. Flexible; able to deal with stress effectively. Willing to go the extra mile and when necessary, be on call 24/7
  • Self care: Utilizes techniques and strategies for resiliency and stress management
  • Technological Skills: Comfortable with use of variety of software programs (email and daily logs)

APPLICATION

If Brookes Westshore sounds like the kind of environment where you would like to participate and develop your care giving skills with youth, please forward your cover letter and resume to careers@westshore.brookes.org

Application deadline: This position is open until filled.  We appreciate all interest in this position and will contact only those applicants who are shortlisted.

Starting date: 13 August 2018

Supporting our educators

Beyond our compensation package, you’ll benefit from our community of dedicated educators, sharing ideas and exploring new opportunities, both in our local community and across our global family of schools.

Your Benefits

  • Global health and life insurance
  • Shared RRSP plan
  • Tuition discount for children
  • Hot lunches
  • House parents’ room and board

Caring for our students

As a school with boarding residences, we also require a full team of hospitality and support staff to serve our full-time students, including kitchen and housekeeping staff, as well as live-in house parents.

Be a Brookes Teacher

Join our team of global educators

Email your resume and cover letter to careers@westshore.brookes.org, and we will assess your unique contribution to Brookes.