Focus Program Teacher (1.0 FTE) (FRH) – Continuous

Elk Island Public Schools

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is one of the largest school divisions in Alberta, serving the educational needs of approximately 17,750 students in 42 schools. Every day, the staff and students of EIPS are encouraged to pursue opportunities to grow and discover their passions in life. The Division prides itself on providing staff and students with the tools to achieve success by offering dynamic programming, up-to-date resources and practical professional learning opportunities.

EIPS is recruiting a full-time Focus Program Teacher at F.R. Haythorne Junior High. F.R.

Haythorne Junior High serves approximately 620 students in grades 7 to 9, with 33 teaching staff and 15 support staff. The school is located in Sherwood Park, AB. Character education, citizenship and student leadership are integral to the F.R.

Haythorne experience. Staff, administration, and the parent community maintain very high academic and behavioural expectations for students attending the school, and the school has established a consistent emphasis on maximizing student achievement. Commencing August 27, 2024 Open to internal and external applicants, priority will be given to EIPS teachers who hold a continuous contract and meet the minimum requirements of the position.

The Focus Program is a specialized system program designed to support the needs of students in grades 7-12 identified with neuropsychiatric disorders or a mental health diagnosis that impacts the student’s ability to cope and learn in a traditional classroom or school environment. Students are supported both academically and socially through a safe and structured classroom environment with predictable and clearly articulated procedures and expectations. Core subject areas and optional courses are available through a variety of instructional settings including small-group instruction or regular programming.

The program has a strong focus on goal setting, problem-solving and coping skills, support networks and social skill development. Qualifications: Bachelor of Education degree Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate Knowledge and training of the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Kits and their meaningful implementation in the classroom, used to guide instruction Effective organization and classroom management skills Ability to create a classroom environment where students feel safe, supported, and challenged Excellent verbal and written skills Experience or familiarity with analyzing data and using data to inform decisions and/or instruction Strong collaboration and teamwork skills Growth mindset and ability to use feedback to improve practice Relentless drive to set and achieve personal and professional goals Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training Understanding of Trauma Informed Classroom strategies For further information, contact Lana Lastiwka, Principal, at 780-467-3800 or email [email protected]. Only online applications will be accepted.

Elk Island Public Schools appreciates and considers all applications; however, we only contact candidates who are selected for interviews. “If you require assistance with the application system, please call Apply to Education at 1-877-900-5627 or email [email protected].”