Sprott Shaw College
Since 1903

Instructor - Community Support Social Services Open

 Published on Jun 24, 2020
 Kelowna
 Contract
 8:30 - 12:30pm
 Bi-Weekly Negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
* This position is for B.C. residents only *

Established in 1903, Sprott Shaw College is a private post-secondary institution with 16 government-designated campuses across British Columbia. We take great pride in educating and preparing our students for rewarding and relevant careers in Administration, Business, Trades & Design, Nursing & Healthcare, and Child, Family & Community Support.

Sprott Shaw College is the subsidiary company of CIBT Education Group, one of the fastest-growing companies in BC according to Business in Vancouver. As an organization, we cultivate professional growth and positive working environments for our employees, which fosters our values of Community, Diversity, Integrity, Quality, Respect, and Results-Oriented. 

Reporting to the Campus Director, the Instructor is responsible for delivering components of the courses to students.

Responsibilities

  • Instruct curriculum using only pre-authorized and/or Sprott Shaw materials 
  • Take part in our program TEAMs and contribute to maintaining the curriculum for the betterment of the program
  • Organize and be responsible for instructor materials
  • Distribute and explain course outlines at the beginning of every class to every student
  • Define daily objectives and begin with an overview of the daily lesson plan
  • Distribute textbooks and materials at the beginning of the course
  • Check inventory and order lab supplies as needed
  • Administer all assessments as closed book (exceptions are noted on the specific course outlines e.g. FITT) and according to guidelines and procedures 
  • Grade and check daily work, projects, and quizzes in a timely fashion according to guidelines
  • Follow procedures for administering, recording grades, and filing assessments 
  • Mark in a timely fashion and according to the guidelines provided
  • Maintain attendance sheets accurately
  • Set a professional example
  • Assure that classrooms and labs are left in a clean and orderly fashion at end of class
  • Allow every student the chance to evaluate the course and teaching methods using the student evaluation form at the end of every course
  • Use the Classroom Observation Worksheet to guide teaching practices
  • Provide Head Office with an evaluation of each course taught 
  • Offer assistance to other faculty and staff
  • Cover all material for the week, in a condensed form if necessary to provide for holidays or professional days
  • Participate in grad functions
  • Attend faculty meetings and in-service training sessions

Qualifications and Education

Instructors/facilitators must have an appropriate combination of education, occupational experience and teaching experience as follows:

  • For career programs, a certificate/diploma/degree related to the field of instruction, supplemented by 24 months of occupational experience in the field of instruction; 
  • For designated or recognized trade programs, an appropriate trade qualification supplemented by 48 months of occupational experience in the field of instruction; 
  • For all programs, institutions need to provide evidence by way of an annual performance review that all regular* instructors have adequate instructional skills and any identified shortcomings or areas for development in instructional design, instructional delivery, or educational outcomes must be addressed by the institution through appropriate professional development plans

* Regular instructors include:  Instructors employed or contracted on a full-time basis; part-time instructors who are employed or contracted on a regular basis for more than two courses a year

Skills

  • Knowledge of MS Office and/or database systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

Competencies

  • Service orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem-solving        

Post-Secondary certificate, diploma or degree in Social Services / Mental Health Instructor will also help to find practicum placements for students and evaluate the practicum, plus classroom marking is required. Minimum of two years of experience working in the industry. Note: This is a MATERNITY leave posting for about one year. The start date is approximately middle of July for training. The first course to be taught in the Community Support Worker Social Services Diploma program is August 3, 2020.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact the campus directly.

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