Job #042 Homeschool Teacher Required for Grade 5 Student in Caledon

Caledon, Ontario • Full-time • $60,000 to $80,000 depending on experience

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This is a full-time, Caledon-based position for an experienced Teacher who will be responsible for the education and nurturing of a young girl who is going into her 5th Grade. The person should be able to drive with a valid G-Level Driver’s License and have access to their own vehicle. The ideal candidate is someone who approaches teaching with creativity, adaptability, and flexibility.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop with parents a curriculum that is compliant with Ministry of Education guidelines but incorporates STEM materials as well as literacy

  • The curriculum should be consistent with Ontario curricular standards but be sufficiently expansive to accommodate nature-based learning, the study of eco-systems, as well as an introduction to business education that might involve setting up a small, experimental business (the parents will have a particularly active role in the latter)

  • Establishment of syllabus and reading lists to help the student expand her reading, writing, and comprehension skills

  • Fostering an ongoing love for learning

  • Observe all rules and regulations pertaining to Homeschooling

  • Observe all rules and regulations pertaining to the health and safety of the student

  • Assist in the cultivation of healthy social skills

  • Help foster confidence in interacting with others

  • This is a full-time, 5-day per week position that is based in the family’s Caledon home

  • There is an external, third-party, evaluation program established


Skills & Attributes:

  • Must be qualified to teach Grade School curriculum

  • Bachelor of Education

  • A background teaching children within grade school range

  • Expertise in a variety of disciplines

  • Interest and experience in alternative learning experiences that include nature-based learning, study of eco-systems, a learning by doing pedagogy, etc.

  • CPR and First Aid are definite assets

  • Willingness for occasional travel is a definite asset, but not a requirement

  • Maintain professional appearance, attitude, and work behaviour

  • Demonstrate respect for the family home

  • A willingness to see parents as partners in the education of their daughter

  • Should possess a pleasant, friendly, and outgoing personality

  • Must be thoroughly reliable and punctual

  • Patience is a definite asset

  • Should have proficiency with computers and multiple software programs
    An ability to interact and develop alongside a young girl as she ages and develops
    Must be well organized and a planner who communicates regularly with the parents

  • The ideal person will not be afraid to ask questions, voice constructive opinions, and suggest alternative pedagogies

  • Must be willing to sign a Confidentiality Agreement

  • This is a non-smoking environment

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