Thank you for your interest in working at Arrowsmith School in Toronto or Peterborough. We are always interested in submissions from exceptional applicants who would enjoy contributing to our community of faculty, students and staff. Please explore our website to learn more about our school.
Arrowsmith School Toronto has a maternity leave position for a Remote Program Cognitive Teacher.
Arrowsmith School Toronto is a privately owned co-educational and non-denominational day school that is dedicated to helping students with learning disabilities. It is the principle site of the Arrowsmith Program, a unique methodology currently offered in over 90 schools internationally. The Arrowsmith Program is based on the application of neuroscience research and the premise that it is possible to address a range of learning disabilities by identifying and strengthening cognitive capacities.
The Remote Program Cognitive Teacher, based out of Arrowsmith School Toronto, is responsible for teaching students using the Arrowsmith Program methodology. Remote Program students may be situated within the GTA or around the world. The Remote Program Cognitive Teacher provides a positive learning experience during communications and check-in sessions and guides, supports and encourages all students, recognizing that students are working toward a common goal of increasing their learning capacities. The Remote Program Cognitive Teacher ensures that students are actively engaged in the Arrowsmith Program exercises and are following the exercise procedures. The Remote Program Cognitive Teacher supports students and families to stay motivated by teaching them the purpose of the exercises and finding ways of enhancing their ongoing perseverance, utilizing methods of internal and external motivation.
The Remote Program Cognitive Teacher tracks and analyses student data daily identifying trends of slow or accelerated progress and problem solving to address issues as well as assesses progress data on a monthly and yearly basis. Progress is communicated to students and parents regularly through email communication as well as scheduled check-ins via Skype or Zoom.
Arrowsmith School is not focused on a full academic curriculum but offers a unique cognitive program which requires all teachers to undergo specific Arrowsmith training.
Education and Professional Requirements
- Post-Secondary education in the field of education, social services, psychology and professional background involving work with children
- Evidence of ongoing professional development in the field
- Five (5) years classroom experience in a public or private school
- Working with children with learning disabilities or special needs
An understanding of the field of neuroscience and the principles of neuroplasticity is an advantage.
We are looking for a professional, self-motivated team member who promotes a positive work environment. Interested candidates must have:
- Strong data analysis and organizational skills
- Willingness to work flexible hours
- Proficiency with online collaborative tools
- Good analytical and problem-solving skills
- Proven ability to multi-task
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
- Willingness to share ideas and exchange information appropriately with other Arrowsmith Staff
- Energetic, reliable, dependent, and self-directed
- Good memory for details
- Willingness to help promote student independence
- Patience in teaching individuals who have difficulty learning new concepts
- Ability to keep daily records of student progress
- Ability to keep students and parents informed about progress
- Appreciation of the difference the Arrowsmith Program can make in people’s lives
Arrowsmith Program Background
Since 1978 the Arrowsmith Program has been helping students with their capacity to learn through a series of programs that target and strengthen specific cognitive functions; it is based on the application of neuroscience research. The premise of Arrowsmith Program’s work is that it is possible to address a range of learning disabilities by identifying and strengthening cognitive capacities. The Arrowsmith Program is implemented at the Arrowsmith Schools in Toronto and Peterborough as well as educational organizations in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Spain.
We recommend that candidates familiarize themselves with the description of Arrowsmith School and the Arrowsmith Program on website www.arrowsmithschool.org including viewing Barbara Arrowsmith Young’s TEDx Talk and reading the sections on Learning Dysfunctions and Methodology.