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Surrey Schools Careers
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Surrey Schools Careers
Surrey Schools Careers
Surrey Schools gave me the opportunity to set a goal and realize it
My employer allowed me to dream, and provided the support and encouragement to make my dreams a reality.
Madelaine Mahoney - Manager, Service Operations 2015, Employee since 1993
Since 2008 I have not had the same day twice
My job is to ensure that all safety and facility issues are addressed immediately so staff and students can arrive to school in a safe environment.
Jeff McMillan, Manager, Security and Infrastructure 2008 - Employee since 1994
I am proud to wear my Surrey Schools identification
My job is to make sure that my team of custodians has everything they need to make sure schools are clean and safe for staff and students.
Mark West, Assistant Manager Service Operations - 2015, Employee since 2009
Variety and constant change keep my job interesting and challenging
My job is to acquire and maintain the equipment, vehicles and tools used by Surrey Schools and ensure they are safe and in top working condition.
Steven Brodie, Foreman, Vehicle Maintenance – 2016, Employee since 2000
Every day I have a chance to make a difference in a child’s life
My job is to support youth to solve problems in peaceful ways, make sound decisions and become contributing members of society.
Nancy Smith, Youth Diversity Liaison 2009, Employee since 2004
Teaching my students is exciting and meaningful
My job is to help student refugees, and new immigrant students, settle into Canadian life by teaching English language, life skills, community awareness and building bridges to opportunity.
Kris Hull, English Language Learner Bridge Program Teacher, Employee since 2005
I found a job I love and feel like I have never worked a day since
It is a rewarding feeling to know that I contribute to Surrey Schools by ensuring that over 80,000 staff and students can rely on their technology each day.
Marvin Pinili, Network Technologist, Employee since 2007
Surrey Schools fulfilled two of my passions, helping people and working with technology
As a Systems Trainer, I ensure that Surrey Schools employees get the training they need to do their job more effectively and efficiently.
Nicolette Olson, System Trainer, Employee since 2004
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TECHNICAL EDUCATION (Tech Ed) Why Surrey School District There are over 70,000 students who attend different schools and programs within Surrey, and over 10,500 staff employed to support these student learners. Surrey’s vision is to prepare our learners to think creatively and critically, communicate skillfully, and demonstrate care for self and others. Do you want to work for the largest school district in the province of BC? Do you want to experience working in diverse environments throughout 120 schools, 5 learning centres, 3 adult education centres, and 3 district offices? If those questions appeal to you, then we welcome you to apply to the Surrey School District! The new Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) curriculum is an experiential, hands-on program of learning through design and creation that includes skills and concepts from traditional and Aboriginal practice; from the existing disciplines of Business Education, Home Economics, Information Technology, and Technology Education. The name Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies replaces Applied Skills. The new name is intended to better capture the scope and nature of the domain. Design involves the ability to combine an empathetic understanding of the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions, and critical thinking to analyze and fit solutions to the context. To move from design to final product or service requires skills and technology. Skills are the abilities gained through competence to do something and to do it increasingly well. Technologies are tools that enable human capabilities. Industrial Technology is designed to teach students a hands-on approach to learning. Students start learning the basic skills that can lead to careers in Trades and Technology. In junior grades, students will be introduced to safe use of machines, while creating a variety of exciting projects. Courses are designed to give the students a basic knowledge and the ability to continue into the senior courses. Students will demonstrate their learning through variety of labs and projects. In senior years the courses can become more specific. They can choose the technology of interest to them. Surrey schools offer courses in Woodwork, Metalwork, Drafting, Automotive, Electronics, and Robotics as well as apprenticeship training in Carpentry, Plumbing, and Automotive. Job Requirements Threshold Qualifications - Senior Secondary - Technology Education Need to Hold Red Seal Certification HOW TO APPLY: APPLY THROUGH MAKE A FUTURE Note: In accordance with the Criminal Record Review Act, all successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record search prior to employment. Only those persons selected for interviews will be contacted. To all others, thank you your interest. Surrey Schools – Human Resources 14033 92nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3V 0B7 Tel: (604) 595-6150 Fax: (604) 595-6136 www.surreyschools.ca
Elementary and Secondary Vice Principals
Elementary & Secondary Vice Principal Opportunities Surrey schools provide quality education to over 70,000 students in British Columbia’s fastest-growing community. Serving a diverse, multicultural urban centre, we are a progressive school district offering a broad range of innovative programs and services to support the learning of our students and staff. In anticipation of future Elementary & Secondary Vice Principal vacancies, we invite exemplary educators to join our dynamic team. As an ideal candidate, you: have demonstrated effective school leadership possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills model instructional leadership focus on student learning and nurture a professional work culture based on collaboration and interdependence have a deep understanding of curriculum, instruction, and assessment enjoy working with diverse groups and are a strong advocate for parent and community involvement value the input of others embrace challenges and seek opportunities to develop as an educational leader demonstrate a significant commitment to ongoing professional learning hold (or are eligible for) a BC Teaching Certificate You possess the attributes and skills to fulfill key school leadership responsibilities such as: fostering an environment of instructional excellence ensuring a safe and caring school culture promoting innovative, transformative practices to support student engagement and learning modeling a positive inquiry-based approach to problem-solving building relationships that support student success inspiring and supporting students and staff to reach their full potential The qualifications required for selection to a position of principal or vice principal include a master’s degree. If an individual is appointed without a master’s degree, the individual will be required to enroll in a master’s program and must complete the program within a specified time period. Please visit the district website for the required application forms and to obtain further details regarding the application process. DO NOT apply through Make A Future, applications will only be accepted by visiting surreyschools.ca Applications will be received until 12 noon on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
French Immersion K-12
French Immersion (Grades K-12) Bonjour! Merci d’avoir soumis votre candidature au Surrey School District pour un poste comme enseignant(e) en immersion française. Nous étudierons votre demande dans l’avenir proche, et nous vous contacterons par la suite. Bien à vous, Surrey School District is currently seeking Elementary and Secondary French Immersion teachers (Grades K-12). Candidates must have a strong desire to develop the French language skills of our young learners. Opportunities are available to collaborate with other French language teachers and work within the program to ensure quality education is provided to our students. Qualified and successful applicants will be offered a continuing teaching contract with the District. Requirements: Valid BC Teaching Certificate Threshold qualifications - Elementary Experience and/or training with teaching French Immersion Must have fluent oral and written French experience and/or training. Note: Successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment. Only those persons selected for interviews will be contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest. Surrey Schools – Human Resources 14033 92nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3V 0B7 Tel: (604) 595-6150 Fax: (604) 595-6136 www.surreyschools.ca
Custodian (Spare Board) Service Operations Department Reporting to the Manager of Service Operations, you will be mobile within Surrey and available to work on short notice in all departments for on-call assignments involving possible day, afternoon or graveyard shifts. Applicants are expected to possess the following qualifications: BSW Certificate, oral and written English language skills, valid BC Driver’s License and related experience in the custodial field. This is a union position offering a liberal benefit package. Qualified applicants should submit a completed application form along with proof of their BSW Certificate and a cover letter to: Competition #CUST:939-18 Human Resources Department School District No. 36 (Surrey) 14033 92nd Avenue Surrey, BC V3V 0B7 NOTE: The successful applicant is required to consent to a Criminal Record Search prior to employment. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest in Surrey Schools.
Education Assistant - On Call
Education Assistant (On-Call) Do you want to make a difference in the lives of special needs students in Surrey? Education Assistants collaborate with teachers, counsellors and school administrators in support of learner success and work closely with the classroom teacher to assist with designated aspects of program delivery. Why Surrey School District? There are over 70,000 students who attend different schools and programs within Surrey, and just over 10,000 staff employed to support these student learners. Surrey’s vision is to prepare our learners to think creatively and critically, communicate skillfully, and demonstrate care for self and others. Do you want to work for the largest school district in the province of BC? Do you want to experience working in diverse environments throughout 120 schools, 5 learning centres, 3 adult education centres, and 3 district offices? If those questions appeal to you, then we welcome you to apply to the Surrey School District for an on-call education assistant position! Job Requirements On-Call education assistants are required to be available Monday-Friday for a variety of school and district office assignments, and will be eligible to apply for internal positions as they become available. You could be asked to work in any one of our schools or district offices, reaching all borders of Surrey and White Rock. All successful applicants are required to join the CUPE Union Local 728. As per the CUPE collective agreement, the starting wage for this position is $27.02 per hour with an attractive benefit package also available. Working Conditions Although responsibilities vary from site to site, the education assistants’ duties within the school setting include, but are not limited to: collecting data for tracking student progress, providing personal care assistance with dressing, toileting, feeding and/or mobility (such as lifting), and fostering independence through social interactions and supporting adaptations to help the student work at a meaningful instructional level. Education and Experience Successful completion of an Education Assistant Diploma/Certificate program from a recognized institution or equivalent combination of education and experience Please provide all relevant credentials with application HOW TO APPLY: Qualified and interested applicants can apply online at www.applytoeducation.com or forward their application, quoting competition number to: Competition #: EA:802:16 Human Resources Department School District No. 36 (Surrey) 14033 92 Avenue Surrey, BC V3V 0B7 Documents to Include: Cover Letter Resume 3 professional references (name, telephone number, email address, and a description of your relationship) Practicum reports All relevant certificates for this position ***Once you have applied to this competition through Make a Future, any additional documentation you would like to add to your application will need to be submitted directly to the Human Resources' office (ie. Certificate/Diploma/References/etc).*** Note: In accordance with the Criminal Record Review Act, all successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record search prior to employment. Faxed or emailed resumes will not be accepted. The Surrey School District thanks all those who apply, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Surrey Schools – Human Resources 14033 92nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3V 0B7 Tel: (604) 595-6150 Fax: (604) 595-6136 www.surreyschools.ca
Serving a diverse multicultural urban centre, the Surrey School District is a progressive district offering a broad range of innovative programs and services to support the learning of our students and staff. Spread across one of the largest and fastest growing cities in British Columbia, we are the city’s largest employer. The Surrey School District is the largest school district in British Columbia and serves the City of White Rock, Surrey and the rural area of Barnston Island. We provide quality education to over 72,000 students; we have 130 schools and other facilities, an annual budget of over $800 million and over 10,000 employees. The District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Secretary-Treasurer. This position reports to the Secretary-Treasurer and will provide executive management leadership to the Business Services Team including finance, budgeting, reporting, accounting, payroll and benefits, audit and risk management, procurement, payroll and food services. The Assistant Secretary-Treasurer’s direct reports include: Director of Finance; Associate Director of Procurement and Corporate Services; Associate Director of Internal Audit and Risk Management. Core Responsibilities: The Assistant Secretary-Treasurer must be a strategic thinker with extensive financial acumen and experience, with a strong commitment to customer service. The successful candidate will also have a proven track record of implementing effective controls, best practices and processes through an inclusive team approach. Specific responsibilities will include: Financial Administration Effective operation of the District’s business functions, including finance, corporate and administrative services, balance sheet management, treasury, capital accounting, audit and risk management, payroll, purchasing, and reporting. Budgeting Coordination and preparation for the annual operating budget for the District which reflects the objectives, plans and priorities established in the District’s Strategic Plan. Financial Reporting Preparation and distribution of timely and accurate reports and analysis on the financial operation of the District. Balance Sheet Management Oversees effective balance sheet management including control over operating, capital and special purpose funds. Ensures timely and efficient working capital management with special emphasis on the management of receivables, payables and inventory to maximize the District’s cash position. Treasury Effectively manages the cash position of the District. To this end, is responsible for ensuring that all cash transactions including the investment of surplus funds are carried out in a manner which appropriately balances risk and the return on investment. Maintains appropriate control over all monies received through government funding, fees, interest on investments and other sources of funds and ensures the effective application of these funds. Capital Accounting Develops and manages all capital and project budgets and fulfils all related financial, reporting and operational responsibilities. Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management Ensures the establishment and maintenance of appropriate internal controls to protect the District’s resources and assets to ensure accuracy and reliability of information. Ensures an appropriate Enterprise Risk Management program is in place and functioning appropriately across the organization. Purchasing and Procurement Ensures effective and cost-efficient purchasing policies and practices are established and implemented according to policy and other statutory authorities as appropriate. Ensures the procurement processes maximize the allocation of financial resources by evaluating alternatives and negotiating with suppliers when procuring products. Payroll and Benefits Ensures the effective and efficient operation of the payroll department including the timely and accurate processing of all District payroll and benefit plans, meeting all reporting and payment obligations and accurately applying the terms of all collective and employment agreements. The ideal candidate will possess: Education: A university degree or post-secondary diploma in a relevant discipline combined with a professional designation (CPA). Experience: A successful track record in senior leadership roles in public sector organizations such as school districts, municipalities or post-secondary education with responsibility for a broad portfolio including finance, administration and business operations. Strong Financial Management Skills: Outstanding business and financial acumen with the ability to balance the demands for resources, strong sense of accountability for the effective utilization of the resources of the District, and able to align financial planning with identified priorities. Able to provide progressive financial advice to all levels of management and board of education. Strategic & Innovative Thinker: Strong planning skills within the context of a growth environment. Successful in managing change in a complex environment. Communication and Personal Skills: Strong oral, written, presentation and personal skills. Proven record of building strong collaborative teams. The Surrey School District offers an attractive salary and benefits package. Qualified and interested applicants should apply no later than 4pm September 27, 2018 online at Make A Future or forward their cover letter, resume and references, quoting competition number to: Competition # AST-974 Human Resources Department School District No. 36 (Surrey) 14033 - 92nd Avenue Surrey, BC V3V 0B7 Note: Successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record search prior to employment. Only those persons selected for interview will be contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest.
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Who Works Here
Staff indicate that one of the greatest advantages of working for Surrey Schools is that its 140 sites are spread over 316 km2, which means many employees can work close to home. Currently 59.8 % of our employees call Surrey home.
Surrey is one of the youngest and most culturally diverse cities in Canada. Over 50% of its residents report a language, other than English, as their mother tongue. Surrey is made up of six community centers: Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton, South Surrey, and Whalley. Surrey’s population is projected to increase by over 300,000 people over the next three decades.
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