Upper Elementary Teacher
- Elementary, Middle School
- Licensed Teacher
- 2 years of teaching experience
- Teaching Credential/License
- Licensed teachers from British Columbia and other Canadian provinces and Teachers who have Elementary Certification from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, or New Zealand
- Teachers who are licensed in jurisdictions other than British Columbia would be expected to work on their BC certification after they accept an official offer from the school
- Experience in differentiated learning and student inquiry instruction is strongly preferred
- Experience in ESL education is strongly preferred
- International experience and/or an attitude of respect to other cultures is needed
- Starting salary can range from CAD 43,000–58,000 annually based on years of experience and qualifications
- Annual salary increase ranging from CAD 1,670–3,340 upon renewal of the contract
- The salary is tax-free
- End of service benefit at the rate of 70% of one month's gross salary for every full year of service
- Furnished, air-conditioned housing
- Transportation allowance of CAD 4,120/year or use of school buses
- All utilities paid except telephone and Internet bills
- Economy airfare at the beginning and end of the contract
- Annual economy round-trip airfare to point of origin at the time of summer vacation
- Local private medical insurance
- Reimbursement of excess baggage expenses
- The school will arrange and bear the Qatar government fee of your visa, work permit, and national identification
- Teachers with families receive additional benefits for their family members including larger housing, higher excess baggage allowance, children schooling, tickets, medical insurance and help with visa expenses. There is a range of these benefits based on years of experience
- Participation in extracurricular activities organized by the school is optional. Teachers who choose to participate receive 50% of the fee collected for the activity
- Planning for instruction at the yearly, unit, weekly, and/or daily level implementing school mandated programs, strategies of instruction, and assessment to work with students to achieve the Learning Standards of the British Columbia Canada Ministry of Education Curriculum
- Using effective teaching strategies, learning, and professional resources available for the grade to support instruction within curriculum guidelines and with the use of school mandated instructional frameworks and programs to create opportunities for differentiated learning for students with different skill levels or learning styles
- Providing enrichment events and activities including but not limited to field trips, showcases, concerts, plays, and productions. Events may be organized at a class level and/or a school-wide level
- Communicating assignments and objectives to students in a well-organized manner, using clear and precise language
- Sending homework assignments that are an extension of clearly defined school activities, appropriate to the age, ability, and independent level of students, to provide opportunities for students to enrich, apply and review lessons and practice skills they have learned, including open-ended student activities
- Diagnosing, instructing, and evaluating the specific needs for students who are struggling to meet grade expectations and seeking assistance as necessary from the School Support Program
- Using As Learning and For Learning Assessments to monitor student progress to plan instruction and provide feedback regularly to students, their parents, and the school administration
- Actively engage in discussions and planning that take place at the Grade Level Team level and within Teams across different grade levels, to enhance consistency of practice and student achievement
- Preparing formal report cards and engaging in parent conferences according to the set dates
- Establishing and maintaining fair and just standards for student behavior, with the guidance of the school Code of Conduct, to create an effective and safe learning environment
- Supervising students in the classroom, on the school campus, and off-campus at school-related activities
- Guiding, motivating, and supervising the classroom assistant, if one is assigned to the class you are teaching
- Maintaining accurate, complete, and legible records as required by the school policy
- Attending and taking an active role in staff meetings including those focused on analyzing student assessment and data for growth planning
- Communicating concerns, ideas, and information with colleagues, students, the school administration, parents, and the community in a professional and constructive manner
- Maintaining a positive professional relationship with parents for the benefit of their children, including but not limited to informing them of upcoming-week lesson summaries, behavioral issues, and their children’s progress
- Displaying a willingness to understand the local culture and handle the cultural nuances in a caring and respectful manner
- Participating in professional development organized by the school
- Attend Saturday school, not to exceed eight sessions for the school year
- Working hours: The official working hours are from 6:30 am to 2:20 pm. All classes start at 7:00 am. Except for K2, BC Program classes end at 2:00 pm. K2 classes end at 1:10 pm. Classroom teachers are expected to stay with their children until they are picked up, which normally is between 20 - 30 minutes after the end of classes. The first bus ride to school accommodation is at 2:30 pm. Therefore, teachers who are residing in the school accommodation and are using the school bus are at the school from 6:30 am until 2:30 pm.
- After-school collaboration meetings are conducted once a week from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm where attendance is required.
- Meetings with parents of at-risk students would take place after the official working hours as needed.
Duties carried out when you are not teaching:
- Prep using the Library, IT Lab or one of the Curriculum Instruction or staff rooms
- Entry assessment for new students applying to the school. Entry assessment normally takes place between January - June, and September - October of the following year. During peak months, a teacher may have to do 3-4 entry assessments a week. Each entry assessment lasts for 30-40 minutes on average. Peak months are April - May, and September - October of the following year
- Staff meetings or other staff/administration events
- Substituting for another BC teacher, if requested by the Principal, to address emergencies. (Note: the school has a full-time substitute teacher)
- Performing other related, similar, or logical duties as required or assigned. This may include a change of the teaching assignment based on the school's needs and taking into consideration your experience, competencies, and subject of specialty.
Start the process of getting British Columbia teacher certification immediately upon signing a letter of job offer. Provide and arrange for providing all required documents promptly to make sure certification is obtained as quickly as possible. Report progress on achieving certification to the school in detail to help the school follow up on the certification with the BC Ministry of Education Teachers Regulation Branch. The school has the right to terminate the contract if this duty is not fulfilled or if British Columbia teacher certification is not obtained due to the teacher not providing the required documents or meeting any of the certification requirements.
Hayat Universal School (HUBS) Qatar is a CIS Accredited, British Columbia Certified Offshore School.
The Ministry thoroughly inspects our school every year. For example, inspectors look into BC program year plans, instructional time, instructional methods, admission system, integrity of promotion and registration process, support services, school policies, safety and supervision plans, student and staff records, teacher and principal certification and hiring practices, learning resources, facilities and school licensing.
To graduate from our school, students will have to successfully complete the requirements of the British Columbia graduation program in English. Graduates receive the British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma).
Although the school offers bilingual/bi-cultural education with an Arabic Program that implements the Qatar National Curriculum, the main program is the BC program with the majority of the instructional time dedicated for this program (80% in K and 74% starting Grade 1).
The school started in 2009-2010 with KG1 - Grade 3 and has been adding a grade every year with the movement of students to higher grades. The school started to offer Grade 12 in 2018-2019. The purpose of this approach is to make the lower grades the main point of entry to the school and to keep transfers in the higher primary and intermediate grades to the minimum.
From 190 students in its first year (2009-2010), the school has grown to 1104 students in 2020-2021, with 917 enrolled in the BC Program, which starts at KG2. The remaining students are registered in our Early Childhood Program (PreKG and KG1). The school's reputation and its remarkable success are attributed to its bilingual program, the world-class BC program it implements and the quality and dedication of the school team of teachers and administrators who make these programs a success. The students are predominantly Qataris and ESL learners. The School Early Childhood Grades (PreKG and KG1) prepare students for the BC Program. English is the main language of instruction in these grades. Their curriculum dovetails with the BC curriculum.
HUBS Qatar is the culmination of the vision and experience of a renowned psychologist and educator in the Middle East. Parents, teachers and BC inspectors sense the community that prevails in the school. In the year (2020-2021), the school team of educators include 63 administrators; classroom, support and ESL teachers. 51 are licensed educators, 26 Canadians, 10 Americans, 2 Australians, 6 South Africans, 2 British, 1 Jamaican, 1 Filipino, 1 Tunisian and 2 Indians. The remaining 12 qualified teachers are from Canada, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Tunisia and Romania. There are also 26 Arab teachers who deliver the Arabic Program. The school is supported by a team of teacher assistants. Each PreKG - Grade 2 class is assigned a teaching assistant. TA time is provided to the higher elementary grades on part time basis.
Qatar is a stable and wealthy small country. The government has a vision for this small country that makes citizens proud. Doha, the capital is the only city in the country. It is an upscale expatriate-friendly city that is close to many travel destinations. Qatar has taken major strides in developing education with many major international universities opening branches here. The country hosts a wealth of international and regional sports and cultural events.