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At the Ottawa Jewish Community School, we collectively work to support our mission to provide an integrated trilingual General, French and Judaic Studies education that is comprehensive and academically challenging. Our commitment to educational excellence and Jewish tradition teaches our students to maximize their academic, social, physical and spiritual potentials. At the Ottawa Jewish Community School, education instills a strong sense of identity, preparedness for higher education and a commitment to responsible living guided by Jewish ethics and values. Please see the job postings below and contact us if you think you’d like to join The OJCS faculty.

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The Ottawa Jewish Community School is currently seeking a full-time French Studies teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. 

The candidate we move forward with will:

  • Be fluent in French (oral and written communication) and be committed to providing an immersive classroom setting;
  • Develop, prepare, and implement lesson plans based on the curriculum;
  • Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials and technology;
  • Collaborate with other faculty members and administrative staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives, and methods;
  • Prepare lessons that reflect differentiation for individual student needs and implement the recommendations from assessments featured in Individual Education Plans;
  • Be a positive role model for students reflective of the mission of the school;
  • Participate actively and meaningfully in Professional Development opportunities and be committed to professional growth;
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students;
  • Connect with and engage in student life
  • Support student behaviour in alignment with the school philosophy.

More information, including duration, salary range, benefits and experience can be found here in the full job description.

Interested candidates that meet the above criteria should click here to download the full job description and follow the application instructions therein.

The Ottawa Jewish Community School is currently seeking a part-time (0.5) Junior-Intermediate Resource Teacher to join our Special Education Department for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

The candidate we hire will:

  • Work closely with students on developing reading and writing skills, as well as general support with student organization and planning; 
  • Offer support with tracking student progress and helping teachers to personalize learning for each student;
  • Offering teachers support with identifying and accommodating students with learning needs;
  • Participating in IEP meetings with In-School Team and parents;
  • Supporting teachers with planning and carrying out accommodations and modified programming for their students;
  • Providing behaviour management intervention;
  • Locating and providing resources for classroom teachers, when needed;
  • Listening to teachers regarding their students’ needs and suggesting strategies and interventions;
  • Working closely with Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Itinerant Specialists, Psychologists and other professionals to ensure delivery of programming to students with needs;
  • Writing resource report cards;
  • Providing students with Quiet Rooms for tests and exams (Gr. 6, 7 & 8);
  • Working knowledge and offering support with delivery of CAT-4 assessment, as well as Nelson ONAP and CASI assessments an asset.

Interested candidates that meet the above criteria should click here to download the full job description and follow the application instructions therein.

The Ottawa Jewish Community School is currently seeking a qualified half-time, Grade 7-8 English teacher, who is responsible for teaching the Grade 7-8 curricula.

The candidate we hire will:

  • Be fluent in English (oral and written communication);
  • Develop, prepare, and implement innovative lesson plans based on the curriculum;
  • Provide students with assessment-based feedback and provide grading;
  • Ability to meaningfully integrate technology into daily learning experiences;
  • Experience blogging considered an asset;
  • Collaborate with other faculty members and administrative staff in planning and implementing instructional goals, objectives, and methods;
  • Prepare lessons that reflect differentiation for individual student needs and implement the recommendations from assessments featured in Individual Education Plans;
  • Be a positive role model for students reflective of the mission of the school;
  • Participate actively and meaningfully in Professional Development opportunities and be committed to professional growth;
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students;
  • Support student behavior guided by our school philosophy.

Interested candidates that meet the above criteria should click here to download the full job description and follow the application instructions therein.

The Ottawa Jewish Community School is seeking a passionate and innovative Jewish educator to join the Leadership Team of a cutting-edge, pluralistic JK -8 school located in the capital of Canada.  The Head of Jewish Studies & Jewish Life will be the lead educator for Jewish Studies at OJCS, working with the Head of School and Vice Principal to move our innovative and personalized learning program forward.  S/he will also be charged with thinking through student life activities with a Jewish lens.  This is a newly expanded position and we are open to different configurations of teaching and administration to best marry our needs and the talents of the right candidate for the school.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Jewish Studies Curriculum Development and Implementation
  • Supervision of Jewish Studies Faculty
  • Liaison with other community agencies in Ottawa and outside of Ottawa, e.g., Federation, Prizmah, synagogue rabbis, other schools with regard to Jewish Studies.
  • Teacher mentoring and professional development
  • Holiday assembly programming oversight
  • Recruitment of supply (substitute) teachers for Jewish Studies and review of resumes submitted for teacher placement in school
  • Exploring new teaching techniques and technologies unique to Jewish Studies and Hebrew language instruction
  • Working with Head of School and Leadership Team to move the strategic plan of the school forward
  • Serve as a Resource for all Jewish Studies Faculty
  • Ordering of all curricula and supplies for Jewish Studies
  • Organizing and helping to facilitate Middle School minyanim
  • Advising students and families on Jewish educational opportunities post-OJCS
  • Design and facilitate Jewish life programming
  • Teaching selected courses in the Middle School

Interested candidates that meet the above criteria should click here to download the full job description and follow the application instructions therein.

The Ottawa Jewish Community School is currently seeking Occasional Teachers, Kindergarten – Grade 8, to teach General Studies, French Studies and Jewish Studies. The candidates we move forward with will:

  • Be a positive role model for students reflective of the mission of the school;
  • Hold a Bachelor of Education and/or Master of Education;
  • Have experience working with Primary, Junior and/or Intermediate Divisions;
  • Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification is considered an asset;
  • Maintain a well managed classroom and positive learning environment in line with
    our school’s philosophy;
  • Be punctual, energetic and motivated;
  • Up-to-date Police Record Check..

Interested candidates that meet the above criteria should click here to download the full job description and follow the application instructions therein.

We’re always interested in hearing from superstar educators and facilitators.  If you think you’d make a great addition to the OJCS team please email your resume and a note telling us why, to teach@theojcs.ca