Grade 1 Homeroom Teacher

    Hayat Universal Bilingual Schoo

    Job Summary

    • 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

    Job Benefits

    • Starting salary can range from CAD 46,000 – 63,000 annually for bachelor degree holders, with two years experience and are willing to commit for two year contracts
    • Annual salary increase ranging from CAD 1,750 – 3,500 upon renewal of contract
    • Salary is tax free. There are no income taxes in Qatar
    • 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 4400 /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 air fare to point of origin at the time of summer vacation
    • Local private medical insurance
    • Reimbursement of excess baggage expenses
    • 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 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 in order to plan instruction and provide feedback on a regular basis 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 the purpose of 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 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
    • School days: Please find attached the school calendar for 2019-2020. This calendar shows instructional days and breaks
    • Working hours: The official working hours are from 6:30 am to 2:00 pm. All classes start at 7:00 am. With the exception of 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
    • 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 of 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 emergency situations. (Note: the school has a full-time substitute teacher)
    • Performing other related, similar or logical duties as required or assigned
    • Start the process of getting British Columbia teacher certification immediately upon signing this letter of job offer. Provide and arrange for providing all required documents in a timely manner 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 teacher not providing the required documents or meeting any of the certification requirements

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