Careers in Public Education | Teaching & Non-Teaching Career Opportunities in British Columbia

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Careers in Public Education | Teaching & Non-Teaching Career Opportunities in British Columbia

  1. 1. Careers in Public Education Job Options BC Urban Older Workers Program
  2. 2. BC Public Education Overview • • • • 60 school district employers 73,000 total employees 33,000 unionized educators Opportunities in urban & rural communities
  3. 3. Making a difference inside the classroom TEACHING CAREERS
  4. 4. In-demand Teachers
  5. 5. Becoming a Teacher REQUIREMENTS • Certification from MoE’s Teacher Regulation Branch www.bcteacherregulation.ca • Completion of a post-secondary teacher education program UBC, SFU, UVIC, VIU, TRU, UFV
  6. 6. Growth Opportunities Head teacher Counsellor Teacher Principal/Vice Principal School Psychologist Librarian District Program Coordinator Human Resources Director of Instruction Assistant Superintendent Superintendent
  7. 7. Salary and Benefits  From $42,802 $83,489  Extended health and dental, life insurance, sick leave, LTD, pension  Generous vacation  Professional development Other possible financial incentives (depends on district and varies from case to case):  Rural/remove allowances  Signing bonus  Housing subsidy  Forgivable loans  Tuition-rebate  Scholarships/bursaries  Paid sabbatical leave
  8. 8. Making a difference within the school district NON-TEACHING CAREERS
  9. 9. Non-teaching Opportunities Non-Unionized Exempt Roles • • • • • • Human Resources Health & Safety Labour Relations Finance Facilities & Operations Communications & Community Relations • Speech Language Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Transportation • Information Technology • Energy Management • Capital Projects
  10. 10. Non-teaching Opportunities Unionized Support Roles • Bus Driver • Office/Clerical • Tradespeople – Carpenter, Electrician – Painter, Welder, Plumber – HVAC, Custodians • Accountant/Bookkeeper • Special Education Aides • • • • • • • • Teaching Assistant Youth Worker Supervision Aide Aboriginal Advocate IT Support/Help Desk Custodian/Janitors Building Service Worker Sign Language Interpreters
  11. 11. Salary and Benefits Support Staff Position Hourly Wage Ranges Teaching Assistant Min: $17.21 – Max: $25.93 Special Education Assistant Min: $18.91 - Max: $27.00 Child and Youth Care Worker Min: $18.49 – Max: $31.16 Aboriginal Support Worker Min: $16.27 – Max: $28.61 Child and Youth Care Worker Min: $18.49 - Max: $31.16 StrongStart Facilitator Min: $22.71 – Max: $25.00 Visual Language Interpreter Min: $19.01 - Max: $28.12 Noon Hour Supervisor Min: $14.85 – Max: $25.25
  12. 12. Applying for Jobs
  13. 13. Searching & Apply for Jobs • Visit www.MakeaFuture.ca to: – Find the latest employment listings – Research school district employers – Compare salaries between school districts – Learn about the latest in-demand careers in education – Create an online portfolio and apply online
  14. 14. Writing Resumes • Avoid skills based resumes • Include an objective statement stating the job you are applying for • Tailor your resume to each job • Don’t “overdesign” your resume • Keep it succinct in two pages
  15. 15. Writing Cover Letters • • • • • Do not write “To Whom It May Concern” Personalize it with concrete examples Describe achievements Why you are the best candidate? Use action verbs (e.g. Collaborated; Coordinated) • Spell check and Proof read!
  16. 16. Gathering Good References • Provide at least three professional references • Ask for a good reference • Ask for a reference letter if possible • Inform your references ahead of time that they may be contacted
  17. 17. Interviewing Tips • Provide examples and tell stories about your relevant experiences • Use a portfolio to show-off accomplishments & achievements • Use the STAR technique • Practice, practice, practice
  18. 18. Job Search Tips • Volunteer at a school • Be a specialist in teaching • Respect each school districts unique application process • Apply for on-call roles at multiple districts • Don’t apply for every job you see
  19. 19. Job Search Resources • Resumes & Portfolios – Linkedin.com – CVmkr.com – VisualCV.com – Pathbrite.com • Interviews & Cover Letters – Quintcareers.com • Job Search – Huntsy.com • Salary & Benefits – www.bcpsea.bc.ca
  20. 20. Questions? visit email www.makeafuture.ca contactus@makeafuture.ca www.Twitter.com/makeafuture follow like www.Facebook.com/makeafuture

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