Contract Posting #SD 1042021ED

Posting Date: August 25, 2021

Closing Date: Open until filled

Contract Opportunity

Online Special Education Educator

Grade 10-12


SelfDesign Learning Community (SDLC)

Team Lead

Principal of Educational Programs

Summary of the Opportunity

SelfDesign Learning Community has an immediate need for Special Education educators for the 2021-22 learning year. We welcome applications from B.C. certified teachers with a background in Special Education and a desire to work in a unique online learning environment in support of students from Grade 10-12. There is part-time work available.

Work Environment

We operate during Pacific Time zone business hours, Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Special Education educators set their own hours of work, however, educators need to be available during times when families are available to meet. Special Education educators also need to be available for occasional online meetings. Meetings are scheduled in advance.


Contract start date: As soon as possible

Contract end date: July 31, 2022

To Respond to this Opportunity

Read the contract details below.

Interested applicants please apply here

In your cover letter detail:

Why you are interested in this opportunity.

Your availability, particularly if you have other commitments.

Evidence of previous educational experience in a comparable work environment.

We look forward to receiving your response. Responses will be reviewed as they are received.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity.

If you have questions, please contact

Contract Details


You will work at the direction of the Team Lead listed above, and in close collaboration with the Educator Services team.

Services Required

Annual and weekly planning for learning

Preparation of Individual education plans

Engage weekly with learners to support learning

Weekly, seasonal, and annual assessment of learning

Skills and Competencies

An inclusive practice that accepts and respects diverse backgrounds and approaches to learning.

An openness to being mentored in the SelfDesign philosophy, relationship-based methodology and heart-centred approach to working with families.

Positive energy with the ability to view new experiences and challenges as learning opportunities.

Highly organized with the willingness and ability to create and maintain required documentation in a timely manner.

Ability to hold the space with patience and warmth when working with people who are feeling anxious and stressed.

High level of comfort and competence in using online tools.

Comfortable with change, particularly with respect to technology.

Computer and digital literacy.

Experience and Credentials

B.C. Certified teacher in good standing

Training and experience with students with low incidence designations

Creation and implementation of Individual Education Plans

Experience and/or interest in learner-centered education

Experience in personalized, passion-based learning

Distributed Learning (DL) experience.

Mandatory requirements

Prior to being contracted, applicants must successfully complete an online orientation (approximately10 asynchronous hours).

All contractors are required to take the SelfDesign online privacy and security fundamentals courses (approximately 1 hour per course).

About SelfDesign

The SelfDesign Learning Foundation (SDLF) is a registered charity and non-profit organization that operates several programs including one of the largest distributed learning schools and personalized learning programs in British Columbia, SelfDesign Learning Community. Funded by the B.C. Ministry of Education, SelfDesign enables learners to complete K-12 by exploring their passions and taking the lead in their own learning and life. With personalized guidance from B.C. certified educators, learning unfolds at home and within local and online communities.

Working with us

Everyone who works with SelfDesign works remotely using online technology.

We provide access and support for our main applications:

Google Suite for Education (GMail, drive, docs, and sheets)

Zoom for video meetings/conferencing

SelfDesign Talk for instant messaging

SelfDesign Call for phone.

You provide and use:

Your own securely set-up computer

Reliable and secure internet connectivity

Your own workspace in an environment that ensures privacy, security and confidentiality.

Learn more at and read our SelfDesign Strategic Plan 2018-2021.

Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
SelfDesign Learning Foundation
Posting Date:
8/7/2021 8:00:00 PM
Online, Virtual, British Columbia