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Position: Supply Teacher with possibility for 1-year LTO
Organization: Tamarack West Outdoor School
Location: Toronto, near High Park/Junction Triangle, Ontario

  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Duration: From start date - June 21, 2024 with possibility for 1-year LTO for the 2024 - 2025 school year
  • Starting Wage: $24 - $26/hour based on experience
  • Hours: as needed for supplying, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm, when school is in session

About Tamarack West:

Tamarack West Outdoor School is a full-time elementary school running from JK to Grade 8, located near Toronto’s High Park, and is an accredited member of the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS). Tamarack West’s mandate is to provide a compassionate, challenging, and inspiring environment where kids feel safe to take risks and explore their potential. We are dedicated to helping develop resilient, confident, and passionate children with inquisitive minds and strong skills.

The school curriculum is guided by the Ontario Ministry of Education, enhanced by student inspirations, and excelled by Ontario Certified Teachers, Early Childhood Educators, mentors, school visitors, community members, and local experts. Tamarack West recognizes incredible potential through experiential and inquiry-based learning by participating with the community at large.

Job description:

The supply teacher will be responsible for continuing the development and delivery of creative, innovative, and comprehensive classroom programming, utilizing both outdoor and indoor settings daily. The ideal candidate champions a compassionate learning community that celebrates different learners, allowing them to thrive and prosper. The ideal candidate has a strong and practiced background utilizing an inquiry-based, cross-curricular, student-centered mentoring approach with students both in nature and in the classroom. Supply teachers who are observed to be a great fit for the school will be considered for a possible 1-year LTO for the 2024 - 2025 school year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute the homeroom teacher’s day plan, that meets students where they are at, are appropriately challenging, creative, and that creates interdisciplinary connections, utilizing both outdoor and indoor settings daily
  • For Primary / Junior teachers: Co-teach classes of students
  • For Intermediate teachers: may co-teach and/or independently teach classes of students depending on the day
  • Teach indoors for half the day daily, and outdoors for the remaining day (with the option to be outdoors for the full day based on the teacher’s decision)
  • Mentor and guide students throughout the year towards continual improvement and achievement
  • Integrate the school’s mandate throughout all activities
  • Participate and take initiative as an active collaborator in daily planning and debriefing meetings with co-teachers
  • Participate in staff meetings, professional development opportunities, and other activities related to school life
  • Support, supervise, and assess student progress and report on individual student achievement to the homeroom teacher wherever it applies
  • Champion a compassionate, positive, safe, and inclusive learning environment for students and all community members
  • Support families with open, ongoing communication about student progress
  • Maintain and handle sensitive situations/information with professionalism
  • Integrate and support student teachers, volunteers, and visitors into the school community
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of students at all times and abide by all Tamarack policies (including any COVID-19 safety protocols)
  • Attend and participate in Staff Training where required
  • Be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • B.Ed or higher and Certificate of Qualification and Registration with the OCT (or equivalent) in good standing
  • Up to date Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Up to date Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher


  • Build a working relationship with our school towards possible further future employment
  • A supportive, compassionate, work environment
  • For qualified candidates who stay on:
    • Annual wage increases
    • Health Benefits (medical, dental)
    • Paid sick days

Application Procedure:

Please submit the following in a single PDF document via email to eileen(dot)tamarackwest(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Your resume
  • A one-page cover letter explaining your suitability for the position based on your education, experience, skills, and/or qualifications
  • Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

PDF Filename: “[Your Full Name] - Supply Teacher/LTO“

Email Subject Line: “[Your Full Name] - Supply Teacher/LTO”.

We thank all candidates for their interest and request no phone calls. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Tamarack West Outdoor School provides inclusive, equal opportunity employment and encourages applications from people from diverse gender, professional, cultural and educational backgrounds. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Information received will be addressed in confidence.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 16 2024    ID: 70325