WORKING AT ACS

Staff at ACS are hired as people of faith who love children and/or adolescents, can whole-heartedly support the mission and vision of our school, and can facilitate and passionately reveal God’s truth in our children. The following vision statement is ultimately what guides us and our staff as they work at ACS.

Staff Vision Statement

ACS will attract, retain, and develop staff members who are dedicated, creative, passionate, and who model Christ in their actions. Individually and collectively, staff will feel engaged, valued, and respected. ACS will be an employer of choice.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS

Abbotsford Christian School is accepting applications for ON CALL / GUEST EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS (ECE) in our new Seamless Day program. The program provides continuous care and support for primary-aged children (kindergarten to grade 2) with access to quality before-and after-school childcare with shared beliefs and a shared mission, vision, and identity as Abbotsford Christian School. This position commences January 3, 2022.

The Seamless Day Model allows primary school children to attend childcare in the kindergarten classroom with a team of Early Childhood Educators (ECE) and the classroom teacher. This model is designed to enhance children’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development and benefits from the professional expertise of primary teachers and early childhood educators working together.

Under the direction and supervision of the principal and program director, the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) plans, manages, and implements before-or after-school care and works in partnership with the kindergarten teacher in the classroom. Knowledge of early childhood education is essential.

  • The morning ECE greets the children and implements the before-school care and learning program and remains with the children in the kindergarten classroom while collaborating with the classroom teacher in the design of programs and environments, engaging with the Early Learning Framework.
  • The afternoon ECE begin their shift mid-day, allowing for staff overlap, collaborates with the classroom teacher in the design of programs and environments, and leads the after-school care and learning program.

The applicant must: 

  • Have a clear understanding of Christian education
  • Practice and demonstrate evidence of a strong commitment to the Christian faith
  • Meet the requirements of the ACS Employment of Teachers Contract
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage a quality licensed school-age group child-care program for early primary students
  • Be able to confidently collaborate with the kindergarten teacher, other ECE, and school staff to create a seamless transition for children moving between the child-care program and the school day
  • Establish positive working relationships with school staff, community partners, families, and children.
  • With the classroom colleagues, plan and maintain a learning environment that promotes the health, security, and well-being of children.
  • Support the transition of information between children, families, and classroom colleagues

The ideal applicant would have the following characteristics:

  • Friendly, even-tempered, and a servant-hearted attitude toward staff, parents, and students
  • Deep and disciplined understanding of the Christian worldview
  • Relational, adaptable, professional, confident, and optimistic
  • Confident communication skills with parents, students, and staff/coworkers
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills, ability to work with minimal supervision

The applicant should have the following qualifications:

  • Completed Post-Secondary Certificate or Diploma as an Early Childhood Educator
  • Current Early Childhood Educator’s Certificate to Practice from the BC (preference given to those with a degree)
  • Valid Child Safe First Aid certificate
  • Clear criminal record check and up to date Immunizations as required by the Child Care Licensing Regulation government’s ECE Registry.
  • A minimum of 2 years of recent experience within a licensed childcare setting.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong communication skills (verbal, written and electronic formats) and ability to work as part of a team with colleagues, parents, and children
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the British Columbia Early Learning Framework and the Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework
  • Membership with the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC)

Duties of the position include:

  • Collaborate with the kindergarten teacher, other ECE, and school staff to create a seamless transition for children moving between the child-care program and the school day.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with school staff, community partners, families, and children.
  • With colleagues, plan and maintain a learning environment that promotes the health, security, and well-being of children
  • Support the transition of information between children, families, and classroom colleagues (other ECE and kindergarten teacher).
  • Plan, coordinate and manage a quality licensed school-age group child-care program for early primary students.
  • Attend meetings as requested.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information seen or heard.
  • Support budget preparation, purchase and maintenance of supplies and materials.
  • Maintain statistics for child-care reports.
  • Understand and act in accordance with relevant policies and procedures from the school, district, Ministry of Education, Child Care Licensing Regulation, and WorkSafeBC.
  • Maintain familiarity with Workplace Hazardous Materials Information.
  • Ongoing professional development and maintain ECE Certificate to practice.

Competitive wages and benefits offered. Please send cover letter, resume, a statement describing your Christian worldview, and credentials to:

KARIN RIEMER, ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL
Abbotsford Christian School
3939 Old Clayburn Road
Abbotsford, BC V3G 1J9
Phone: 604.755-1891   Fax: 604.850.7075
Email: kriemer@abbotsfordchristian.com  

CLOSING DATE: until the position is filled.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Abbotsford Christian School is accepting applications for various GRADE 5-7 MIDDLE SCHOOL HOMEROOM TEACHERS for the 2022-2023 school year. The position is full-time, commencing September 2022.

The successful candidates will have a passion for teaching middle school age students and engaging them in authentic learning experiences that align with a Christian worldview. The successful candidates should be comfortable teaching homeroom subject areas (Language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics) as well as fine arts. The ability to teach music and/or French would be helpful but is not required.

Specific qualifications include:

  • All teachers must hold, or be eligible for, a valid BC Teaching Certificate.
    • All employees must meet the requirements of the ACS Employment of Teachers Contract.

Please send resume, Statement of Philosophy of Christian Education, and credentials to:

TYM BERGER, PRINCIPAL
Abbotsford Christian Middle School
30511 Old Clayburn Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7L7
Phone: 604.755.8102   Fax: 604.850.7075
Email: tberger@abbotsfordchristian.com

CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2022

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Abbotsford Christian School is accepting applications for GUEST EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS: ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND SECONDARY CAMPUSES available immediately.  

Applicants having a SETA certificate or other applicable training, or experience are invited to apply. Applicants should enjoy working in a team environment and understand inclusive educational practices. Training and experience working with students with special needs in the areas of autism, developmental delay, and learning disabilities is a requirement.

All employees must meet the requirements of the ACS Employment Contract.

Please email cover letter, resume, references, credentials, and a brief statement of how the role of support worker in a Christian school connects to your faith.

GAYLENE LARSEN, DIRECTOR OF LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES
Abbotsford Christian School
35011 Old Clayburn Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7L7
Phone: 604.755.1891 Fax: 604.850.7075
Email: glarsen@abbotsfordchristian.com  

CLOSING DATE: until positions are filled.

Abbotsford Christian School is currently accepting applications for JANITORS effective immediately.

Applicants must:

  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them
  • Clean windows and mirrors
  • Clean and supply restrooms
  • Remove waste and empty trash
  • Maintain cleaning chart indicating areas that were cleaned and inspected
  • Replenish cleaning and maintenance supplies
  • Organize janitorial storage areas
  • Notify supervisors about unsafe conditions or concerning the need for repairs or maintenance
  • Be able to support the mission and vision of Abbotsford Christian School
  • Have a clean criminal record check
  • Be a minimum of 21 years old
  • Be able to follow written and verbal instructions in English
  • Must be able to do physical work and operate power equipment normally found in janitorial operations
  • We offer flexible after school hours

Please send resume to:

RICK BRANDS, DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES
Abbotsford Christian School
35011 Old Clayburn Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7L7
Email: rbrands@abbotsfordchristian.com

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Abbotsford Christian School is accepting applications for a MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. The principal is expected to provide visionary leadership to all operations specific to our middle school campus, keeping in harmony with the school’s mission and vision.

Please see the Middle School Principal Opportunity Profile for a clear understanding of the position.

This position is salaried, full-time, and starts at the beginning of the 2022/2023 school year. 

Please send resume, cover letter, and philosophy of Christian Education to:

JULIUS SIEBENGA, Executive Director
jsiebenga@abbotsfordchristian.com

CLOSING DATE: January 31, 2022

Only applicants selected for an interview may be contacted.

Abbotsford Christian School is accepting applications for a EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT at our secondary campus.  

Applicants having a SETA certificate will have priority, but those with other training are invited to apply. Preference will be given to those with experience. Successful applicants should enjoy working as part of a team and understand inclusive educational practices. Training and experience in working with students with special needs in the areas of autism, developmental delay, social/emotional needs, and learning disabilities is a requirement.

Applicants must be able to meet the requirements of the ACS Employment Contract. 

Please email the following items to the contact person of the campus you prefer below: cover letter, resume, references, credentials, and a brief statement of how the role of support worker in a Christian school connects to your faith.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates should note, however, that in the event outstanding applicants are identified early in the search process, ACS reserves the right to make an appointment before or soon after the deadline. For this reason, it is important that interested candidates apply as soon as possible.

TERESA SPYKSMA, VICE PRINCIPAL
Abbotsford Christian Secondary School
30511 Old Clayburn Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7L7
Phone: 604.755.1891 Fax: 604.850.7075
Email: tspyksma@abbotsfordchristian.com

CLOSING DATE: Friday, November 12, 2021, or until position is filled.