Automotive Instructor - Forest Lawn High School - Temporary

Calgary Board of Education

Company :  Calgary Board of Education
Location :  AB, Canada
Job Type :  Full-time
Job Status :  Permanent
Under the authority of a Teacher, this position acts as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide curriculum support and instruction in the Career Pathways Auto Body Program for students. Career Pathways strives to provide students with further education and employability skills.


This position is accountable for:
  • Instructing within the Automotive Program;
  • Contributing towards the effective provision of automotive services in a professional and customer service oriented manner; and
  • Serving as an effective role model to students.

Under the authority of and accountable to the Teacher:
  • Actively supports Career Pathways by instructing/supervising within the program and facilitating learning, keeping in mind the grade, age level, capacity and capability of students and accepted classroom learning practices.
  • Models; coaches/mentors students; providing insight and vision; meeting individual needs, troubleshooting problems, assisting the Teacher in evaluation of students’ progress; supporting the school’s discipline process in order to assist students with curriculum requirements as established by the Teacher and meet the goals of Career Pathways, i.e., to enable students to develop employability skills and work safely; enable career choices; and develop transferable skills.
  • Demonstrates safe practices, techniques or use of products or equipment for instructional purposes in a professional journeyman manner including maintaining a professional and sanitary work environment in order to meet the outcomes of the curriculum.
  • Assists the Teacher as requested in setting the scope and sequence for program courses, planning the components of the program, and the provision of client services.
  • Liaises with the community as required by acting as an ambassador for Career Pathways; working with community partners in order to gather career/industry information, and keep the working community aware of the program and abilities of students.
  • Contributes proactively to the safety and security of the learning environment by promoting a structured environment; identifying and accessing appropriate resources, designing and implementing appropriate safety practices; following OH&S regulations; administering First Aid when required in order to promote the safety of the students and others.
  • Supports the professional growth of self and others; i.e. in-service staff; maintaining current certification, including specialized or on-going education; trying and adapting new methods; attending staff and departmental meetings in order to share/gain pertinent information in order to contribute to the development of others and maintenance of standards.
  • Performs responsibilities in a professional manner by responding in ways that recognize and respect others, working to earn and sustain trust, communicating with others in ways that promote mutual understanding, using collaborative approaches to problem solving and decision making which lead to quality learning experiences for students.


Education and Experience:
  • Post-secondary Journeyman Certification as an Automotive Mechanic which includes four years of apprenticeship.
  • An additional four years of current automotive experience and supervision and/or instruction is required.
  • Experience with the administrative and managerial components of running an automotive business is an asset.
  • Must possess current certification in First Aid and CPR.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
  • Understanding and appreciation for Career Pathways
  • Ability to promote and contribute to the objectives of Career Pathways
  • Ability to adhere to safety standards
  • Basic computer and record keeping skills
  • Ability to relate positively with students, staff, customers and off campus employers
  • Well-developed problem solving, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Very good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to respond appropriately to frequent interruptions
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to remain alert at all times
  • Willingness to upgrade skills and knowledge to remain current
  • Personal suitability.

Conditions of Employment

In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, applicants new to the Calgary Board of Education WHO ARE OFFERED EMPLOYMENT must complete and pass a police security clearance before employment is confirmed.
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