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We make change. We change lives.

Who we are

Brightside Learning, located in DDO (West Island), provides ADHD, academic & study skills coaching to students from grades one through Cegep. We teach students how to learn by providing them with tools & opportunities to help them succeed academically and personally, and ultimately reach their full potential. Areas addressed include: organization, management of time and attention, planning and prioritizing, study skills, academic remediation and increasing confidence and self-esteem.

We are currently seeking dynamic, enthusiastic and caring Learning Coaches to work 1:1 with students who are struggling academically, with or without ADHD, other learning disabilities or executive functioning difficulties. This position is not focused on content tutoring but rather focuses on executive function skill development—organization, time management, planning, and productive student habits. School skills emphasized are homework management, test prep, reading efficiency, essay writing and project management.

Who you are

  • A cegep graduate with a background in teaching, counseling, tutoring, academic coaching, or professional organizing

  • Able to meet with students at our offices in the West Island

  • Available to work during the after school and weekend hours

  • A “people-person” with lots of positive energy, who enjoys interacting with others and going above & beyond to make sure they feel heard, understood and cared for

  • An amazing listener. You’re the person who friends & family come to with their problems because they know they can count on you to stay calm, see both sides to every situation, and help resolve the problem (without telling them what to do)

  • An optimist by nature, who is always able to see the bright side in any situation, and inspires others with your positive energy & enthusiasm

  • Great at keeping in touch with and following up with people (you can’t remember the last time you’ve had an email sitting in your inbox for more than a day!)

  • Highly organized and efficient… you’re the type of person who loves new school supplies and labelling, and writes things down on your to-do list even after you’ve done them…just for the fun of checking them off. You do things well AND you do them quickly.

  • The opposite of a procrastinator; you would much rather complete tasks way before the deadline than be rushing to finish them at the last minute.

  • You LOVE learning new things and you are internally motivated, and committed to doing excellent work

  • Excited by the idea of being part of a small, growing business that has a positive impact on the lives of students and their families, and helps young adults in reaching their full potential…you want to feel like your work is making a difference in the world.

  • Able to commit to this position for at least a year

The Position

You will join our team on a part-time basis as an independent contractor, and work directly with our founder to learn how to effectively coach students and families.

 

Specific coaching functions include:

  • Meeting with students for weekly sessions to work on organization, time management, study skills and building executive functions. Other tasks may include improving reading comprehension and essay-writing. 

  • Sending out session notes to students & parents after each meeting

  • Checking in with students in-between sessions through our communication app

  • Checking in with parents in-between sessions through text, email and/or phone

  • Monitoring students' grades online

  • Reaching out to students' teachers, counselors and/or tutors, as needed

  • Attending regular team meetings & training sessions

Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills/Training/Experience:

  • The ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically with diverse populations, including parents, students, teachers, and other professionals; communication skills include paraphrasing, reflective listening, asking open-ended questions, and scaffolding as well as the ability to provide clear instructions and effective praise.

  • Specialized knowledge of ADHD and/or executive skills deficits and how they impact school performance in students at different developmental levels.

  • Effective planning/organizational skills, including the ability to manage and keep track of time, maintain records to document how the coaching time is spent, and collect and depict in graphic form objective data to evaluate the efficacy of the coaching in achieving agreed-upon goals.

  • Skilled in problem solving so that when obstacles arise, coaches can help students as well as those in the students’ support network (e.g., parents, teachers, case managers) identify the barriers and brainstorm ways to overcome those barriers to get the students back on track.

  • A working understanding of schools, both their culture and organization, including special education, resources and IEP services, as well as typical teacher expectations regarding how homework is assigned, monitored, and completed and how grading systems typically work at different age levels.

  • A willingness to follow directions, be receptive to feedback and work as a team player.

  • Very comfortable with technology, such as Google applications, apps for cell phones and tablets, using an online database to track student progress, and use of email and texting.

The starting rate for this position is $18.00 per hour. There is an intensive training period for new coaches, during which you will work closely with our Founding Director and Senior Learning Coaches to learn the ins and outs of leading students through the coaching process. Based on the successfully completion of this training period, you will be offered a contract to work with students thereafter. 

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Contact Us

Tel: 514-398-0131

Email: brightsidelearning@gmail.com

Address

4226 Boulevard Saint-Jean #305

Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, H9G 1X5