Career Opportunities
Temp FT (1.0) LA or Support Teacher eff April 1, 2019 until return of incumbent but not beyond June 30, 2019
Job Code: 2657643
School District #60 (Peace River North)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: May 05, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Bert Bowes Middle School
Start Date:  Apr 01, 2019
End Date:  until the return of the incumbent but not beyonde June 30, 2019
Salary:  as per collective agreement
Job Description & Requirements

Achieve Believe Connect

Position Description

A temporary full time (1.0) Learning Assistance or Support Teacher (preference to qualified learning assistant) is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective April 1, 2019 until the return of the incumbent but not beyond June 30, 2019.  The assignment will be at Bert Bowes Middle School. 

Bert Bowes Middle School is a Gr. 7-9 school in the City of Fort St John. The school enrolls a population of 500 students. We enjoy itinerant access to a range of services such as a learning resource disability teacher, teacher for visually impaired, school psychologist, ESL specialist teacher and teacher for deaf/hard of hearing. Some themes that characterize our school are a commitment to student centered learning, and a focus on collaborative planning. We have an active Parent Advisory Committee and a supportive parent community. See for more information.



 Qualifications and Experience

  • Valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)
  • Experience with adapting and modifying curriculum to meet the needs of students
  • Qualifications and demonstrated ability to teach the identified subjects at the middle years level
  • Ability/experience to carry out a variety of assessments, including classroom observation, administration and interpretation of norm-reference assessment instruments, curriculum-based assessments, diagnostic teaching methods
  • Ability to develop and implement extensive Individual Education Programs (IEP’s) (detailing adaptations and modifications) in consultation with classroom teachers, parents, students and district resource personnel
  • Ability to work with other staff and assist and/or train them to deal effectively with students who have academic challenges
  • Proven ability to proactively work with and having knowledge of strategies appropriate in supporting students classified with autistic spectrum disorders, ODD, ADHA, FAS and behavior disorders
  • Wide range of teaching and management strategies that maintain student dignity
  • Advocacy for and empathy with students with special needs
  • Ability to work with students experiencing learning and/or behavioural difficulties and students having social and emotional needs
  • Assessment practices supportive of the learning process
  • Knowledge of the literacy/numeracy curriculum and differentiated instruction
  • Commitment to pursue professional development in inclusive education
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports 
  • Knowledge of methods for evaluating and selecting instructional materials suitable for students with a variety of special needs
  • Ability/expertise to work with students either individually or in small groups
  • An ability to work collaboratively and able to relate well with students, parents and other staff
  • A willingness to work on teacher teams to collaborate regarding curriculum, assessment, instruction and planning
  • A willingness and desire to be a teacher advisor
  • Advanced training in educational psychology, counseling, and or special education
  • Ability/experience to contact and liaise with outside agencies, excellent interpersonal, organizational and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience and/or training teaching and leading WEB (Middle School peer mentoring, transition, support and orientation program)
  • Experience and knowledge with Middle School Philosophy and Practice including teacher advisory group, Social/Emotional Learning (FRIENDS, TRIBES, Mind Up, Cognitive Coaching, Restorative Justice, Circle Talks)


Interested applicants are required to supply

  • Three (3) references
  • Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate) 



  • $1400 relocation allowance for teachers from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $2000 for teachers from other areas
  • $2,520.09 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)
  • Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $47,821 - $89,708
  • Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enrol in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE


For more information please contact:

Wade Hart, Principal, Bert Bowes Middle School 250.785.6717 or


Please note: 
All applications with relevant documentation must be made through
Make A Future for consideration for the position



About School District 60

School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others and the environment.

School District 60 is progressive and growing. There are 22 schools with School District No.60 (Peace River North). The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.

School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.


Why School District 60

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Supportive culture of teacher collaboration
  • Curriculum and teacher supports
  • French Immersion, music, & outdoor education programs
  • Advanced technology facilities and resources
  • Progressive and growing district
  • Innovative educational practices




School District No. 60 (Fort St John)

10112 105 Avenue, Fort St John, BC V1J 4S4


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