Career Opportunities
Temp FT (1.0) Skills/Special Ed/Resource Teacher (Mat loa eff. Sept 1, 2019 until return of incumbent not beyond June 30, 2020)
Job Code: 2666445
School District #60 (Peace River North)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: May 03, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Dr Kearney Middle School
Start Date:  Sep 01, 2019
End Date:  until return of incumbent but not beyond June 30, 2019
Salary:  as per collective agreement
Job Description & Requirements

Achieve Believe Connect 

Position Description

A temporary full time (1.0) Life Skills/Special Education/Resource Teacher is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2019 until the return of the incumbent but not beyond June 30, 2020.  The assignment will be at Dr. Kearney Middle School.

Dr. Kearney Middle School is a vibrant junior middle school offering classes in grades 7-9. We enroll a diverse student population of 550, 20% of whom are of First Nations descent. We have an active Parent Advisory Committee and a supportive parent community. Some themes that characterize our school are a commitment to student centered learning and a focus on collaborative planning. Some exciting dimensions of the school are our Leadership, Peer Helping, At-Risk Students and Reading Intervention programs. Our school also offers an extensive extra-curricular program including volleyball, basketball, x-country running, track and field and golf. Please 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
  • Masters in Special Education (or working towards)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, collaborative and organizational skills
  • Expertise in a wide range of teaching and management strategies
  • Knowledge of methods for evaluating and selecting instructional materials suitable for students with a variety of special needs
  • Ability to carry out a variety of assessments, including classroom observation, administration and interpretation of norm- reference assessment instruments, curriculum-based assessment, diagnostic teaching methods, and functional analysis of behaviour
  • 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
  • Experience with practices appropriate for low incidence students with special needs; including functional curriculum, community based progress, discrete trial training, pictorial communication systems. MAPS and PATH facilitation and non-aversive approach And CPI
  • POPARD training or university level course work on developing educational programs for students with Autism and related disorders
  • Set BC Technology experience would be an asset
  • Willingness to participate in the TAG program within a house system
  • Understanding of or experience with sensory integration programs
  • Ability to provide directions to a number of educational assistants and plan and schedule appropriately for the most educationally efficient use of their services and skills
  • Advocacy for and empathy with students with special needs and their families
  • Ability/desire to work collaboratively with classroom teachers at a variety of levels, and a commitment to inclusive education
  • Proven experience working with Educational Assistants and their roles/responsibilities
  • Promote inclusive school atmosphere
  • Experience/training/knowledge of PBIS would be an asset
  • Knowledge/experience with Assessment for Learning
  • Knowledge and experience with the use of Assistive Technology in special education


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 to 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:

W. McKnight, Principal, Dr. Kearney Middle School 250.785.8378 or

C. Nock, Vice-Principal, Dr. Kearney Middle School 250.785.8378 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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