SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 51 (BOUNDARY)
Vice-Principal Student Support Services
In the Boundary School District, our focus is on supporting our students to develop their individual and unique potential and to foster mature and inquiring minds.
Our District spans 220 km and serves 1250 students in 11 schools, within 7 small communities. Our District pioneered the four-day school week over fifteen years ago and has a strong record of sustainable success with a consistent six-year completion rate exceeding 88%. This speaks to our exceptional staff who are responsive to the learning needs of all students. We have highly functioning student support services throughout the District and strong collaborative partnerships with many child, youth and family support organizations. A further point of pride is the success of our Indigenous students.
As a visible educational leader and excellent communicator, you make learning a focus. Leading a caring and highly engaged team, you will sustain, and build upon our many successes. You have the passion and experience to meet the challenges of this position. You understand that in a small district you will need flexibility and the ability to build collaborative relationships with staff, students and community.
In our picturesque region of BC's southern interior, you can find the rural lifestyle that best suits you. Whether your interests include waterfront living, golfing, mountain biking, skiing, gardening, or cultural events, there are always activities to suit your lifestyle. This position is based in Grand Forks where you will find affordable housing, welcoming communities, and a great four-season climate.
This high impact Vice-Principal role will allow you to pursue your dual passions for administration and instruction in the role of student support services.
The position is an integral part of the District Leadership Team comprised of Principals, Vice-principals, the Director of Learning and the Superintendent of Schools. The successful candidate will have .75 FTE student support services responsibilities and .25 FTE administration or LST time.
This position includes a school administrator contract and benefit package. The anticipated start date for this position will be August 1, 2019.
The successful applicant will meet the eligibility requirements of the B.C. School Act and will have:
• Demonstrated excellence as a teacher in a diverse classroom setting as well as a learning support teacher;
• A Master’s degree from a recognized university, or enrolled in a Master’s degree from a recognized university, with a focus upon special education and student diversity;
• Evidence of school-based leadership;
• A valid driver’s licence.
• Five (5) or more years of successful teaching experience in the field of student diversity and learning support services with
proven leadership skills;
• Demonstrated leadership in learning evidenced by current knowledge of adapted and scaffolded instructional and assessment
strategies, including level B special education assessment and interactions with Level C assessment referral processes and ability to implement outcomes;
• A commitment and demonstrated ability to access Provincial Resource Programs (Set-BC,POPARD, POPFASD, ARC, PRPVCI,
Deaf Blind, Deaf and Hard of hearing, Inclusion outreach) to create educational programs that are inclusive and focus on the
comprehensive learning needs of all students;
• Demonstrated commitment to personal accountability and professional growth;
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to listen effectively and work collaboratively
with staff, schools and community partners;
• Demonstrated ability to create a professional learning community that motivates staff and fosters teamwork through program
creation and development and mentorship and training and to participate in shared decision-making and professional growth;
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a unionized environment; be familiar with the process of performance reviews and
• Knowledge of the change process. Demonstrated ability to plan with the end in mind and to remain focused on agreed-upon
• A vision for the role of technology in supporting learning is vital;
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Ministry of Education Special Education Policy manual, those of the School District and
maintain professional connections to maintain best practices as policies and procedures change throughout the province;
• Demonstrated knowledge of the three tiers of the Response to Intervention and help to implement supports and strategies for
school teams at all levels.
Duties and Responsibilities as listed below – but not limited to:
• 1701 designation review; yearly internal audits and review of supporting documents for new designation applications;
• Adjudication for secondary schools and review of Evergreen applications;
• Level B assessment staff development, implementation and support;
• Monitor and approve the applications for Occupational, Physical and Educational Psychology services following the RTI model
and needs based allocations;
• School Based Team/Integrated Case Management Case conferences as required;
• Transition support – Preschool to Kindergarten and Graduation to adult living (understanding and enacting the Transition for
Youth cross ministry protocols);
• Coordination of Student Services equipment loan bank and other District support tools and assessments;
• Education Assistant, Child and Youth Counselor, human resources – hiring, evaluation, staff development and meetings;
• Oversee Speech and Language Therapist services and facilitate referral process to Occupational Therapist and Physio-therapist,
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility services;
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Learning.
Application Package Requirements
1) ALL DOCUMENTATION IS TO BE SUBMITTED IN A SINGLE PDF
2) COVER LETTER
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, current role and key responsibilities you have had related
to the position.
A complete and up to date resume must be provided, clearly describing:
o all relevant education;
o all job and leadership experiences related to education;
o community involvement/committees;
o provincial involvement/committees;
o any awards or certificates of recognition;
o TRB Certificate Number, Out of Province candidates must show evidence of their application.
4) SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
Letters of reference are not required but will be considered.
5) REFERENCES TO BE CONTACTED
Three references from educational professionals that have supervised your work. Provide contact emails and two phone numbers (office and home or cell).
For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact the Director of Learning at 250-442-8258 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications in electronic form must be received by March 31, 2019. Please send application packages to Charlene Wiebe at email@example.com
Please note that in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act, selected candidates not currently employed by School District No. 51 (Boundary) must pay a $28 fee and sign a release to permit a criminal record review. Employment with SD51 (Boundary) is subject to passing this criminal record review.
School District 51 thanks all applicants for their interest in applying for this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.