Career Opportunities
High School Social Studies Teacher
Job Code: 2613276
Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Jan 22, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Seabird Island Community School (Lalme' Iwesawtexw)
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date:  2019/06/28
Salary:  As per SD78 pay grid
Job Description & Requirements

Our Organization                                                                                               

The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that includes government, business, service and nonprofit services. We work as an integrated team to improve the health, education, and economic opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations families and communities.


Position Summary                                                                                                     

This position involves the provision of instruction to students of Seabird Island Community School/High School and includes instruction, preparation, assessment, classroom management, professional development and school meetings, community and parental relations and adherence to all Seabird Island Community School and BC Ministry of Education policies and procedures. 


Social Studies’ Teachers must prepare lessons and activities that help students develop knowledge and understanding in concepts of government, geography, history, economics, civic ideals, and current events. Social Studies Teacher will also instruct students on Canadian ideals and cultural heritage; developing proficiency in the use of social studies inquiry skill and concepts; motivate each student to understand and exercise he/her rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a citizen;’ develop understanding of the geographical, historical, cultural, and political factors which influence the development of the world regions.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instruction and delivery of curriculum in keeping with the BC Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Packages, outlines and prescribed learning outcomes or as outlined by school administration. Delivering the Minimum Instructional Hours as outlined in the contract.

  • Pursue a variety of methodology in teaching and instructing students, including lectures, demonstrations and discussions. Instruction of high school Social Studies will include: understanding in concepts of government, geography, history, economics, civic ideals, and current events.

  • Ensure that instruction meets the learning and development needs of a variety of students. Therefore individualizing and adapting materials and processes to enhance student understanding at their required level.

  • Develop a lesson plan and curriculum preparation, including year plan preparation.

  • Review, analyze, evaluate and report on student academic, social and emotional growth. Assessment of school work, projects and exam oversight. Evaluate each student’s performance, knowledge and skills and meet all reporting and assessment deadlines.

  • Taking and reporting attendance of students.

  • Consistently meet scheduled deadlines.

  • Undertake effective classroom management strategies.

  • Participate actively in teacher evaluations and acting on areas for improvement or professional development. Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.


Education / Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Education with specialization in Social Studies. 

  • Must be a BC Certified Teacher.

  • Possess knowledge and understanding in concepts of government, geography, history, economics, civic ideals, and current events pertaining to the instruction of Social Studies to high school students.

  • 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role is preferred.

  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification is considered an asset. 

  • Possess strong leadership, public-speaking, and classroom management skills in order to successfully instruct students in the manner in which they should do particular activities.

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Internet, and Email).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedure.

  • Knowledge, respect and understanding of Stó:lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.

  • Experience working with First Nations community and children is considered an asset.

  • Valid BC Driver’s License.

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.


Application Process

  • Please apply online at


  • Upload your resume, illustrating your ability to fulfill this position.


  • Upload a cover letter, indicating why you think you would be right for this position.


  • Note all fields with a * are required to be filled, in order to complete the submission of application.

Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish does not accept online applications through for Teacher applicants.

Please visit their website for more information on how to apply.