Two Full-time Primary K-3 Teachers are required in Tl'azt'en First Nation for the 2017-2018 school year. The successful candidates will be committed to working in a positive team atmosphere to ensure success for all students. Eugene Joseph School is located in beautiful Tache village on the shores of beautiful Stuart Lake. Successful candidates will be working and playing in the traditional territory of the Tl'azt'enne people. Eugene Joseph School offers modern classrooms with state of the art technology, a complete gymnasium, a meals program, house to house busing and an ECE program. Successful teachers are involved in the community and enjoy a wide range of employment benefits and world class professional development support systems through our partnership with School District 91 and First Nation Schools Association. Subsidized housing is available as candidates are encouraged to live within the community.
Only Qualified BC certified teachers will be considered and candidates should email a cover letter, resumes, letters of reference, classroom teaching evaluations, university transcripts and related support document to email@example.com.
Please email the address above for more information or to set up a telephone conversation.
• commitment to active participation in the school and Nations professional learning community to ensure student success.
• committed to making collaborative decisions about instructional design and selection of instructional materials based on data related to student learning including teaching Readwell, Saxon Math and other foundational programs.
• demonstrated experience and training in differentiated learning, intensive behavioural management and special learning needs.
• demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the planning and delivery of the school's goals
• recent and successful classroom experiences in primary classrooms with multi-grade and inter-class organization
• demonstrated effective classroom management skills for maintaining a positive classroom environment (First Days of School)
• proven interpersonal skills and a high degree of professional flexibility, patience and humor
• must be highly motivated and able to work with children in a supportive and consistent manner
• knowledge and understanding of First Nations culture and issues in isolated communities in BC
• willingness to integrate appropriate technologies into your instructional practices in order to improve learning outcomes is essential
• knowledge of and experience with Readwell, Saxon Math, Friends for Life, Circle of Courage, First Days of School and DIBELS is considered an asset.
• must have or be eligible for BC Teacher Certification
• minimum B.Ed. and BC Certification
Standard School Year: September to June
Probationary Period: 3 months
Wage Range: SD91 Salary Grid (Certification, Experience)
Job duties include but are not limited to:
- Consistently complete comprehensive and detailed planning of all curriculum, including daily lessons, dayplans, overviews, units and assessment strategies
- Complete detailed data/observation driven assessment for 3 oral and 3 written reports
- Instructs and supports instruction of identified students, using proven teaching methods
- Takes the lead on I.E.P. development, collaboration and implementation.
- Schedules and coordinates relevant support staff effectively.
- Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines and related resources to support classroom inclusive, pullout and traditional methods of instruction and Response to Intervention
- Administers tests to evaluate students’ progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress.
- Maintains discipline in instructional setting by applying disciplinary measures when necessary (ideally based in FN Principles of Learning, i.e. Circle of Courage).
- Meets with students, parents and SE team to discuss student progress and goals.
- Participates in other staff and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
- Performs related duties, for example sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting pupils in selecting course of study, and counselling student in adjustment and academic problems.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
- Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies and school regulations
- Participate in extracurricular activities such as DPR, P.E., social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
- Keep up to date with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
- Perform certain support duties including but not limited to student support, counselling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement and guidance.
- Participate in Nation, department and school meetings, parent meetings and PLC meetings
- Deals tactfully and respectfully with staff, students, parents and the public, with the BCTF code of conduct as a benchmark.
- Works closely with a wide range of agencies and programs to build support for each student.
- University or College degree in a related are of instruction and specialization
- Bachelors of Education degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent
- University degree in an appropriate field preferred (Special Education an asset).
- Proficiency in one of Canada’s official languages – English
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- High level of energy, physical fitness and personal health
- High levels of patience and good sense of humor
- Genuinely committed to helping children learn
- Cultural sensitivity, with experience in First Nations schools and communities
- Excellent problem solving skills, negotiation and mediation skills
- Ability to recognize individual learning styles and the characteristics of learners
- High level of attention to confidentiality
- Strong working knowledge of instructional and classroom technology (iPads/Laptops)