A temporary full time (1.0) middle school alternative program teacher is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The assignment will be at The Key Learning Center.
The Middle School Alternative Program provides a flexible, personalized and meaningful learning environment for Middle School aged students who have experienced challenges within the traditional brick and mortar school setting. Complex social, learning and emotional behavioural issues are common. The pillars of the Middle School Alternative Program are :
- Social Emotional Learning
- Life Skills
In addition to instruction the Middle School Alternative teacher serves as a case manager, advocate and liason for their students. The Middle School Alternative Program teacher understands that relationships and individualized experiential learning are crucial components of a successful alternative learning program. He/She is willing to establish a flexible working schedule responding to the case management of the students.
The successful candidate will bring flexibility and dynamic energy to this Alternative school program for late Middle School aged students.
The Key Learning Centre houses four programs that serve the needs of students in SD 60 and northern British Columbia. The goal of the Key is to provide quality learning programs that support learners who need to learn outside the mainstream of our educational system. Our four programs are: Distributed Learning / Alternative Education / Continuing Education / Summer Learning.
The Key has a staffing complement of seven teachers, nine support staff (clerical, EA, YCW, tech support) and two administrators. The staff is very innovative and takes full advantage of technologies to bridge distances and create an effective, vibrant social learning environment. Point your browser to www.keylearning.ca 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
- Ability to develop and implement individualized education plans for a diverse spectrum of student social, emotional and learning needs for students with complex learning profiles.
- Ability to use a wide variety of instructional strategies, assessment practices and resources to support and accommodate individual differences and to effectively manage a personalized learning schedule.
- Ability to incorporate Aboriginal Ways of Learning and Knowing into all aspects of the program.
- Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with students, parents, support staff and administration.
- Ability to create and work as an effective team of a teacher and student support personnel within the program structure as well as with the district staff and extended community to create a rich and supportive learning community.
- Ability to coordinate support from a variety of external agencies and the greater community.
- Ability to incorporate food and work experience components in to the Middle School Alternative Program.
- Ability to participate in and utilize professional development activities in pursuit of personal and program improvement.
- Ability to incorporate technology into instruction and management practices.
- Ability to work within a flexible timetable.
- Ability and willingness to expand the program to take advantage of learning opportunities beyond the scope of the Key Learning Centre facility.
- Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or extensive coursework in Special Education or a willingness to pursue coursework in Special Education, Inclusive Education or a related field.
- Successful teaching experience with at-risk youth, preferably in an alternative setting.
- Training and/or experience with the Middle Years curriculum
- Training and/or experience with core curriculum.
- Training and experience in community-building programs such as the Tribes Learning Communities program and an ongoing commitment to continued training.
- Experience teaching students with designations who are experiencing a variety of learning and behavior issues.
- Experience in the development and implementation of student IEPs/SLPs.Experience as a case manager working with district and external agencies.
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 $48,657 - 91,278
- Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enroll in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE
For more information please contact:
Norbert Kaspar, Principal, The Key Learning Centre 250.261.5680 or 250.261.1604 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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