Career Opportunities
K/1 Teacher
Job Code: 2733030
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Sep 13, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
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Job Description & Requirements

K/1 Teacher

Gitsegukla Band

We are currently looking for a professional to fill the role of a K/1 Teacher for our organization. This is an exciting opportunity to have a positive impact on the everyday lives of a First Nation community.  Gitsegukla is located on Highway 16, approximately 40 km southwest of Hazelton, BC, and 100kms East of Terrace, BC.

Position Overview:

Teachers are responsible to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Accountable to the School Principal, elementary school teachers facilitate learning by establishing relationships with their students, and by organizing learning resources and their classrooms’ learning environment. Elementary school teachers develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of children, according to age, ability and aptitude. They also assess and record progress and prepare their students for examinations. They link students' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further, and challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding:


  • Teaches all areas of the BC curriculum and takes responsibility for the progress of the student’s in their class
  • Plans, prepares and presents lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability range within their class
  • Assigns and grades class work, homework, tests and assignments
  • Organizes the classroom and learning resources and creates displays to encourage a positive learning environment
  • Motivates students with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation
  • Works closely with Educational Assistants to support student progress, as required


Student Management

  • Observes, assesses and records student’s performance and development
  • Provides feedback to parents and caregivers on a student's progress at parents' evenings and other meetings
  • Meets with other professionals such as education welfare officers and educational psychologists, if required
  • Identifies and selects different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs
  • Manages student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures and applying appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary


Administrative Tasks

  • Liaises with colleagues and works flexibly
  • Updates all necessary records accurately and completely as required by law, district policies and school regulations
  • Prepares required reports on students and activities
  • Participates in department, school, and parent meetings
  • Communicates necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents
  • Keeps up to date with developments with the structure of the curriculum, teaching resources and methods
  • Works with parents, and the community to maximize their involvement in the school and the development of resources for the school


Extracurricular activities

  • Organizes and takes part in school events, outings and activities which may take place at weekends or in the evening


Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned by the Principal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of BC curriculum
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with students, teachers, aides, principals, parents, and others as needed.
  • Ability to manage one's own time and the time of others.
  • High attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • High energy level, and ability to command the attention of a class
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to make decisions
  • High organizational and planning skills
  • High stress tolerance
  • Flexible and adaptable individual

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • A Bachelor of Education Degree or equivalent along with a valid BC teaching certificate or eligibility for membership in the BC College of Teachers or eligibility for certification with the BC Teacher Regulation Branch Certification.
  • Minimum of two years satisfactory classroom teaching experience in the elementary school level.
  • Ability to successfully and periodically undergo an appropriate criminal records review and police record check is required
  • Background/experience with aboriginal culture and educational issues considered an asset

Other Requirements

  • Professional appearance
  • Must review and follow all Gitsegukla Policies and Procedures
  • Ability to successfully and periodically undergo an appropriate criminal records review and police record check is required

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter by email at


  Please note only candidates considered for the interview process will be contacted.

Gitksan/Wet’suwet’en does not accept online applications through for Teacher applicants.

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