Dawson Creek Secondary School requires a 1.0 TERM Teacher
Effective April 19, 2021 until June 30, 2021.
This position will be at South Peace Campus.
This position is Grade 10 Science.
For further information, please contact Josh Kurjata, 250-782-5585.
Moving incentives to out of district applicants may be provided.
Dawson Creek Secondary School (South Peace Campus)
Dawson Creek Secondary School (South Peace Campus) is a school of approximately 600 students in Grades 10 – 12. We employ approximately 50 staff including administration, teachers and support staff. The South Peace Campus is the largest school in School District No. 59 and accounts for approximately 20 percent of the FTE in the entire district. In addition to the bricks and mortar school, we also run an alternate program for at-risk youth and an online school, South Peace Distributed Learning, that supports students from the communities across our district.
We have a thriving athletics program at our school that has seen a number of teams win zone championships in the past few years and go on to compete for Provincial Championships. We have an excellent relationship with our local college and see a number of our students enter Dual Credit programs each year. In addition to the regular academic courses, we offer a variety of elective courses that include woodwork, metalwork, automotive, robotics, engineering, foods, visual arts, digital arts, theatre and dance. We also have a well-established music theatre program that puts on a musical production each spring.
The South Peace Campus is a Restorative Practices school where we use focused conversations to solve problems and build empathy. We believe that a positive school culture and a connected school community are key in ensuring our students have a healthy learning environment. We aim to provide opportunities for growth and development by supporting our learners to become resilient, empathetic citizens with the skills needed to excel in the 21st century.
Desired qualifications and experience include:
- Hold, or be qualified for, a valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate.
- Experience with adapting, and modifying, curriculum to meet the needs of students.
- Experience teaching primary and intermediate/middle school/secondary students.
- Strong literacy and numeracy skills. Willingness to work and implement school initiatives and goals.
- Capacity to work independently and in collaboration with a team.
- Ability to use performance standards in the area of social responsibility.
- Acquainted with the outcomes and evaluation processes outlined in the new curriculum.
- Committed to individualized and group instruction utilizing a variety of effective strategies and techniques.
- Experience teaching in a multiage group setting.
- Strong classroom management skills.
- Training in teaching ELL students.
- Ability to work as part of a team to develop and implement individualized learning plans for students with academic, social and emotional learning difficulties.
- Willingness to work in a collaborative model with staff on the school improvement plan.
- Working knowledge of Criterion Based Referencing Assessment and Performance Based Assessment, and Balanced Literacy.
- Experience working with students who display a variety of behaviours.
Why School District No. 59?
Collaboration, support, contemporary learning spaces and resources are part of the fabric of School District No. 59. Professional Learning Communities, Foundations for Learning and regular professional development are available and readily accessible for all teachers.
The School District Resource Centre houses thousands of physical and electronic resources for teachers. Additional human resources available to all teachers include support for literacy, numeracy, Aboriginal Education, resource acquisition (Resource Center staff), and student support services.
Benefits in working for School District No. 59:
- Relocation Allowance: Up to $2,000 for out of district applicants (with submission of approved receipts).
- Northern Travel Allowance: A Great Benefit at Tax Time! An amount of up to $4,000 of the salary paid to the employee shall be designated as a Northern Allowance Travel benefit. This allowance shall be in effect within the guidelines of Revenue Canada as they exist and are changed by Revenue Canada from year to year and shall end when the Revenue Canada program ends. Regular part time employees’ allowance will be prorated proportionate to the hours worked.
- Remote and Rural Allowance: Teachers working in School District No. 59 are eligible to receive a remote and rural allowance, which is both an adjustment to the salary grid and an annual allowance of approximately $2,519* per FTE. Teachers on call (TOCs) are not eligible to receive this allowance.
- *The annual allowance may increase as defined within the Collective Agreement with the British Columbia Teachers Federation.
Did you know?
Employees of School District No. 59 qualify for the Canadian Revenue Agency Residency Deduction. Learn more about the Canadian Revenue Agency Residency Deduction. If you lived in a prescribed intermediate zone (Zone B), you can claim:
- A basic residency amount of $5.50 for each day that you lived in this zone; plus
- An additional residency amount of $5.50 for each day you lived in this zone if you maintained a dwelling and you are the only person claiming the basic residency amount for that period and dwelling.