Continuing – Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim teacher FTE: 0.6
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2876876
School District #44 (North Vancouver)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Aug 05, 2020 
Job Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Eslha7an (North Vancouver )
Start Date: 
End Date: 
Salary:  Salary and Benefits as per the Teachers’ Collective Agreement
Job Description & Requirements

Swx̱wú7mesh sníchim  (Squamish Language) Teacher

Continuing Contract - .6 FTE

Location: Eslha7an
Start/End Dates: Start July 1, 2020
Salary and Benefits as per the Teachers’ Collective Agreement



From coastal beaches to mountain forests, North Vancouver School District – “the natural place to learn” – provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student.  Our 25 elementary and 7 secondary schools, 2600 staff and 16,000 students offer a safe and nurturing environment based on trust, respect, responsibility and collaboration. Noted for its progressive approach to instruction, firm belief in Inclusive Education, advocacy for indigenizing learning, and emphasis on social-emotional learning, the North Vancouver School District  is a great place to learn, share and grow!


The Swx̱wú7mesh sníchim teacher provides exceptional language instruction to learners across the North Vancouver School District. The introduction of a Swx̱wú7mesh sníchim teacher upholds the Enhancement Agreement and the mandate of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with the Indigenous Education team, as well as the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee.



  • Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated teaching ability.

  • Comprehensive understanding of curriculum coupled with demonstrated ability to interpret curriculum appropriately to accommodate individual differences.

  •  Demonstrated ability to:
      • design and implement a variety of assessment practices to measure and monitor student progress effectively.

      •  organize for instruction to maximize student potential.

      • show flexibility and responsiveness to the needs and demands of the profession.

      • and knowledge to structure and organize instructional strategies to enhance academic learning time.

      • create successful and creative classroom experience.

      • work collaboratively with students, parents, and staff to enhance the school as a learning community.

  • Confidence and proficiency in using instructional organizers, concepts, and strategies that actively engage all students in learning.
  • Practical knowledge of district initiatives in reading so that reading skills and strategies can be taught explicitly across the curriculum to insure reading success.

  • Strategies to identify learning difficulties early, understand obstacles to learning, and implement effective intervention to maximize academic success.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of relevant computer technologies to teaching and learning.

  • Excellent written and oral communication.

  • Evidence of personal initiative and strong work ethic.
    Willingness to be involved in professional development, with an ongoing commitment to learn and implement new methodologies and strategies.

  • Demonstrated successful experience supporting the success of all learners in an inclusive environment.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communications; excellent group facilitation skills.

  • Superior work ethic and social emotional competencies, excellent reflective judgment, and commitment to building effective learning communities.
  • Ability to positively influence instruction, curriculum, assessment, and social-emotional learning practices in a collaborative environment.


  • A valid BC Teaching certificate or eligibility for certification through the BC Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB)

  • A Bachelor of Education Degree (Secondary)

  • A member of the North Vancouver Teachers’ Association and the BC Teachers’ Federation.

  • Swx̱wú7mesh sníchim diploma.

  • Successful experience teaching Swx̱wú7mesh sníchim.

  • Demonstrated fluency in Swx̱wú7mesh sníchim.

How to apply to this posting:

  1. Create your profile on Make A Future.

  2. Apply to the North Vancouver School District’s Supervision Aide Casual/On-Call posting by clicking "APPLY ONLINE" at the bottom of the posting.

  3. Please include the following documents and information with your application:

    • Completed application package. 

      • Please complete all the sections including Experience, Education & References and answer all the corresponding questions.

      • Minimum of three (3) professional teaching references who have observed your work as a teacher.

        • For each referee, please include the names, titles, and email addresses and your professional relationship.

    • Cover Letter

    • Résumé

    • Final Practicum Reports, or a recent Principal's Evaluation (if you have been teaching for a few years)

    • Copy of transcript(s) or grades summary

All candidates are required to submit to a BC Ministry Criminal Record Check and a local Police Record Check as condition of employment.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship

The North Vancouver School District supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minority groups, indigenous persons and those persons with disabilities.

** The North Vancouver School District values the time you have taken to submit your application; however, only those applicants selected to move forward will be contacted.**





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