Primary/Intermediate Multigrade Teacher (Lilawagila School)
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2538087 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: Kwakwaka’wakw/Heiltsuk/Nuxalk/Oweekeno Posted on: Jul 02, 2021
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Teaching Evaluations
Practicum Reports
Certificates & Diplomas
Teaching Qualifications/Licenses
Reference Letter(s)
Criminal Background Check (VSS)
Start Date:  2019/09/01
End Date:  2020/06/30
Job Description & Requirements
Position Summary:
The Dzawada'enuxw First Nation requires an organized, energetic, multi-grade, multi-level primary teacher to teach approximately six K5-Grade 8 students in our Band Operated School.


Lilawagela School includes an Aboriginal Headstart "Little Wolf" class (nursery to K4), a primary class, intermediate class and a Language and Culture class.  Education Assistants work in all classes.

Summary of main duties:
> Prepare, teach and assess the primary class academic subjects on par with BC curriculum. 
> Prepare & Update Individual Education Plans (IEP's)
> Incorporate First Nation cultural knowledge and activities into the curriculum in collaboration with the Language and Culture teacher.
> Have knowledge of and experience with or willingness to learn and use:
1. Saxon Math Program
2. Read Well Program
3. DIBELS Assessment
4. CAT4 Assessment

5. Ongoing professional development through First Nations Schools Association                                                                                6. Virtues Program

> Be in good standing with BC College of Teachers.

> Have experience managing/teaching a multi-grade, multi-level primary class.                                                                                > Have special education training and/or experience working with children with special needs.                                                             > Be computer literate with SmartBoard knowledge/experience                                                                                                        > Have experience integrating First Nation cultural knowlege and activities into the curriculum                                                            > Have excellent interpersonal and classroom management skills                                                                                                      > Experience with First Nations students and knowledge of First Nations culture are assets                                                                 > Demonstrate professional work ethics                                                                                                                                         > Be willing to participate in local community and cultural events.                                                                                                     > Be willing to help fundraise for, and take your class on the annual field trip out of the community

Our REMOTE ISOLATED village is in a beautiful valley five miles up the Kingcome River, surrounded by majestic mountains and wilderness.  We are on the B.C. Coast mainland, accessible only by air or water.  There are scheduled seaplane flights from Port Hardy and Campbell River and water taxi charters on an "as-needed" basis from Port McNeill on Vancouver Island.


Check out, or U-tube under Dzawada'enuxw or Kingcome Inlet or Seawolf Adventures for a glimpse of our community or read Margaret Craven's "I Heard the Owl Call my Name" for a picture of what life was like here in the 1960's

> A furnished self-contained 3-bedroom duplex or a furnished self-contained 2-bedroom house (includes a furnace, baseboard heaters and a wood stove) for approximately $450.00 a month.  Utilities (water, garbage and hydro) are approximately $90.00 per month, with hydro more in the winter months.  A landline telephone is approximately $55.00 per month, and Telus high speed internet is approximately $60.00 per month. 
All statutory holidays, plus Band holidays

Two-week Christmas and Spring Breaks                                                                                                                            Professional Development days                                                                                                                                                After 3 months, employees sign on for Extended Health Benefits                                                                                                        After 3 months, a $500.00 annual travel subsidy is included with your pay

 Salary:                                                                                                                                                                                          Your salary depends on your level of education and experience and includes and isolation allowance.  Due to our low Nominal Roll we have a ceiling of salaries.

This is a yearly contracted position.

Application & Other Documentation:
The following documentation must be submitted to Emily Willie by email; or as soon as possible. 
1. Letter of Application
2. Résumé
3. Copy of Bachelor of Education Degree
4. Copy of BC Teacher Qualification Service Category Card (This determines your pay scale)
5. Three Teaching References, one from your last employer including  telephone numbers and email addresses.
6. Criminal Records Check                                                                                                                                                               7. Teaching video clips (optional)



Only those short listed will be contacted for a video or telephone conference call interview.
Contact Information: 
Emily Willie
Lilawagila School Administrator
Dzawadaèenuxw First Nation
#49 U'kwa nalis Road,
Kingcome Inlet, BC Canada
V0N 2B0
Administrator: 250-974-3049
Fax: 250-974-3005
Email: schooladministrator  or  

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