Elementary Teacher
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2818251 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: Kootenay/Okanagan Posted on: Nov 15, 2020
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Certificates & Diplomas
Teaching Qualifications/Licenses
Reference Letter(s)
Start Date:  Sep 07, 2020
End Date:  2021/06/25
Salary:  based on District Grid
Job Description & Requirements

Basic Responsibilities:

Seeking energetic, PYP trained teacher for a highly unique school in a rural setting in the Southern Okanagan. Senpaq’cin is a First Nations Authorized Primary Years Program International Baccalaureate World School. The role of the IB Primary Year’s Teacher is to build and maintain a successful inquiry program within the school through a collaborative atmosphere that supports student agency.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Designing, preparing, implementing, reflecting, evaluating and reporting learning experiences that align with BC Curriculum and the IB PYP curriculum framework;
  • Creating differentiated learning experiences to meet the learning needs of the students within the classroom environment;
  • Providing opportunity for student-initiated action from deep exploration of inquiry lessons;
  • Collaborating with other teachers to share new ideas, approaches and professional knowledge;
  • Communicating accurately, regularly and meaningfully with families of students;
  • Contributing to the extra-curricular programmes offered within the school environment;
  • Collaborating with Second Language Team to integrate First Nations Language and Culture into the program of inquiry and daily instructional practice where applicable;
  • Willingness to understand and implement trauma informed strategies to support the emotional health of student population

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch Certification
  • Experience working a First Nations school environment a strong asset
  • Willingness to learn the Okanagan Language alongside students
  • Clean Criminal Record Check
  • Current TB test

Other Related Employment Information: Candidate must have excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively with others, is a solution-based problem solver, and has strong organization skills.

Start Date

August 31, 2020

Work Days

Monday to Friday

Hours of Work

Minimum of 8 hours a day

Term of Employment

August 31 to June 30, 2021

Pay Rate

Based on School District 53 Salary grid

Deadline for Applications


Contact Person: Val Allen principal@senpokchin.com or Leona Baptiste HR Director LBaptiste@oib.ca

Phone: (250) 498-3444 ext.: 3028 (HR)

School: (250)498-2019

Kootenay/Okanagan does not accept online applications through makeafuture.ca for Teacher applicants.

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