Learning Assistance/Special Education Teacher
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2044790 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish Posted on: May 28, 2021
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Teaching Qualifications/Licenses
Start Date:  Aug 26, 2019
End Date:  2020/06/30
Job Description & Requirements

Seabird Island Band

Employment Opportunity Posting


Position Title:                                      Learning Assistance Teacher

Competition Number:                          JP-2017-037


The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that includes government, business, service and non-profit services. We work as an integrated team to improve the health, education, and economic opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations families and communities. Seabird Island Community School, situated 130 kilometers east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley is seeking to fulfill the above teaching assignment


Are you at a point in your career that you are wanting to make a meaningful difference in a community where your knowledge, skills and experience will make a significant impact on students, staff and the community? Then this is the job opportunity you have been waiting for!


Position Summary:


Seabird Island Community School is seeking to fill the position of a Learning Assistance/Special Education teacher.  We believe that all students can learn and the role of the LA/SE Teacher is to assist classroom teachers to help all students reach their potential.



  • Bachelor Degree in Education with specialization in Special Education.

  • Must be a B.C. Certified Teacher

  • Significant experience as a Special Education Teacher and/or setting up Special Education programs. 

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in addressing a wide range of academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of children.

  • Excellent classroom management, behavioral management and organizational skills

  • Training and experience in successfully using a variety of resources to teach children with special needs.

  • Maintains and promotes working relationships with community professionals.

  • Participates in the ongoing planning, development and extension of services.

  • Collaborating with teachers to develop more effective strategies to work with special needs students. 

  • Willingness to contribute to a positive school culture by volunteering in extracurricular activities.

  • High professional and ethical standards

  • Valid BC Driver’s license


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Meet with teachers to come up with a plan to meet educational, behavioural and social goals outlined in the student’s IEP, collaborate with classroom teachers on how to best meet the needs of all students

  • Provide colleagues with specific strategies and interventions relating to behavior, social skills, and academic development that will help students be successful

  • Preparing EA schedules for intensive intervention list and organizing materials for pull-outs, meet with EAs monthly to check-in on how interventions are going

    • Prepare for data meetings and sharing of data to staff

    • Check new student files for psych ed or speech assessments and update word document of when these students should be re-assessed

    • Review new psych Eds, highlight important information, share with teacher and administration, review with parents and send a copy home

    • Meet with speech/language pathologist to determine and review care plans for speech/language support, send out parent consent forms

    • Review Assessments monthly to determine if students are in appropriate ability level groups

    • New Student Assessments in the following areas:

      • ReadWell

      • Reading Mastery

      • Corrective Reading

      • Saxon Math

    • Ordering reading, math and CAT4, special ed materials/supplies materials for the following year

    • Organize CAT4 booklets and scheduling for testing, sending away documents to CTC

    • Re-arrange Reading and Math groups to best place students in their appropriate ability level groups, throughout the year and yearly

    • Enter Benchmarking scores into Dibels.net. Update Dibels.net with all new students, move students from last year over to their new class and grade for this year, add teachers to dibels.net


    Come join our team to help us work towards building a healthy, self-sufficient, self-governing, unified and educated community. Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by Jul 6, 2017.

    Please apply online at https://seabirdisland.startdate.ca


    Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.


    We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview.  We thank all applicants for their interest in Seabird Island and encourage you to apply for future job opportunities.

Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish does not accept online applications through makeafuture.ca for Teacher applicants.

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