Indigenous Education Teacher - 1.0 FTE Employee with Benefits
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Job Code: 2948482 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #39 (Vancouver) Posted on: Apr 20, 2021
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
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Start Date:  Immediately
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Job Description & Requirements



Teach in BC’s most culturally diverse and urban school district, Vancouver School District No. 39. Set in one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver is a community-minded district seeking talented educators, progressive leaders, and skilled support staff to enrich the learning experience of Vancouver’s 50,000 students.

The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct makeup of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices.  You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community.


Indigenous Education Teacher

  1.0 FTE - Permanent Employee with Benefits*

The Indigenous Education Teacher (IET) are non-enrolling district teachers who report directly to the District Principal of Indigenous Education. They will be assigned to provide support to identified students at one or more schools. In consultation with the Indigenous Education Consultant, the IET will play a lead role in schools in planning, developing and monitoring programs that support success for Indigenous learners and the achievement of goals in the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement. The IET will work closely with the Indigenous Education Workers in support of student success and in the promotion of Aboriginal cultural and traditional knowledge within the district. They will also be responsible for monitoring and maintaining records of Indigenous student achievement and supporting all students within their assignment around successful grade-to-grade transitions and in meeting graduation requirements. 

 *The VBE has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s. 42(3) of the Human Rights Code.  Under this special program, the VBE seeks to preferentially hire Indigenous persons to a variety of teaching positions.  Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether she or he self-identifies as an Indigenous person.*


Position Details:

  • Monitor and track Indigenous student success progress in relation to the goals of the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement
  • Collaborate with School-Based teams and other enrolling, non-enrolling and support staff to analyze student needs and to develop individual student learning plans
  • Work in consultation with enrolling classroom teachers on assessment, evaluation and programming strategies
  • Provide targeted instructional support to Indigenous students by working within the classroom, and in small group settings
  • Promote and model the integration of Indigenous cultural and traditional knowledge into classroom curriculum and school setting
  • Share knowledge of Indigenous curriculum resources and professional development opportunities with colleagues



  • Completion of a Bachelor of Education
  • Experience in working with Indigenous students in a school and community setting is required 
  • Extensive knowledge and successful implementation of Indigenous history and culture is required
  • Experience in elementary or secondary training is required
  • Membership in or eligible to become a member of the Teacher Regulation Board (TRB)
  • Registration with the Teacher Qualification Service (TQS)

 Your application portfolio must include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Reports/Evaluations:
    • Recent Graduates require final Practicum Reports
    • Experienced Teachers require a recent Teaching Evaluation (not lesson observations) within the past 8 years
  • 3 Professional References-email and phone numbers
    • Recent Graduates to include your Faculty Advisor, School Advisor(s) and one or more of the following:  Principal, Vice principal or most recent previous employer
    • Experienced Teachers to include current Principal, Vice Principal and previous Administrator(s)

** Wdo not accept friends or teaching colleagues as references**

  • TCB (Teacher Certification Branch) Certificate. If your application is in process, provide a screen shot of the application including the list of outstanding documents 


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