Counselor/Teacher Position
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2986933 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: Kaska/Dene/Tahltan/Tagish/Inland Tlingit/Tsek’ene Posted on: May 23, 2021
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Start Date:  Sep 01, 2021
End Date: 
Salary:  Competitive
Job Description & Requirements

Chalo Independent School Society


Job Posting


Position Title:

1.0 FTE Counselor/Teacher Position




2 Years with the possibility of a Continuing Contract



Commencement Date:

September 1st, 2021


About Our School


Chalo School is situated 9 kilometers from the town of Fort Nelson, on the Fort Nelson First Nation Reserve. We serve a student population of approximately 120 students from K4 to grade twelve. We are an independent school and follow the prescribed curriculum of the BC Ministry of Education. Traditional language and culture teaching are also important components of our students’ curriculum.

Our beautiful and well-appointed school offers ‘quality of place’ through exceptionally well-maintained physical infrastructure, small class sizes (18 pupils max.), and a team of sixteen teaching professionals and ten education assistants. Strong leadership and Fort Nelson First Nation’s vision for a Strong, Healthy, Proud, and Self-Reliant community, guide our school.


Requests for Applications:


Chalo Independent School Society invites applications for a combined 1.0 FTE Teacher/Counselor Position


This is a combined teaching and counseling position. We are looking for a trained counselor who is also enthusiastic about classroom teaching and learning. The position will be split at approximately .3 FTE counseling and .7FTE teaching. Your teaching background should include experience in grades 4-7orin high school, grades 8-12.


This position will provide you with numerous opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of many students, through both your counseling work, and as a member of a dedicated team of professional educators.



Successful applicants will possess the appropriate education, training and experience.

• Valid BC Teacher Regulation Branch Certificate

• Master’s Degree in Counsellingor Counselling Psychology with a completed, supervised practicum.


  1. Successful classroom teaching experience.
  2. Knowledge of and willingness to use current best practices in education.
  3. Familiarity with BC curriculum.
  4. A strong team orientation.
  5. Excellent planning and organization skills.
  6. A desire to grow professionally.
  7. A clear Criminal Record Check, vulnerable sector.


All applicants must be eligible for certification by the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch.


Please ensure the following documents are included in your application:

  • Resume
  • Certificate of qualifications
  • Practicum reports or teacher evaluations
  • Three professional references
  • Certificate of membership or eligibility for a certificate with BCTRB







  1. Competitive annual salary rate matched with School District 81 salary scale;
  2. Comprehensive group healthcare benefits;
  3. Employer paid RRSPs contribution; 10.13% of gross earnings paid bi-weekly;
  4. Professional Development funds; $1400.00 annually
  5. Relocation Reimbursement; $700.00 annually, for up to 3 years;
  6. Recruitment and Retention Bonus; annual payment of $2418;
  7. Special Leave: 15 medical days (5 days may be used as additional discretionary days with approval), 2 discretionary days, and 3 professional development days (pro-rated in year one).


Closing Date:


April 1st, 2021


Apply To:


Ray Irwin

Director of Education for the Chalo Independent School Society

Phone: (250) 774-5218; Cell: 250-500-1444



We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; and, if this position is not quite right for you, we encourage you to share the posting with colleagues who may find it to be a perfect fit.

We invite you to call or email us if you have any questions about our school or this position.


Ray Irwin


Kaska/Dene/Tahltan/Tagish/Inland Tlingit/Tsek’ene does not accept online applications through for Teacher applicants.

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