Little Prairie Elementary requires a .6 TERM Teacher
Effective September 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022.
This position is primary with an emphasis on primary literacy. The successful applicant should consider participating in the Primary Literacy Program, activities, cohorts, workshops and Professional Learning Community (PLC).
This position may increase. The successful applicant must be willing to accept the increase.
The successful applicant will be familiar with Restorative Practices and Inquiry Based Learning. Little Prairie Elementary fosters a collaborative environment where colleagues participate in regular and on-going collaboration.
For further information, please contact Christi Munch at 250-788-1924.
Moving incentives to out of district applicants may be provided.
Little Prairie Elementary School
Little Prairie Elementary School is located in Chetwynd, an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. We are a collaborative staff dedicated to meeting the needs of our students. We have approximately 220 students enrolled from Kindergarten to Grade 7.
Our school emphasizes building positive relationships, student leadership, and community connections. Little Prairie Elementary School is well known for our excellent literacy framework, school wide exhibitions of learning and hands on inquiry-based learning.
We strive to nurture 21st century learners with the intention of creating global citizens and innovators. We encourage and practice Habits of the Heart and Mind. Our curricular implementations fully commit to the core competencies of the BC Curriculum.
Desired qualifications and experience include:
- Hold, or be qualified for, a valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate.
- Experience with adapting, and modifying, curriculum to meet the needs of students.
- Experience teaching primary and intermediate/middle school/secondary students.
- Strong literacy and numeracy skills. Willingness to work and implement school initiatives and goals.
- Capacity to work independently and in collaboration with a team.
- Ability to use performance standards in the area of social responsibility.
- Acquainted with the outcomes and evaluation processes outlined in the new curriculum.
- Committed to individualized and group instruction utilizing a variety of effective strategies and techniques.
- Experience teaching in a multiage group setting.
- Strong classroom management skills.
- Training in teaching ELL students.
- Ability to work as part of a team to develop and implement individualized learning plans for students with academic, social and emotional learning difficulties.
- Willingness to work in a collaborative model with staff on the school improvement plan.
- Working knowledge of Criterion Based Referencing Assessment and Performance Based Assessment, and Balanced Literacy.
- Experience working with students who display a variety of behaviours.
Why School District No. 59?
Collaboration, support, contemporary learning spaces and resources are part of the fabric of School District No. 59. Professional Learning Communities, Foundations for Learning and regular professional development are available and readily accessible for all teachers.
The School District Resource Centre houses thousands of physical and electronic resources for teachers. Additional human resources available to all teachers include support for literacy, numeracy, Aboriginal Education, resource acquisition (Resource Center staff), and student support services.
Benefits in working for School District No. 59:
- Relocation Allowance: Up to $2,000 for out of district applicants (with submission of approved receipts).
- Northern Travel Allowance: A Great Benefit at Tax Time! An amount of up to $4,000 of the salary paid to the employee shall be designated as a Northern Allowance Travel benefit. This allowance shall be in effect within the guidelines of Revenue Canada as they exist and are changed by Revenue Canada from year to year and shall end when the Revenue Canada program ends. Regular part time employees’ allowance will be prorated proportionate to the hours worked.
- Remote and Rural Allowance: Teachers working in School District No. 59 are eligible to receive a remote and rural allowance, which is both an adjustment to the salary grid and an annual allowance of approximately $2,519* per FTE. Teachers on call (TOCs) are not eligible to receive this allowance.
- *The annual allowance may increase as defined within the Collective Agreement with the British Columbia Teachers Federation.
Did you know?
Employees of School District No. 59 qualify for the Canadian Revenue Agency Residency Deduction. Learn more about the Canadian Revenue Agency Residency Deduction. If you lived in a prescribed intermediate zone (Zone B), you can claim:
- A basic residency amount of $5.50 for each day that you lived in this zone; plus
- An additional residency amount of $5.50 for each day you lived in this zone if you maintained a dwelling and you are the only person claiming the basic residency amount for that period and dwelling.