Effective September 1, 2020.
This position is primary with an emphasis on primary literacy. The successful applicant should consider participating in the Primary Literacy Project activities, cohorts, workshops and Professional Learning Community (PLC).
For further information, please contact Kim Ferguson at 250-242-5281.
Moving incentives to out of district applicants may be provided.
Tumbler Ridge and Tumbler Ridge Elementary School
Tumbler Ridge Elementary School is located in the scenic town of Tumbler Ridge, BC. Tumbler Ridge is a quiet town, even on the busiest of days. The town offers a quick commute to the schools and the ability to walk anywhere you want to go. There are so many things for families to do in the small town, nestled in the mountains. There are plenty of parks all over town, easy hikes for children of all ages and there is even the opportunity to walk where dinosaurs once walked millions of years ago.
The Community Centre offers numerous free, and reasonably priced, activities after school and the pool is a great place to visit any time of the year. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing, curling along with golfing at our nine-hole course are just a few of the other activities that many families enjoy. The slow-paced lifestyle is one you will grow to appreciate, especially after visiting other busier communities on the weekend. When you choose Tumbler Ridge as a place to live, you choose a caring community with many activities to enjoy!
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.