Effective September 1, 2020.
This position is Woodwork 8, Woodwork 9, Metalwork 8, Metalwork 9 and Regular Program Support 8 and 9.
Moving incentives to out of district applicants may be provided.
Dawson Creek Secondary School (Central Campus)
Welcome to the home of the Coyotes! We are a vibrant middle school with approximately 385 students in Grades 8 and 9. The Dawson Creek Secondary School (Central Campus) TEAM consists of 22 teachers, 11 support staff, and 2 administrators. We are a community that works together, is supportive, cares about students, builds relationships, and shares leadership. We are teaching teams working together as a learning community. We have a pod structure where 60 students have 2-3 teachers for year-long academics. We also provide numerous option classes for our students in addition to year-long physical education.
Together we are striving to create a place where:
- Our staff are collaborating and building relationships while using best practices and actively learning with a growth mindset;
- Our students are safe, connected and engaged in their learning while being cared for, supported, and successful; and
- Our parents are regularly informed about their child's progress while being included, welcomed, and connected.
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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.