A temporary part time (0.8) Strength First Program Teacher is required
by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The assignment will be at Dr. Kearney Middle
Strength First is a DKMS program that offers a
multidisciplinary service for middle school students (Grades 7-9) with
social-emotional, behavioural and mental health challenges. The program
provides support for students who are experiencing moderate to severe
challenges that impede their ability to function successfully in their
everyday school environment. The objective is to provide a safe and
supportive school environment that offers students a chance to learn the
social, emotional, and academic skills to allow them to transition
successfully into the everyday school setting.
Dr. Kearney Middle School is a vibrant junior middle school offering classes in grades 7-9. We enroll a diverse student population of 550, 20% of whom are of First Nations descent. We have an active Parent Advisory Committee and a supportive parent community. Some themes that characterize our school are a commitment to student centered learning and a focus on collaborative planning. Some exciting dimensions of the school are our Leadership, Peer Helping, At-Risk Students and Reading Intervention programs. Our school also offers an extensive extra-curricular program including volleyball, basketball, x-country running, track and field and golf. Please see www.kearney.prn.bc.ca for more information.
Qualifications and Experience
- Valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)
- Cognizant of the BC curricular standards, core competencies and 21st-century assessment practices.
- Demonstrated ability to work with middle school students
experiencing social, emotional, behavioural and/or learning difficulties
would be an asset.
- Classroom management techniques that maintain student dignity.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively as a multidisciplinary
team with families to enhance and strengthen their skills in supporting
their children in the school, home and community.
- Ability and willingness to be a Teacher Advisor as part of our TAG and House system.
- Innovative teaching strategies that meet the diverse needs of students.
- Experience, training, or knowledge of PBIS and Social-Emotional Learning practices would be an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to utilize computers or technology for teaching, assessment and reporting.
- Ability to supervise and schedule support workers (Educational Assistants or Youth Care Workers).
- Preference will be given to candidates who have training
or experience teaching at the middle or secondary level in humanities,
science or math.
- Ability to collaboratively establish programs for
developing social skills, self-esteem, anger and anxiety management,
bullying prevention and coping with peer pressure.
- Commitment to a collaborative approach to student support.
- Experience with Functional Analysis of Behaviour and Behaviour Intervention Plans.
- Ability to develop and maintain Individual Education Plans
(IEP) in consultation with the school-based team, case managers and, if
necessary, outside agencies.
- Commitment to participate in team-based meetings as required by student needs, outside agencies and learning support staff.
- Ability/experience with co-teaching and supporting in the classroom.
Interested applicants are required to supply
- Three (3) references
- Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate)
- $2000 relocation allowance for teachers from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $4000 for teachers from other areas
- $2,622 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)
- Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $50,623 - $95,897
- Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enroll in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE
For more information please contact:
S. Steele, Principal, Dr. Kearney Middle School 250.785.8378 or firstname.lastname@example.org
C. Nock, Vice-Principal, Dr. Kearney Middle School 250.785.8378 or email@example.com
All applications with relevant documentation must be made through
Make A Future for consideration for the position
About School District 60
School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others and the environment.
School District 60 is progressive and growing. There are 22 schools with School District No. 60 (Peace River North). The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.
School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.
Why School District 60
- Professional development opportunities
- Supportive culture of teacher collaboration
- Curriculum and teacher supports
- French Immersion, music, & outdoor education programs
- Advanced technology facilities and resources
- Progressive and growing district
- Innovative educational practices
School District No. 60 (Fort St John)
10112 105 Avenue, Fort St John, BC V1J 4S4