Language and Culture Teacher

Job Code: 3669916

Job Details

TEACHING VACANCY: POSTING NO. 111 – January 30, 2024

SCHOOL: Mouse Mountain Elementary School, Fraser Lake, BC

START DATE: February 5, 2024 to June 30, 2024

ASSIGNMENT: .20 (FTE) Limited Duration Specialist Position

  • DAKELH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE TEACHER

SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT TO BE DETERMINED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INDIGENOUS EDUCATION AND SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Nechako Lakes School District gratefully acknowledges that we live, work, and play on the unceded, ancestral territories of fourteen First Nations representing the Dakelh, Nedut’en and Wet’suwet’en peoples. We are working diligently towards creating equity for our learners through conscious acts of Reconciliation.

The School District

Nechako Lakes is situated on the traditional unceded territories of fourteen First Nations encompassing the Dakelh, Nedut’en and Wet’suweten peoples. The school district encompasses five municipalities, the Districts of Fort St James and Vanderhoof and the Villages of Fraser Lake, Burns Lake and Granisle. This large area served by our school district has a population of just under 40,000 residents in the beautiful north central BC.

We serve 3,000 students in our standard schools and approximately 900 FTE at EBUS Academy, one of the largest online schools in British Columbia. Our region has affordable housing, welcoming communities and a lower cost of living than many other regions. Come and enjoy over 200 lakes, rivers and streams and an abundance of outdoor recreation at your doorstep.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education (Middle or Secondary).
  • A valid BC teaching certificate and current membership in The Ministry of Education and Childcare.
  • Specific training and experience teaching Dakelh Language and Culture is a necessity.
  • Certified Indigenous Language Teacher, fluent in Dakelh language and aware of the local differences in dialects.
  • Demonstrates a detailed knowledge and understanding of Dakelh history, culture, traditions and communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a positive classroom learning environment that engages students in active learning experiences.
  • Experience in differentiating instruction to create success in learning for each student.
  • Experience in integrating appropriate technologies into instructional practices in order to improve learning outcomes for students.
  • Ability to work as a member of a district team to create curricular competencies and content in Dakelh language.

    Teachers applying for this position must possess the following attributes and commit to:

  • The BC Education Plan and goals of the education system.
  • Supporting every child in learning at high levels.
  • Work closely with parents/guardian and caregivers and the broader community.
  • The Board of Education Strategic Plan.
  • Supporting equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Ongoing professional learning for the purpose of strengthening student learning.
  • Making evidence-based, collaborative decisions about student learning in a professional learning community environment.
  • Supporting Individual Education Plans (IEP) in a collaborative team environment.
  • The TRC Calls to Action.
  • Integrating Indigenous culture and Ways of Knowing into curriculum and learning activities.

The district believes that teacher interest in providing extracurricular activities

contributes significantly to our students’ positive school experience.

Teachers currently employed with the district or on the district’s recall list who are interested in this vacancy should email Donna Benson at dbenson@sd91.bc.ca and include the posting number.

New applicants need to apply to Make a Future - https://www.makeafuture.ca/bc-schools-and-districts/nechako-lakes-school-district-no-91/

If applicants have questions, please contact Assistant Superintendent, Mike Skinner at mskinner@sd91.bc.ca .

School District 91 has received approval from the Human Rights Tribunal allowing preferential hiring to persons of Indigenous ancestry. The District may give preference in hiring persons of Indigenous ancestry who possess the necessary qualifications to increase the number of Indigenous staff to be more representative of the learners we serve.

Posted On
March 30, 2024
Closing Date & Time
Ongoing

Job Type
Contract
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
City
Fraser Lake
School/Location
Mouse Mountain Elementary School
Salary
$11,776.20 to $22,254.80
Employment Start Date
February 05, 2024
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Practicum Reports
  • Transcripts