*This is a temporary, full-time position, ending June 30, 2021 possibility of extension *
Reporting to the Principal, the Secondary Teacher is responsible for planning, preparing and delivering innovative instruction to all high school students at Tsleil-Waututh School using research-based instructional strategies and provides educational leadership that enables students to learn experientially through direct guided experience using sensory awareness, active participation and nature’s resources. The Secondary Teacher works in partnership with school staff and is an active member of the Community Development team and will follow the education work plan, strategic goals and objectives of the overall vision of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. The Secondary Teacher will create student learning opportunities that align to the BC Curriculum, support educational objectives, augment classroom curricula, and extend academic/social/emotional growth. With a focus on innovative academics and land-based learning, the Secondary Teacher creates activities and schedules offsite activities tailored to classroom learning objectives and student IEP goals. The Secondary Teacher facilitates vocational skills and career development to support self-determination, employment readiness, and improved outcomes for all students.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Designing, planning and implementing stimulating lessons that are innovative, creative and create a sense of wonder and curiosity both our indoor and outdoor classrooms
- Create an active, enjoyable and genuine learning environment that encourages student participation and a desire to learn
- Ensure all content and delivery is culturally appropriate, sensitive and significant to the students. Consult with community member, community leadership, and elders with regards to culture and language as necessary
- Utilizing research-based, best practice interventions, programs, and strategies to implement BC curriculum for the purpose of providing an appropriate educational program for students
- Ensure all lessons are adequately planned, organized and differentiated in order to ensure the educational needs of students are met and adapted as needed
- Assessing student growth through progress monitoring, as appropriate, in a timely manner for the purpose of assessing student academic progress and educational accountability and providing formal reports as required
- Maintaining accurate records of student attendance, assessment and progress
- Participating in IEP development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation process in collaboration with the School Team
- Collaborating with the Administration team and other community development staff in the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials and programs, methods of teaching and assessment, and student support
- Leading and supervising outdoor learning opportunities, ensuring that a safe learning environment is maintained at all times;
- Maintaining appropriate student behavior control and participation in the development and implementation of behavior intervention plans with integrity, when appropriate, for the purpose of classroom management and providing a safe learning environment for all students.
- Maintaining effective communication with students, staff, parents, and administration for the purpose of collaboration and planning.
- Participating in professional growth activities on a yearly basis, including certification maintenance, workshops, in-services, professional reading materials, and/or other available offerings for the purpose of increasing knowledge and ability to implement interventions with integrity and incorporate best practices.
- Proficiently using technology to communicate, collect and analyze data, and compile reports for the purpose of efficiently reporting information and communicating in a timely manner.
- Creating learning opportunities that will support students to find employment.
- Independently problem-solving, scheduling daily activities, modelling good communication and communicating and working effectively with professional staff and parents.
Documented Evidence of:
- C. Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate
- Exemplary teaching qualifications, experience, and training as a Secondary Teacher
- Ability to teach multiple subjects in in grades 8-12 in an interdisciplinary classroom setting
- Successful experience in high school innovative instruction, design, program management, risk management and policy development
- Current and sound knowledge of the BC curriculum with the ability to adapt alternative learning methodologies such as; land-based, project-based emergent and situational learning to support learning across the core subject areas
- Experience using appropriate technology to support educational programs
- Successful experience implementing programs and IEPS for students with complex learning needs
- Exemplary experience team-teaching in an inclusive environment within a multi-aged learning pod, leading students in activities that promote physical, intellectual and social development
- Exemplary behavior management and organizational skills and an ability to develop rapport with students of all ages.
- Must undergo and successfully pass a Criminal Record Check – vulnerable sector.
Documented Evidence of:
- Experience and/or Post-Secondary Education and training in Indigenous Education
- Collaborative approach to working with colleagues and a commitment to work on team goals for the improvement of student achievement
- Ability to respond with flexibility, commitment, and good humor to a wide range of changes and challenges
- Self-motivated, with a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
- Commitment to professional growth
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Creative, adventurous and strong teaching skills
- Commitment to high standards of professionalism and academic excellence
- Curiosity and desire to learn about and teach in alignment with First Nation culture
- Ability to focus on literacy and numeracy
- Excellent classroom management skills
- Demonstrated ability to listen well and communicate effectively both orally and in writing with discretion, tact, courtesy, and professionalism
- Ability to build strong relationships with students, staff, parents and the community
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team and get along well with others
- Ability to work independently with demonstrated initiative
- Dependable with the ability to respond to a dynamic environment with flexibility, sensitivity, compassionate and empathy
- Physical Demands
- Comfortable working with students and adults, all ages and abilities, in all weather conditions.
- Willing and able to work a physically demanding position and available to work occasional evenings, overnights and weekends.
- Mental Focus
- May deal with children and youth who can, from time to time, be demanding and challenging. Must be able to remain patient and committed to teaching, and may have to engage in conflict resolution or crisis management at times.
- May have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs of children and youth and organizations.
- Environmental Conditions
- Interacts with community members, employees, management and the general public.
- Noise levels may escalate during activities, events and outings.
- Weather and conditions in the outdoors are unpredictable and can be wet, cold, uncomfortable, and dangerous
If this role interests you, please click the link below to apply
We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.