Reporting to the Principal of Education, the Teacher is responsible for supporting the educational needs of the community, Kindergarten to Grade 12, as well as Adult Education. The Teacher is an active member of the Community Development team and follows the education work plan, strategic goals and objectives and the overall vision of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
The Teacher’s main responsibility is to work with community members to further develop and deliver an Adult/Alternative Education Program. This program blends online learning of the core-curriculum (BC Curriculum Courses offered by North Vancouver Distributed Learning or Fraser Valley Distance Education School), and co-curricular educational programing (i.e. Language Class, Elders in residence, Cultural Workshops and Field Trips).
1) Prepare courses/lesson plans for presentation to students according to approved curriculum.
2) Implement innovative strategies to teach students using lessons, discussions, audio-visual presentations and field trips and guest speakers as necessary.
3) Lead and motivate students in activities to promote their physical, mental, and social development well-being and their school readiness.
4) Support Tsleil-Waututh Nation K to 12 students who attend North Vancouver District Schools (SD44) by developing relationships with district staff and parents, and acting as a liaison as necessary. Supporting these students takes a variety of forms, and includes, but is not limited to:
• Supporting TWN School Bus Staff who transport students to school;
• Supporting SD44 Staff as they work to incorporate First Peoples Perspectives into their courses;
• Advocating on behalf of parents to ensure that student learning needs are being met; and
• Co-developing after school programs and study support.
5) Assign and grade homework. Prepare, administer and grade tests.
6) Identify individual learning strengths, needs and challenges and provide creative tutoring assistance and extra support needed.
7) Prepare, implement and track individual learning plans in collaboration with students/parents/guardians and other support staff as needed.
8) Maintain education files on each student and conduct administrative duties as required.
9) Liaise with students, parent/guardians, supervisor, director and peers, making referrals and participating in case management team meetings and parent teacher interviews as required.
10) Liaise with home, school, teachers and guidance counsellors from catchment area.
11)Recognize and be proactive in addressing potential challenges in meeting the holistic needs of clients (spiritual, physical, Intellectual, cultural, emotional).
12)Work with the language team on the development of the innovative learning curriculum of the Tsleil-Waututh hunq’eme’nem language program.
13)Participate as a member of the Community Development team.
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14)Perform other duties as required.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education and possession of a BC Teaching Certificate.
• Must be registered with the B.C. College of Teachers and possess the qualifications to teach high school students as well as elementary school students.
• Strong commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrated teaching ability.
• Willingness and ability to adhere to the curricula developed by Fraser Valley Distance Education or to work with FVDES to get recognition for developing curricula relevant to Tsleil-Waututh Nation students.
• Demonstrate an understanding of First Nation socio-economical issues and barriers to learning.
• Ability to understand, interpret and implement curriculum appropriately to accommodate individual learning plans and specific student needs to maximize student’s potential.
• Ability to demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to the needs and demands of the students.
• Confidence and proficiency in using instructional materials, concepts, and strategies to actively engage all students in learning.
• Demonstrated organization skills and creative classroom planning.
• Practical knowledge of literacy initiatives and experience in implementation strategies an asset.
• Knowledge and understanding of the application of relevant computer technologies to teaching and learning.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Self-motivated, positive attitude and strong work ethic.
• Attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to multi-task.
• Willing to participate in professional development opportunities, with an ongoing commitment to implement new methodologies and strategies.
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
• Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.
• Must be willing to work a flexible schedule. Flexibility according to demand for Afterschool Tutoring and Adult Education programs.
• Willing to participate in community and cultural events.
• Knowledge and understanding of Tsleil-Waututh Nation history, culture and traditional territory.
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• Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
• Must undergo and successfully pass a Criminal Record Check – vulnerable sector.
a) Physical Demands
• Intermittent physical activity including standing for extended periods of time.
• Manual dexterity required to operate computer.
b) Mental Focus
• May deal with 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 youth and organizations.
c) Environmental Conditions
• Interacts with community members, employees, management and the general public.
• Noise levels may escalate during activities, events and outings.
We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.