Competition # 21-13
Learner Support Teacher - .50 FTE Continuing
School District 87 operates within the unceded traditional territories of the Tahltan, Kaska and Tlingit First Nations and we honour these relationships. We respect and value the relationships with all other First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples who reside in these territories. This land has always been a place of learning and we are thankful to live, work, and learn here. It is with respectful consideration that the programs and services provided to students and staff acknowledge their histories, cultural contributions, and contemporary concerns.
If you are a BC Certified Teacher and would like to live in a small remote northern community, work with and serve Indigenous youth, then Atlin School is the place for you. Atlin School is a K-12 school with small class sizes which provide an excellent opportunity for differentiated instruction and learning. This is a positive professional growth opportunity as SD87 continuously explores innovative practices within an inquiry-based teaching and learning environment that honours Tlingit ways of knowing, being and doing.
We welcome teachers who are student centered and have:
education and experience with teaching subjects typically taught in elementary, middle and high school;
education and/or formal training in special education and/or reading instruction as an area of specialization;
experience facilitating IEP meetings / writing IEP’s, behaviour plans, transition plans and safety plans;
meet with Principals, District Staff, Classroom Teachers and Parents in supporting the goals of the IEP’s through a consultative model including ensuring that assessment referrals are complete and accurate;
ability/experience to carry out a variety of assessment, including classroom observation, administration and interpretation of norm-referenced assessment instruments, curriculum-based assessments, and diagnostic teaching methods;
education / experience performing Level B and C assessments (where necessary and supported);
experience and/or ability to case manage and liaise with outside agencies;
work with a team to determine that the criteria for designation is met;
successful experience with Indigenized Curriculum as well as First Nations Language and Culture;
demonstrated understanding and respect for Indigenous learning and learners as well as knowledge of the Tlingit Nation (preferred);
experience engaging students outside the classroom; on-the-land learning;
the ability to connect with students in trusting and supportive ways, clarify problems and challenges, and restore harmony and respect;
experience with Trauma Informed Practice;
excellent teaching, planning and assessment skills;
demonstrated success utilizing varied instructional strategies and differentiated instruction;
commitment to on-going professional growth;
willingness to support extra-curricular activities.
School District No 87, Stikine, offers the highest salaries in the province, a relocation allowance upon arrival followed with an additional amount at the end of 2 years, an isolation allowance, annual personal travel allowances for employee and dependents living with them, a substantial professional development package and an excellent benefit package (100% medical, extended health, dental and group health insurance). We also supply modern accommodation at a reasonable rent.
Atlin is home to the Tlingit Nation and you will have the privilege to learn about Tlingit culture and traditions. There are many places to explore and experience adventures within Atlin and throughout the Stikine Region. Most residents go fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling, hunting, quadding, boating, skiing, mountain biking and much more including a family-oriented lifestyle with affordable living.
For further information, please contact Ms. Tracey MacMillan, Superintendent of Schools at 250-771-4440.
Applications with supporting documentation including: a current resume; name and contact information (including telephone and email address) of at least three references who may be contacted and who are familiar with your professional performance; Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Reference Check; proof of B.C. certification; and T.Q.S. should be submitted to:
Tracey MacMillan, Superintendent of Schools
School District No.87 (Stikine)
P.O. Box 190, Dease Lake, BC V0C 1L0
Phone: (250) 771-4440
Fax: (250) 771-4441
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position will remain open until filled.