Chalo Independent School Society

Job Posting

Position Title:

All grade levels, Kindergarten to Grade 12




Depending on positions that become vacant. Most teaching positions will include continuing contracts

Commencement Date:

September 1st, 2021

About Our School

Chalo School is situated 9 kilometers from the town of Fort Nelson, on the Fort Nelson First Nation Reserve. We serve a student population of approximately 120 students from K4 to grade twelve. We are an independent school and follow the prescribed curriculum of the BC Ministry of Education. Traditional language and culture are also important components of our school’s curriculum.

Our beautiful and well-appointed school offers ‘quality of place’ through exceptionally well- maintained physical infrastructure, small class sizes (18 pupils max.), and a team of sixteen teaching professionals and ten education assistants. Our work at Chalo School is guided by the Fort Nelson First Nation’s vision for a Strong, Healthy, Proud, and Self-Reliant community.

Requests for Applications:

Chalo Independent School Society invites applications for teachers who would love to work in northern British Columbia. We anticipate having openings at several grade levels.

Future Colleagues,

If you love the outdoors, Chalo School is a very good place to work and play. We are only minutes away from numerous lakes and rivers. For weekend hikers, we are only an 80 minute drive away from Stone Mountain Provincial Park, 25,690 hectares of natural beauty nestled in the Northern Rockies.

We encourage our staff to incorporate land-based learning in to daily lessons and the local environment allows you to do this. Our community maintains an outdoor education site and we have our own bus for field trips.

Our school wants to provide extra learning activities for our students. Teachers with extracurricularinterests(Forexample,indoororoutdoorsports,clubsofanytype)willhave manyopportunitiestosharetheirpassionwithstudents.

Working at our school will provide you with numerous opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of many students, both in your own classroom, and as a member of a dedicated team of professional educators.

Whether you are a new teacher looking for your first teaching assignment or an experienced one looking for a positive change, we encourage you to look carefully at what we offer.

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Successful applicants will possess the appropriate education, training and experience.

ïValid BC Teacher Regulation BranchCertificate


Successful classroom teaching experience (this includes practicumexperience).

Knowledge of and willingness to use current best practices in education.

Familiarity with BCcurriculum.

A strong teamorientation.

Excellent planning and organizationskills.

A desire to growprofessionally.

A clear Criminal Record Check, vulnerablesector.

AllapplicantsmustbeeligibleforcertificationbytheMinistryofEducationTeacher RegulationBranch.

Please ensure the following documents are included in your application:


Certificate of qualifications

Practicum reports or teacher evaluations

Three professional references

Certificate of membership or eligibility for a certificate with BCTRB

Our Remuneration:

Competitive annual salary rate matched with School District 81 (Fort Nelson) salaryscale;

Comprehensive group healthcarebenefits;

Employer paid RRSPs contribution;10.13%of gross earnings paid bi-weekly;

Professional Development funds; $1400.00 annually

Relocation Reimbursement;$700.00 annually, forupto3years;

Recruitment and Retention Bonus; annual payment of $2418;

Special Leave:15 medical days (5 days may be used as additional discretionary days with approval), 2 discretionary days, and 3 professional development days (pro-rated in year one).

Closing Date:

This is an open invitation to apply to our school. Applying early will allow us to contact you as positions become open.

Apply To :

Ray Irwin

Director of Education for the Chalo Independent School Society

Phone: (250) 774-5218; Cell: 250-500-1444

Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Kaska/Dene/Tahltan/Tagish/Inland Tlingit/Tsek’ene
Posting Date:
6/30/2022 8:00:00 PM
Fort Nelson, British Columbia