The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is currently looking for a dedicated, energetic K-12 Instructional Coach to join our hard working team who work collaboratively and diligently to improve education for all First Nations students in BC. Since 1992, FNESC, led by a strong and diverse board of over 100 First Nations community representatives, has worked in partnership with the First Nations School Association (FNSA), and the Indigenous Adult Higher Learning Association (IAHLA).
The K-12 Instructional Coach is part of the FNESC Special Education team and will provide the necessary assessments, student programming, and community and staff training as required. The K-12 Instructional Coach will collaborate with the FNESC Special Education team to develop a realistic approach to addressing the physical needs of students.
Duties and Responsibilities
Direct School Support
Make connections and liaise with staff members delivering instruction in First Nations Schools;
Support/coach educators in planning for and delivery of instruction (this will include but is not limited to direct instruction programs – Heggerty, Read Well, Reading Mastery & Saxon Math);
Liaise with Regional Principals and be part of a multi-disciplinary team;
Travel regularly to schools to provide instructional support;
Support educators with classroom based assessment tools (ie: Acadience Reading & Math);
Support/coach educators in differentiating for all learners;
Support/coach educators in developing interventions for individual students;
As directed, provides additional professional development to First Nations school educators through presentations and workshops at conferences and meetings;
Participate in meetings and school based teams as a member of the Instructional Services team;
Complete a bi-weekly written report.
The position will require an individual with the following knowledge, skills and personal characteristics:
BC Driver's Licence and willingness to drive;
Comprehensive understanding of First Nations education issues and First Nations issues in British Columbia;
Knowledge of current standards, trends, issues, best practices, philosophy and techniques in education;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team;
Demonstrated facilitation and presentation skills;
Advanced critical thinking, organizational and problem solving skills;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
This is a full - time contract position. The Employee shall perform his/her duties at such places and during such times as may be reasonably necessary. Extensive frequent travel is required throughout the province of BC.
Regionally based within the province of British Columbia.
What we offer
The wage for this position is $47.00/hr;
Professional development and a health and wellness subsidy for all of our employees;
Great deal of flexibility/ability to schedule your own hours;
Opportunity to visit remote First Nations communities that you may not be able to visit otherwise;
Opportunity to see beautiful British Columbia close up;
Being part of a multi-disciplinary team made up of educational professionals, speech language pathologist, occupational therapists, assessment coaches, etc.
We thank everyone who applies for their interest in FNESC. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants who are selected for an interview. We cannot respond to telephone or email inquiries.
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.