Temp FT (1.0) Primary/Prep Teacher (2019-20)

School District #60 (Peace River North) - Fort St. John, BC (4 months ago)

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Position Description

A temporary full time (1.0) primary/prep teacher is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019. The assignment will be at Upper Halfway Elementary/Jr Secondary School.

Upper Halfway Elementary Junior School is a K – 10 school located in the picturesque valley near the forks of the Graham and Upper Halfway Rivers, 130 km from Fort St John. 45 students are currently enrolled from the Halfway River First Nations Reserve and surrounding Russian/German speaking communities. Many of our students are English Language Learners. Upper Halfway Elementary School receives administrative assistance from SD60’s District Vice Principal and employs three full-time teachers (one whom acts as head teacher), three Educational Assistants, and one Aboriginal Student Support Worker. Please see uh.prn.bc.ca for more information.

Qualifications and Experience

Valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)
Experience with adapting and modifying curriculum to meet the needs of students
Willingness to work in a remote rural setting
Willingness to work outdoors in winter months
Experience teaching in multiage group settings
Experience working with English Language Learners (ELL)
Strong leadership, organizational and classroom management skills
Willingness to work closely with the school team to develop and implement individualized learning plans for students with academic, social, emotional, behavioural or developmental difficulties
Willingness to develop individualized and group instruction, utilizing a variety of strategies and techniques, i.e. differentiated instruction, Project Based Learning (PBL), Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Willingness to communicate and develop trusting relations with students, staff and community
Experience with Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) or experience working with ELL students is an asset
Strong computer elated skills and an ability to integrate technology into the learning environment
Ability to work in a collaborative model with staff on the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning (school improvement plan)
Commitment to continuous professional learning
Need to have a drivers license and vehicle
Experience with winter driving would be an asset

Interested applicants are required to supply

Three (3) references
Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate)


$1400 relocation allowance for teachers from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $2000 for teachers from other areas
$2520.09 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)
Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $48,657 - 91,278
Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enrol in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE
Isolation allowance of $1497.59 paid over 10 months

For more information please contact:
Jaclyn Gieni, Acting Vice Principal, Upper Halfway and Wonowon Schools, 250.261.4904 or jgieni@prn.bc.ca OR

Pat Lang, Principal, Upper Halfway and Wonowon Schools, 250.785.3169 or plang@prn.bc.ca

Please note:
All applications with relevant documentation must be made through
Make A Future for consideration for the position

About School District 60

School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others and the environment.

School District 60 is progressive and growing. There are 21 schools, with a 22nd forward-looking and innovative school currently under construction. The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.

School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.

Why School District 60

Professional development opportunities
Supportive culture of teacher collaboration
Curriculum and teacher supports
French Immersion, music, & outdoor education programs
Advanced technology facilities and resources
Progressive and growing district
Innovative educational practices

School District No. 60 (Fort St John)

10112 105 Avenue, Fort St John, BC V1J 4S4