Temp FT (1.0) Learning Assistance teacher (elementary and secondary)(0.8)/ Reading Support teacher (0.2) 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) Learning Assistance teacher (elementary and secondary)(0.8)/Reading Support teacher (0.2) is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019. The assignment will be at Prespatou Elementary/Secondary School.

Prespatou Elementary Secondary is a vibrant K-12 school located in a beautiful rural setting approximately one hour’s drive from Fort St John. The school’s population is just over 320 students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Prespatou School services a broad range of students from the communities of Prespatou, Buick Creek and Blueberry River First Nations. The students speak a variety of languages such as Low German, Beaver, Cree and Russian. Our students enjoy an active lifestyle at home and at school. The school building is the hub for the community with many events held regularly (meetings, gym nights, sewing, music, dinners, weddings). Educational services provided include English as a Second Language, Learning Assistance, and Inclusion. Staffing currently includes 16 K-12 teachers, 3.5 support educators and 9 support staff. We value the relationship between school, community and our PAC. Our PAC has 12 elected members who meet monthly. For more information please see www.prespatou.prn.bc.ca.

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
Masters in Special Education or working towards
Qualifications and demonstrated ability to teach the identified subjects at the elementary/secondary level
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
Ability to implement extensive Individual Education Programs (IEP's) (detailing adaptations and modifications) in consultation with classroom teachers, parents, students and district resource personnel
Ability/experience to support students designated with Chronic Health
Ability to support teachers within their classrooms to create inclusive learning environments
Wide range of teaching and management strategies
Knowledge of numeracy and literacy curriculum at the elementary/secondary level
Knowledge of methods for evaluating and selecting instructional materials suitable for students with a variety of special needs
Ability/expertise to work with students either individually or in small groups or in a classroom setting
Flexible schedule to chair meetings outside of regular school hours
Excellent interpersonal, communications, collaborative and organizational skills
Advocacy for and empathy with students with special needs
Ability to work with students experiencing learning and/or behavioural difficulties
Ability/expertise to collaborate with classroom teachers and team-teach when warranted to support the learning of special needs students
Commitment to pursue professional development in special education
Willingness to work collaboratively with the special education department and school administration
Experience/knowledge of PBIS supports
Experience/knowledge of AFL practices
Commitment and a willingness to work with colleagues on staff development activities linked to school goals for enhancing student learning.

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
$2,477 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)
Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $47,821 to $89,708
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 $970.10 paid over 10 months

For more information please contact:
Glen Longley, Principal, Prespatou Elementary-Secondary 250.630.2241 or glongley@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 22 schools in School District No. 60 (Peace River North). 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