Elementary School Teacher

Gitsegukla Band - Hazelton, BC (10 months ago)

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We are currently looking for a professional to fill the role of 4/5 Teacher for our organization. This is an exciting opportunity to have a positive impact on the everyday lives of a First Nation community. Gitsegukla is located on Highway 16, approximately 40 km southwest of Hazelton, BC, and 100kms East of Terrace, BC.

Position Overview:

Teachers are responsible to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Accountable to the School Principal, 4/5 teachers facilitate learning by establishing relationships with their students, and by organizing learning resources and their classrooms’ learning environment. 4/5 teachers develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of children, according to

age, ability and aptitude. They also assess and record progress and prepare their students for examinations. They link students' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further, and challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding:


  • Teaches all areas of the BC curriculum and takes responsibility for the progress of the student’s in their class
  • Plans, prepares and presents lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability range within their class
  • Assigns and grades class work, homework, tests and assignments
  • Organizes the classroom and learning resources and creates displays to encourage a positive learning environment
  • Motivates students with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation
  • Works closely with Educational Assistants to support student progress, as required

Student Management

  • Observes, assesses and records student’s performance and development
  • Provides feedback to parents and caregivers on a student's progress at parents' evenings and other meetings
  • Meets with other professionals such as education welfare officers and educational psychologists, if required
  • Identifies and selects different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs
  • Manages student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures and applying appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary

Administrative Tasks

  • Liaises with colleagues and works flexibly
  • Updates all necessary records accurately and completely as required by law, district policies and school regulations
  • Prepares required reports on students and activities
  • Participates in department, school, and parent meetings
  • Communicates necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents
  • Keeps up to date with developments with the structure of the curriculum, teaching resources and methods
  • Works with parents, and the community to maximize their involvement in the school and the development of resources for the school

Extracurricular activities

Organizes and takes part in school events, outings and activities which may take place at weekends or in the evening

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • A Bachelor of Education Degree or equivalent along with a valid BC teaching certificate or eligibility for membership in the BC College of Teachers or eligibility for certification with the BC Teacher Regulation Branch Certification.
  • Minimum of two years satisfactory classroom teaching experience in the 4/5 level.
  • Ability to successfully and periodically undergo an appropriate criminal records review and police record check is required
  • Background/experience with aboriginal culture and educational issues considered an asset

Other Requirements

  • Professional appearance
  • Must review and follow all Gitsegukla Policies and Procedures
  • Ability to successfully and periodically undergo an appropriate criminal records review and police record check is required

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter through Indeed.

Please note only candidates considered for the interview process will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Teaching : 1 year (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19