English First Peoples Teacher (Gr.10-12)


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Penelakut Tribe Employment Opportunity
Positon: English First Peoples 10-12 Teacher

Salary: Commensurate with experience and teh Penelakut Tribe Salary Grid

Term: Full-time Position

Deadline for Applications: August 21st, 2020 at Noon

Penelakut Island Learning Centre, located on Penelakut Island off the shore of Chemainus, BC provides the community with an opportunity for both high school and adult learning. Our school operates Monday to Thursday and offers students the required courses to complete a Dogwood. Penelakut Island Learning Centre is an Independent First Nations School and strives to educate our children to be independent, life-long learners, who contribute to the growth of the Penelakut Tribe's vision of a self-governed society. We are pleased to be looking for an enthusiastic and passionate educator that will join our small team of hard working and caring teachers.

Position Description

Reports to: Principal

Remuneration: Competitive salary, opportunities for professional growth

Job Summary: The ideal candidate will match many of the requirements below. Specifically, they will be a highly motivated English First Peoples teacher who is prepared to go above and beyond in supporting our fantastic students. The successful applicant will be a creative self-starter who thrives in having substantial amount of professional autonomy, as they will be required to have a considerable amount of flexibility around courese preperations. The teacher will be expected to meet timetable demands for electives required for Grade 10-12.

Responsibilities included but are not limited to:

  • Following the BC Curriculum to teach English First Peoples 10-12 and a variety of electives to support the 10-12 timetable. (BC First Peoples 12, Literacy Foundations curriculum, Social Studies 10, applied skill or fine art electives for 10-12)
  • Following council approved curriculum to support Penelakut culture within Lessons
  • Developing lesson plans and provididng individualized small group instruction to a diverse range of students
  • Working with Special Education teacher to create and maintain IEP's
  • Using a variety of instructional strategies, such an inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery etc
  • Establishing and maintaining standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom
  • Evaluating students academic and social growth, keeping appropriate records, and preparing progress reports using MY Ed.
  • Submitting report cards to Principal for signing at least one week prior to the date the report cards are bieng sent home
  • Communicating with parents/students through conferences and other means to discuss students' progress and to interpret the school program
  • Identifying student needs and cooperating with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems
  • Demonstrated ability to use and integrate technology meaningfully into teaching and learning
  • Commitment to developing Core Competencies as required within the new BC Curriculum model
  • Maintaining professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities
  • Participating cooperatively with the school administrator to develop the method by which the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with guuidelines
  • In consultation with other professional staff members selects and requisitions books, and instructional aids; maintain an inventory of these items
  • Assisting in the general supervision of the school as well as specific assigned supervision
  • Attending regular and special staff meetings as called by the Principal
  • Preparing a written instructional plan, to include all required materials, which is left on the teacher's desk at the end of each day in preparation for the following day
  • Providing adequate classroom and program information for a substitute teacher
  • Submitting a Ministry of Education approved course outline to the Principal by the specified dte
  • Maintaining membership in the BC College of Teachers and submitting annual proof of this membership by September 1st each year
  • Monitoring student use of technology
  • Maintaining confidentiality of students' and student records
  • Demonstrating timelines and attendance for assigned responsibilties
  • Promoting and encouraging community involvement in the school
  • Purchasing studetn supplies as required
  • Supervising Teacher Assistant(s) and/or Education Assistant assigned to their classrooms and/or students
  • Supervising students on Field trips
  • Notifying the parents and school staff of uncoming field trips by using appropriate forms and documentation
  • Being accountable for paid time when the school is closed due to an emergency (power outage, ferry breakdown) - using this time for planning and/or professional development


  • Experience teaching special education
  • A commitment to providing experiential learning opportunities
  • Experience working in a First Nations School
  • First Aid
  • A Class 5 Driver's License, Class 4 Drivers License may be beneficial
  • Working knowledge of regulations and relationships with outside support and funding agencies (FNESC, FNSA, IAHLA, Ministry of Education, ISC)
  • Resume, Cover Letter and 3 References
  • Teacher Certification in BC
  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • Other supports of indication Special Education Specialty

CLOSING DATE: August 21, 2020 AT Noon

This position is open to all qualified applicants and only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interivew.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)