Heiltsuk Language Teacher
"Our mission is to develop in a just, caring, and respectful environment, students who are independent and life-long learners, incorporating our community traditions and culture with the acquisition of skills needed to succeed in both the traditional and modern worlds"
BBCS has approximately 200 students and a full staff from K4 – 12. The graduation rate is over 80% with the school being the center of many activities that involve students and parents in events intended to enhance culture.
The Bella Bella School Board is seeking a dynamic educator with the training and experience to be able to provide a strong Heiltsuk language program. The candidate may have or be eligible for BC Teacher's certification and be able to begin work on Sept 1, 2017. The candidate may also have a background and fluency with the language and be eligible to apply for a letter of permission from the Ministry of Education.
The successful applicant will engage staff, parents and the community at large in a collaborative effort to enhance student success at Bella Bella Community School to prepare its 200 K4- 12 students for a successful transition from graduation to post-secondary school.
The successful applicant will engage in a professional learning community with FNSA and as a member of BBCS will focus on Heiltsuk Language literacy while ensuring that key components of the mission statement are integral to professional practice and community traditions.
The successful applicant must be willing to engage students in extra-curricular activities outside of school hours.
- A committed and demonstrated ability to nurture a school culture that is inclusive of and focused on addressing the learning needs of diverse learners.
- Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of Heiltsuk people.
- Knowledge of or willing to be trained with My Education
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
- Demonstrated conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
- Willing to cultivate and maintain collegial relationships with students, staff members, parents, and the community;
- Willing to work collaboratively with students, staff, parents, and community organizations to enhance student achievement
- Supportive of project based and/or inquiry based teaching and learning environments
- Willing to incorporate aspects of SEAS (Supporters of Emerging Aboriginal Stewards) into language curricula. http://www.emergingstewards.org/
- Knowledgeable about the role of technology in supporting learning.
- Evidence of exemplary teaching experience with high school grades.
- Expressed willingness to engage children in extra-curricular activities.
*Willing to contribute toward maintaining a positive, safe, and caring school climate
Two categories:May be eligible for BC Teacher's certification and be able to begin work on Sept 1, 2017 or the candidate may have a background and fluency with the language and be eligible to apply for a letter of permission from the Ministry of Education.
Able/willing to teach primary classes.
- Willing to work with the FNSA coach and as a department member on effective planning, instruction, and assessment.
Supportive of project based and/or inquiry based teaching and learning environments
Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of the new BC Ministry of Education curricular changes.
Criminal record check is required.
* Competitive benefits package
- Subsidized furnished accommodation
- Relocation allowance
- Signing bonus
- One round trip airfare to Vancouver per school year
- Bonus sick day package