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English and Social Studies Teacher

Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority

This is a Contract position in Prince Albert, SK posted May 8, 2024.

English and Social Studies Teacher (Term Contract – 1.0 Position)

The Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority (ADEA) is a First Nation Education Authority serving the three Denesuline First Nations communities in northern Saskatchewan; Black Lake First Nation, Hatchet Lake First Nation, and Fond Du Lac First Nation. The Authority serves a total student population of approximately 1,300+ students. The Authority is working toward improved educational outcomes by utilizing the latest technology, progressively piloting programs, and integrating Denesuline culture into the classroom and school curriculum.

The ADEA is seeking a competent, confident, motivated individual to fill the position of an English and Social Studies Teacher at Father Porte Memorial Dene School (FPMDS) on a term contract (with the potential of going on a full-time permanent contract) located in Black Lake, Saskatchewan. In this role, you will provide strong interpersonal skills, commitment to learning and teaching in project-based ways and provide an enthusiastic learning environment for students. FPMDS is a Pre-K to Grade 12 facility with a student population of 400+, and a strong group of professional and paraprofessional staff.

This competition is open to all applicants who reside in Canada; and preference will be given to First Nation or other Indigenous applicants who possess the qualifications, knowledge, and skills to meet the minimum suitability requirements as stated for the position.

What We Offer:

We offer paid time off such as professional development and non-instructional days, and sick days, benefits that include vision, dental, massage, acupuncture, etc., the company’s registered pension plan benefit, and northern allowance. We also provide housing with no rent payments and pay travel expenses, and you will be surrounded by leaders and colleagues that want the best for each student and their learning and well-being.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

Establish clear instructional direction to support a positive learning climate in the context of the Denesuline culture and language.

Provide positive ways for classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.

Develop and implement lesson plans that meet the needs of all students.

Plan and organize materials ahead of time.

Assess and document student learning daily.

Assess and maintain student progress and provide feedback to students and parents.

Participate in professional development, staff meetings, parent-teacher conferences, and other school related activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must be patient, flexible, observant, and passionate.

Must have communications skills such as: verbal and nonverbal, active listening, and empathy.

Must have strong understanding of the following programs and assessments: Effective Practices, Policies and Guidelines; Saskatchewan Curriculum.

To follow the provincial Ministry of Education curricula and focuses on holistic child development including the social-emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual domains.

Actively engage with families, children, and community members to understand their backgrounds and experiences to support an equitable and inclusive school environment.

Ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office, school-based staff, students, parents and community.

Maintain confidentiality of students and other professional information

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, a teaching certificate or credential or equivalent

A recognized post-secondary Diploma as an English and Social Studies Teacher or equivalent post-secondary education in a related area from a recognized institution would be an asset.

Must be eligible for or posses a valid Saskatchewan Teaching Certificate.

Related training or experience in the field of education would be a definite asset.

Experience in teaching First Nations students at a remote community would be an asset.

If you are interested in applying for the above position, please submit your resume along with a cover letter, references and a most recent Criminal Police Record Check and a Child Vulnerable Sector Check to:

Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority

Human Resources Department

Attention: Human Resources Department

153 South Industrial Drive

Prince Albert, SK S6V 7L7

Phone: (306) 922-9857

Fax: (306) 922-9838

Email: hrs@adeask.ca

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.