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Intermediate Teacher

Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish

This is a Contract position in Ahousat, BC posted May 5, 2024.


General Delivery, Ahousaht B.C. V0R 1A0


Fax: (250)670-9543

Intermediate Teacher

Are you a passionate, dedicated teacher looking to be a part of a unique team at a community-based school? If so, this opportunity in Ahousaht, BC, is for you.

Only 35 minutes by water taxi from Tofino, Maaqtusiis Elementary School serves the Ahousaht Nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island. We are a trauma-informed school empowering strong, proud and resilient children to rise above the effects of colonization, residential schools, cultural genocide and racism. We are committed to reflecting and supporting the revitalization of Ahousaht culture and language. With 15-20 students per classroom from Kindergarten to Grade 7, class sizes allow for high-quality instruction.

Duties & Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Believes that a positive, inclusive and caring rapport with students is foundational to learning.

Uses differentiated learning strategies to enable all students to reach their highest potential.

Working as part of a team, modifies curricular benchmarks to meet the learning goals of students with exceptionalities.

Integrates culturally relevant subject matter, values and vocabulary into their curriculum delivery and classroom routines.

Is a self-starter who is keen to learn about and participate in the local community life.

Willing to work collaboratively with students, staff, parents and the community.

Knowledgeable about the role and use of technology in supporting learning.

Knowledge with the use of MyEd BC for Report card and attendance purposes.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Ability to develop rapport with students

Ability to plan and implement engaging and differentiated lessons

Ability to work collaboratively with fellow teachers, education assistants and support staff

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Strong critical and creative thinking skills

Adaptability and independence

Inquiry learning mindset

Making evidence-based decisions about student learning and progress

Ability to support students as needed in a holistic manner at the primary grade levels.

Have an understanding of working in a small first nations community school is an asset.

Maaqtusiis Elementary School offers a 10-month teaching contract to begin, with the possibility of extending. We have a competitive salary based on Port Alberni-District#70 salary grid. Low rent for 1-3 bedroom units that come semi-furnished. You will receive a one time moving allowance to relocate to Ahousaht. Isolation pay is added into your bi-weekly salary and a benefits package is offered.

If you are interested in working for Maaqtusiis Elementary School, please send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Director of Education:

MES Principal: