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Literacy Teacher

First Nation School Board - Yukon

This is a Contract position in Whitehorse, ON posted July 6, 2024.

This is an untilfilled competition. Candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time with 24-hours posted notice. Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the position is filled or the competition closes, whichever is earliest . Nurturing Yukon learners through community wisdom. Empower and inspire learners, families and communities to lead necessary change in education and society through Yukon First Nations ways. Assignment: Literacy TeacherStart Date: August 26, 2024JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ( JES ) Watson Lake Home to the Liard First Nation people, Johnson Elementary School is one of 11 Yukon schools that have joined the newly established First Nation School Board (FNSB) in the Yukon. Dene zagi (Kaska) is the traditional language of the Liard First Nation people. Johnson Elementary School is a K 7 school with approximately 130 students. We are actively seeking committed and qualified educators who are dedicated to living in and being an active member of the community, and who can adapt well to a remote lifestyle. Our educational professionals value authentic relationships and are committed to working with students, community, administration, the Liard First Nation Education team and the FNSB to make positive, progressive changes to education outcomes for learners of Watson Lake.For more information, please visit the Johnson Elementary School website and the HYPERLINK “”>First Nation School Board website.Qualifications and Experience Please clearly demonstrate on your cover letter and resume how you meet the following qualifications and experience:Bachelor of Education or equivalent with postsecondary course work in Language Arts; Recent practicum or teaching experience with emergent literacy curriculum delivery including individual assessment of literacy development through running records;Recent practicum or teaching experience in an intermediate classroom with a focus on literacy instruction; Understanding of and experience delivering differentiated learning pedagogies is an asset;Experience working with Indigenous learners in a culturally diverse community is an asset;Experience teaching in a multi-grade class would be an asset.NOTE: Candidates who have education, training and/or experience equivalent to the education criteria listed above will be equally considered.Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability Candidates should have and may be assessed on their:Ability to work collaboratively and maintain an authentic relationship with the Liard First Nation government, Daylu Dena Council Educational Support Workers (ESW), community Elders, and families, promoting greater community involvement in school-based activities and educational programming; Eagerness to learn about and integrate Liard First Nation (Kaska Dene) culture & worldview, and the Dene zagi (Kaska language) in the classroom; Keenness to live, work, and participate as an active member of the Watson Lake community; Strong classroom management, planning and organizational skills, with the ability to motivate learners; Solid understanding of a philosophy of inclusive education, excellent interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills working with parents, staff members, coaches, the First Nation School Board and other partners; Demonstrated ability to implement restorative practice and developmentally responsive approaches and supports; Demonstrated ability to plan, deliver and analyze in the integration of project-based learning to support curriculum outcomes; Strong understanding and experience with implementing on-the-land curriculum; Demonstrated ability to develop, support and implement Student Learning Plans, Behaviour Plans, Safety Plans and Individual Education Plans; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with parents and caregivers, establishing cooperative and authentic connections to support the best school experience possible; Desire and passion for developing and maintaining strong and respectful relationships and trust with students, their families, and the community as a whole; Additional Information To be a Teacher in Yukon, you must hold a Teacher Certification in another Canadian province/territory first;Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check.Relocation may be available.In communities outside of Whitehorse, there may be affordable though modest rental accommodation (sometimes shared) provided by Yukon Housing Corporation. Private accommodation is limited. If not available, candidates will need to find their own private accommodation, with assistance where possible from the First Nation School Board. For more information on rural communities in the Yukon, visit: www.travelyukon.comTo chat further about the role, reach out to Lauren! Lauren Chapman , Teacher Recruitment Co ordinator If you have questions regarding e-recruitment or how to apply, reach out to E-recruitment! Client Support, Please apply by September 6 , 2024 using the following link:äw níthän | Máhsin cho | Gunalchîsh | Gùnèlchish | Sógá sénlá' | Màhsi' choo | Mähsi' cho | Tsin'ii choh