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Secondary Teacher

Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish

This is a Contract position in Cowichan Bay, BC posted May 8, 2024.

Are you looking for an adventure? Do you want to be part of a team of educators who are committed to high levels of learning for all students?Do you plan highly engaging lessons and possess a passion for your craft?Are you looking for an outdoor living adventure in a pristine setting?If you answered Yes! to these questions, you just might be the right person to fill an exciting Secondary Teaching position at Ditidaht Community School. Ditidaht Community School is located in Traditional Territory of the Ditidaht First Nation at Nitinaht Lake: a semi-remote community accessible by logging roads – approximately one and a half hours by gravel road from Port Alberni and one hour by gravel road from Lake Cowichan on beautiful Vancouver Island. The community of Nitinaht has a population of approximately 225 with 56 students registered at Ditidaht Community School in kindergarten through to grade 12.Ditidaht Community School is seeking a dynamic educator who is curious and eager to make a difference in the lives of students. At DCS, we go above and beyond to ensure all students are learning, challenges are problems to solve, and collectively we create a school culture where students come first. The successful candidate will be professionally dedicated and reliable. Our four day school week requires staff to create a rigorous program, and also allows for scheduled business day appointments in town.Education is an extremely important aspect of Ditidaht culture. Ditidaht Community School is governed by the Ditidaht Education Authority: a group of dedicated community members who guide the direction of the school to ensure that it reflects the goals of the Ditidaht First Nation. Ditidaht Community School is certified through the First Nations School Associations external assessment process. The school currently follows the learning outcomes required for graduation by the Ministry of Education ensuring that students may be considered for the provincial Dogwood graduation certificate. Ditidaht Community School seeks to respectfully guide each student through their educational journey and help them develop life goals by providing them with excellence in both academic and cultural education.Please check out the following to learn more about Ditidaht First Nation and Ditidaht Community School:Student videos with Nwe Jinan ( and page Ditidaht Community Schoollearnditidaht.caditidahtplaces.canitinaht.comPosition Summary: If you are adventurous, flexible, committed to quality, and passionate in teaching, this position has a lot to offer you. This position involves all aspects of teaching in a growth mindset environment. We know the impact teachers have in the classroom and make every effort to support teacher learning and growth. Our school has a strong focus on language and culture, individualized learning, literacy, and numeracy. If you are committed to high levels of learning for all students and being a team player, willing to collaborate with others, this could be a great fit for you.Salary and Benefits: Competitive wagesHousing provided and moving allowanceBenefits package & RRSP programOpportunities for professional developmentContract completion incentive Team-oriented, collaborative work environmentApplication Process: Preference will be given to teachers with a demonstrated record of building trusting relationships with students. Please submit your resume, three references, as well as copies of your TQS and BC Ministry of Education Teacher Certificate Cards to Emily MacLennan, maclennane@ditidahtschool.caDeadline for applications is 4:00pm on May 24th 2024.For further information about this position please contact Ditidaht Community School Principal, Emily MacLennan, at (250) 745-3223. We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that