Teacher
Correctional Service Canada
Abbotsford, BC
Correctional Service Canada - Pacific Region
Abbotsford (British Columbia), Agassiz (British Columbia), Harrison Mills (British Columbia), Mission (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia),
ED-EST-01
$62,273 to $107,424 (Plus Correctional Service Specific Duty Allowance of $2,000 per year.)
For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

Closing date: 8 August 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

An inventory advertisement allows a continuous intake of applications, over as long a period as desired. This inventory has no closing date, although one may be added in the future. Once a candidate has submitted their application it will stay active in the inventory (assuming it meets the essential screening criteria) for 180 days. At the end of that period, candidates will need to refresh their application to ensure it stays active in the inventory. 15 days prior to the end of the 180 day period, candidates will receive a notice to their PSRS profile instructing them that their application will expire unless it is refreshed. Candidates are also able to withdraw their application from the inventory anytime they desire.

If you are found unsuccessful during any point of the process your application will not be considered again until 120 days has elapsed from the date of your elimination notification. After 120 days, you may submit a new application.

Persons who have already been found qualified in the following selection processes need not apply again:
Reference number: PEN17J-018363-000039; Selection process number: 2017-PEN-EA-PAC-124514
And
Reference number: PEN17J-018363-000040; Selection process number: 2017-PEN-IA-PAC-124515

Duties
This position provides a comprehensive programme in basic academic education, assesses the academic needs and abilities of inmates through testing; coordinates correspondence courses; provides individualized instruction; develops individual educational plans; assists in inventory control; and performs other duties related to the position.

Intent of the process
Results of this process will be to create a pool of qualified candidates from which future indeterminate, specified period and/or casual vacancies may be filled. This process may be used to staff similar positions in the Pacific Region.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:
  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in education, linguistics, sociology, psychology, mathematics, physics, home economics or some other speciality relevant to the position (e.g. Adult education, English, history, geography, learning disabilities, English as a second language, etc.).
Degree equivalency

OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION:
  • Possession of an acceptable teaching certificate from a province or territory of Canada and eligibility for a valid teaching certificate from the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch.
EXPERIENCE

One year recent experience teaching academic subject matter to adults and/or at risk youth in a classroom setting. (Note: “Recent" is defined as within the last four years. “Experience” includes Teacher-on-Call and student teaching practicums. “Classroom setting” is defined as a classroom with 10 or more students.)

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Possession of current and valid professional certification with British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS

EXPERIENCE:
Experience in teaching Mathematics curriculum from grades 1 to 12.
Experience in teaching English curriculum from grades 1 to 12.
Experience in teaching adults with special learning needs and/or at risk youth with special learning needs.
Experience in teaching Adult Basic Education.
Experience in teaching English as a Second Language.
Experience in teaching Basic Computer Literacy.
Experience in teaching Aboriginal adults and/or at risk Aboriginal youth.
Experience working in a correctional environment (institutional or community office).

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policy related to Correctional Education.
  • Knowledge of different teaching methods.
ABILITIES:
  • Ability to manage and motivate adult learners in a classroom setting.
  • Ability to assess student academic progress toward mastery of subject matter.
  • Ability to assess the suitability of instructional materials.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
PERSONAL SUITABILITIES:
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Results-orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Sensitivity to Diversity
  • **Sensitivity to women’s issues: to have a willingness to effectively intervene with women offenders and have the capacity to work in a women-centered environment.
**Note: For appointment only at Fraser Valley Institution

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Possession of current and valid professional certification with British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Your resume and responses to the application questions must demonstrate how you meet the essential EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE qualifications. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN, and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described skills, experience, etc. provided in screening questions should be supported by your resume. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process. Although the asset qualifications are not mandatory, they may be an important factor that will be considered for specific positions being staffed. Therefore, if you meet the asset education and experience, it is to your advantage to demonstrate this in your application as well.

Please note that all communication throughout the process may be used to assess the following merit criterion:
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Personal Suitability
When providing references, please include contact information (name, title, email address) of 3 supervisory references, including your current supervisor.
  • Your referees will be asked to respond in writing to a number of questions that demonstrate your competency in the areas to be assessed.
  • Ensure that your referees are prepared to provide comprehensive responses in writing.
PLEASE NOTE: All communication for this process, including test results, will be by e-mail or via your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. Please ensure that your e-mail address is valid and accepts messages from unknown users. It is your responsibility to regularly verify your e-mail, spam and PSRS account for all communications regarding this selection process.

Candidates must be prepared to provide original proof of education (including equivalencies), and citizenship when requested. Failure to do so, by the deadline requested, may result in you not being considered for this pool.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/

A written exam will be administered.

Interviews will be conducted.

Reference checks will be conducted.

Ensure that you read the invitation to the examination and interview thoroughly and follow any directions for documents that may be required at the time of the assessment.

Only on-line applications submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) will be accepted. To submit an application on-line, please click on the button "Apply Now" below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Preference
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.