Professional Cook Instructor
Seabird Island Band
Agassiz, BC
Our Organization
The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that includes government, business, service and nonprofit services. We work as an integrated team to improve the health, education, and economic opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations families and communities.

Position Summary
Seabird College is seeking a qualified teacher/instructor to provide Professional Cook I instruction to adult learners completing their Professional Cook 1 Industry Training Authority Program. Successful candidate will be offered a one-year term, subject to sufficient student enrollment.

Duties and Responsibilities
Deliver ITA Professional Cook 1/BC Ministry of Education Professional Cook curriculum program.
Prepare students for careers within the Professional Cook field.
Plan, prepare and deliver both theoretical and practicum elements of the program to a variety of students at different skill levels.
Prepare classroom setting and supplies for each class.
Develop creative instructional methods to engage and encourage adult students in learning process.
Develop daily lesson plans and instructional plans to meet course competency.
Develop cohesive, safe and positive learning environment for students.
Develop student skills, knowledge and attitudes that commensurate to the goals of the program.
Encourage safety techniques and appropriate clean-up procedures.
Provide differentiated instruction for individuals requiring additional support in collaboration with the educational team and administration; input to the development of individual education plans for those requiring it.
Provide regular assessments, formal and informal assessments, and feedback to students.
Monitor student attendance and performance; meet with the school administration to develop approaches to any students who require additional supports.

Education / Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications
Experience teaching Professional Cook courses in an adult education setting.
Experience teaching the Professional Cook 1 ITA program.
Experience teaching the Professional Cook 1 program in a First Nations context.
Red Seal Professional Cook credentials.
A minimum of 5 years of professional cook industry experience.
Ability to work with students with diverse needs.
High professional and ethical standards.
Strong leadership and classroom management skills.
Sincere interest in food education.
Team player.
Preference will be given to those individuals with a Bachelor of Education and who are BC Teacher Regulation Branch Certificate Holder or who are a past ‘Letter of Permission’ holder.
Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Internet, and Email).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedures.
Knowledge, respect and understanding of Stó:lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.
Experience working with First Nations community is considered an asset.
Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5.
Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Application Process
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