Teacher For Indigenous Success (3 Positions)
Posted on: February 22nd 2021 at 10:00am
Closes on: February 25th 2021 at 10:00am
Posting Reference Number:
T21 TDS 034 TEM
Indigenous Education Department
March 29, 2021
Temporary - to June 30, 2021
The position is designed for a forward-thinking, collaborative educator with a deep knowledge of Indigenous culture. The teacher will be responsible for supporting Indigenous students with online courses and to support teachers to create an engaging, relevant and highly supportive learning environment for Indigenous students. The teacher will work collaboratively with support staff, teachers, department heads and administration to support and encourage Indigenous programs and staff in the school. The teacher will monitor course progress and provide academic support to students to improve course completion and overall success. The teacher will have a specific caseload of students and connect regularly to develop supportive structures to improve academic success. The teacher will meet weekly with the AVS teachers and ISWs to review progress, assess needs and implement interventions to improve outcomes. Due to the online environment of the posting, teacher must be experienced with the necessary technology.
Teacher will be physically located at the Indigenous Centre with some time at AVS location as well, to collaborate with AVS teachers and counsellors. Office space will be at the Indigenous Centre.
Education & Experience:
Teacher training with major practicum work at elementary, middle or secondary
Science/Math training preferred
Experience working in an online environment
Training in First Nations/Indigenous Education preferred – e.g.: Major or Minor in Indigenous Studies/First Nations Studies
Experience supporting diverse learners with IEPs is an asset
Experience and knowledge of Sto:lo culture, teachings and protocols required
Halq’emeylem and/or Michif language preferred but not required
Experience sharing cultural knowledge of First Nations, Métis and Inuit People
Experience working with Indigenous learners and in Indigenous communities
Eligible for B.C. Certification
Satisfactory teacher evaluation and/or final practicum reports
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of enhancement support within the goals areas of the Indigenous Enhancement Agreement and the Local Education Agreement with Sumas and Matsqui First Nation
Abbotsford School District teachers consistently demonstrate skills essential for student learning. Our Teaching Proficiencies serve as the foundation for our hiring competencies and growth plans.
Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Ability to consider and respond appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others in a tactful, compassionate and respectful manner.
Organization & Planning: Ability to plan and organize for effective instruction, differentiation and assessment.
Classroom Management: Create and maintain an optimal learning environment for each student while managing student behavior and classroom dynamics.
Facilitation & Engagement: Ability to capture and maintain students’ interest, effort, participation and enthusiasm for both the content and the process of learning.
Assessment & Coaching: Utilize balanced assessment and feedback to improve student learning including the use of formative and summative assessment strategies.
Collaboration & Teamwork: Collaborate with others to achieve group goals and objectives.
Caring & Inclusiveness: Create and maintain an environment that is caring, inclusive and supportive of all students.
Flexibility & Adaptability: Demonstrate flexibility in our ability to adjust and adapt to changing circumstance
View our Teaching Competencies
Please submit your application before February 25th 2021 at 10:00am to:
Current employees of the Abbotsford School District may apply for this job using the AMS Job Posting portal.