We invite applications for the position of:
Indigenous Outreach Teacher
ASAP to June 30, 2021
As learning partners of Mission Public School District, we humbly work and learn on the Traditional, Ancestral, Unceded, and Shared lands of the Stó:lō people, of Qwó:ltl’el, Leq’á:mel, Matheqwí, Sq’éwlets, who have been inhabitants of this land since time immemorial.
This position will be located at the Sq’ewlets and Le’qá:mél First Nations.
This teacher will work with K-12 students, in a multi-grade program, at Sq’ewlets and Le’qá:mél First Nations, facilitating a family structured instructional program, with a focus on land-based learning, experiential activities and a strong focus on Stó:lō culture and language, oral traditions, and learning with Elders.
Education & Experience
Bachelor of Education degree with intensive course work in Indigenous studies
Recent successful teaching experience at all levels of school
Experience with and demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous cultures, in particular, Stó:lō culture, teachings and protocols, community and traditional learning and teaching styles such as:
Experiential, Land-Based Learning
Community Focus, including working with Elders and Indigenous Knowledge Keepers
Knowledge, understanding and sensitivity of the effects and impacts of historical educational experiences of Indigenous peoples, including transgenerational trauma
Ability to incorporate trauma-sensitive practices into teaching practices
Ability to cultivate and nurture positive relationships with students and families of Indigenous ancestry
Relationship-based ability to facilitate the development of strategies that will enhance the personal, social/emotional, cultural and educational development of Indigenous students
Ability to consult with Band community members, including parents/caregivers, and SD75 staff to support advocacy of Indigenous learners
Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate IEP in manners consistent with strengths, needs and learning styles of Indigenous learners
Experience with interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to learning
Leadership in enhancing learning activities with authentic Indigenous resources and materials
Knowledge of enhancement support within the goals of the Indigenous Enhancement Agreement
Knowledge of the Halq’emeylem language an asset
Applicants are advised that pursuant to "Special Program" approval of Section 42(3) of the Human Rights Code by the BC Human Rights Commission, preference may be given to applications of Indigenous Ancestry.
Applicants of Indigenous Ancestry should clearly indicate their ancestry/status on their application.
All teachers are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:
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 circumstances
About Mission Public Schools
The Mission Public School District acknowledges that our community is located on the Traditional, Ancestral, Unceded, and Shared lands of the Stó:lō people, of Qwó:ltl’el, Leq’á:mel, Matheqwí, Sq’éwlets, who have been inhabitants of this land since time immemorial. We benefit from local knowledge keepers and thriving Indigenous communities.
Mission, British Columbia is nestled on a southern coastal mountain slope, overlooking the lush valley of the mighty Fraser River. Ideally situated, Mission is located an hour east of Vancouver and just a 15-minute drive from the U.S. border. Come see why Mission is “the Jewel in the Valley”.
We are committed to a safe, equitable, and inclusive educational system for all students. Mission students benefit from our diverse community, skilled staff, natural environment, and local history. We are dedicated to honouring student voice and empowering our students to reach their potential. We work collaboratively with all schools to ensure that Indigenous students are successful in Mission Public Schools. While promoting and respecting the traditional territory of the Stó:lo People, we help foster an awareness and respect for all Indigenous peoples for all students and staff in Mission Public Schools.
Thinking Beyond Today
Doing the Right Thing
Thank you for your interest. Please note only short-listed applicants will be contacted.