VANCOUVER ISLAND WEST SCHOOL DISTRICT 84
TEACHER POSTING No. 2022-17
CONTINUING 1.0 FTE
SECONDARY TEACHER REQUIRED
KYUQUOT Elementary Secondary School
Effective as soon as possible
KESS is a small BC public school located on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island. KESS enrolls approximately 40 students from Grades 1-12, the majority being of First Nations ancestry. The Village of Kyuquot is sheltered by a unique and picturesque archipelago and surrounded by beautiful North West Coast Vancouver Island wilderness.
The school is seeking an enthusiastic, resourceful and proficient teacher who would be excited to foster the two goals of the District’s Education Plan: supporting student well-being and ensuring success for all learners.
Come live in one of the District’s “teacherages” at a reasonable rent – only a few minutes’ walk from the school! Benefit from various provided allowances including moving, isolation, short-term indemnity, professional development, and recruitment and retention. You will be working in a situation virtually guaranteed to provide extraordinary professional satisfaction.
And while you’re at it, experience ocean activities (fishing, canoeing, kayaking), the unparalleled beauty of the Kyuquot area, the protected bay, the archipelago, proximity to the renowned Brookes Peninsula and Bunsby Islands, and our expansive and professional quality school Fitness and Health facility. This assignment is one you’ll never forget!
School District 84 engages in preferential hiring of self-identified First Nations applicants in all positions in accordance with section 42 (Special Programs) of BC’s Human Rights Code.
School District 84 expects our educators will demonstrate the following:
?A belief that every child can learn;
?Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
The ability to consider and respond appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of others in a tactful, compassionate and respectful manner;
?Organization and Planning:
The ability to plan and organize for effective instruction, differentiation and assessment;
The ability to create and maintain an optimal learning environment for each student while managing student behaviour and classroom dynamics;
?Facilitation and Engagement:
The ability to capture and maintain students’ interest, effort, participation and enthusiasm for both the content and the process of learning;
?Assessment and Coaching:
The ability to utilize balanced assessment and feedback to improve student learning including the use of formative and summative assessment strategies;
?Collaboration and Teamwork:
The ability to collaborate with others to achieve group goals and objectives;
?Caring and Inclusiveness:
The ability to create and maintain a caring, inclusive and supportive environment for all students;
?Flexibility and Adaptability:
The ability to demonstrate flexibility, to adjust and to adapt to changing circumstances.
Teaching assignment may include but not be limited to:
?Junior and Secondary Math and Science Program Instruction and Electives
Essential Qualifications :
?BC Certified with the TCB with qualifications and experience at the secondary level, and a major in Mathematics or Science;
?Proven ability or commitment to learn to incorporate trauma-sensitive practices into teaching practices;
?Proven ability or strong interest in learning to cultivate and nurture positive relationships with students and families of First Nations ancestry;
?Successful experience in supporting individual student learning in a multi-grade classroom.
For more information, contact the KESS Principal at [email protected]
Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, references, and teaching credentials via Make a Future BC at https://bit.ly/3cClcLD or by email to: :
Annie McDowell, Associate Director of Human Resources
Vancouver Island West School District 84
E-Mail: [email protected]