Fort St. John is located in beautiful Northern British Columbia, 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver. Fort St. John is situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The Peace River North School District is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. This positive economic outlook is based on the petrochemical, agriculture, forestry, tourism and commercial/service industries.
Highlights of our educational program include a commitment to early intervention, early and late French Immersion, inclusion based student support services, a band program, the meaningful integration of technology, an Aboriginal student support program, an Outdoor Education site, a strong focus on transitions to careers, a nationally recognized Wireless Writing Program, strong community connections, and a supportive culture of action research and teacher collaboration.
A temporary full-time (1.0) Resource Room Teacher teacher is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North). The assignment will be at C.M. Finch Elementary School effective September 1,2016to June 30, 2017.
The successful applicant must have the ability and formal training to work with students with cognitive, physical or sensory difficulties and multiple challenges. The successful candidate will work with students in Kindergarten through grade six.
We offer $700 relocation allowance for teachers from BC,ABand Yukon and up to $1000 for teachers from other areas. In addition, we provide $2400 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE). The current salary grid per our teachers’ collective agreement is $46,529 - $87,286.
Qualifications and Attributes
The ideal candidate will have:
- Masters degree in Special Education (or working towards)
- strong commitment to fostering student independence
- advocacy for and empathy with students with special needs and their families
- ability to work collaboratively with classroom teachers at a variety of levels, and a commitment to inclusive education
- ability to work collaboratively with district support staff and provincial specialists and outreach teams
- ability to carry out a variety of assessments including classroom observation, administration and interpretation of norm-referenced assessment instruments, curriculum-based assessment, diagnostic teaching methods, and functional analysis of behaviour
- Facilitating IEP/SBT meetings
- ability to develop and implement extensive Individual Education Plans
- ability to provide directions to a number of educational assistants and plan and schedule appropriately for the most educationally efficient use of their services and skills
- ability to provide support and resources to classroom teachers
- flexible schedule to chair meetings outside of regular school hours
- excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
- ability to help children use adaptive technology to support learning
- ability to contribute to development, implementation and evaluation of IEP's (detailing adaptations and modifications) in consultation with classroom teachers, parents,studentsand district resource personnel
- commitment to working with colleagues on staff development activities linked to the School Improvement Plan
- ability to create complex visual schedules and support systems
- experience with practicesappropriatefor low incidence students with special needs including functional curriculum, functional analysis of behavior,community basedprograms, discrete trial format training, pictorial communication systems, MAPS and PATHS
- POPARD training or University levelcourse workon developing educational programs for students with Autism and related disorders or a willingness to enrol in POPARD ASD course online/or offer by District
- knowledge and experience in personal care such as tube feeds
- experience working with children with Autism
- Preference will be given to the candidate with:
- understanding of or experience with sensory integration programs
- basic skills in sign language (ASL), Prolog2go, Touch Chat, Chat Silk
- thorough understanding and experience with communication systems such as PECS, switches, switch activated devices, voice output systems
- this position entails physical support to children including CPI, lifting and transferring students to mobility devices
- resourceful with ministry website: POPFASD, Set BC, POPARD
- proficient with MacIntosh computers - i.e. word,Power Point, Keynote, IMovie, DVD
- proficient with assistive technology to support student learning: i.e. Clicker 5, Advanced Boardmaker, Voice to text software, Co-Writer, Soundfield/FM systems, Text to speech software, Kurzweil
- knowledge of RTI and UDL strategies
- valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)
For More Information, Please Contact:
Helen Gilbert, Principal, at (250) 785-8580
Please note: This posting is ongoing until filled; however, qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. All applications with relevant documentation must be made through Make a Future at
www.makeafututre.ca/peace-river-north for consideration of the position.
Posted: September 15, 2016
Closes:November 14, 2016