English Language Arts Teacher - 1.0 FTE
Stz'uminus First Nation - Ladysmith, BC

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Stz’uminus Education Department is seeking a
English Language Arts Teacher
Grades 4-8 - 1.0 Appointment

The Teachers duties are to provide instruction, supervision and educational services as assigned, and to also provide extra-curricular services. Candidates must have formal training and teaching experience at the Primary level. Teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing a program to teach young children and to ensure the development and safety of all students in accordance with relevant legislation and policies.

Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of the British Columbia Curriculum.
  • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program.
  • Able to plan, organize and maintain student records effectively.
  • Able to lead, motivate, encourage and empower students.
  • Be computer literate with special knowledge of educational applications and functions.
  • Experience in working with First Nations Students and communities
  • Ability and commitment to work co-operatively and effectively with other educators in a collegial team setting.
  • Current knowledge and recent successful experience in planning and teaching a strong primary programs.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to plan, teach, differentiate and assess an educational program building on the goals and outcomes of ministry curricula.
  • Proven ability to teach emergent literacy skills through “best practice” strategies.
  • Competency in digital literacy including the ability to integrate technology into curriculum;
  • A willingness to develop in collaboration with colleagues an inquiry-based approach to learning.
  • Strong classroom management skills given the students’ social and emotional needs as well as the anticipated dynamic of these classes;
  • Familiarity with programs such ‘Guided Reading’ and other resources and practices to support our school goals of enhancing student learning;
  • Knowledge of Hulquminum and willing to learn and teach Hulquminum.


  • Bachelor degree in education required
  • Member in good standing with the British Columbia College of Teachers & Ministry of Education.
  • Minimum three years experience with this age group is preferred.

Application: Submit a resume, cover letter and the names of three (3) references to:
Michel Woolner, Human Resources Advisor
Stz’uminus First Nation
12611 A Trans Canada Highway
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1M5
Applicants are asked to apply based on the options above, phone calls will not be accepted.

Appointment commences: August 26th, 2013
Closing date for Applications: August 9th, 2013 by 4 pm.

 This position is open to all qualified applicants & only those shortlisted will be notified.
 MUST be available for an interview on the following dates: August 14th & 21st, 2013.