Job Opportunity – Physical Education Teacher, Grades Primary to Gr. 12 (4-month contract- Sept. to Dec. 2019)

Job Opportunity
Physical Education Teacher, Grades Primary to Gr. 12
(4-month contract – Sept. to Dec. 2019)
Sipekne’katik First Nation, Indian Brook, NS
Closing date: July 31, 2019

General Description:
Under the direction of the Principal and Vice Principal, this position is accountable for providing teaching strategies that respect the rights of students of LSK.

This position is also responsible to incorporate Mi’kmaq into the curriculum, while recognizing the perspectives of all cultures as well as teaching sensitivity pertaining to student individuality.

Responsibilities:
• Respect the rights of students and display genuine love of teaching students through both enthusiasm and motivation. Teach diligently the subjects and courses of study prescribed by the regulations that are
assigned to the teacher.
• Implement teaching strategies that foster a positive learning environment aimed at helping students achieve learning outcomes.
• Encourage students in the pursuit of learning.
• Monitor the effectiveness of the teaching strategies by analyzing outcomes achieved.
• Acknowledge and, to the extent reasonable, accommodate differences in learning styles.
• Participate in individual program planning and implement individual program plans, as required for students with special needs.
• Review regularly with students their learning expectations and progress.
• Conduct such assessments and evaluations as are necessary to document student progress.
• Administer such evaluation and assessment instruments as required by the governing body.
• Take all reasonable steps necessary to create and maintain an orderly and safe learning environment.
• Maintain appropriate order and discipline in the school or room in the teacher’s charge and report to the principal or other person in charge of the school the conduct of any student who is persistently defiant or disobedient.
• Maintain an attitude of concern for the dignity and welfare of each student and encourage in each student an attitude of concern for the dignity and welfare of others and a respect for all cultures.
• Attend to the health, comfort and safety of the students.
• Take all reasonable steps to secure full and regular attendance at school of the students under the teacher’s supervision.
• Keep accurate attendance records and report absent students to the principal as prescribed by the regulations.
• Communicate regularly with parents in accordance with policies established by the governing body.
• Keep such records as required and permit the section of those records by governing bodies.
• Assist in the development and implementation of the school improvement plan.
• Serve, to the extent reasonable, on committees establish with the school to improve student achievement and success.
• Implement programs and courses.
• Maintain order and discipline and an atmosphere conducive to learning in the school or room in the teacher’s charge.
• Require any pupil, during any activity in the school or room in the teacher’s charge, who is persistently disobedient, or defiant, or acts in a manner likely to affect the welfare or education of other pupils, to report immediately to the teacher’s superior.
• Must abide by the Sipekne’katik Band and LSK Policies
• Performs other duties as requested by Principal or Vice Principal.

Qualifications:
• Provincial Teacher Certificate with one year of related teaching experience.
 Background in bilingual bi-cultural education (Mi’kmaq and English education) is considered preferred.
 Ability to work with all stakeholders including parents and fellow teachers.
 Knowledge of the process for creating school staffing plans.
 Experience working in an Aboriginal environment an asset.
 Conflict Management and Crisis Intervention skills.
 Criminal records check and child abuse registry is required.

Please apply with a resume, cover letter, criminal records check and three work references to:

Human Resource Manager
Email employmentapplication@sipeknekatik.ca
Or
Mail/drop off: 522 Church Street, Indian Brook, NS B0N 1W0
DEADLINE: July 31, 2019

Sipekne’katik reserves the right to refuse any and all applications for employment. The Band will not assume any expenses related to this or any job application process, included and not limited to travel, relocation, and application development. Only those screened in for an interview will be contacted.

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