French Immersion Primary Teacher

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

FT (1.0) French Immersion Primary Teacher (2017-18)

Work Location: Ecole Central Elementary School

Position Description
A full-time (1.0) Primary French Immersion teacher is required by School District 60 (Peace River North). This assignment will be at École Central Elementary School of the Arts effective September 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The candidate must be completely fluent in French (written and oral). A written and oral test will be conducted to determine proficiency in French.

Ecole Central Elementary School of the Arts is a K-6, Fine Arts, dual-track school located in the heart of downtown Fort St. John, in the beautiful Peace River Valley. We enroll a current student population of 390; 250 students are in the French Immersion Program and 140 in the English Program. We offer an early French immersion program, which begins in kindergarten. Fourteen percent of our students are of First Nations ancestry. Our school has a staffing compliment of 17 teachers and 8 support workers as well a principal, and .5 vice principal, reading recovery teacher and a .5 librarian. Our school enjoys itinerant access to a range of services. École Central Elementary School is a Fine Arts school and staff appointments will reflect the specific classroom needs and the Fine Arts Programme needs. See www.central.prn.bc.ca for more information.

Qualifications and Experience
• Valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)
• Experience with adapting and modifying curriculum to meet the needs of students
• Successful French Immersion teaching/training experience at the primary level
• Experience and/or course work in teaching a minimum of one Fine Arts strand with the ability to contribute to the overall vision of a Fine Arts school
• Cognizant of the learning outcomes and evaluation process outlined in provincial IRP core curriculum documents
• Strong classroom management skills
• Integration of computer technology into the learning environment
• Committed to working with staff on the school plan and with professional development
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and collaborative problem-solving skills as demonstrated by the ability to relate well with students, parents and staff members
• Expertise/interest in teaching in the Fine Arts



Interested applicants are required to supply
• Three (3) references
• Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate) 
Compensation
• $700 relocation allowance for teachers from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $1000 for teachers from other areas
• $2,418 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)
• Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $46,716 - $87,635 
• Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enrol in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE
For more information please contact:
Broyden Bennett, Principal, Ecole Central School 250.785-4511 or bbennett@prn.bc.ca 
Apply on line www.makeafuture.ca/peace-river-north

About School District 60
School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. School District 60 is progressive and growing. The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students. SD60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.

Why School District 60
• Professional development opportunities
• Supportive culture of teacher collaboration
• Curriculum and teacher supports
• French Immersion, music, & outdoor education programs
• Advanced technology facilities and resources
• Progressive and growing district
• Innovative educational practices

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