Grade 7/English 9, Homeroom Teacher

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Work Location: Dr. Kearney Middle School
Position Description
A temporary full-time (1.0) Grade 7/English 9/Homeroom Teacher is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The assignment will be at Dr. Kearney Middle School.

Dr. Kearney Middle School is a vibrant junior middle school offering classes in grades 7-9. We enroll a diverse student population of 550, 20% of whom are of First Nations descent. We have an active Parent Advisory Committee and a supportive parent community. Some themes that characterize our school are a commitment to student centered learning and a focus on collaborative planning. Some exciting dimensions of the school are our Leadership, Peer Helping, At-Risk Students and Reading Intervention programs. Our school also offers an extensive extra-curricular program including volleyball, basketball, x-country running, track and field and golf. Please 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
• Qualifications and demonstrated ability to teach the identified subjects at the middle year level
• Minor in PE
• Willingness to work on teacher teams to collaborate regarding curriculum, assessment, instruction and planning
• Willingness and desire to be a teacher advisor
• Ability to utilize technology/computers in the instructional process and reporting procedures
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Classroom management practices that maintain student dignity
• Assessment practices supportive of the learning process
• Ability to work with students having social, emotional and behavioural needs
• Ability to work with middle year level students
• Ability to follow various learning (IEP, LSP, AIP) and behaviour (BIP) plans

Interested applicants are required to supply
• Three (3) references
• Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate) 

• $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:
W. McKnight, Principal, Dr. Kearney Middle School 250.785.8378 or
C. Nock, Vice-Principal, Dr. Kearney Middle School 250.785.8378 or
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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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