About the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation
We refer to ourselves as both the Dzawada’enuxw and the Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw. The outside world and the Government of Canada see us as four tribes however we have always been One People. This we know from our origin stories, and from generations of intermarriage, co-habitation, and respectful shared resource use.
Our community in Ukwanalis Village is based alongside the breathtaking Gwa'yi (Kingcome) river on the mainland within a glacier-fed river valley that is surrounded by towering mountains across from the northern tip of Vancouver Island.
For more information about the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation please visit our website.
About Lilawagila School
Lilawagila School is dedicated to learning and growing collaboratively so that we can provide a well rounded academic and cultural education in a strong, caring, and safe environment.
The vision of Lilawagila school is to teach, model, and share the traditional laws and values with our students, staff, parents, and community through sound academics and cultural practices in order to allow our children to have a strong sense of “Nugwa’am” and to become effective future leaders of our nation.
About the Opportunity
Currently, the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation (DFN) is looking for a dynamic School Teacher to join our K-7 Band Operated School in Kingcome Inlet, BC. Please note that the anticipated start date for this role is September pending any Covid-19 issues.
With support from the Lead Teacher, the School Teacher will assess students and provide guidance and instructions to them while also developing individual education plans, lesson plans, and relevant curriculum.
More specifically your responsibilities as a School Teacher will include:
- Preparing, teaching, and assessing K5 to Grade 7 academic subjects on par with the B.C. curriculum.
- Incorporating First Nation cultural knowledge and activities into the curriculum and classroom teaching in collaboration with the Language and Cultural teacher.
- Preparing and updating individual education plans.
- Participating in ongoing professional development through the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association.
- Having experience with or the willingness to learn and use the Saxon Math Program, Read Well Program, Reading Mastery Program, DIBELS Assessment, CAT 4 Assessment, and the Virtues Project.
- Extending learning into the outdoors by having students participate in programs such as the Salmon Release, Butterfly Release, Kilometer Club, and the Garden Club.
- Fundraising for and subsequently taking the class on their annual field trip out of the community.
In order to qualify for this role, you will need a British Columbia Teaching Certificate coupled with experience managing and teaching a multi-grade, multi-level class and excellent leadership skills. Knowledge of First Nations culture and experience with First Nations students is an asset.
As our ideal candidate for this role, you will have knowledge of culturally responsive teaching practices. In addition, you will have excellent computer literacy along with special education training or experience working with students with special needs.
Finally, it is important that you are willing to participate in local community and cultural events.
Do you want to make a lasting difference to a vibrant First Nation community? Here’s your chance. Please read on to see what we have to offer you!
About the Benefits
As recognition for all your hard work and determination, you can look forward to a competitive annual salary, plus the following:
- Extended health and dental benefits package.
- Pension plan.
- Vacation pay at 6.1% for the first four years that increases with further length of service.
- Relocation assistance.
This is your chance to make a change in a dynamic environment!
If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!