New Job 23 T035A- Eliza Van Bibber School - 1.0 Fte - Temporary Learning Assistance Teacher And Counselor In Yukon

23 T035A- ELIZA VAN BIBBER SCHOOL - 1.0 FTE - Temporary Learning Assistance Teacher and Counselor
23 T035A- ELIZA VAN BIBBER SCHOOL - 1.0 FTE - Temporary Learning Assistance Teacher and Counselor

23 T035A- ELIZA VAN BIBBER SCHOOL - 1.0 FTE - Temporary Learning Assistance Teacher and Counselor

Company : Yukon Education
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Yukon

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T his is an until–filled competition. Candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time. Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the position is filled or the competition closes, whichever is earliest.

When most people think of the Yukon, they think of cold snowy winters, dog sledding, and gold mining. But the Yukon has so much more to offer. Whether you have a passion for the arts, exploring the outdoors, playing sports or immersing yourself in local history, we have something for everyone.

The Yukon spans 482,443 km² which includes 14 traditional First Nations and 24 communities. Nearly 80% of the Yukon’s land is made up of wilderness offering world-class mounting biking and hiking, over 50 government run campsites, and waterways that reach thousands of kilometers offering a true paddler’s playground.

If the arts are more your scene, the Yukon has no shortage. With a vibrant and active arts scene there are endless opportunities to get involved in the arts community, go to one of our live theatres to see a show, or catch a live music performance. If arts of the heritage and culture variety is what interests you, check out the many exhibits that preserves the Yukon’s First Nations culture.

The Yukon Government’s Department of Education believes in delivering innovative, experiential, and high-quality education to students across the territory. We are committed to building diverse staff that are free thinkers and utilize their strengths in the classroom. Being an educator in The Yukon means that you will play a key role in providing education to the territory’s nearly 6000 students across 34 schools. To meet the diverse needs of all learners we seek diverse teachers that can help students develop the essential skills and competencies they require for life beyond the classroom.

We believe in the value of incorporating local First Nations perspectives into our curriculums and strive to building productive relationships with First Nations communities and enhance the efforts to revitalize First Nations’ languages. We provide a realistic depiction of residential schools as part of our mandatory courses to ensure Truth and Reconciliation remains a priority in our schools. We also provide a number of experiential learning programs with First Nations focus for all ages.

Home to the Selkirk First Nation, Eliza Van Bibber school is one of 11 Yukon schools that have joined the newly established First Nation School Board (FNSB) in the Yukon. Northern Tutchone is the traditional language of the Selkirk First Nation people.

Eliza Van Bibber School is a K-12 school with approximately 70 students. We are actively seeking committed and qualified educators who are dedicated to living in and being an active member of the community and who can adapt well to a remote lifestyle. Our educational professionals’ value authentic relationships and are committed to working with students, community, administration and the FNSB to make positive, progressive changes to education outcomes for learners of Pelly Crossing. For more information, please visit the Eliza Van Bibber School website and the First Nation School Board website.

Eliza Van Bibber School is seeking a dynamic and passionate educator who is looking to make a difference in teaching a working with Grade 6-12 and providing counselling support for the whole school. Come join our amazing team of wonderful educators in Pelly Crossing. Pelly Crossing is a Self-Governing First Nation Community in Yukon . It lies where the Klondike Highway crosses the Pelly River . Pelly Crossing is the home of the Northern Tutchone Culture of Selkirk First Nation .

Please clearly demonstrate on your cover letter and resume, how you meet the following qualifications and experience:

Bachelor of Education or equivalent;

Graduate level coursework or Additional Qualifications (AQ) or specific training in Special Education Experience

Experience working with planning and implementing inclusive programming for students with diverse learning and special educational needs;

Experience in planning for, scheduling, and supporting paraprofessionals

Experience teaching in a rural First Nation community would be an asset.

Curriculum teaching experience in at least one high school curriculum area (please specify);

Certification in Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA), Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Mental Health First Aid and restorative practices would be considered assets;

Experience collaborating with a mutli-disciplinary team to develop, implement and evaluate individualized student programming and specialized classroom programming would be an asset.

Experience working with students demonstrating cognitive disabilities and/or moderate to severe communication needs would be an asset.

Experience recommending/facilitating counselling supports with school-aged children and/or youth for further clinical counselling would be considered an asset;

Eagerness to learn about and integrate Selkirk First Nation culture & worldview, and the Northern Tutchone language, in the classroom;

Keenness to live, work, and participate as an active member of the Pelly community;

Ability to work collaboratively and maintain an authentic relationship with the Selkirk First Nation government, community Elders, and families, promoting greater community involvement in school-based activities and educational programming;

Strong planning and organizational skills;

Experience teaching in a cross-cultural setting and implementing First Nation’s ways of knowing, doing and being into curricular areas;

Ability to adapt and modify curriculum to meet a range of learning needs, while incorporating cultural values and traditions into curricular components;

Ability to support and integrate self-regulation, character education, positive well-being and restorative practices in the classroom and school setting;

Ability to work independently and motivate learners;

Knowledge and sensitivity to the culture and aspirations of Yukon First Nation students;

Class IV driver’s license would be considered an asset.

To be a Teacher in Yukon, you must hold a Teacher Certification in another Canadian province/territory first;

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check;

Relocation may be available;

In communities outside Whitehorse, there may be affordable, shared, though sometimes modest, rental accommodation provided by Yukon Housing Corporation. If not available, candidates will need to find their own private accommodation. Private accommodation may be limited. For more information on rural communities in the Yukon, visit: