New Job 23 T152 - St. Elias Community School - 1.0 Fte - Permanent - Early Learning/K4 Teacher In Yukon

23 T152 - ST. ELIAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL - 1.0 FTE - Permanent - Early Learning/K4 Teacher
23 T152 - ST. ELIAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL - 1.0 FTE - Permanent - Early Learning/K4 Teacher

23 T152 - ST. ELIAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL - 1.0 FTE - Permanent - Early Learning/K4 Teacher

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

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ST.ELIAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL (SEC) – Dakwäkäda / Haines Junction

Home to the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations people, St. Elias Community School is one of 11 Yukon schools that have joined the newly established First Nation School Board (FNSB) in the Yukon. Southern Tutchone is the traditional language of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations people.

St. Elias Community school is a K4-12 school with approximately 145 students. We are actively seeking a committed and qualified educator who is dedicated to living and being an active member of the Haines Junction community. Our educational professionals value authentic relationships and are committed to working with students, community, administration, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations education team and the FNSB to make positive, progressive changes to education outcomes for learners of Haines Junction. For more information about our school, please visit our website at St.Elias Community School and the First Nation School Board website.

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

  • Bachelor of Education with specialization in primary/ elementary education;
  • Recent experience teaching Early Learning / K4 or Kindergarten.
  • Experience with play-based teaching and formative assessment strategies in emergent literacy and foundational numeracy;
  • Experience differentiating and adapting teaching, learning and assessment in classrooms with a wide range of abilities;
  • Experience teaching in a rural First Nation community would


  • Understanding of and experience with early learning pedagogy;
  • Ability to foster rich play-based learning environments;
  • Strong understanding of literacy and numeracy pedagogies at a primary level;
  • Strong classroom management, planning and organizational skills, with the ability to motivate learners;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents and caregivers, establishing cooperative authentic connections to support the best student experience possible;
  • Skilled in the integration of project-based learning to support curriculum outcomes;
  • Ability to support and implement on-the-land curriculum, with a continued commitment to fostering on-the land learning initiatives for students;
  • Willingness to learn and incorporate the Southern Tutchone language into daily classroom activities and curriculum;
  • Ability to build and maintain authentic relationships, generate community involvement and engagement in school-based activities that celebrates diversity of the school;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation government, Community Education Liaison Coordinator (CELC), community Elders and families;
  • Ability to support and implement Student Learning Plans, Behaviour Plans, Safety Plans and Individual Education Plans;
  • Ability to integrate self-regulation and social-emotional care practices in the classroom;
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care and restorative practices, with the ability to implement;
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with educational partners;
  • Willingness to live, work and participate as an active member of the community; and
  • As a culturally diverse territory, commitment by all Yukon educational professionals to establish authentic relationships, and the incorporation of local First Nation knowledge and traditional teachings, reconciliation and implementation of First Nation history, contemporary education issues, our culture and world view into curriculum and the school is necessary;


  • 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 of Whitehorse, there may be affordable though modest rental accommodation (sometimes shared) provided by Yukon Housing Corporation. Private accommodation is limited. If not available, candidates will need to find their own private accommodation, with assistance where possible from the First Nation School Board. For more information on rural communities in the Yukon, visit: