New Job 23 T160 - Johnson Elementary School - 1.0 Fte - Temporary, Anticipatory Permanent - Literacy Teacher In Yukon

23 T160 - JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 1.0 FTE - Temporary, Anticipatory Permanent - Literacy Teacher
23 T160 - JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 1.0 FTE - Temporary, Anticipatory Permanent - Literacy Teacher

23 T160 - JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 1.0 FTE - Temporary, Anticipatory Permanent - Literacy Teacher

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

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Job Description
This 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.


Home to the Liard First Nation people, Johnson Elementary School is one of 11 Yukon schools who have joined the newly established First Nation School Board (FNSB) in the Yukon. Dene Zā́gé’- Kaska is the traditional language of the Liard First Nation people.

Johnson Elementary School is a K – 7 school with approximately 130 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, Liard First Nation Education team and the FNSB to make positive, progressive changes to education outcomes for learners of Watson Lake. For more information about our school, please visit our website at Johnson Elementary 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 or equivalent with postsecondary course work in Language Arts;
  • Recent practicum or teaching experience with emergent literacy curriculum delivery including individual assessment of literacy development through running records;
  • Recent practicum or teaching experience in an intermediate classroom with a focus on literacy instruction;
  • Understanding of and experience delivering differentiated learning pedagogies is an asset;
  • Experience working with Indigenous learners in a culturally diverse community is an asset;
  • Experience teaching in a multi-grade class would be an asset.


  • Strong classroom management, planning, and organizational skills in an Elementary School setting;
  • Willingness to learn and incorporate the Kaska language into daily classroom activities and curriculum;
  • Ability to effectively use assessment for learning, differentiated instruction, and curricular based reporting;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Liard First Nation government, Community Education Liaison Coordinator (CELC), Education Support Workers (ESW), community Elders and families;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills working with parents, staff members, consultants, and related agencies;
  • Keen interest and ability to contribute to overall school goals;
  • 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 Watson Lake 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 Board. For more information on rural communities in the Yukon, visit: