Continuing Administrative Assistant :: GKNSS

START DATE: June 25, 2018
SALARY: $28.70 per hour
HOURS OF WORK: Thirty-five (35) hours per week

The Secondary School Administrative Assistant acts as a confidential administrative assistant to the Principal, ensures the efficient operation of the school office and performs a variety of administrative assistant duties for the school staff as approved by the Principal.

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 graduation, including typing 60 wpm, bookkeeping and office procedures.
  • One year of formal training beyond graduation in a field related to the assignment.
  • Four years related experience.
  • Working knowledge in computer operating systems and electronic student information systems.
  • Ability to operate various office equipment including photocopier, facsimile, PA system, postage machine, laminator and shredder.
  • Ability to work with constant interruptions and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop procedures.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy in contracts with parents, public, staff and students.
  • Good knowledge of Business English, spelling and punctuation.
  • Supervisory responsibility over Clerk Typist
  • Recognize and respect he confidential nature of all information related to students, parents and staff, and the ability to work with these people.
  • Trained in WCB Level I First Aid or better, or the willingness to obtain the same.

Please forward applications to:

Selection Committee
School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)
PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
Facsimile:  (250) 559-8849
E-mail:  hr@sd50.bc.ca

Application Deadline: May 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM

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Haida Language and Culture Teacher :: SNES

An employment opportunity exists at Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary School for a continuing part-time (0.8 FTE) Haida Language and Culture Teacher effective September 1, 2018.

Requirements:

  • A university teaching major, or its equivalent, directly related to the teaching position;
  • Successful teaching experience in the position or in a similar position;
  • High level of skills related to successful classroom management, and to the development and maintenance of a positive classroom climate;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, instruct and evaluate learning activities;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, teachers, special education assistants, parents and administrators;
  • Working knowledge of and experience in Haida language and culture;
  • The ability to work in a team situation daily in the classroom;
  • Applicants must be eligible for BC College of Teachers certification.

If you are interested in assuming this role and are a community minded leader seeking a new challenge, please submit a teacher application complete with comprehensive resume and supporting documents, along with three (3) professional references by Friday, May 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM to:

Selection Committee
School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)
PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
E-mail:  hr@sd50.bc.ca
Fax: 250-559-8849

District employees need only submit a letter of intent.

School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. SD50 is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from qualified Aboriginal candidates.

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Continuing Partial Haida Immersion Teacher :: SNES

An employment opportunity exists at Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary School for a continuing part-time (0.2 FTE) Haida Immersion Teacher effective September 1, 2018.

This teaching opportunity exists for an enthusiastic individual to teach a Haida Immersion programme.  The individual needs to be comfortable and capable with speaking in Haida 80% or more of the time to a small group of young students during several hours of play based learning.  Singing, dancing, telling stories, going for walks, discovering the world around you and playing could all be part of the activities this person would engage in with Kindergarten to Grade 2 students.  The purpose of the programme is to provide young students the opportunity to be exposed to and engaged in the Haida language.

While a teaching degree is preferred, the emphasis for this position is on speaking Haida.  The successful candidate would be responsible to plan, create, and implement activities for primary aged children.  Knowledge of Haida culture and traditions, an ability to connect and co-ordinate activities with others in the community, and the energy to work with young children would be significant assets.

If you are interested in assuming this role and are a community minded leader seeking a new challenge, please submit a teacher application complete with comprehensive resume and supporting documents, along with three (3) professional references by Friday, May 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM to:

Selection Committee
School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)
PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
E-mail:  hr@sd50.bc.ca
Fax: 250-559-8849

District employees need only submit a letter of intent.

School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. SD50 is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from qualified Aboriginal candidates.

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Continuing Administrative Assistant – Distributed Learning :: GKNSS

START DATE:  July 2, 2018
SALARY:  $28.11 per hour
HOURS OF WORK:  Five (5) hours per week

The School Administrative Assistant acts as a confidential administrative assistant to the Principal, ensures the efficient operation of the District Distributed Learning Program and performs a variety of administrative assistant duties for the Program staff as approved by the Principal.

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 graduation, including typing 60 wpm, bookkeeping and office procedures.
  • One year of formal training beyond graduation in a field related to the assignment.
  • Four years related experience.
  • Working knowledge in computer operating systems and electronic student information systems.
  • Ability to operate various office equipment including photocopier, facsimile, PA system, postage machine, laminator and shredder.
  • Ability to work with constant interruptions and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop procedures.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy in contracts with parents, public, staff and students.
  • Good knowledge of Business English, spelling and punctuation.
  • Recognize and respect he confidential nature of all information related to students, parents and staff, and the ability to work with these people.
  • Trained in WCB Level I First Aid or better, or the willingness to obtain the same.

This position may be bid on by qualified employees with existing appointments where the total number of hours worked will be a minimum of four (4) hours and a maximum of seven (7) hours per day; this caveat is without prejudice or precedence.  These combined hours must be able to be scheduled to meet the school’s organizational requirements.

Please forward applications to:

Selection Committee
School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)
PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
Facsimile:  (250) 559-8849
E-mail:  hr@sd50.bc.ca

Application Deadline: May 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM

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Temporary Principal

School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) invites applications from educators for the position of Principal to be shared between Agnes L. Mathers Elementary and Port Clements Elementary Schools effective August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019.

Haida Gwaii, in Northern British Columbia, is an archipelago of more than 150 islands. The islands have gained a reputation for outstanding natural beauty and a remarkable First Nations culture. Haida Gwaii can provide something of interest to everyone: history, archeology, fishing, boating, hiking, cycling, surfing and more.

Agnes L. Mathers Elementary is located in Sandspit, BC serving approximately 31 students. Port Clements Elementary is located in Port Clements, BC, also with an enrolment of approximately 31 students.

In addition to possessing or being eligible for certification through the BC Teachers Regulation Branch and possessing an appropriate Master’s Degree, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position will demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and qualities:

  • Excellent conflict resolution and interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work collaboratively with the school community including parents, staff, students, First Nations Band Councils, and community;
  • Evidence of connecting school and community in authentic and sustained ways;
  • Intervention strategies and effective leadership and collaborative decision-making abilities;
  • Knowledge of instructional supervision practices;
  • Detailed knowledge of instructional strategies and programs;
  • Proven ability to provide educational leadership and to motivate students and staff;
  • Working knowledge and experience of Aboriginal education;
  • Ability to implement the goals in the District’s Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement;
  • Working knowledge and experience with Special Needs students;
  • Knowledge of Safe Schools initiatives, coupled with successful experience.

Interested applicants are encouraged to forward a resume, statement of philosophy and at least three professional references by 3:00 PM, Friday, May 25, 2018 to:

Principal Selection Committee
School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)
PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
Fax:  (250)559-8849; Email: hr@sd50.bc.ca

The District appreciates the interest of all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Counsellor :: North

An employment opportunity exists in Northern Haida Gwaii for a FULL-TIME (1.0 FTE) Counsellor effective September 1, 2018. The Counsellor will provide services to the students of Port Clements Elementary, Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary and Tahayghen Elementary Schools.  The focus of school counselling is upon enhancing the students’ development, assisting with the development of an enabling school culture, and empowering students toward positive change.

School counselling functions include individual, group and class work to provide both an intervention and a prevention service. The counsellor:

  • promotes personal and social development appropriate to developmental stages;
  • counsels students, their families and the community to foster growth in the students’ self esteem, individual responsibility, and in skills such as decision- making and social skills;
  • ameliorates factors which may precipitate problems for students;
  • enhances students’ educational achievement through goal setting, assisting with the development of Portfolios, IEPs and activities such as promotion of effective work and study habits; and
  • provides appropriate interventions to assist students with school-related problems and issues.

Requirements:

  • A professional teaching certificate;
  • A Master’s degree recognized by the College of Teachers in counseling psychology or a related discipline with a focus in counseling;
  • Successful experience in the position or in a similar position;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, teachers, education assistants, parents and principals;
  • Working knowledge of and experience in Aboriginal education;
  • Applicants must be eligible for BC College of Teachers certification.

If you are interested in assuming this role and are a community minded leader seeking a new challenge, please submit a teacher application complete with comprehensive resume and supporting documents, along with three (3) professional references by Friday, May 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM to:

Selection Committee
School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)
PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
E-mail:  hr@sd50.bc.ca
Fax: 250-559-8849

 

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Draft policies

Policies reflect the principles adopted by the Board of Education, which create a framework within which the Superintendent ofSchools can discharge her duties (policies tell what is wanted, why and to what extent).  As policy is what directs schools and administration, we invite you to share your thoughts with the board about the following draft policies:

Please take the time to respond using the attached policy revisions form  and return it to my attention at the district administration office or to this email by May 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM.

School District 50 Arts Festival 

School District 50 Arts Festival
Monday, April 30th
Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay
11:00am to 5:00pm
Performing Arts start at 3:30pm in the Performing House.
Art work will be up for approximately two weeks in the foyer of the Haida Heritage Centre.