EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION, LANGUAGE & CULTURE
JOB TITLE: Term Kindergarten Teacher


KʷU KʷLIW̓T L̓ NQMAPLQS | WE LIVE AT HEAD OF THE LAKE


Located within the unceded territory of the syilx people, the Okanagan Indian Band is comprised of six reserves
located in the North Okanagan.


Come join the OKIB Team and enjoy all that the beautiful Okanagan Valley has to offer, including a great
climate, stunning scenery, world-class ski resorts, golf courses, wineries and beaches.


The OKIB offers a welcoming team environment and a rewarding job experience. You can expect a
supportive work environment and a compensation package which includes:

  • 6% Vacation Pay Earnings
  • 15 Statutory Holidays
  • Paid Winter Holiday Break
  • Cultural Leave
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • Professional Development Opportunities
    Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week
    Start Date: ASAP
    End Date: January 2024 (with the possibility of an extension)
    Deadline for applications: November 14, 2023
    Please send resume, cover letter and references in any one of two ways:
    Email: [email protected]
    Mail or drop off: 12420 Westside Road, Vernon, BC V1H 2A4
    If you have accessibility needs, please contact Hollie Lachuk @ 250-542-4328 ext. 1011
    The successful applicant will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check that includes the
    vulnerable sector and three references
    Ensuring the future through cultural, social and economic development

    PURPOSE AND KEY FOCUS
    The Cultural Immersion Teacher is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate
    Cultural Immersion programming in accordance with all relevant legislation, and organizational policies and
    procedures.

  • JOB SUMMARY
    The Cultural Immersion Teacher will provide a variety of experiences that foster the child’s aesthetic and
    artistic development, emotional, social and cultural development, intellectual and physical development. It is
    important to value the contributions and needs of the parents and to work in partnership with them to
    provide a meaningful educational program.
  • SUPPORTS NEEDED
    ▪ Collaborate with fellow teachers on Smart Goals, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Behaviour
    Intervention Plans (IBPs), Safety Plans, Acadience, report cards, and interim reports
    ▪ Curriculum development and delivery following BC Curricular Content and Competencies as set out
    by the Ministry of Education for BC
    ▪ Manage time between grade specific instruction and class combined instruction
    ▪ Assist and team teach in other classes as well as with Language and Culture programming, as
    needed
    ▪ Assist with musical instruction when required
    ▪ Identify ways to help and support student learning through intervention strategies
    ▪ Prepare and implement Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) and Individual Behaviour Plans (IBP’s),
    maintain records and progress reports
    ▪ Continually assess student progress and make recommendations for program changes, ensuring IEP
    goals are met
    ▪ Integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner
    ▪ Ensure students work and corrections are complete and assist students in meeting deadlines; follow
    up on work missed due to absences
    ▪ Classroom supervision and management and supervise field trips and other supervision duties as
    required
    ▪ Be a positive role model for behaviour and practice respectful student/adult interactions
    ▪ Implement positive discipline when required; conflict management of students incidents
    ▪ Ensure children have a safe and secure environment
    ▪ All persons employed by the Okanagan Indian Band may be required to assist the Band in
    providing emergency services. Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular duties.
    ▪ Perform other duties as required
    ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORTS
    ▪ Monitor, record and report student success according to Individual Education Plans
    ▪ Provide information to the Director of Education/Principal regarding assigned students required for
    FNESC reporting
    ▪ Keep informed of current trends in the treatment of children with special needs
    ▪ Follow all guidelines as outlined in the Cultural Immersion School Parent-Teacher Handbook
    ▪ Develop and maintain current, accurate and confidential student files

    ▪ Keep parents informed of program expectations, program activities and their child’s progress
    ▪ To give recommendations to the Principal on the selection of materials and teaching aides according
    to the curriculum plans
    ▪ Participate in staff meetings, professional development, training and conferences
    ▪ Develop daily activity plans and monitor the program budget
    ▪ Report writing including first aid incident, attendance and behavioural incident reports
    ▪ Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the OKIB policies and procedures
    ▪ Participate in community events as requested
    WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR
    You have education, experience, or carry a willingness to learn. You are community-minded, detail-oriented,
    and an excellent communicator.
    ▪ Bachelor of Education, or equivalent
    ▪ Valid BC teaching certificate issued by the Teacher Regulation Branch
    ▪ Current First Aid/CPR certificate or willing to obtain
    ▪ Demonstrated ability to teach at an elementary level
    ▪ Ability to teach split classes and team teach all classes within the school (grades K4-G7)
    ▪ Experience working with First Nations preferred
    CLASSIFICATION/PAY SCALE
    Compensation commensurate to education and experience
    Preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal Applicants as per section 41 of the Human Rights Code.

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