22 T065B - ELIZA VAN BIBBER SCHOOL - 1.0 FTE - Temporary ...

Yukon Education

Job location

Whitehorse, YT

Job details

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.

Eliza Van Bibber School is seeking a dynamic and passionate educator who is committed to improving outcomes for all learners. Join our remarkable team of dedicated educators in Pelly Crossing. Pelly Crossing is a Self-Governing First Nation Community about 3 hours north of Whitehorse, Yukon. It is located 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;
• Additional post-secondary coursework in related fields such as counselling and special education.
• Experience working in a First Nations setting and teaching First Nations students;
• Experience working with planning and implementing inclusive programming for students diverse learning and special educational needs;
• Experience as an elementary and/or intermediate classroom teacher;
• 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;

• 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;
• Experience using a balanced literacy approach;
• 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 as a member of a professional team and a willingness to participate in the total school program in a time of rapid and continuing change;
• Ability to work independently and motivate learners;
• Knowledge and sensitivity to the culture and aspirations of Yukon First Nation students;
• Use of project based learning to support curricular outcomes;
• Willingness to live, work and participate as a member of a small rural community;
• 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: http://yukoncommunities.yk.ca

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