Language Teacher *EXTENDED*


Title:                     Language Teacher               

Department:      Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute

Reports to:         Director and Language/Education Coordinator

Review date:     June 17, 2022


The Language Teacher is responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where children have the opportunity to fulfill their personal potential for Tsuut’ina Language and Culture growth. This person is responsible for organizing and implementing instructional programming that will result in students achieving Tsuut’ina Language outcomes in accordance with the Tsuut’ina Specific Curriculum Guide. The Language Teacher will be responsible for attending and participating in various job-specific training and staff development workshops. The Language Teacher must be an individual that has passion for the learning and teaching of the Tsuut’ina Language and willing to work in a team environment with input from Elders.


  • Liaison with the Jr/Sr High School, Chiila Elementary and Director of Education
  • Provide instruction of the Tsuut’ina Language and Culture
  • Collaborates with Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute for resource material
  • Assist in development of the Tsuut’ina Language and Culture
  • Implements Tsuut’ina Language and Culture instructional activities that contributes to a climate where students are actively engaging in meaningful language experiences
  • Identifies, selects and modifies instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, languages and special needs
  • Provides a positive environment in which students are encouraged and engaged in the learning process
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and written with students, parents and other professionals on a regular basis
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with students, parents and as measured by Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute
  • Conducts regular student assessment
  • Demonstrates gains in student performance
  • Participates in Tsuut’ina Language Classes, training and presentations about Tsuut’ina Language and Culture and other functions as required
  • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as deadlines and schedules
  • Maintain language journal
  • Provide reports to Language/Education Coordinator when required
  • Maintain incident report log
  • Follow Tsuut’ina instruction from Elder Mentor
  • Encouraged to volunteer for endeavors such as language tutoring, adult classes and other functions as requested


  • Knowledge of Tsuut’ina Language, culture, and history
  • Minimum Grade 12 diploma, but post secondary experience is an asset
  • Experience working with children and youth, childcare certification an asset
  • Linguistic knowledge and training an asset
  • Classroom and behavioural management training and experience an asset
  • Knowledge of lesson plans and their usage
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing and committed to further education
  • Committed to the full revitalization of the Tsuut’ina Language


  • Depending on your position – a Vulnerable Sector check must be required upon application from all provinces, states or countries lived in for the last four years. Vulnerable Sector checks must be completed within the past month.


Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be under a probationary period at the commencement of his or her employment.

 Competition Opens: September 9, 2022      

Competition Closes: September 30, 2022 @ 12:00PM MT (No applications will be considered after this time)


Please apply in writing, including a resume to:       

TsuuT’ina Nation Human Resources Department

9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuu T’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6

OR Email:

Please reference in subject line: JOB TITLE & REF# or will NOT be opened


We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those chosen with the required qualifications will be contacted for an interview.




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