Title: Physical Education / Health Teacher
Department: Chiila Elementary
Reports to: Principal
Designation: 1 -year contract
The primary role of a teacher is to contribute to the educational development of the students by setting reasonable performance expectations and instilling on their students a desire to learn. In doing so, the teacher will provide adequate resource materials, information and experiences which will stimulate learning and development. Teachers must also be role models for students by setting good examples and providing students with the same respect and trust that is expected for themselves. Teachers are responsible for promoting learning, upgrading themselves professional and participating in the activities and governance of the school.
- Communicate regularly with parents by making at least one home visit per school year, holding parent teacher interviews with every reporting period and holding telephone conversations and meetings as required (note that it is imperative for parents to be informed of both positive achievements as well as negative behaviors of their children).
- Carry out instructional duties with a complete understanding of the organizational dynamics of the political, culture and social context of the Tsuut’ina community.
- Understand the goals and structure of the curriculum, the content of instruction and the learning goals desired as mandated by Chief and Council, the Education Board of Trustees and the Education Director of the Tsuut’ina Nation.
- To acquire knowledge and understanding as quickly as possible the background characteristics of the students, including their knowledge, skills and attitudinal and motivational needs.
- To recognize that teaching is a collective activity, and to seek the most effective means of consultation and of collaboration with his/her professional colleagues.
- To assist in developing cooperation and coordination of efforts among members of the staff of the school.
- To maintain, under the direction of the Principal, proper order and discipline in his/her classroom and while on duty in the school and on the school ground while they are attending or participating in activities sponsored or approved by the Tsuut’ina Education Board of Trustees.
- To participate in and attend all staff meetings, professional activity days and workshops as mandated by the Tsuut’ina Education Board of Trustees and the Education Director.
- To notify the Principal if he/she is to be absent from the school and the reason thereof no later than 8:00 a.m. on the day of the absence.
- To provide competent instruction for those courses of study and education programs that are prescribed, approved and authorized by the Chief and Council of the Tsuut’ina Nation.
- To regularly evaluate students and periodically report the results of the evaluation to the students, parents and the Principal.
- Prepare and submit monthly progress reports to the Principal.
- Assists in the supervision of students on playgrounds, halls, games areas, or lunchrooms as required.
- Reliability and dependability.
- Personal integrity and trustworthiness.
- Success in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Ability to work effectively as an active team member in cooperation with other school personnel, parents/guardians, therapists, instructional resource personnel, and students.
- Ability to establish trust and rapport with students.
- Comfort and competency working with personal computers and other technologies to support student learning.
- Commitment to lifelong learning and willingness to regularly enhance skills and knowledge for professional development.
- Ability to manage situations of conflict, frustration and unpleasantness effectively.
- Ability to respond appropriately to challenging behaviours of students.
- Good organizational skills, time management skills and pacing skills to support student scheduling.
- Strong oral and listening communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills combined with tact and diplomacy skills.
- Ability to gather, analyze and synthesize information.
- Ability to make straightforward decisions and apply straightforward reasoning in problem solving.
- Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work assignments.
- Ability to multi-task and work effectively in situations with frequent distractions and interruptions.
- Ability to be alert and respond to situations of risk.
- Personal suitability.
- Strong data entry skills with an emphasis on accuracy.
- Strong time management, prioritization, multitasking and organizational skills.
- Professionalism, tact, courtesy and diplomacy skills.
- Ability to deal with sensitive and discretionary matters and maintain strict confidentiality.
- Official undergraduate and / or graduate transcripts.
- Student Teaching Evaluations (beginning Teacher) OR Current Teaching Evaluations (Experienced Teacher).
- Cover Letter and Resume.
- Current Letter of Reference (3).
- Valid Teaching Certificate *(photocopy).
- Valid Trade Certificate *(if applicable).
- 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: Revised on August 3, 2022
Competition Closes: August 9, 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: Jobs@tsuutina.com
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.