Tsuu t'ina Education

**Literacy Lead Teacher**



Title:                  Literacy Lead Teacher

Department:      Tsuut’ina Education

Reports to:        Principal, Director

Designation:      Fixed Term – Contract Position



Literacy Lead Teachers are trained professionals in literacy education of children and are considered to be leaders in the area of literacy.  They provide services that include:  district assessment, individual instruction, small group instruction, co-teaching, support to principals and classroom teachers in planning, developing and monitoring literacy programs, instructional support and professional development for teachers and education assistants.  They use national, regional and school management data to monitor standards of achievement across schools in literacy.  They collaborate across team setting to develop short, medium and long-term literacy planning.


Summary of job functions

Without restricting the generality of the purposes above, the Literacy Lead shall perform such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned including to not restricted to the following.

×         Helps deliver district wide efforts to improve literacy instruction.

×         Facilitates professional development in accordance with the District’s goals & Provincial outcomes.

×         Facilitates collaboration amongst teachers, grade or divisional teams, schools and PLC’s for literacy project and instruction.

×         Collaborates with school and district staff in the identification, implementation and delivery of interventions for struggling learners.

×         Evaluates and recommends emerging strategies relevant to literacy for K4 to Grade 12.

×         Maintains Current knowledge of recommended instructional strategies and multiple methods for teaching as outlined Alberta Education curriculum.

×         Consults with classroom teachers in developing and maintaining student IPP/ISP/BSP planning as per literacy goals.

×         Designs and delivers literacy workshops that are aligned to division goals.

×         Recommends policy development for literacy programming and assessment.

×         Recommends appropriate and culturally sensitive materials and resources.

×         Provides educational leadership in literacy budget process.

×         Represents the school district in provincial literacy groups.

×         Prepares and submits reports as required by the Education Director.



×         Bachelor of Education Degree from an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education.

×         Alberta Teaching Certificate.

×         Master of Education Degree or working towards the degree with defined timelines is an asset.

×         Successful teaching experience with students of multiple grades/divisions and with diverse needs would be an asset.

×         Demonstrate knowledge of Alberta Education, Curriculum and Ministry initiatives.

×         Experience with Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System.

×         Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.

×         Demonstrate achievement in innovative application of literacy programs for teaching and learning practices.

×         Demonstrate knowledge of best practices in literacy assessment, evaluation and research.

×         Proven school leadership in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a divisional literacy plan.

×         Demonstrate experience and success in working with classroom teachers with their integration of literacy program teaching and learning practices.

×         Demonstrate success in facilitating professional development at both the classroom and school levels.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.



If you are a successful candidate you must provide proof of COVID vaccination, or you may select to produce a negative PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) or rapid test result, date-stamped within 72 hours of every scheduled work day/shift, on an ongoing basis starting on December 14, 2021. These tests will be paid for by the employee.
·        Employees who are unable to get vaccinated due to medical reasons may request an exemption and accommodation, upon providing written confirmation from a registered physician that they are unable to get vaccinated due to medical reasons.

·        Depending on your position – a Vulnerable Sector check may 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: January 13th, 2022

Competition Closes: January 27th, 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

Fax: (403) 238-6125

Email: Jobs@tsuutina.com


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



To apply for this job email your details to jobs@tsuutina.com