Tsuu t'ina Gunaha Institute

**Language Teacher**

(short-term, maternity cover)



Position Overview:

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.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Report to Program Director and Language/Education Coordinator

·       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



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: November 18th, 2021

Competition Closes: December 2nd,2021 @ 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

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.



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