Tsuut'ina Department of Education
Title: Teacher – K5
Department: Tsuut’ina Education Department
Reports to: Principal, Director of Education
Designation: 12 month – Contract Position
The primary role of a teacher is to contribute to the education development of the students by setting reasonable performance expectations and instilling on their students a desire to learn. By 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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· 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.
· Follow line of authority and Alberta Code of Professional Conduct.
· To acquire a knowledge and understanding 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.
· Communicate regularly with students and in some cases parents by making home visits if necessary to insure the success of the students, holding student and parent teacher interviews with every reporting period and holding telephone conversations and meetings as required (note that it is imperative for students to be informed of both positive achievements as well as negative ones).
· 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.
· Follow worktime policy guidance when away, late, or sick and 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 provide accessibility for students to access their classes and materials offered in classes online.
· To regularly evaluate students and periodically report the results of the evaluation to the students, parents and Principal.
· Assists in helping and tutoring students all the time.
· To participate in activities that promote the school and students success such as student’s tutorials, fundraising, etc.
· Follow worktime policy guidance when away, late or sick.
· Prepare and submit monthly progress reports to the Principal.
· Provide all documentation and requirements related to their teaching position on the due dates including:
a. Detailed daily lesson plans for all classes. Please note: Lesson plan structure should follow Alberta Education guidelines and should be relating to curriculum outcomes as set by Alberta Education.
b. Adequate long-range plans (year plans) and course outlines.
c. Three days Substitute and Emergency plans.
d. Individualized Program Planning, year plans.
e. Professional Growth Plans.
f. Community hours log.
g. Marks and attendance required up to date.
h. Courses taught should be available for students online for ease of access (use of Google Classroom).
· Keep a backup for all student files, marks and attendance.
· Any other assignment related to school and students success that is assigned by the principal from time to time.
· Knowledge of the latest education pedagogue and the 20th century learning and teaching methodology and tools.
· Reliable and dependable.
· 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 behaviors of students.
· Strong organizational, time management, prioritization, multitasking and pacing skills to support student scheduling.
· Strong oral, listening and communication skills.
· Strong interpersonal skills combined with tact and diplomacy skills.
· Straightforward decision making and problem solving skills.
· Ability to gather, analyze and synthesize information.
· Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work assignments.
· Ability to multi-task and work effectively in situations with frequent distractions an interruptions.
· Ability to be alert and respond to situations of risk.
· Personal suitability.
· Strong data entry skills with an emphasis on accuracy.
· Ability to deal with sensitive and discretionary matters and maintain strict confidentiality.
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.
Please apply in writing, including a Resume and clear Vulnerable Sector Check to:
Tsuut’ina Nation Human Resources Department 9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuu T’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6
NOTE: A Vulnerable Sector check from all provinces states or countries lived in for the last five years that have been completed within the last month MUST be provided Upon application.
Competition Opens: February 3, 2021
Competition Closes: February 12, 2021