Tsuut'ina Nation Education


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 professionally and participating in the activities and governance of the school.


·       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 Alberta 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 the line of authority and the Alberta Code of Professional Conduct.

·       To acquire knowledge and understanding of the background characteristics of the students, including their skills, abilities, knowledge, and motivational needs.

·       To recognize that teaching is a collective activity, and to seek the most effective means of consultation and 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 or on the school ground and 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 ensure the success of the students, holding student and parent-teacher interviews with every reporting period and holding telephone conversations and meetings as required (note: 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 and online.

·       To frequently 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.

·       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 related to the Alberta Education curriculum outcomes

b.     Adequate long-range plans (year plans) and course outlines.

c.      At least three days of Substitute and Emergency lesson plans.

d.     Individualized Program Planning, year plans.

e.     Professional Growth Plans.

f.       Community hours log.

g.     Marks and attendance are required periodically and to date.

h.     Courses taught should be available for students online for ease of access (use of Google Classroom, Moodle, etc.…).

·       Keep a backup for all student files, marks and attendance.

·       Any other assignment related to school and student’s 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.

·       Strong background in teaching all levels of English Language Arts in grades – specifically senior high English Language Arts at the -1 and -2 levels.

·       Ability to teach Social Studies Aboriginal Studies as required.

·       Experience preparing students and administering diploma-level exams

·       Skills bridging students from secondary school to post-secondary options

·       Ability to Indigenize content and pedagogy to leverage student success

·       Able to integrate virtual teaching and learning as and when needed

·       Strong collaboration skills as teachers work together to improve student academic outcomes

·       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 and staff.

·       Comfort and competency working with technology, computers, Smartboards, and other 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 interruption.

·       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.

NOTE: ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A RESUME AND A VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE. The Vulnerable Sector Check takes approximately 7-10 business days to complete. If you wish to be considered for this role, please provide the results of the vulnerable sector check upon application or at the interview.