Announcing the Availability of the Following Full Time Position: Transportation Coordinator

Peigan Board of Education
Announcing the Availability of the Following Full Time Position: Transportation Coordinator

EDUCATION: College diploma or related Vocational training.

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility.

CERTIFICATES & LICENSES: Valid Alberta Driver’s License & evidence of insurability; must obtain Mandatory Entrance Level Training (MELT) which includes Class 2 Alberta Driver’s License and S-endorsement certificate within 1 year of employment; standard First Aide.

CLEARANCES: Vulnerable Sector Check, Driver’s Abstract, CanAmm drug and alcohol test (random and scheduled); AB Restrictions Exemption Program compliance.


Responsible for organization, administration and supervision of Peigan Board of Education transportation system in accordance with federal and provincial laws, and Board of Education policies. Responsible for Transportation Department annual budget and the safety and well-being of Piikani students who ride PBOE buses each day.


The Transportation department is a busy area and the Coordinator will be involved with a number of people and tasks at one time. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors: periods of sitting, moderate walking, standing, bending, kneeling, lifting and reaching. Exposure to temperature extremes or inclement weather. Work demands include handling conflict situations that involve all levels of stakeholders, in a standard transportation setting. Work irregular hours and respond to after-hours emergency calls as needed. Upon receipt of class 2 Alberta Driver’s License and S-endorsement certificate the Coordinator will be required to operate a school bus in emergency situations.


  1. Organizes, implements and manages a student transportation system consistent with federal and provincial laws, PBOE policies and Three Year Education Plan.
  2. Directly supervises PBOE bus drivers;
  3. Operates transportation office as communication/dispatch base during student loading and unloading time periods, during emergency situations, adverse weather situations.
  4. Operate as communication hub between all PBOE stakeholders. (parents, staff, community, etc.)
  5. Develops and maintains a list of students eligible for transportation.
  6. Approves, and monitors safety in the assignment of bus stops, routing and scheduling.
  7. Determine long term goals and strategies to manage effective maintenance, repair, cost tracking, specifications, purchasing and retirement of fleet. (Fleet oversight)
  8. Oversees and ensures compliance with all regulation governing bus driver licensing and Transportation regulations, including security checks and random drug testing.
  9. Ensures accurate records are maintained for preparation of legislative audits and reporting requirements.
  10. Develop and implement pre- and post- trip vehicle safety inspection procedures and maintenance reporting routines.
  11. Assesses incidents, complaints and/or accidents for the purpose of reaching a resolution.
  12. Compiles data from a variety of sources for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with organization policies and procedures.
  13. Facilitates transportation committee, and bus driver meetings.
  14. Monitors budget allocations, expenditures, and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring allocations are accurate, expenses are within budget limits and fiscal practices are followed.
  15. Prepare necessary financial documents to be submitted to the Finance department.
  16. Maintain professional and positive working relationships with drivers, sub drivers, contractors, mechanical contractors, and fuel providers.
  17. Maintain open communications with neighboring school division transportation departments, suppliers, parents, Superintendent and Principal.
  18. Stay updated with Alberta rules and regulations for transportation.
  19. Develop and implement a driver recruitment strategy to address bus driver shortage and turnovers.
  20. Subject to drive school bus in emergency situations.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Blackfoot-Piikani Culture and willingness to learn the language.
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with managers, supervisors, and PBOE stakeholders
  • Ability to work within deadlines and handle interruptions.
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to utilize computers and other office equipment, bus radios, etc.
  • Experience in trouble shooting on various aspects of motor vehicles

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Deadline: OPEN Until a suitable candidate is found.

Submit cover letter, resume, references letters (3), copies of education requirements and background checks to:

P.O. Box 130 Brocket, AB T0K 0H0
Tel: 403-965-3910 Fax: 403-965-3713


Employment Opportunity Full Time Position: Educational Assistant

Peigan Board of Education

Announcing the Availability of the Following Full Time Position: : Educational Assistant
Position: Full Time

Position Summary

The Educational Assistant constitutes part of the PBOE support staff who help teachers carry out the educational mission of the Piikani Nation Secondary School and the Napi’s Playground Elementary School. Under the direction of a teacher, the Educational Assistant will be required to work directly with students. These students may have any of the following: social-emotional, behavioral, or academic needs.

Position Responsibilities

  • Supporting the achievement of student educational goals and objectives outlined by the classroom Teacher and Learning Support Teacher in accordance with the IPP (Individual Program Plan)
  • Working 1:1 with an assigned student
  • Maintaining an EA journal, which includes a log of student behavior, updating student agenda for guardians
  • Work within established structures, including classroom management structures, behavioral rules and IPP expectations, under the supervision of the classroom teacher
  • Developing a consistent routine with the student which includes:
    • Transitions between subjects
    • Transition to other classrooms (I.E. Blackfoot classroom and gymnasium)
    • Preparation for school activities (assemblies and other school initiatives
    • Preparing the student for academic interventions with Teacher and Learning Support Teacher
    • Creating a visual schedule available for the student, and giving multiple cues in preparation for an upcoming change in the daily schedule
  • Preparing additional materials as directed by the teacher creating classroom displays and undertaking other supportive activities with the assigned teacher
  • Assisting with school supervision (recess, lunch)
  • Attending RTI meetings and providing reports upon request to the RTI Team
  • Weekly reports to be submitted to the Learning Support Teacher: these include a daily account of student progress or areas of need, briefly noted and student oriented
  • Available to participate in the online Brain Story Certification (Alberta Family Wellness)

Skills / Attributes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Effective organization, flexibility, and multi-tasking
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as with limited supervision
  • Ability to deal with adversity in a fast-paced school environment
  • Compassionate and patient are essential characteristics when working with students with identified needs

Education and Requirements

  • High School Diploma and related post-secondary education
  • Knowledge of Blackfoot/Piikani Language & Culture
  • First Aide certificate
  • Criminal Record Check and Child & Youth Information Module Check
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Vaccinations for COVID 19 is mandatory

Deadline: January 3, 2022 on or before 12:00 PM

Submit cover letter, resume, references letters (3), copies of education requirements and background checks to:

P.O. Box 130 Brocket, AB T0K 0H0
Tel: 403-965-3910 Fax: 403-965-3713


Full Time Position: Elementary Teacher

Peigan Board of Education
Announcing the Availability of the Following Full Time Position:

Title: Elementary Teacher

Position Summary
The Elementary Teacher will be responsible to provide an effective educational program that supports children’s learning and is appropriate to the development age of children attending Napi’s Playground Elementary School (NPES). The incumbent shall have comprehensive knowledge of the Alberta School Act, the Teaching Profession Act, the Alberta Teacher Quality Standards and Piikanissini.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • use Alberta Education Program of Studies Educational Outcomes to plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • implement Alberta Teacher Association Teacher Quality Standards Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
  • infuse planning documents and lessons with Piikani ways of knowing/Piikanissini
  • adhere to Peigan Board of Education Policy
  • establish and communicate clear outcomes for all learning activities
  • provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  • identify and select instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs
  • instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • use relevant technology to support instruction
  • observe and evaluate student’s performance and development
  • provide appropriate feedback on work
  • encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
  • participate in school meetings (staff, parent, committee, divisional, specialist, collaborative)
  • communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs including attending Parent Teacher Interviews
  • keep updated through professional development in subject area, teaching resources, methods and new school initiatives and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
  • develop long and short range plans, daily lessons plans, and scope and sequence for each course including assessments practices
  • prepare classroom for class activities
  • refer, participate and plan assessments of students requiring Special Education/Learning Support services
  • plan and deliver differentiated instruction to students whose learning support requires such teaching as identified in student Individual Program Plans (IPP)
  • assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments
  • maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  • update all attendance records, grading reports, report cards, anecdotal records regularly, accurately and completely
  • prepare required reports on students and activities
  • manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • apply appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary
  • perform certain learning support duties including student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement

Education and Requirements

  • Bachelor of Education or higher from an accredited institution
  • Alberta Education Teaching Certification – Interim or Professional
  • Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Criminal Record Check and Intervention Check
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Blackfoot Language and Culture

Deadline: January 3, 2022 on or before 12:00 PM

Submit cover letter, resume, references letters (3), copies of education requirements and background checks to:

P.O. Box 130 Brocket, AB T0K 0H0
Tel: 403-965-3910 Fax: 403-965-3713