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Peigan Board of Education

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: November 19, 2021 on or before 4:00 PM

Submit cover letter, resume AND copies of education requirements to:
PEIGAN BOARD OF EDUCATION – ATTN: Human Resources
Email: lpard@piikani.ca
Phone: 403-965-3910
Fax: 403-965-3713

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Peigan Board of Education

Learning Support Teacher

Job Description
Title: Learning Support Teacher
Reports to: Principal
Employee Classification: Ten month

Summary of Position:
Peigan Board of Education is eager to provide the members of Piikani Nation, as well as other persons attending schools on the Piikani Reserve, with quality education in an authentic learning environment that aims to meet the aspirations of the Piikani people, including the institution of programs and other activities that promote and enhance the Piikani Nation’s unique language, culture and traditions.

Peigan Board of Education is keen in hiring Teachers who will plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.

Peigan Board of Education continues to enhance student services through new initiatives such as inclusive education. The Learning Support Teacher works primarily with children who require special instructional services to help them learn and develop to their potential.

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
  • encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  • prepare required reports on students and activities
  • 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
  • assist in the planning and delivery of differentiated instruction to students whose learning support requires such modifications as identified in student Individual Program Plans (IPP)
  • completion of assessments and Special Education Program (SEP) list reporting as required for funding (including ISC reporting and compliances)conduct referrals, participate and plan assessments of students requiring Special Education/Learning Support services
  • assist or recommend relevant technology to support instruction
  • assist teachers in preparation of class activities
  • provide appropriate feedback on IPP goals during review with the Learning Support Team
  • assist teachers with implementing behaviour management strategies to manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures in consultation with the school psychologist or mental health therapist
  • assist teachers with implementing behaviour management strategies to maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school in consultation with the school psychologist or mental health therapist
  • assist teachers with implementing behaviour management strategies to apply appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary
  • counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement and empowerment
  • referrals for utilizing elders to help support struggling students

Education & Requirements

  • Bachelor of Education or higher from an accredited institution
  • Alberta Education Teaching Certification – Interim or Professional
  • Specialization or higher from an accredited institution in the area of inclusive education, learning support/special education
  • Trauma informed certification would be an asset
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Intervention Check
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Blackfoot Language & Culture

Key Competencies:

  • compassion and empathy
  • self-motivation and initiative
  • verbal and written communication skills
  • attention to detail and high work standards
  • problem solving and decision making
  • organizing and planning
  • flexibility and adaptability

Download Job Description (PDF – 535 kb)

Submit cover letter, resume, copies of education requirements and background checks to:

PEIGAN BOARD OF EDUCATION
P.O. Box 130
Brocket, AB T0L0Z0
Tel: 403-965-3910 Fax: 403-965-3713
Email: lpard@piikani.ca

Peigan Board of Education

Elementary Teacher

Job Description
Title: Elementary Teacher
Reports to: NPES Principal
Employee Classification: Ten month

Summary of Position:
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
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  • 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

Key Competencies

  • compassion and empathy
  • self-motivation and initiative
  • verbal and written communication skills
  • attention to detail and high work standards
  • problem solving and decision making
  • organizing and planning
  • flexibility and adaptability

Download Job Description (PDF – 673 kb)

Submit cover letter, resume, copies of education requirements and background checks to:

PEIGAN BOARD OF EDUCATION
P.O. Box 130
Brocket, AB T0L0Z0
Tel: 403-965-3910 Fax: 403-965-3713
Email: lpard@piikani.ca

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