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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

 

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

 

Assistant Superintendent

Date Posted: April 21, 2021

Job Posting: Assistant Superintendent

Position Summary

The Assistant Superintendent will assist the Superintendent in providing leadership in developing, achieving, and maintaining exceptional educational programs for Peigan Board of Education (PBOE) schools. The primary focus is to provide leadership and assistance to staff in the areas of student services and programs.

Download Job Description (PDF – 375 kb)

Qualifications & Education Requirements

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited educational institution
  • Certification in Educational Leadership, School Principal or Professional School Principal
  • Experience in First Nation school administration
  • Experience in leadership of student services
  • Ten (10) years teaching experience
  • Alberta Education Teaching Certification – Professional
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Intervention Check
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Blackfoot Language and Culture

Deadline Wednesday, April 30, 2021 on or before 12:00 PM

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

 

Substitute Teacher

Date Posted: December 3, 2019

Closing Date: Open ended

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assumes all duties and responsibilities of the regular teacher in a given day;
  • Follows lessons plans provided by classroom teacher to facilitate appropriate learning experiences for students;
  • Maintains appropriate records in the absence of the teacher;
  • Supervises students in a variety of school-related settings;
  • Communicates and interacts with students, staff, parents and the community as necessary;
  • Ensures all materials are read and prepared for instruction;
  • Monitors and evaluates student outcomes;
  • Develops, selects and modifies instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students;
  • Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of children;
  • Maintains appropriate records in the absence of the teacher and follows required procedures and practices;
  • Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.

Qualifications & Education Requirements

  • Bachelor of Education degree;
  • Alberta Teaching Certificate;
  • A satisfactory police information check which includes the Vulnerable Sector Check;
  • A satisfactory Intervention Record Check;
  • Knowledge of Blackfoot/Piikani Language & Culture an asset.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume with cover letter, Police Information Check and Intervention Check to:

PEIGAN BOARD OF EDUCATION

Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 130 Brocket, Alberta T0K 0H0

Phone: 403.965.3910 / Fax: 403.965.3713

Email: lpard@piikani.ca

Applicants considered for our Substitute list will be available on an on-call/casual basis Monday through Friday.

Support Staff

This category will include: Education Assistants, Administrative Assistants, Receptionists, Family School Liaison, Librarian, and Cafeteria Assistants.

Substitute Education Assistant (EA)

Date Posted:  December 3, 2019

Closing Date: Open ended

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Observe student behaviour and provide information to teacher(s);
  • Attend program-planning meetings upon teacher(s) request;
  • Within the scope of EA professional qualifications, suggest courses of action for a teacher(s) to follow;
  • Assist in preparing materials, creating displays and undertaking other supportive activities;
  • Work within established structures, including classroom management structures, behavioural rules and IPP expectations;
  • Clarify elements of the lesson for students who are having trouble;
  • Supervise reinforcement activities;
  • Implement specific techniques, strategies and language as directed by the teacher;
  • Document, monitor and report to the teacher;
  • Collect data for use in student evaluation;
  • Mark objective tests for the teacher to review;
  • Report to teachers on students’ strengths, achievements and needs;
  • Report to teachers on observed student behaviours and outcomes;
  • Keep up to date on school, district and provincial policies;
  • Advise teachers about the degree to which the program structure promotes or inhibits the best use of the educational assistant’s skills.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and related post-secondary education
  • A satisfactory police information check which includes the Vulnerable Sector Check;
  • A satisfactory Intervention Record Check;
  • Knowledge of Blackfoot/Piikani Language & Culture an asset.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume with cover letter, Police Information Check and Intervention Check to:

PEIGAN BOARD OF EDUCATION

Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 130 Brocket, Alberta T0K 0H0

Phone: 403.965.3910 / Fax: 403.965.3713

Email: lpard@piikani.ca

 

Applicants considered for our Substitute list will be available on an on-call/casual basis Monday through Friday.

Bus Driver

Casual Standby School Bus Operators needed

Date Posted: August 23, 2019

Closing Date: Open Ended

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Superior driving and maneuvering skills, adhering to traffic regulations and the regulations of the Peigan Board of Education Policies and Procedures
  • Solid communication skills, both written and oral
  • Flexibility to work split shifts
  • Provide safe, courteous and reliable transportation to Piikani students
  • Reliable and punctual in reporting for work
  • Maintain strict route schedules
  • Perform Bus “housekeeping” (sweeping, cleaning windows, etc.)

 

Qualifications

  • Valid class 1, class 2, class 2 with S-endorsement or a class 5 Operator’s license as a minimum requirement, with the ability to successfully obtain a Class 2 – S MELT
  • Flexibility to work under evolving conditions as Peigan Board of Education Transportation strives to continuously improve service levels
  • Positive attitude working in a team environment
  • Ability to maintain focus and exercise care and caution in a child-centered environment
  • Physical strength and dexterity to perform demanding job duties
  • Mature and Professional
  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Possession of valid Emergency CPR and First Aid certification will be an asset.

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WITH A CURRENT CLASS 1, 2

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume with cover letter, a current Driver’s Abstract, Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Check to:

PEIGAN BOARD OF EDUCATION

Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 130 Brocket, Alberta T0K 0H0

Phone: 403.965.3910 / Fax: 403.965.3713

Email: lpard@piikani.ca

All candidates are thanked in advance for their interest; only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.