We refer to ourselves as both the Dzawada’enuxw and the Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw. The outside world and the Government of Canada see us as four tribes, however we have always been One People. This we know from our origin stories, and from generations of intermarriage, co-habitation, and respectful shared resource use.
Our community in Ukwanalis Village is based alongside the breathtaking Gwa'yi (Kingcome) river on the mainland within a glacier-fed river valley that is surrounded by towering mountains across from the northern tip of Vancouver Island.
For more information about the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation please visit our website.
Lilawagila School is dedicated to learning and growing collaboratively so that we can provide a well rounded academic and cultural education in a strong, caring, and safe environment.
The vision of Lilawagila school is to teach, model, and share the traditional laws and values with our students, staff, parents, and community through sound academics and cultural practices in order to allow our children to have a strong sense of “Nugwa’am” and to become effective future leaders of our nation.
Currently, the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation (DFN) is looking for a dynamic Primary School Teacher to support Lilawagila School in Kingcome Inlet, B.C.
The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation requires an organized, energetic, and compassionate multi-level and multi-grade Primary School Teacher to teach in collaboration with a Lead Teacher, who will have shared responsibility for the educational programming for approximately 5 Grade K5 – Grade 3 students in our First Nation Operated School. Lilawagila School includes an Aboriginal Headstart “Little Wolf” class (baby to K4), a K5 to Grade 3 and Grade 4 to Grade 7 class. Classes are supported by Education Assistants.
The Primary Teacher will support the Lead Teacher and will have the support of the Education Manager, the Lead Teacher, Education Assistants and Education Committee.
More specifically, your responsibilities as a Primary School Teacher will include:
In order to qualify for this role, you will need a British Columbia Teaching Certificate coupled with experience managing and teaching a multi-grade, multi-level class and excellent leadership skills. Knowledge of First Nations culture and experience with First Nations students is an asset, along with possessing excellent interpersonal skills and classroom management skills. You will need to be a member of the B.C. College of Teachers in good standing, and be able to demonstrate a professional work ethic and experience in a leadership position.
As our ideal candidate for this role, you will have knowledge of culturally responsive teaching practices, and be able to integrate First Nations cultural knowledge and activities into the curriculum. In addition, you will have excellent computer literacy skills, along with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Special education training or experience working with students with special needs would be an asset.
Finally, it is important that you are willing to participate in local community and cultural events.
Do you want to make a lasting difference to a vibrant First Nation community? Here’s your chance. Please read on to see what we have to offer you!
As recognition for all your hard work and determination, you can look forward to a competitive annual salary, plus the following:
This is your chance to make a change in a dynamic environment!
If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!
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