Temp FT (1.0) Learning Assistance Teacher (2024-25)

Full Time


Position Description

A temporary full time (1.0) Learning Assistance Teacher is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025. The assignment will be at Dr. Kearney Middle School.


Kearney Middle School is a vibrant middle school offering classes in

grades 7-9. We enroll a diverse student population of 600, 25% of whom

are of Indigenous descent.


have an active Parent Advisory Committee and a supportive parent

community. Our school is committed to student-centered learning, a

focus on collaborative planning, and a caring environment to provide

quality education. Our other exciting opportunities for

students include our outstanding visual and performing arts programs,

Hockey Academy, and the range of other extracurricular opportunities

available to students, including volleyball, basketball, cross-country

running and track and field. Please see for more information.

Qualifications and Experience

Valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)

Qualifications and demonstrated ability to teach the identified subjects at the middle years level

Experience with universal design and differentiation to meet the diverse needs of students

Excellent interpersonal, communications, collaboration and organization skills

Experience/training/knowledge of Social Emotional Learning.

Demonstrated ability to create a positive classroom community

contributing to a safe, caring, and healthy school where every student

feels a sense of belonging

Strong belief in the philosophy of inclusion and the potential of all students to learn

Understanding of the BC Curriculum and ability to plan both short-term and long-term in consideration of class composition

Willingness to work in a collaborative model with staff on the foundation of enhancing student learning

Demonstrated use of classroom management practices that are pro-active and maintain student dignity

Demonstrated use of assessment practices that promote student learning and maintain student dignity

Masters in Special Education or working towards

Ability/experience to carry out a variety of assessment, including classroom observation, administration and interpretation of norm-referenced assessment instruments, curriculum-based assessments, and diagnostic teaching methods

Ability to implement extensive Individual Education Programs (IEP’s) (detailing adaptations and modifications) in consultation with classroom teachers, parents, students and district resource personnel

Ability/experience to support students designated with Chronic Health, Autism, FASD

Ability to support teachers within adapted classes in literacy, numeracy and science

Wide range of teaching and management strategies

Knowledge of methods for evaluating and selecting instructional materials suitable for students with a variety of special needs

Ability/expertise to work with students either individually or in small groups or in a classroom setting

Flexible schedule to chair meetings outside of regular school hours

Experience/knowledge of UDL practices in the classroom

Advocacy for and empathy with students with special needs

Ability to work with students experiencing learning difficulties

Ability/expertise to collaborate with classroom teachers and team-teach when warranted to support the learning of special needs students

Commitment to pursue professional development in special education

Willingness to work collaboratively with the special education department and school administration

Experience/knowledge of PBIS supports

Experience/knowledge of AFL practices

Excellent organization skills, efficient data collection, and ability to meet district timelines

Ability to work collaboratively with parents, the school-based team and others to support students

Interested applicants are required to supply

Three (3) references

Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate)


$2000 relocation allowance for teachers from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $4000 for teachers from other areas

$2,947 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)

Salary as per collective agreement.

Current salary grid is $63,492 – $108,576

Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enroll in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE

For more information please contact:

C. Nock, Principal, Dr. Kearney Middle School or


Braun, Vice-Principal, Dr. Kearney Middle School or

Please note:

All applications with relevant documentation must be made through

Make A Future for consideration for the position

About School District 60

School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others and the environment.

School District 60 is progressive and growing.

There are 23 schools with School District No. 60 (Peace River North). The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.

School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta.

The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.

Why School District 60

Professional development opportunities

Supportive culture of teacher collaboration

Curriculum and teacher supports

French Immersion, music, & outdoor education programs

Advanced technology facilities and resources

Progressive and growing district

Innovative educational practices

School District No. 60 (Fort St John)

10112 105 Avenue, Fort St John, BC V1J 4S4


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