Carrier Language and Culture Teacher

Yekooche First Nation

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Relocation Allowance, Subsidized Rent,

2 weeks paid Christmas Break, 5% Employer pension contribution

Are we the Community you want to live and work in?

The Yekooche traditional territory is located about 85 km northwest of Fort St James, BC. It comprises 4 reserves on a total of roughly 180 hectares. Most of our band members live in Reserve #3 (Yekooche) located along the northwest arm of Stuart Lake, where Nan’cut Creek drains Cunningham Lake into Stuart Lake.

Do you love the outdoors? Our territory abounds with opportunities for hunting, fishing, ice fishing, trapping and living off the land. We share this land with bears, moose, rabbits, grouse, porcupines, beaver, salmon, and eagles, many varieties of berries, as well as herbs and medicines. Ample opportunities to explore the territory by snowmobile, ATV, snow shoes, kayak, and even sled from time to time.

The perks of being semi-isolated: pure water, clean air, peace and quiet, bright stars and Northern Lights, all four seasons, and the opportunity to live and learn on this land with the Dak’elh people who have thrived here since time immemorial

The people of Yekooche value their land, language, culture and history. You will be welcomed into the community where you will discover the peoples’ strong sense of tradition – as well as their sense of humour: teasing means we like you! If hunting isn’t your thing, you will be able to fully immerse yourself in story-telling, singing, dancing, and drumming.

We have approx. 200 members, and about half live in Yekooche.

Yekooche is a 1.25 hour drive on a logging road from Fort St. James and about 3 hours from Prince George.

See http://www.yekooche.com/ for more information.

Are You the Carrier Language and Culture Teacher We’re Looking For?

The Carrier Language and Culture Teacher is responsible for coordinating the
implementation of Yekooche First Nation’s formal language and cultural programming for community members.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement language and cultural programming for Headstart children, elementary students, and adults
  • Complete lesson plans and report cards as required
  • Collaborate with other team members in the development of proposals and reports
  • In partnership with the Youth Wellness Coordinator, oversee the implementation of regular ‘Living on the Land’ sessions with the community
  • Work with teammates and consultants in the development of language and culture curricula for children and adults
  • Collaborate with the Principal in the management of funding relating to language and culture programming

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • An active community member with a passion for working for and with children, youth, and adults
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of people and circumstances
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with allied and partner organizations
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours as required
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor
  • An understanding of issues related to confidentiality and the ability to protect the privacy and confidentiality of Yekooche First Nation, community members, and staff
  • Effective leadership skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current First Nations Language Teaching Certificate or willing to complete the certification
  • Fluency in Carrier language and strong knowledge of Yekooche culture and traditions
  • Two years of experience in classroom management and instruction, preferably with children and youth
  • Must be willing and able to pass a criminal record check

Benefits

  • 2 weeks paid Christmas Break and Spring Break
  • Subsidized Rent – Pay only $350 per month + phone/internet for a 3-bedroom duplex or receive free rent if you share a duplex with another staff member
  • 5% Employer pension contribution
  • Competitive Health Benefits
  • Lakes and mountains minutes from your door

If interested in this opportunity, please apply with your resume and cover letter, speaking specifically to our ad and the position.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all interested candidates. This position is open until filled.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

To keep our staff and students safe, we have put in place safety measures to prevent the contraction of COVID-19 such as safe spacing, restricted access, PPE and sanitizing stations.

Work remotely

  • No

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract

Salary: $50,000.00-$70,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Education:

  • AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (preferred)

Licence/Certification:

  • First Nations Language Teaching Certificate (preferred)

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