Elementary Teacher - Native Languages, Indigenous Education

  • Toronto District School Board
  • Jun 20, 2022
Full-Time Teaching / Support Positions

Job Description


POSTED:  June 20, 2022

DEADLINE:  12:00 Noon, June 27, 2022

Elementary Teacher - Native Languages, Indigenous Education

1.5 Positions

(1-year term – 10-month position)

The Toronto District School Board adheres to equitable hiring, employment, and promotion practices.

The Toronto District School Board invites applications from qualified teachers for the position of Native Languages Teacher at Eastview Public School and Bowmore Public School.

These 10-month positions will be filled commencing September 1, 2022, and is scheduled to end June 30, 2023, subject to any restructuring, reorganization and/or possible renewal. The goal of the Native Language Program is to generate an education delivery model that will improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students. The program model allows students to work at their own pace with individualized instruction in a non-competitive environment.  The program's foundation and success are based on traditional practices while offering "wrap around" services that meet the needs of Indigenous students and foster positive Indigenous identity, academic success, and overall well-being.

The goal of the Indigenous Native Languages Program in the TDSB is to focus on the acquisition of Ojibwe (Anishinaabemowin) language skills.

The successful candidate will report to the System Superintendent for Indigenous Education, will be supervised locally by the school Principal, and will be supported by the Urban Indigenous Education Center.

Summary of Duties:

  • Provide leadership in fostering equity and inclusiveness in the development and implementation of programs and services;
  • Provide culturally relevant and culturally safe learning environments and instruction based on students’ learning styles, strengths and needs;
  • Apply effective Indigenous Education teaching and learning strategies and practices;
  • Perform initial and on-going assessments to support and monitor the success of Indigenous students;
  • Support the process of collecting and interpreting student success data to enable staff to make informed decisions about programming for Aboriginal students;
  • Provide culturally relevant learning instruction based on students’ learning styles, strengths and needs;
  • Mentor and work collaboratively with other staff to effectively adapt and support the classroom program and instruction for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students;
  • Support and coordinate on-going implementation of program initiatives and development of best practices in Indigenous Education;
  • Assist in the coordination of access for students to support and interventions;
  • Provide programming and language acquisition skills related to the Ojibwe (Anishinaabemowin) language; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualifications;
  • As a position requirement, the successful candidate will have lived experience as a First Nations, Métis, Inuit person and will have a strong understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing and being; working within First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities;
  • Native Languages; Ojibwe (Anishinaabemowin) fluency required; College of Teachers Certification in the subject is preferred;
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues and research pertaining to Indigenous Education;
  • A well-informed understanding of the histories of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada;
  • A strong familiarity with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action as they relate to student achievement and well-being, as well as community expectations;
  • An ability to incorporate cultural programming and Elders would be considered an asset;
  • Proven ability in promoting equitable practices that value inclusiveness and diversity;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Experience delivering staff development workshops/in-service;
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a learning/working environment that actively promotes and supports human rights;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Proven strengths in problem-solving and adapting to change; and
  • Competency in computer skills and electronic communication.

Information for Candidates:

  1. Salary will be paid in accordance with the salary provisions for teachers in the Elementary Teachers’ collective agreement.
  2. If a Position of Responsibility Allowance is currently held, that Allowance does not transfer to this position.
  3. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date.
  4. At the end of the term, the successful candidate will either apply for a central position or return to his/her school, subject to staffing/surplus/placement procedures.

Application Process:

Please ensure the following documents are submitted as one single document:

  • Up-to-date resume/curriculum vitae;
  • Covering letter indicating an interest in the position (Employee number, Ontario College of Teachers number and current work location clearly marked on the covering letter); and
  • Copy of your up-to-date Ontario College of Teachers Qualification Certificate (which can be found at oct.ca).

Please note:

  1. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to the e-mail address below in MS or PDF (PDF preferred) format due to printing capabilities.
  2. Format for naming your File: Last Name, First Name, Employee Number (if applicable).
  3. Please quote the competition number in the subject line of your e-mail.
  4. One e-mail per application please.

Competition Number:  22-0010LTC-1C

Location: Eastview PS

# of position(s): 1.0

Competition Number:  22-0010LTC-2C

Location: Bowmore PS

# of position(s): 0.5

Send Applications to:  Elise.Twyford@tdsb.on.ca

Applications should be submitted, quoting the job posting competition number, to be received no later than 12:00 Noon, June 27, 2022.

We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities.  Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process. 

Applications will not be acknowledged in writing.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.