Yukon Government - Department of Education - Human Resources
Whitehorse, YT
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French Immersion PHE (.60) and FI Grade 2 (.20)

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Job status
Temporaire ou occasionnel
June 27 2021
Starting date
August 19 2021

French Immersion Physical and Health Education (.60)  and French Immersion Grade 2 (.20) – Temporary .80 FTE for the 21/22 school year

Selkirk Elementary School is a dual track English/French elementary school with a student population of approximately 340. Key to Selkirk Elementary School’s philosophy is the incorporation of social emotional learning, developmentally responsive practice, and balanced literacy and numeracy programming. The ideal candidate will possess values, knowledge and skills necessary to co-create a strong, relevant and culturally inclusive French Immersion teaching and learning classroom; a learning community where each student is supported to reach their full potential.          

Job Description

Qualifications and requirements


Please clearly demonstrate on your cover letter and resume, how you meet the following qualifications and experience:

 ·         Bachelor of Education or equivalent with specialization in elementary and/or middle school education and a specialization in physical and health education;

·         Recent teaching experience and/or pre-service practicum teaching experience in an elementary and/or middle school, French Immersion Physical and Health Education;

·         Recent experience implementing differentiated instruction in daily practice;

·         Recent experience with land/place-based education and/or inquiry based;

·         Experience integrating outdoor education activities into the curriculum;

·         Experience with restorative behavioral practices and self-regulation strategies in adapting curriculum to meet a range of learning abilities and styles including students with physical disabilities;

·         Experience accommodating and implementing Student Support Plans, Individual Education Plans, and Behavioural Support Plans within the Physical and Health Education program;

·         Fluent in both French and English. 


 ·         Knowledge and sensitivity to the culture and aspirations of Yukon First Nations people of the Yukon, and a culturally diverse population;

·         Ability to integrate Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being throughout teaching and learning;

·         A philosophy of inclusive education and developmentally responsive approach to students;

·         Excellent classroom management, planning and organizational skills;

·         Knowledge and understanding of current evaluation and assessment practices;

·         A philosophy of inclusive education and developmentally responsive approach to students;

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills working with students, parents, administration, other staff members and consultants;

·         Ability to assume a leadership role in promotion of lifelong fitness, healthy lifestyles, and the joy of participating in individual and team sports;

·         Willingness and ability to support school goals and initiatives and to contribute to the total school program; and

·         Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training is an asset.


 ·         Current First Aid certification with CPR;

·         Completed certification of “Respect in Sport for Coaches and Activity Leaders” would be an asset; and

·         NCCP Level 1 Certification would be an asset;


 ·         French proficiency level: C1 desired;

·         Clearly outline in both your cover letter and resume how your specific qualifications and experience align with the stated criteria;

·         If you are interested in the teaching position, please specify clearly that you are fluent with oral and written language in both official Languages of Canada. French Language Proficiency will be tested as part of the assessment process;

·         As English is the administrative language in the Government of Yukon, your cover letter and resume will be submitted in English;

·         To be a Teacher in Yukon, you must hold a Teacher Certification in another Canadian province/territory first; 

·         Successful applicants will be required to undergo a security/vulnerable sector check; and 

·         Relocation may be available.

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