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Elementary Teacher – Indigenous School

Position Description

Central Québec School Board

* Please note that JSMS is hosting a preliminary interview day on April 25. To learn more about the event and to book a 20-minute time slot, please click here

Elementary Teacher

Are you looking for a unique and enriching teaching experience? Do you have the willingness to teach, but also to learn? Do you have the desire to immerse yourself in an Indigenous community and to celebrate cultural differences? The Central Québec School Board (CQSB) may have what you are looking for! With close to 300 students, Jimmy Sandy Memorial School (JSMS) is currently seeking teachers who are interested in sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for learning with the Naskapis of Kawawachikamach.

Kawawa, as it is locally called, is a dynamic community of approximately 1,000 people. There is a grocery store, municipal pool, fitness center, a cultural centre, a greenhouse, a local radio station, a health care clinic to name a few. Depending on the season, outdoor activities in particular are always popular with JSMS staff. The options are limitless, from snowshoeing, hiking, fishing, berry picking, snowmobiling and so much more.

JSMS Benefits

?? Full-time teaching contract

?? Unique and rewarding teaching experience

?? Smaller classroom sizes

?? Wide range of outdoor activities

?? Teacher Induction Program

?? 20 PD days

?? Salary* – $46,527 to $92,027

?? Subsidized fully furnished-heated housing* – $7,600 taxable benefit

?? Nordic allowance* -$10,627 (no dependent) – $18,872 (with dependent)

?? Paid outings during the school year* – 3 installments of $3,795

?? All relocation expenses could be provided by the CQSB*

?? Possibilities to request a transfer to another school further in your career

?? Tax deductions

* Certain conditions may apply and are subject to change

If you require additional information about a position at JSMS, please feel free to contact Steven McCoubrey at, or at 581 989-5054.

A unique opportunity to learn, grow and give back to an Indigenous community!

All interested candidates are asked to forward their application by May 6, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.


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We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. All applications are treated in a confidential manner. We apply equal access to employment and we encourage women, visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities to apply. People with disabilities who wish, may be assisted in the preselection and selection process.

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