Student Support Teacher (SST) Teacher

School District #20
Posted 17 days ago
$58,579 to $108,088 annually
Part Time,

Job Description

Competition # – 24-T-44
Twin Rivers Elementary School
0.8 FTE Student Support Teacher (SST) Teacher
Temporary: September 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

School/Location – Twin Rivers Elementary School
Employment Start Date – September 01, 2024
End Date – 2025/06/30
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter


  • BC Certification
  • Bachelor of Education with a focus on Special Education or equivalent training that includes coursework in the following areas:
    • students with diverse abilities and disabilities, including students with ASD
    • assessment/testing theory and practice
    • strategies for adapting and modifying curriculum to meet the diverse needs of students
  • Previous teaching experience in Special Education at the elementary level
  • Previous successful experience teaching at the elementary level is preferred
  • Expertise in a wide range of teaching and behavioural management strategies including skill development in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication and social skills
  • Knowledge of methods for evaluating and selecting instructional materials suitable for students with a variety of diverse needs
  • Working knowledge of behaviour support planning and implementing safety plans
  • Ability to collaborate with classroom teachers to help facilitate intervention programs; strong understanding of various intervention programs and strategies
  • Ability to set up and facilitate meetings, with school staff, itinerants, and outside agencies
  • Knowledge and understanding of child and youth mental health issues
  • Ability to carry out a variety of assessments, including classroom observation, curriculum-based assessment and diagnostic teaching methods, administration and interpretation of norm-referenced assessment instruments to Level B
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate an IEP in consultation with classroom teacher(s), parents, students, staff and district and community resource personnel
  • Formal training and experience administering Woodcock Johnson IV Achievement Test battery
  • Working knowledge of computer-based learning software (i.e. Read and Write, EquatIO, G Suite, Moodle, Microsoft Office apps, Microsoft Sharepoint etc.)
  • Working knowledge of assistive software (i.e. Boardmaker, SETBC, ARC BC, Lessonpix, iPage apps etc.)
  • Working knowledge and ability to facilitate the use of the school’s Sensory Lab.
  • Direct, supervise and support the work of Educational Assistants/Child Care Workers
  • An understanding of inclusion and how to support the school community towards this belief set/value
  • Ability to support, model, co-teach and collaborate around best practice to support an inclusive classroom
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and classroom management skills

For further information, please contact Wendy Cutler, Principal, at 250-365-8465 ext. 650.

The annual salary for this position ranges from $58,579 to $108,088, with placement on the range based on length of service and qualifications in accordance with the collective agreement.

Applications should be sent to Mrs. Marcy VanKoughnett, Assistant Superintendent – Human Resources, School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) by 12:00 (Noon), August 23, 2024.

Please note we only accept online applications. Please apply online through

Applicants agree to confidential reference checks, including all previous employers.

We appreciate your interest but regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

cc:, KCTU, Schools

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