Working within Lalme’ Iwesawtexw (Seabird Island Community School) for the 2023-2024 school year, you will provide safe transport services to the students who attend our school on an assigned route. You will be a member of an interdisciplinary, collaborative team, liaising with other professionals, students, family members, and community to provide students with a safe and reliable transport to complete their education. Be part of a team where you can positively influence a student’s educational journey and see the difference you can make in a community Lalme’ Iwesawtexw.
What does it take to be successful working in Lalme’ Iwesawtexw at Seabird Island? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.
- Organized: Excellent time management, behavioural management and organizational skills.
- Leader: Demonstrated ability to lead teamwork and create a positive environment for students. Developing relationships with students, parents, families and community professionals.
- Passionate: A passion for safety that you’ll share with future generations.
- Innovative: A collaborative attitude, participating in planning, developing, extending services and promoting effective strategies to encourage a positive student culture.
- Inclusive: Forward thinking, inclusively minded approach to create support students with special needs.
- Role Model: High professional and ethical standards.
- Communicator: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
As part of our commitment to finding the best candidates, we utilize online assessments to gain insights into your aptitude, motivations, interests, and personality to assess your compatibility with our team. These assessments consist of short online exercises tailored to evaluate how your traits align with the job you are applying for.
To apply for this job, please follow the instructions below:
- Submit your resume and complete our Prevue Assessment simultaneously. The assessment is an integral part of our evaluation process.
- Allow yourself a minimum of 35-40 minutes to complete the assessment.
- Should you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please reach out to our Recruiting team at [email protected] or call 604-796-2177 for assistance.
Follow this link to complete the assessment: https://seabirdisland.prevuehub.com/selfregistration?url=n5%7Cj9
Once you have completed the assessment, we will carefully review your application and results. Qualified candidates will be contacted for further steps in the hiring process. Please be assured that all assessment results will be treated confidentially and used solely for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy.
Please note that failure to complete the assessment may result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
WORK THAT MATTERS
Lalme’ Iwesawtexw is a place to learn many skills. We are many nations, but we proclaim one goal to strengthen our pride, our language, our culture and our freedom. Our school’s mission is to provide a supportive and culturally relevant learning environment which places a high value on life-long learning, respect for self and others, honesty, integrity, generosity and hard work.
We are a Group One K-12 Independent school located 1 kilometre from Agassiz, BC on the beautiful Fraser River, 120 km east of Vancouver. We have an expected student enrollment of 200+ students housed in the main school (K-8) and in the adjacent high school.
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Benefits and perks
Benefits vary by job type, apply after a successful probationary period and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.
- Extended health and dental benefits,
- Accrued vacation and sick time,
- Pension plan with matching employer contributions,
- Access to internal training programs, professional development and skill enhancement,
- Collaboration with an interdisciplinary team,
- Equitable hourly rates in accordance with collective agreements, and
- Casual dress code
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Provide safe and courteous bus transportation for the students who attend the Seabird Island School. Ensuring that weather and driving conditions are taken into consideration each day.
- Comply with all traffic and safety regulations required. This includes maintaining up-to-date knowledge of first aid procedures.
- Perform daily inspection of bus and report malfunctions and maintenance requirements in an efficient timeframe. This includes checking the condition of the tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water and other safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order prior to operating the bus.
- Communicate with parents as needed in a courteous fashion.
- Responsible for maintaining safety standards on the bus. This includes: boarding and exiting procedures.
- Responsible for following the established route schedules.
- Responsible for ensuring that the bus rules are followed and that student infractions are reported to the Principal/Vice Principal in an efficient timeframe.
- Responsible for regulating heating, lighting and ventilation systems for the comfort of the passengers.
- To file with Seabird Island Community School, a copy of your current and valid Class 2 or better drivers’ license and a drivers abstract on an annual basis.
- Carry a communication device on the bus and use it as per protocols when needed.
- Respect and abide by the line of authority as established by the Employer and communicated to the driver.
- Communicate from a bias-free perspective.
- Conduct his/herself in such a manner as not to bring discredit or disrespect upon the Employer or the Seabird Island Community.
- Abide by the policies set out in the School and Band policy manuals.
- Ensure daily and weekly cleaning procedures are met.
- Weekly: outside power wash, floor mopped, and inside windows.
- Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Vice Principal, Principal, Director or the Executive Director.
WHAT YOU BRING
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Must hold a valid Class 2 BC Driver’s License.
- Must hold a safe driving record for the last 5 years. (Driver’s abstract to be submitted and no more than 6 demerit points issued in the last 5 year period.)
- Possesses a Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate (Child Component).
- Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedure.
- Knowledge and respect of Stó:lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.
- Experience working with First Nations children and the community is considered an asset.
- Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5.
REPORTS TO: Fleet Coordinator
- Employment is conditional upon completing pre-employment screening to ensure a safe and secure work environment in which students, staff, members, families, community, as well as resources, and assets are protected. All background checks, reference checks and criminal record checks are performed in accordance with SIB HR Policy, protecting the integrity and confidentiality of information gathered during the evaluation.
Seabird Island is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Applicants of Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit heritage. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in Canada; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.