We Are Hiring!

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society is looking to fill two part-time positions (see below for job descriptions):

  • Children’s Literacy Facilitator
  • Coyote Café After School Literacy Teacher

Both positions require a Bachelor of Education and access to transportation. Please send a resume and cover letter outlining the position you are applying for with at least three references by January 9, 2015 to:

Jennifer Findlay admin@shuswapliteracy.ca


One to One
A One to One volunteer helps a student with her reading

Starts January 19, 2015

$25 per hour, 10 hours per week

Duties and responsibilities

  • Recruit, place, and help LOC train One to One volunteers
  • Gather and send volunteer contact info to Communications Director to maintain records
  • Support volunteer school coordinators in all participating schools
  • Visit each school at least once per school year
  • Create and distribute a newsletter to school coordinators and volunteers with tutoring tips once per session
  • Attend tutor meetings as required
  • Collect program data from schools monthly
  • Coordinate the “Pawsitive Reading” between St. John’s Ambulance and the School District
  • Coordinate and deliver the Save/Share/Spend Financial Literacy Program in all
    interested grade 3 classrooms in the district
  • Purchase books and learning resources for Children’s Literacy programs as required
  • Other children’s literacy program duties as required
  • Communicate regularly with the LOC and Communications Director

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Education is a necessity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong problem solving and leadership skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Access to vehicle


The South Broadview Coyote Cafe group at the Salmon Arm Arts Centre
The South Broadview Coyote Cafe group at the Salmon Arm Arts Centre

starts February 10, 2015

$25 per hour, 5 hours per week

Duties and responsibilities

  • Prepare and implement effective and motivational literacy program in accordance with the Coyote Café/Club framework
  • Instruct, supervise, and facilitate student learning
  • Develop learning goals for individual students and groups
  • Develop a supportive learning environment for students
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the Coyote Café/Club team
  • Attend monthly PLC meetings with Coyote Café/Club team
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Experience teaching early literacy
  • Excellent classroom management experience and skills
  • Knowledge of current literacy instructional practices including the Daily 5, CAFÉ
    strategies, and Catching Readers Before They Fall
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment with the Coyote Café/Club team
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Understanding of differentiated instruction and proven ability to work with vulnerable students
  • Satisfactory criminal record screening
  • Provision of own transportation