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Teacher Postings for 2017/18 are now active click here  

Questions regarding application submission call 250-498-3481 ext 115

Questions regarding the posting contact information for the principal is listed on the posting

Support Staff Postings

School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) invites applications for the below postings. See tab at the left of this page for internal application guidelines and Click here for the Support Staff Application_Form. These postings are open to all interested applicants.

This regular (on-going) position is 16 hours per week (4 days/week) and starts as soon as possible. Hourly pay is $22.43. Click here for Aboriginal Ed Support Worker Job Description. Include in your application package proof of grade 12 graduation. (NOTE: The Okanagan Similkameen School District received approval on April 1, 2011 from the BC Human Rights Tribunal to hire only candidates of Aboriginal ancestry for Aboriginal education support worker positions.)

CUSTODIAN (Southern Okanagan Secondary School)
This temporary, 40 hours per week (night shift) position starts as soon as possible to June 29, 2018 and hourly pay is $20.50. Applications will be accepted until October 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm. Click here for Custodian Job Description

PAINTER (District)
This temporary, 40 hours per week position starts as soon as possible to return of incumbent (not to exceed June 29, 2018) and pays $29.99 per hour. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Click here for Painter Job Description

See tabs to the left of this page for more information including application guidelines and job descriptions.

Internal postings are for applicants with SD53 seniority. See tabs at the left of this page for internal application guidelines.

1). School Secretary ( 14 hours per week (includes night shift) - regular. Commencing as soon as possible. Closing date is September 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m  Posting No. C52-2017/18 and job description here.

Working in School District No. 53

Our District

Mission: “Provide all learners with relevant experiences that lead to responsible citizenship and lifelong learning.”

Vision: “Be an innovative learning community with strong relationships, partnerships and commitments.”

Our Communities

Our area consists of culturally diverse rural communities in the Similkameen Valley (Keremeos, Hedley, Cawston and Ollala), south Okanagan Valley (Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Osoyoos) and surrounding areas. Our local economy is based on fruit and ground crop farming, ranching, forestry, wineries and vineyards, light manufacturing and tourism.

Residents experience a small town environment, picturesque rural communities, moderate winters, and hot/sunny summers. Our landscape and climate enhance opportunities for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, water and snow sports, golfing, biking, hunting and fishing.

The area boasts an active arts community, recreation centres, and plenty of local participation.

We offer the best of two worlds: quiet community living in close proximity to urban centres.

Specialty Programs

In addition to conventional school programs our district also provide K-12 distributed and adult education at, hockey academy at Osoyoos Elementary and Secondary schools, and golf academy at Osoyoos Secondary School.

Our district and Aboriginal communities work together to support students. Our 2016-2021 Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement, signed by our district and Okanagan Similkameen Aboriginal partners, can be found on our website at


There is a strong community spirit, both within and outside our schools. As a small district, each employee’s contribution to the learning community is significant.

Experience a lifestyle with an abundance of natural beauty and recreational opportunities - come to the Okanagan Similkameen and see where your career takes
Education Assistant Certificate or equivalent:
The district accepts a certificates from a number of education institutions and also accepts post-secondary education identified as equivalent. On-line education assistant certificates accepted are Northern Lights College, College of the Rockies, and Grant MacEwan College. Also accepted is first year university with a focus on behaviour (eg. sociology, psychology, human behaviour). If you are currently in a part-time program and your education plan allows you to work while you complete the qualifications, you welcome to apply as your application may be considered. Include in your application package your plan for completion including college or university name and courses completed to date (transcript) and expected completion date.

To discuss education requirements, the application process and options for work in our district, you are welcome to contact Susan Trower, Manager of Human Resources (email: or telephone 250-498-3481 ext 102).

 Last Modified: 25 September,2017
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