New job Support Assistant in Northwest Territories

Support Assistant

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $64,000 - $77,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Norman Wells, NT.

Department Information

Sahtu Divisional Education Council.

Job Information

Support services provided will have a direct impact on students and their families. It will increase the likelihood of students remaining in the education system and gaining the skills required to be successful in life. Support services will have a direct impact on students within the classroom by ensuring that students receive the required level of attention from the Classroom Teacher or another adult in the room.

The Classroom Teacher maintains final responsibility for the organization and management of a classroom, the planning of teaching strategies, the direction of learning or reporting experiences of students, including the assessment of individual needs of students, the selection of materials to meet student’s needs, and the evaluation of student progress and/or the discussion of student’s work, behaviors and/or problems with parents.


  • Knowledge relating to child development, disabilities and other challenges faced by students and the effects of living with a disability or challenge.
  • Knowledge of formal and informal learning strategies and inclusive schooling philosophies
  • Ability to provide instruction in core academic subjects (reading, writing, mathematics) to students in a wide range of grade levels.
  • Ability to read and comprehend appropriate materials, including reading and mathematics textbooks at a basic understanding of teaching, instruction and classroom management techniques.
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the goals, objectives and operations of the school and DEA as well as the local people and culture.
  • Ability to apply interpersonal and verbal, written, and listening communication skills.
  • Planning and organization, and time management skills.
  • Ability to read and understand instructions, IEPs, meeting minutes, and communications.

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • High School/Secondary School diploma and related experience in an educational environment. Equivalencies will be considered.
  • An ability to communicate using sign language would be considered an asset for this position.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360
Tel (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

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