Special Needs Assistant (Two Positions)

Job Summary

Location: Fort Liard
Department: Dehcho District Education Council
Job ID: 17707
Salary: $63,161 - $75,426
Employment Type: Part-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Nov 22, 2019

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Fort Liard.

Department Information

Dehcho Divisional Education Council

Job Information

Incumbent is required to work, under the direction of a Principal, with students who may have a variety of physical, social and emotional challenges within the regular classroom.

The Special Needs Assistant assists the Principal in meeting the educational goals and objectives of Special Needs students and other to ensure that the students reach their full classroom potential by: carrying out general classroom duties to facilitate the principal working with individual students, reinforcing classroom instruction with individual and/or small group.  Demonstrating and modeling a caring attitude within the classroom that fosters positive self-images and preparing materials to facilitate the delivery of the special programs within the classroom.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities are typically obtained by, Completion of Grade 12.  Demonstrated ability to work with children with identified special needs.  Local languages may be a requirement dependent upon the students who have identified special needs.  In specific cases, the ability to use sign language (Basic/Advanced) and/or braille maybe required.  Must be able to read instructions, IEP’s (individual education plans), minutes to meeting and education directives. Write and maintain accurate student records.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Dehcho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
9602-100 Street
Box 240
Ph. (867) 695-7233
Fax (867) 695-3254
E-mail:  jobsdehcho@gov.nt.ca

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a Term to August 2020.

Part-time position

This Job opening is for a Part-time position 30 hours of work per week.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $32.39 per hour to $38.68 per hour (approximately $50,528. - $60,340.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $10,284.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 17701        

Closing Date: NOVEMBER 22 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time