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Relief Support Assistant - Fort Good Hope

Job Summary

Location: Fort Good Hope
Department: Sahtu District Education Council
Job ID: 17939
Salary: $63,161 - $75,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometers of Fort Good Hope, NT.

Job Information

At the discretion of the Principal, the Support Assistant reports to the Principal, Program Support Teacher and/or Classroom Teachers. The Support Assistant is responsible for assisting with implementing specialized and modified learning and education activities in order to provide a positive learning experience for students with diverse needs. The position is responsible for working with designated students either individually or in small groups to provide academic assistance.  The SA may work in the classroom or in other areas of the school.

The SA should have fundamental knowledge of:
•child development, disabilities and other challenges faced by students
•the effects of living with a disability or challenge
•formal and informal learning strategies
•inclusive schooling philosophies
•community resources and services

The SA must demonstrate the following skills:
•excellent interpersonal skills, planning and organization, and time management skills
•ability to read and understand instructions, IEPs, meeting minutes, and communications
•ability to write and maintain accurate student records
•effective verbal, written, and listening communication skills
•ability to work independently
•analytical, decision making,and problem-solving skills
•conflict management, resolution skills and stress management skills
•computer skills including the ability to operation word-processing, email and internet applications

The SA must demonstrate the follow abilities
•ability to work in a multi-cultural setting with young people, staff and parents
•ability to work with students with exceptional needs
•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. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The incumbent would normally acquire the requisite knowledge and skills through completion of Grade 12 and related experience in an educational environment.
Equivalencies will be considered.
An ability to communicate using sign language would be considered an assetfor this position.

Department Information

Sahtu Divisional Education Council
Chief T'Seleyhe School
Fort Good Hope, NT

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
#2 McKenzie Drive
Box 360 
Ph. (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

More Information


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $32.39 per hour plus an annual Northern Allowance


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #17939  Closing Date: Open till filled

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.

Affirmative Action

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