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Teacher - Elizabeth Mackenzie Elementary School (2021-2022 school year)

Job Summary

Location: Tłı̨chǫ Region
Department: Tłı̨chǫ CSA - Education
Job ID: 20210
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Tlicho Community Services Agency is a unique organization responsible for the delivery of education, health and social services within the Tlicho region. The Tlicho Community Services Agency's vision 'Strong Like Two People' is a metaphor for the desire by community leadership to build an organization, and create programs and services that recognize the strength and importance of two cultures.

Job Information

The Tlicho Community Services Agency is looking for a positive and committed educators capable and willing to lead the implementation of four key priorities/initiatives in the Tlicho schools and classrooms: student achievement (literacy and math); health, wellness & student support; culture-based education; and the development of critical thinkers.

The purpose of this position is to create an engaged student centered classroom where students learn and thrive. Classroom teachers, under the direction of their principal, are expected to bring forward the Indigenous perspectives of their communities in all their teachings, using the appropriate curricula and direction from the region.

Requirements for the position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education;
  • Eligibility for NWT Teacher Certification (all candidates will be required to hold a NWT teaching license);
  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check (submitted at time of job offer);
  • Preferred 1-3 years teaching experience in Grades K to 6;
  • New to the North training (all candidates will be required to compete the N2N program as a condition of hire); and
  • Experience in Northern Indigenous Communities is preferred, but not a requirement.

Tlicho Community Services Agency – Elementary Teaching Position

  • Teacher positions are available at Elizabeth Mackenzie Elementary School. Teaching assignment to be determined by the principal, but is likely to include generalist multi or split grade classes.
  • Looking to fill classroom assignments at the primary level (Kindergarden to Grade 2) as well as at the intermediate level (grade 6).
  • In all positions the successful candidate will be required to adhere to the Education Act, NWT curriculum, and all relevant territorial Directives including Inclusive Schooling, Student Assessment Evaluation and Reporting, policies including the Indigenous Language and Education Policy, along with regional policies and frameworks.
  • The appropriate candidate will be prepared to actively promote self-regulation, culture-based education, and an inquiry-based learning model in the classroom.
  • All classrooms are inclusive and comprise of students who span varying ability levels so ideal applicants will be experienced in offering individualized student support plans and differentiated instructional strategies accordingly, particularly in differentiating for reading levels.
  • The TCSA has a high focus on literacy that aligns directly to the regional strategic plan in education, so the successful applicant must be prepared to include literacy strategies in their instruction across all subject areas.
  • The most appropriate candidate will be an exemplary educator with cross-cultural experience and a strong commitment to community, students and a cross-cultural team environment.
  • Flexibility, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and a willingness to improve through coaching are required.
  • Preference will be given to proficient educators with demonstrated initiative, planning, organization, communication, writing, and high interpersonal skills. They will be known for a very high standard of professionalism and will be a strong team player committed to working well with and earning the respect of their colleagues and supervisors.
  • The TCSA embraces a philosophy of continuing professional learning and growth specifically tied to high levels of student learning. Active and positive leadership of Professional Learning Communities are a required approach to ongoing professional growth, instructional practices, assessment, and reporting in our region. TCSA schools use the PLC model to drive continuous improvement through collective capacity to use student achievement data to drive instructional and administrative decision making.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing, implementing, and assessing the delivery of education with a primary focus on literacy, numeracy, Inclusive Schooling, and Tlicho Language and Culture.
  • Participating in School Based Support Teams,
  • Participating in Culture Based Programing including on the land camps and activities;
  • Leading the development and implementation of Student Support Plan and Individual Educational Programs;
  • Developing lesson plans aligned with regional common long range plans that are responsive to student needs;
  • Participating actively in school teams that promote safety, Language and Culture, supporting student engagement and inclusion, and working collaborative with other service providers;
  • Maintaining strong communication with families to promote a positive school – community relationship;
  • Completing administrative responsibilities typical of teachers (eg: report cards, attendance, class profiles, cumulative files, portfolios, etc);
  • Supporting the development of self-regulating behaviours in students through a trauma informed practice; and
  • Implementing the regional literacy and numeracy framework within all grades and subject areas.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Tlicho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 419
Tel (867) 392-3053
Fax (867) 392-6861

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

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a Term teacher position for the 2021-2022 school year.

Affirmative Action

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

Priority for Northwest Territories Teachers' Association positions shall be granted as follows:

  • Priority 1: Teachers who have received official lay-off notice;
  • Priority 2: Indigenous Aboriginal Persons;
  • Priority 3: Indigenous Non-Aboriginal or Resident Disabled Person;
  • Priority 4: Indeterminate Teachers eligible for Transfer or Promotion and not included in Priorities 2 & 3;
  • Priority 5: Term teachers not included in Priorities 2 & 3;
  • Priority 6: NWT Resident Teachers not employed by the GNWT or included in Priorities 2 & 3;
  • Priority 7: Teachers who are not residents of the NWT and who are not included in Priorities.

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.

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20210

Closing Date: Open till filled.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from approximately $82,185 - $132,684 , plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,423.