Support Assistant - Elizabeth Mackenzie Elementary School

Job Summary

Location: Tłı̨chǫ Region
Department: Tłı̨chǫ CSA - Education
Job ID: 20419
Wage: $33.20 - $39.65
Employment Type: Part-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Jun 24, 2021

Limited Competition

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

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

At the discretion of the Vice Principal, the Support Assistant reports to the Vice Principal, Program Support Teacher and/or Classroom Teachers. The position is responsible for assisting with implementing specialized and modified learning and education activities in order to provide a positive learning experience for students with special needs or students who require additional support. The SA is responsible for working with special needs/additional needs students either individually or in small groups to provide academic assistance in mainly core areas such as reading and math. The SA is also responsible for ensuring that special needs/additional needs students are provided with positive learning environments and have an opportunity to learn effective listening and communications skills and good work habits. In particular, the SA is responsible for assisting with implementation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) so that students are provided with a learning environment that promotes a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence.

Providing these services in an adequate manner will have a direct impact on special needs/additional needs students and their families. It will increase the chances of having these students remain in the education system and gaining the skills required to be successful in life. It will also have a direct impact on the ability of the Classroom Teacher to maintain order in the classroom as many children with special needs may become frustrated and demonstrate inappropriate or disruptive behaviors in the classroom without special or additional assistance. Providing these services will also have a direct impact on other students within the classroom who may not otherwise receive the required level of attention from the Classroom Teacher.

Typically, the qualifications required for the position would be attained by the completion of Grade 12 combined with related training in working with special needs students and experience in an educational environment.

The incumbent must have or be prepared to obtain First Aide and CPR Certification. An ability to speak the local Aboriginal language and knowledge of sign language is considered a strong asset for this position. 

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 the 2021-2022 school year

Part-time position

This Job opening is for a Part-time position (32.5 hours of work per week or 87% FTE)

Affirmative Action

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

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 # 20419

Closing Date: June 17, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $33.20 per hour to $39.65 per hour (approximately $64,740 - $77,318.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,517.