Special Needs Assistant

Job Summary

Location: Fort Simpson
Department: Dehcho District Education Council
Job ID: 21071
Salary: $51,792 - $61,854
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 27, 2021

Limited Competition

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

Department Information

Dehcho Divisional Education Council

Job Information

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

Grade 12. Demonstrated ability to work 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 may be required. Must be able to read instructions, IEP's (individual education plans), minutes of meetings and educational 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
Tel (867) 695-7233
Fax (867) 695-3254

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

More Information

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 criminal record check. 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 # 20466        

Closing Date: OCTOBER 27, 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 $12,785.