This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Fort Smith, NT.
The Support Assistant (SA) is responsible for assisting with instruction and providing support and encouragement to students diagnosed with special needs and/or who require additional attention in order to ensure all students have the opportunity for a successful and meaningful learning experience. The SA operates under the Education Act and the policies and procedures established by the district, region and school.
At the discretion of the Principal, the Support Assistant reports to the Principal, Program Support Teacher and/or Classroom Teachers. He/she 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 and assisting with implementation of Student Support Plans so that students are provided with a learning environment that promotes a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence.
The incumbent must have the ability to provide instruction in core academic subjects (reading, writing, mathematics) to special needs/additional needs students in a wide range of grade levels. He/she must have knowledge of the goals and objectives of inclusive schooling. The incumbent requires a basic understanding of teaching, instruction and classroom management techniques. An ability to speak the local Aboriginal language and knowledge of sign language is considered a strong asset for this position.
The incumbent would normally acquire the required knowledge and skills through completion of Grade 12 combined with related training in working with special needs students and experience in an educational environment.
Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
FORT SMITH, NT X0E 0P0