Student Support Assistant

Nunavut Government - Baker Lake, NU (30+ days ago)

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Baker Lake

Reference number:

Type of employment:
Restricted to Nunavut Inuit

Type of Employment 2:

Union Status:
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union


Northern Allowance:
No staff housing available

Closing Date:
Friday, July 24, 2020

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit Only.

Under the direction of the classroom teacher and in cooperation with the student support teacher, the Student Support Assistant assists in implementing education programs for students in the class as requested and as planned with the teacher. Specific duties are assigned by the principal in consultation with the designated student support teacher to assist the student(s) in accessing educational programs in classrooms, the school, and the school community. The incumbent assists classroom teachers in ensuring successful access to the educational program. This role is essential to the success and independence of students who require small group or individual support to access the educational program.

The Student Support Assistant participates in student support team meetings as required, and provides interpretive help as required in both Inuktitut and English. The Student Support Assistant assists with planning and organization by keeping a written daily record of activities and observations and supporting the classroom teacher in behavior support strategies by following the established routines of the classroom and providing positive emotional support for students.

The Student Support Assistant must have a patient, caring, student-centered attitude, good communication and interpersonal skills, a willingness to receive training in the area of need of the designated student(s) and good written literacy and /or willingness to acquire computer skills. Good written and oral skills in Inuktut and English may be required in assisting designated student(s).

The candidate should have completed the Adult Basic Education equivalent to Grade 12 or higher, attended or completed, or willing to attend and complete, courses or workshops in methods and strategies for students requiring support (Student Support Assistant Certification Program – NTEP), First Aid, Suicide Prevention Training (ASIST) and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or similar training.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Department of Human Resources (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 899
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: 867-645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: 867-645-8097