Teacher Grades 6 to 8 and 2-5

Ojibway Nation of Saugeen - Savant Lake, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Opportunity - Grade 6-8 and grade 2-5 Teaching Positions available. Special Education experience would be an asset.

The Ojibway Nation of Saugeen School is seeking reliable, self-motivated, hardworking individuals to fulfill the need of either a Regular Full Time and/or Term Contract Agreements* for Grade 6-8 and Grade 2-5 Teachers. Successful candidates will work under the supervision of the Principal and will perform teaching duties for a mixed age, low ratio classrooms.

There is also opportunity for teachers with Special Education Teachers to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with this experience. The successful candidate would work with the Grade 6-8 students while also allocating time with special needs students in a supportive learning environment. The school’s student population is approximately 17.

*Applicants who are interested are also encouraged to apply for short term contracts to finish the school year. The school year ends of June 2020. There would be opportunities to renew and negotiate contracts on a full time basis at term end.

Who We Are

The School is located on the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen Community. The Nation operates a self-government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen. The school administers an elementary school for community students and offers a curriculum for students from JK to Grade 8.

Where We Are Located

The Ojibway Nation of Saugeen is an Ojibwa First Nation in the Canadian province of Ontario. The Nation is located in the Thunder Bay District, approximately 20 kilometers northwest of Savant Lake. It is a 1.5 hour drive north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario. The population is approximately 80.

This is a great location for someone who enjoys outdoor experiences and adventures! Candidates with this interest and experience would benefit the school and community when providing land-based activities for the students.

Community Information

Health Care Services are available through Nursing Staff, Community Health Representative, and a visiting Physician. The nearest Hospital is located in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. The Community has a Police Detachment and are currently in the process of constructing a Community Centre. There are no retail or grocery stores located in the community, or cell service. Community members can drive to Sioux Lookout, Ontario for these services.

What You Will Do

The Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing lessons and resources for a grade 6 -8 position with 5 students
  • Tracking and monitoring student success and progress;
  • Grading and writing report cards
  • Using technology as a teaching tool
  • Work with students on modified programming and/or IEPs
  • Experience and expertise in reading and interpreting psycho-educational reports and writing IEPs
  • Experience with diagnostic assessments and remedial programs such as DRA2, WRAT4
  • Knowledge of strategies and tools to individualize learning
  • Experience with smart boards, adaptive technology for Ipad and laptops
  • Liaise with teachers, therapists and outside service, ensuring continuity of support for students
  • Communicate effectively and timely with administrative team, teachers, and parents of students.
  • Maintain records for reporting data on students with special needs
  • Participate in staff meetings, supervisory duties, after school extra-curricular activities and clubs

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education and/or additional qualifications in Special Education
  • An understanding of students with exceptional needs, would be an asset
  • Experience using differentiated instructional strategies, learning strategies and assistive technologies
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated organization and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of the teaching team
  • Ability to work flexibly and to adapt in a constantly changing environment
  • Demonstrated talent for teaching, coaching, mentoring and inspiring students
  • Proven ability to develop smooth, collaborative working relationships with parents and colleagues
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate and membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Knowledge/experience working with First Nations students would be a benefit
  • Knowledge/experience with proposal writing would be an asset

Compensation and Benefits

The successful candidate will be provided with:

  • Band provided, fully furnished housing in move-in ready condition
  • Essential house hold items are provided
  • The monthly rent deduction is $750, which includes heat and hydro

Other employee benefits are as follows:

  • Pension Plan
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Healthcare
  • Vision care
  • Dental care
  • Critical Illness
  • Accidental Death, and Dismemberment

Compensation will be discussed during the interview process.

Interested Candidates are asked to send a resume and a cover letter by Friday, March 6th, 2020. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate must provide a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check. The start date for this position is ASAP. All term contracts end on June 30th, 2020.

If Further Information is Required

If you would like further information provided before submitting your application, you are encouraged to contact Violet Machimity, Band Manager, by calling the Band Office at (807) – 928 – 2824.


  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Dental care
  • Casual dress
  • Vacation & paid time off

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Permanent


  • teaching: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • Savant Lake, ON (Preferred)


  • Ontario Teachers Certificate and Membership (Required)