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Education Support Services Coordinator
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager, Student Support; the Education Support Services Coordinator (Coordinator) is responsible for facilitating the integration of services essential to inclusive education (which is an important aspect of Nunavut’s education program) into all activities of the Department and K-12 education program. The incumbent plays a key role in ensuring that the delivery (i.e., instruction) of Nunavut’s education program and the assessment offered in Nunavut schools are accessible to all students. The work of this position is guided by, and fulfills, the mandate defined through the inclusive education requirements of the Nunavut Education Act. This mandate is to provide high-quality bilingual education to every student (at all grade levels) which meets their individual learning strengths and needs, and is culturally relevant and based on a foundation of Inuit Societal Values and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.
The Coordinator is responsible and accountable for keeping current with the legislation, policies as well as Keeping current with research; educational theory; the activities related to student support implemented in other bicultural, bilingual, and inclusive schooling contexts. The Coordinator will conduct research to identify the extent to which the inclusive education initiative has been adopted across the Nunavut K-12 schooling system. The incumbent will be engaging with the Student Assessment unit, Educator Development, Curriculum Development, Resource Services, Corporate Services, schools, and other stakeholders to understand / identify areas where student supports may be needed. Finally the Coordinator will analyze the effectiveness of existing services and strategies for the purpose of improving models and for program improvement and accreditation.
The ideal candidate has the following knowledge and a sound understanding of Nunavut’s requirements when it comes to home-schooling. Furthermore the incumbent may demonstrate experience developing, modifying, and implementing support programs, individual student support plans, resources, materials, policies, and directive. In addition, the Incumbent has the knowledge of educational theory and recent research around inclusive education, special needs, learning and brain theory, language acquisition and child development. In addition the coordinator will have Knowledge and experience with a wide variety of teaching approaches and methodologies such as differentiation, particularly those appropriate in bilingual contexts.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully fulfil the requirements of this position come from a Bachelor’s degree in Education (a Master’s degree in Education in Inclusive Education, Curriculum, or a related field would be an asset) and a minimum of 3 years of experience working at any level within a school system where the incumbent acquired experience providing / coordinating student support and / or developing/delivering programs to benefit students or improve staff skills and knowledge.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset as well as fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.