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Student Support Assistant
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 Principal, and as a member of the Student Support Team, the Student Support Assistant assists in program adaptations or accommodations as panned with the teacher. Specific duties are assigned by the Principal in consultation with the designated Student Support Teach to assist the student(s) in accessing educational programs in classrooms, the school, and the school community. The Student Support Assistant will work with an individual student or small group in an inclusive manner fostering the greatest degree of independence possible.
Under the direction of the classroom teacher and/or the Student Support Teacher, the Student Support Assistant assists the designated student(s) to ensure the highest possible degree of inclusion within the educational and social programs of the school, and impacts current and future independence of students.
The Student Support Assistant must have good communication and interpersonal skills, basic computer literacy and/or willingness to acquire computer skills, good written and oral skills in Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun, English and/or French may be required in assisting designated students.
The Student Support Assistant should have a completion of Adult Basic Education equivalent to Grade 12; 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; Competencies in oral and written Inuinnaqtun and English, as required by the position and community; Willingness to acquire First Aid; and Non-violent Crisis Intervention certificates.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.
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.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to staff future vacancies in various communities.