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Student Support Assistant -Kimmirut

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$61,776.00 per annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$19,122.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
01 December 2017

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 by community.

As a member of the Student Support Team, the Student Support Assistant (SSA) assists in program adaptations or accommodations as planned with the Student Support Teacher and Classroom Teachers. The SSA will work with designated students to ensure the highest degree of inclusion within the educational and social programs of the school.

Under the direction of the Student Support Teacher and the supervision of the Principal, the SSA will:

Assist with students
Provide interpretive help as required (Inuktitut and English)
Work closely with the Student Support Teacher, other SSAs and Classroom Teachers
Participate in student support team meetings when requested
Discuss students’ progress with teachers
Assist in the transportation, personal care and movement of the designated students
Provide information and participate in consultation in the preparation of the individual student support plans
Keep qualitative and quantitative records of students’ daily work
Help with assistive communication devices when necessary

The successful person in this role will have a patient, caring, student-centered attitude with good communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will be reliable and provide a high quality service to students and the school.

The successful candidate will have completion of Grade 12 or Adult Basic Education equivalent to Grade 12. Good written and oral communication skills in Inuktitut and English are required. The candidate must have basic computer skills or willing to acquire this skill. Prior experience in a school setting is considered an asset. Participation in the courses Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and First Aid are also considered assets. 

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 required.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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