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 in Iqaluit only.
As a member of the Student Support Team, the Student Support Assistant (SSA) assists in program adaptations or accommodations 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 SSA will work with an individual student or small groups in an inclusive manner fostering the greatest degree of independence possible.
Key responsibilities for this position include: Assisting with student’s transportation, personal care and movement; providing interpretive help as required; assists with planning and organizing; assisting in facilitating a communication link between the classroom, family, community and students. The SSA must be patient, caring and supportive and be able to work as a member of a team. Overall, the SSA contributes to a positive and effective learning environment for the students and the school.
The successful candidate should have completed a Grade 10 education and have at least one year experience working with children/youth. In addition, you must be fluent in English and Inuktitut.
Training in First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification would be considered and asset.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.