Program Support Teacher

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Closing date: May 4, 2017

Location: Fort Simpson

Department: Deh Cho DEC

Job Code: 14266

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

About the Job

Job Information

Dehcho Divisional Education Council invites applications for the 2017-2018 school year from certified teachers who are dedicated to teaching and have experience and/or interest in the cultural, linguistic and traditional heritage of the Dene.

Thomas Simpson Secondary is a grade 7 through 12 school.  The 120 students are predominantly Dene and Métis. School programs support the language and cultural heritage of the students in an inclusive environment that respects the diverse styles and needs of all learners.

The Program Support Teacher is a team leader who provides the central in-school support for teachers with respect to programming for all students under the guidelines of Inclusive Schooling. The professional educator should have a repertoire of instructional, assessment, and behavioural techniques to assist teachers in meeting the diverse needs of all students. S/He should be prepared to facilitate staff training, staff and parent meetings and to co-teach in various classroom settings. Some travel for training may be involved.


  • Must hold, or be eligible for a N.W.T Professional Teaching Certificate;
  • Must have five years demonstrated successful teaching experience at the grade 7 to 12 level;
  • Must be willing to work with teachers in a co-teaching capacity;
  • Must have education, training and/or experience in the area of inclusion, assessment and support, literacy and numeracy, differentiated instruction, self-regulation, flexible instructional strategies, and experience with co-teaching;
  • Must have understanding of the inclusionary policies in the NWT;
  • Should have direct experience with NWT/Alberta curricula;
  • Should have direct experience with the development of Student Support Plans and Individual Education Plans;
  • Should have training and experience in a cross-cultural, classroom situation;
  • Should demonstrate ability to plan and provide programs and supports that reflect inclusion in multi-level classrooms;
  • Should demonstrate the ability to lead training workshops for staff;
  • Should promote the involvement of parents in a positive and supportive manner and;
  • Training in the administration of formal academic assessment tools would be an asset.

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Salary Information

Salary is pro-rated dependent on verified education and experience (ranging from $63,332 - $126,897 per annum) plus an annual pro-rated Northern Allowance based on the NWTTA Collective Agreement and an Administrative Bonus.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Priority for Northwest Territories Teachers' Association positions shall be granted as follows:

  • Priority 1: Teachers on approved leave;
  • Priority 2: Teachers who have received official lay-off notice;
  • Priority 3: Indigenous Aboriginal Persons;
  • Priority 4: Indigenous Non-Aboriginal or Resident Disabled Person;
  • Priority 5: Indeterminate Teachers eligible for Transfer or Promotion and not included in Priorities 3 & 4;
  • Priority 6: Term teachers not included in Priorities 3 & 4;
  • Priority 7: NWT Resident Teachers not employed by the GNWT or included in Priorities 3 & 4;
  • Priority 8: Teachers who are not residents of the NWT and who are not included in Priorities.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14266      

Closing Date: MAY 04, 2017- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Submit application information to:

John Forbes, Acting Principal

Thomas Simpson Secondary

PO Box 252

Fort Simpson, NT

X0E 0N0


Phone: 867-695-3320

Fax: 867-695-3330