Relief support assistant

Government of the Northwest Territories’ Sahtu District Education Council department based in Colville Lake, NT is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Relief support assistant. Government of the Northwest Territories’ Sahtu District Education Council department is dedicated to delivering quality education in the Sahtu region. It provide accessible and culturally relevant learning opportunities from preschool to secondary education. It ensure educational excellence tailored to community needs, fostering lifelong learning in the Sahtu District. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Government of the Northwest Territories
Department: Sahtu District Education Council
Position: Relief support assistant
No of Vacancies: 3
Salary: $34.20 – $40.85 hourly
Employment Type: Part Time/Regular
Location: Colville Lake, NT, Canada
Job ID: 25078


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have completion of High School
Experience: Candidates should have considerable experience in the relevant field

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should be able to work in the classroom or in other areas of the school

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should possess knowledge relating to child development, disabilities, and other challenges faced by students, as well as the effects of living with a disability or challenge
  • The candidates demonstrate knowledge of formal and informal learning strategies and inclusive schooling philosophies
  • The candidates should have the ability to provide instruction in core academic subjects (reading, writing, mathematics) to students in a wide range of grade levels
  • The candidates should be able to read and comprehend appropriate materials, including reading and mathematics textbooks, and have a basic understanding of teaching, instruction, and classroom management techniques
  • The candidates should be capable of acquiring knowledge of the goals, objectives, and operations of the school and DEA (Department of Education and Arts), as well as the local people and culture
  • The candidates should demonstrate interpersonal, verbal, written and listening communication skills
  • The candidates should have the ability to acquire knowledge relating to community resources and services
  • The candidates should have planning and organization, as well as time management skills
  • The candidates should possess the ability to read and understand instructions, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), meeting minutes and communications
  • The candidates should have a Secondary School diploma and related experience in an educational environment


  • The candidates should be able to assist with implementing specialized and modified learning and education activities to provide a positive learning experience for students with diverse
  • The candidates should be able to work with designated students either individually or in small groups to provide academic assistance
  • The candidates should be able to understand that support services provided will have a direct impact on students and their families, increasing the likelihood of students remaining in the education system and gaining the skills required for success in life
  • The candidates should be able to understand that support services will have a direct impact on students within the classroom by ensuring they receive the required level of attention from the Classroom Teacher or another adult in the room


  • The candidates will get Health, Dental, Emotional Wellbeing, Pension and an annual Northern Allowances

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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