The South Slave Divisional Education Council is seeking a positive, dynamic and experienced educational leader for the following position:
Inclusive Schooling Coordinator
Fort Smith, NT
May 1, 2020
Salary dependent upon qualifications but ranges from $80,000 to $129,000 per year plus a very attractive benefits package including a Consultant's Allowance over $5,000, a Northern Allowance of approx. $6,000 and relocation expenses. For more information, the NWT Teachers Association Collective Agreement is online at:
Interested applicants are required to submit the following documentation:
- cover letter, resume and names of at least 3 references (must include current supervisor),
- statement (1 page max.) outlining your education/program/leadership philosophy
Dorie Hanson, Division Principal
South Slave Divisional Education Council
P.O. Box 510, FORT SMITH, NT, X0E 0P0
This position is a key member of a dedicated educational leadership team responsible for providing support to South Slave schools and local governing bodies. The successful applicant will be responsible to:
coordinating support and training for school level student support staff including program support teachers (PSTs), counselors, and education assistants (special needs and classroom assistants)
coordinating process and providing resources and assistance for the development and implementation of modified and individualized education plans (IEPs & SSPs)
coordinating educational assessments and support services for students identified with more unique needs, in collaboration with school staff, parents and partner agencies
working with school representatives, the other Inclusive Schooling Coordinator and the Assistant Superintendent to determine priorities, and develop and implement plans and programs that meet the diverse educational needs of South Slave students. Current priorities include implementation of the new inclusive schooling directive, student support handbook, and electronic IEP and SSP databases, and may include facilitation of the differentiated instruction, action research, and student assessment, evaluation & reporting initiatives.
A B.Ed. degree, five years teaching experience, and expertise in implementing inclusive schooling for students with special needs are minimum requirements. The successful applicant will be expected to have specialization, training, or experience in: setting up modified and individualized education programs, and training other staff accordingly with intervention strategies; providing teaching demonstrations and coaching; workshop development, delivery, and facilitation, and; school leadership or program review, development and implementation. Specialist designation in educational psychology, reading recovery, speech language pathology, or other student support designations an asset. Preference will also be given to proficient educators with northern experience, excellent initiative, planning, organization, communication, facilitation, writing, and interpersonal skills, and a track record of effective classroom practice. S/he will be known for a high standard of professionalism, an ability to work independently, and will be a strong team player committed to working well with and earning the respect of school staffs. Extensive travel is a necessity.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to be given priority consideration under the GNWT’s Affirmative Action Policy. A criminal record and vulnerable sector check is a prerequisite to employment. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. This competition may be used to fill similar positions that may become available.
The South Slave Divisional Education Council (SSDEC) was established in 1991 to administer the K-12 education system for five communities in the South Slave region of the Northwest Territories - Fort Smith, Hay River, Kátlodééche First Nation, Fort Resolution, and Lutsel K'e. Each of our communities has a proud and storied past, steeped in northern traditions and values. The Council serves eight schools with an estimated student population of 1300 students. The Council strives to prepare students to create their futures.
Fort Smith is nestled on the banks overlooking the Slave River on the Northwest Territories/Alberta border. It is one of the largest towns and is the most-southerly centre in the Northwest Territories with a population of roughly 2500 people. The community is home to the main campus of Aurora College, is the gateway to Canada's largest national park, Wood Buffalo National Park, and is where the central office of the South Slave Divisional Education Council calls home. Not unlike most northern communities, Fort Smith celebrates its cultural diversity. With a majority aboriginal population comprising Dene and Metis peoples, the town has a thriving cultural sector complemented by the presence of the Northern Life Museum. Fort Smith offers a wide variety of winter and summer sporting and cultural activities, including kayaking, fishing, golf, skiing, curling, tennis, squash, swimming pool, library and more amenities. It is a twelve to fourteen hour drive or a two hour flight available 6 days a week from Edmonton, Alberta. Fort Smith is the home of two modern and well-equipped schools served by dedicated teaching staffs.
For more information visit us on the web at www.ssdec.net.
The NWT's New Teachers Induction website might also be of interest: