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Student Support Assistant (Arctic Bay 3 positions, Clyde River 2 positions, Pangnirtung 1 part-time position)

Arctic Bay
Clyde River
Reference number: 
Arctic Bay : 09-506783, 506784, 506785, Clyde River : 09-506780, 506781, Pangnirtung: 09-506782
Type of employment: 
Type of Employment 2: 
This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Arctic Bay, Clyde River and Pangnirtung only.
$61,776.00 per year for 37.5 hour/week, Pangnirtung - $31.68 per hour / 18.75 hours per week
Northern Allowance: 
Arctic Bay - $25,453 per year, Clyde River – $22,978.00 per year, Pangnirtung - $9.78 per hour
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Arctic Bay, Clyde River and Pangnirtung only.

Reporting to the Principal, the Student Support Assistant (SSA), in co-operation with the Student Support Teacher (SST) and the classroom teacher, assists in implementing education programs for students in class as required, supports the classroom teacher in behavior support strategies, participates in instructional team, school team meetings, and provides personal support as requested. The SSA will participate in professional growth activities, act in an professional manner and play integral role in supporting the delivery of the education program and student progress.

The key responsibilities for this position include: following established routines of the classroom, observe and record students behavior, provide students with feedback and reinforcement, assisting in monitoring student progress inside and outside of classroom and provide emotional support for students.The successful candidate will be required to be patient, flexible and adaptable. It is crucial that the SSA work to build trust, rapport and caring relationship with the students to whom they have been assigned. The SSA is expected to provide encouragement to students and support their development of independence.

The SSA must have a good written and oral communitcation skills in the languages of the instruction that may be required in assisting designated student(s) and good interpersonal skills, ability to work as a member of a cooperative team and have sound time management skills and basic computer literacy skills, and understading of privacy and confidentiality and the abilty to maintain strict confidentiality.

The requirements for the SSA position are typically met by someone who has completed high school or Adult Basic Education program equivelent to Grade 12 or higher.

Training in First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) would be considered an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 
Expiry Options: 
Has closing date