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Educational Assistant

“Soaring to Excellence, Embracing Nishinaabe Pride”

Department: Education – Nbisiing Secondary School Posting Date: April 21, 2023

Location: Nipissing First Nation, ON Schedule: Standard Work Week

Job type: Full-time, Contract End Date June 21, 2024 Vacancies: 1

Reports To: Principal – Nbisiing Secondary School

As a part of the Educational Assistant Team, this position will act as a front-line provider of educational programming to students in Nbisiing Secondary school. Under the guidance and direction of the classroom teacher, the Special Education teacher, the Student Success teacher, and the school Principal, the Educational Assistant will work directly with the students to support their educational needs.

What you’ll do in the role

Work with the Special Education Teacher and classroom teachers to support students who have IEP accommodations and modifications to support the understanding and completion of
Provide input and data for the development of Individual Educational Plan (IEP) and may attend IPRC meetings as part of the support team.
Work with the Mental Wellness Lead to support students’ mental wellness accommodations and modifications in the classrooms.
Provide/deliver direct instruction to the student, provided that the teacher or the team have prepared lessons with objectives, teaching strategies and evaluation criteria.
Help to ensure a safe environment through supervision of students during arrivals, transitions, departures and in the classroom in the event of the teacher’s brief unscheduled absence.
Act as chaperone for both academic projects and extracurricular activities (the E.A. will not make decisions regarding students, nor will they contact parents/guardians regarding students’ academic progress).
Other duties as

Just a few reasons to join Nipissing First Nation

Opportunity to work with a dynamic team with career growth across multiple departments
Nipissing First Nation prides itself in providing its employees with job security, competitive wages and a safe working environment.
On-the-job training to support your success in the role
Casual dress
Better than average vacation and leave packages

What you bring to the table

Respect for Indigenous culture and willingness to learn
Must have a Developmental Service Worker Diploma or Education Assistant Certificate or equivalent education in a related field or equivalent work experience.
Must have the ability to support students academically at the secondary level in subjects such as English, Math, Science, and Geography.
Must be computer literate and be proficient with Google Drive, electronic mail, and be able to quickly learn and use other educational programs (ex. Powerschool, Google Apps for Education, other SIS etc.).
Be adaptable, flexible, and possess strong teamwork
Be able to work with a variety of learners in a team

Application Deadlines:

Nipissing First Nation adheres to the following process for our recruitment practices.

Closing May 5, 2023 – 1st Round

Opportunities are open to all registered Nipissing First Nation Please advise your status in your application
Applicants who are considered Round 2 or Round 3 will not be considered, regardless of when the application is received
If no suitable candidate is found, the process will proceed to Stage Two

Closing May 12, 2023 – 2nd Round

Opportunities are open to spouses and children of registered Nipissing First Nation members and registered members of other First Please advise your status in your application
Applicants who are considered Round 3 will not be considered, regardless of when the application is received
If no suitable candidate is found, the process will proceed to Stage Three

Closing May 19, 2023 – 3rd Round

Opportunities are open to all applicants (status and non-status)
The posting will be open until filled

If you are excited by this opportunity and want to be a part of Nipissing First Nation, please apply online by emailing your cover letter and resume to resumes@nfn.ca no later than 4:30pm on the application deadline noted above.

Are you a member of NFN? If so, please read below:

Nipissing First Nation supports the training and growth of their members and strongly encourages their members to apply to positions.
Work experience and training opportunities are taken into consideration when screening
Nipissing First Nation members are encouraged to apply to all rounds of employment
As per Section 24(1)(a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, Nipissing First Nation gives preference to First Nation applicants for any employment opportunities.

Miigwech to all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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