Grade 1/2 Teacher

  • Government of Northwest Territories
  • Fort Good Hope, NT X0E, Canada
  • 04 May, 2021

Job Description

Department Information

Sahtu Divisional Education Council.

Chief T'Selehye School.

Job Information

The Sahtu Divisional Education Council is seeking an energetic, collaborative, and highly motivated Elementary Teacher for a term position, beginning August 30, 2021. 

The candidate must have or be completing a Bachelor of Education degree and be eligible for a Northwest Territories Teaching Certificate. 

The following criteria will be important considerations in the hiring process: 

Willingness and skill to implement best practices in Elementary teaching and a thorough understanding of play-based, inquiry-based, outcomes-based and cooperative learning 

Willingness and skill to infuse Dene Kede language and culture throughout classroom activities as a co-learner and lead learner in the classroom 

Deep understanding of inclusive and trauma-informed practices with mindfulness and self-regulation as foundational to classroom culture 

Strong skills in direct reading instruction using the Comprehensive (Balanced) Literacy framework and utilizing divisional tools and resources such as Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessments, Literacy Place, Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, and Levelled Literacy Intervention 

Strong skills in writing instruction and methodologies that value creativity and place-based approaches, while using differentiation and inclusive practices to reach all students 

Strong skills in interactive hands-on numeracy where math learning is fun, challenging and curriculum-aligned and where formative assessments are integrated in daily and weekly planning to support student success. Number talks are daily routines and mathematical thinking, mathematical vocabulary, and manipulatives are integrated. 

Strong collaboration skills as teachers work together to improve students’ holistic outcomes

Embrace strong connections with community and be open to engage fully in the rich cultural and extracurricular life of the school

Chief T’Selehye School (JK – 12) – Fort Good Hope

Teacher (1.0 Term) – Anticipated start date: August 30.

Closing date: Open until filled 

Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documentation to
Cover letter outlining suitability for the position 

Resume detailing experience and qualifications with the names of three references (must include current supervisor)

A criminal records check, including vulnerable sector check, is a prerequisite to employment.

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term - August 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20198 Closing Date: Open until filled. 

Salary Information

Dependent on experience and qualifications – ranges from $82 185.00 - $132 684.00 per annum, plus an extremely attractive benefits package including a Northern Living Allowance of approximately $26 371.00 and relocation expenses.
For information, the NWT Teachers’ Collective Agreement is available online at .



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