Job Posting 70399

Sandy Lake First Nation
Northern Ontario, Sandy Lake, ON
closes in 8 days (Sun, 16 May)
full time  •  45K-90K

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  • Use your education skills to assist in developing our community while honouring our heritage!
  • Receive a competitive annual salary of $45,000 to $90,000 plus benefits!
  • Don't miss this chance to make a true difference to the vibrant community of Sandy Lake.

About Sandy Lake First Nation

Neh gaaw saga'igan is the local translation of Sandy Lake. Traditionally the people of Sandy Lake were hunters and gathers and this tradition of living off of the land continues. Though wild game is still a staple in the diets of many, today the people of Sandy Lake enjoy games and sports such as hockey, volleyball, softball, tae-kwon-do, golf, and other modern sports. 

We are a remote, fly-in First Nation community located in the boreal forested area of Northwestern Ontario along the Severn River. Our community is 450km northeast of Winnipeg and 600km northwest of Thunder Bay. 

For more information about our vibrant community please visit our website by clicking here. 

About the Sandy Lake Board of Education

The Sandy Lake Board of Education oversees the management and operations of the schools and education programs in Sandy Lake. The Board of Directors itself consists of five members who represent the five different geographical areas of the community, these members work tirelessly to ensure the success of our students. 

About the Opportunity

Currently, The Sandy Lake Board of Education has an exciting opportunity for multiple Teachers from Grade 6 to 8 to join our school in Sandy Lake, Ontario.

As one of our Teachers and with the help of support staff, your role will be to assess students and to provide guidance and encouragement for them while also developing education plans, lesson plans, and a relevant curriculum. 

More specifically your responsibilities as one of our Teachers will include:

  • Preparing, teaching, and assessing students on par with the Ontario curriculum. 
  • Incorporating our culture and community activities into the curriculum and classroom teaching. 
  • Encouraging all students to participate and take part in school activities. 
  • Taking part in community events and the community culture. 

In order to qualify for this role, you will need an Ontario teaching certificate along with relevant teaching experience. Knowledge of First Nations culture and experience with First Nations students is an asset. 

As our ideal candidate for this role, you will have knowledge of culturally responsive teaching practices. In addition, you will have excellent communication skills and a natural aptitude for bringing out the best in your students. 

Do you want to make a lasting difference to a vibrant First Nation community? Here's your chance. Please read on to see what we have to offer you! 

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you'll be awarded a highly competitive annual salary of $45,000 to $90,000 based on skills and experience. You'll also be entitled to a host of excellent benefits including:

  • Vision and dental benefits.
  • Reimbursement for fly-in/fly-out travel expenses of $1500 for individuals and $2000 for families. Flights covered for September and June, as well as spring break and Christmas as per the school year. 
  • Vacation over the summer break as well as 2 weeks vacation at Christmas and 1-week spring break vacation.
  • Provided individual or shared housing.
  • The opportunity to work within a friendly and inclusive community. 
  • A vast array of community activities to get involved with including boating, canoeing, and our running club. 

For an extensive list of benefits, please click here.

If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

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