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Grade 1 Teacher

Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority

This is a Contract position in Prince Albert, SK posted May 8, 2024.

Grade 1 Teacher (Term

Contract – 2.0 Positions)

The Athabasca

Denesuline Education Authority (ADEA) is a First Nation Education Authority

serving the three Denesuline First Nations communities in northern

Saskatchewan; Black Lake First Nation, Hatchet Lake First Nation, and Fond Du

Lac First Nation. The Authority serves a total student population of

approximately 1,300+ students. The Authority is working toward improved

educational outcomes by utilizing the latest technology, progressively piloting

programs, and integrating Denesuline culture into the classroom and school


The ADEA is seeking two competent, confident, motivated individuals to

fill the two positions of Grade One Teacher on a term contract (with the potential of going on a full-time permanent

contract) at Father Megret Elementary School (FMES), located in Hatchet

Lake, Saskatchewan. In this role, you will provide strong

interpersonal skills, commitment to learning and teaching in project-based ways

and provide an enthusiastic learning environment for students. FMES is a Pre-K

to Grade 5 facility with a student population of 200+, and a strong group of

professional and paraprofessional staff.

This competition is open to all applicants who

reside in Canada; and preference will be given to First Nation or other

Indigenous applicants who possess the qualifications, knowledge, and skills to

meet the minimum suitability requirements as stated for the position.

What We Offer:

We offer paid time off such as professional

development and non-instructional days, and sick days, benefits that include

vision, dental, massage, acupuncture, etc., the company’s registered pension

plan benefit, and northern allowance. We also provide housing with no rent

payments, and pay travel expenses, and you will be surrounded by leaders and

colleagues that want the best for each student and their learning and


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities



aware of any allergy’s children may have.



clear instructional direction to support a positive learning climate in the

context of the Denesuline culture and language.



children the opportunity to interact with peers and learn social skills, learn

school routines, and build a strong foundation for further success in school.



to plan and organize materials ahead of time so when the children arrive, the

room and the Educators are ready to engage with children.



positive ways for family engagement for learning success and provide a

welcoming space that draws parents into the classroom.

· Assess and

document student learning daily.

· Usage of provided

device daily while students are not in the room for communications and the

documentation of student observation process.

· Cleaning protocols

such as: all centre and tabletop materials that are reusable are to be cleaned

following the covid protocols, and all dishes and utensils are to be washed and

sanitized before leaving school for the day.

Knowledge, Skills,

and Abilities:


Must be patient, flexible, observant, and passionate.

· Must have

communications skills such as: verbal and nonverbal, active listening, and



Must have strong understanding of

the following programs and assessments: Play and Exploration: Early Learning

Program Guide; Early Years Evaluation (EYE); Prekindergarten Essentials:

Effective Practices, Policies and Guidelines; Saskatchewan Curriculum.

To follow the provincial Ministry of Education

curricula and focuses on holistic child development including the

social-emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual domains.



engage with families, children, and community members to understand their

backgrounds and experiences to support an equitable and inclusive school




to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office,

school-based staff, students, parents and community.



confidentiality of students and other professional information



Bachelor’s Degree in Education or equivalent.


Must be eligible for or posses a valid Saskatchewan Teaching



Experience in teaching First Nations students at a remote community

would be an asset.


First Aid Certification would be an asset (we pay provide training upon



Related training or experience in the field of education would be a

definite asset.

If you are

interested in applying for the above position, please submit your resume along

with a cover letter, references and a most recent Criminal Police Record Check

and a Child Vulnerable Sector Check to:


Denesuline Education Authority

Human Resources


Attention: Human

Resources Department

153 South

Industrial Drive

Prince Albert, SK

S6V 7L7

Phone: (306)


Fax: (306)



Only those candidates

selected for an interview will be contacted further.