Special Education Teacher

  • Whitefish River First Nation
  • Birch Island, ON, Canada
  • Jan 10, 2022
Full-Time Teaching / Support Positions

Job Description

The Whitefish River First Nation (WRFN) invites applications for the position of a Special Education Teacher to commence immediately. Shawanosowe School is an Indigenous school governed locally under the Whitefish River First Nation and regionally through the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body. Our community-centered school aims to nurture each child’s unique gifts as we foster academic and all-around excellence. We also provide students with a strong foundation in culture and identity. WRFN is seeking an individual who will contribute to Shawanosowe School and to the broader community through exemplary teaching practice and leadership.




  • Develop, deliver, monitor and evaluate individualized educational services, learning programs, and instruction for special needs students in both self-contained and integrated settings.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers in planning for specific student learning outcomes based on assessed needs of individual students.
  • Ensure students are supervised in a safe, culturally supportive environment that meets the approved curriculum plans and mission of Shawanosowe School.
  • Promote academic excellence by working collaboratively with school staff and communicating effectively with parents.
  • Follow the policies and procedures of Shawanosowe School and Whitefish River First Nation.





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or equivalent;
  • Ontario Teaching Certification with membership in good/active standing;
  • Certification in Primary/Junior Division;
  • Special Education Parts I and II, or a plan to complete part II within the school year;
  • At least 1-2 years’ teaching experience in a Special Education setting;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Up-to-date First Aid and CPR;
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities; knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions, and language would be considered an asset.


Applications will be accepted via email, fax, and mail to the attention:

Send applications to:

Confidential: Human Resources

Whitefish River First Nation, 17A Rainbow Ridge Road, P.O. Box 188, Birch Island, Ontario P0P 1A0


Email: applications@whitefishriver.ca  Fax: (705) 285 4532


Applications may be submitted until a suitable candidate is found and must include the following:

Cover letter, current resume, and 3 reference letters.


**Successful candidates must submit a current copy of their Police Vulnerable Sector Screening Check prior to commencement of employment.

We thank all who apply;  however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.