Special Education Teacher- Autism Specialist

$73,816 - $106,254 yearly
  • Mundo Peetabeck Education Authority
  • Fort Albany, ON, Canada
  • Jan 11, 2024
Full-Time Support Position Education Training Teaching

Job Description


Fort Albany First Nation is Cree Nation community along the west coast of James Bay. With a population of approximately 1,200 people within the community itself, Fort Albany First Nation serves around 5,000 band members that it shares with Kashechewan First Nation.

Mundo Peetabeck Education Authorities mission and vision statements are to focus life-long learning for all by promoting traditional values, retention of Cree language and achieving student success while maintaining a safe and positive environment. Mundo Peetabeck will provide the leadership to motivate and encourage all residents to work together to benefit the future aspirations of the community. To ensure the continuation of traditional values, enhance community involvement, provide personal and academic support by implementing Seven Grandfather Teachings. Teamwork with everyone involved and also sharing our traditional values with everyone in the community. 

POSITION: Special Education Teacher (2 positions)

Job Types: Full-time

Included Benefits:

  • Teacherages are rent-free and internet is included
  • Group Insurance Benefits
  • Plus incentive-free rent
  • Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan
  • Great West Life Dental, Health, and Life insurance. 
  • Travel 7500.00 a year


  • Ontario College of Teachers certification (preferred)
  • Qualification: - Applicant must have AUTISM specialist (or willing to become a specialist), basic qualification on OCT or any equivalent teaching qualification from any provincial certificate.
  • Salary: - As per Board’s salary grid and QECO rating or equivalent qualifications evaluation A rewarding opportunity awaits you at Peetabeck Academy. Currently we are looking for an Autism Special Education Teacher as one position. Our mission is to provide a place where students, families and staff find support to learn, grow, discover and ultimately believe in themselves.


About You: -

You are an individual who views teaching as a vocation. You are dedicated, thoughtful, self-reflective and you bring your best to your students and Classroom every day. You are a professional who is committed to best practices and ongoing professional learning. An educator who seeks to inspire, challenge and prepare students to become future leaders within their communities. You are motivated to provide students with an exceptional liberal arts education, and excited to become involved in the myriad of co-curricular programs offered by our school. You work hard to make students better learners, and better people. You help them to believe in themselves, and to recognize and to choose goodness.

And, you can’t imagine doing anything else. It is how you change the world. If you are this kind of teacher, we invite you to apply to Peetabeck Academy. Position Summary: The Autism Specialist will work with a special focus on the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) who may or may not be qualified for special education. This individual will collaborate with school administrators, counsellors and psychologist to provide support to students, school staff and parents in the development of an instructional and/or behavioural intervention program for individual students that will promote a positive school climate and a successful learning environment.


  • Preparing, teaching, and assessing academic subjects, on par with the Ontario curriculum 
  • Incorporating First Nation cultural knowledge and activities into the curriculum and classroom teaching, in collaboration with the Language and Cultural coordinator 
  • Participating in ongoing Professional Development 
  • Providing necessary information to the Principal for reports 
  • Coordinating meetings with parents and other professionals when necessary 
  • you will need an Ontario Teaching Certificate and excellent leadership skills. 
  • Knowledge of First Nations culture and experience with First Nations students is an asset, along with possessing excellent interpersonal skills and classroom management skills. 
  • You will need to be a member of the Ontario College of Teachers in good standing, and be able to demonstrate a professional work ethic and experience in a leadership position. 
  • Works as a member of the school’s Special Education Leadership Team and with members of school teams to assess student needs, determine appropriate interventions, set up appropriate progress monitoring plans, analyze student data and complete Functional Behavioural Assessments with Behaviour Intervention Plans in order to provide appropriate behavioural supports for students.
  • Trains and coaches’ staff in instructional strategies around executive functioning and social cognitive deficits consistent with a diagnosis of ASD.
  • Trains and coaches’ staff in appropriate use of visual supports and environmental modifications to meet the educational needs of students with ASDs.
  • Assists in the implementation of individualized transition plans to ensure that students receive skills necessary for successful full-time re-entry in general education classrooms
  • Provides crisis response and management for students who are experiencing significant behavioural and emotional challenges.
  • Keeps appropriate records and inform administration and staff of student or family contacts
  • Required to follow Board policies and stay abreast of updates and changes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to conduct a Functional Behavioural Assessment and develop a Behavioural Intervention Plan that is instructionally focused and considerate of common characteristics of students with ASDs as well as being sufficiently individualized. Skills progress
  • Experience in coaching school-based staff in behavioural strategies.
  • Experience in providing professional development to teachers and other school staff.
  • Documented competence in working with students with ASDs in a school setting.Plans and supports implementation of the essential components of an instructional program for students with ASDs to include: early intervention, predictability and structure, functional analysis of behaviours, development of behaviour intervention plans and systematic data monitoring.
  • Provides support for the development of individualized student and family- centered educational plans in collaboration with school teams and district administrators.
  • Responsible for the delivery of a structured environment that includes the use of diverse evidence based strategies for the support of students with ASDs. 

Please send resume to: nicole.gillies@mpea.ca


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