Inclusive Education Teacher

Fort McKay

Inclusive Education Teacher

Education Department

Come Join our Team for the 2024-2025 School Year!


We are seeking a passionate Inclusive Education Teacher who is organized and looking for an enriching experience to be part of the school team. The Inclusive Education Teacher will be responsible for teaching groups of students with mild or moderate disabilities. You will modify existing curriculum on basic subjects to meet each student’s learning needs and build individual lesson plans tailored to their specific needs. Ultimately, you will be the leader of inclusive education at the Elsie Fabian School. This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Principal of Elsie Fabian School.


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess students’ skills, abilities and learning requirements
  • Design individualized educational Plans (IEPs)
  • Collaborate with parents and school staff to track students’ progress 
  • Adapt learning materials to students’ needs and keep track of and reflect on progress 
  • Monitor Students behavioral patterns and arrange appropriate interventions if needed
  • Find engaging activities to teach skills (e.g. drawing and theater drama)
  • Classroom management and resolve conflict
  • Prepare students for transition to the next grade
  • Inform parents about their children’s performance
  • Coach and mentor other professionals who work with children with disabilities
  • Collaborate with the support staff (e.g. school counsellors and speech therapists) to create holistic intervention plans.


  • Minimum Bachelor of Education – Special Education Specialist 
  • Alberta Teacher’s Certificate
  • Proven experience as a Special Education Teacher or relevant role
  • Good knowledge of current special education topics and methodologies
  • Experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities
  • Extensive Experience working in a First Nations community including knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions and values is considered an asset
  • Ability to speak, read and write Cree and/or Dene considered an asset
  • Clean Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector required
  • Valid class 5 Driver’s License & Clean Driver’s Abstract required
  • Successful candidate will be required to live in (or relocate to) Fort McMurray, Alberta


Fort McKay is committed to the success of its employees and in addition to a competitive compensation structure, we also offer the following:

  • An employer matched Pension Plan
  • Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • On-site Fitness Centre because a healthy work-life balance is important to us!
  • The opportunity to work with a community that is committed to protecting its traditional lands

The New Elsie Fabian School Teachers will also receive:

  • The highest Teacher Salaries in the region
  • Northern Living Allowance
  • Affordable Teacher Housing


The Elsie Fabian School opened its doors September of 2022. The school has incorporated both the Dene and Cree Language, culture, and Land-Based Education where students learn about their rich local history. Fort McKay is looking for a Principal who will practice and believe that the well-being of the child is at the center of everything; this is the shared practice and belief of the Fort McKay elders, parents and community members. The foundation of the Elsie Fabian School is engagement in teaching and learning, parents and community, culture and traditions, and a school environment based on the principles of love, responsibility, respect, listening, nurturing, relationships, humility and learning. Join us and be apart of the Fort McKay community – a Nation that is committed to advancing quality education for all Indigenous learners by connecting to land and honouring our languages.


The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 900 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 500 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay — a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.


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Please indicate Competition # 022-2024

Closing Date: June 17, 2024

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Qualified candidates are invited to apply with a cover letter and resume detailing qualifications and experience as it relates to the position of interest. *Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Indigenous status in your application.

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