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On Call – Substitute Teacher

NWT Montessori Soicety
October 21, 2021
Job Type
  • $20.00/hour - $25.00/hr


The NWT Montessori Society is looking for on call Substitute Teachers to fill the role of support staff for our preschool (Casa) program as well as our Elementary After School Program. This is an on-call position and can take place at any of our 2 locations.

The substitute teacher works alongside the Montessori classroom teacher to provide high-quality childcare in an academic environment for children between the ages of 2-5 in our preschool program. The substitute teacher plays an integral part in the classroom environment, providing exceptional care for students while adapting to the classroom rules, regulations and schedules within a Montessori Environment.


Duties of the Substitute Teacher includes the following:

  • Work with the Classroom Teacher to provide exceptional care for our Casa students
  • Assist the teacher with lessons and activities within the classroom
  • Monitor students during lunch and snack times
  • Ensure that proper sanitizing of materials and surfaces is compliant with Health and Safety Regulations
  • Supervise students in the classroom and during outdoor play
  • Follow classroom schedules (work periods, recess, lunch and snack time)
  • Follow guidelines for parent communication, confidentiality and the NWT Montessori Society's policies as stated in the Parent Handbook
  • Supervise during outdoor play to ensure the safety of students
  • Compliance with the NWT Daycare Act and NWT Montessori Society regulations at all times
  • Follow the Positive Behavior Policy
  • Awareness and use of Emergency procedures
  • Facilitate age appropriate activities when needed
  • Light administrative duties (photocopying, preparation of crafts and activities)



  • Must be able to provide a Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • Up-to-date Immunizations
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  •  First Aid/CPR or willing to obtain

The substitute teacher must demonstrate the following Skills:

  • Ability to work with children in a respectful, calm and compassionate manner
  •  Understanding of Early Childhood development
  •  Ability to multi-task
  •  Ability to communicate with students, staff and parents/guardians
  •  Knowledge of the NWT Daycare Act
  •  Ability to adhere to the Montessori practices and philosophy while working with the Montessori teacher
  •  Ability to create a safe environment while being consistent at all times
  • Knowledge of Montessori practices or willing to learn

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