Apai'pookaiksi   After School  Program Facilitator

CONTRACT POSITION SUMMARY:

The Apai'pookaiksi After School Program Facilitator to be responsible for guiding children in the Early Intervention programs. The Program Facilitator will build meaningful relationships that will increase positive cultural identity and awareness through land-based activities and learning curriculum, and to increase social competency, self-confidence and resiliency. The Program Facilitator will provide a safe and engaging environment for the children. Under the supervision of the Family Resource Network (FRN) Coordinator, the Program Facilitator will provide programming to increase awareness of culture, connection to community involvement, increased social skills and increased academic success/enrichment. The program facilitator will be responsible for providing additional resources and/or referrals for the families you work with, when required, and be responsible to meet the needs of Indigenous children.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Accountability

  • Organizational and planning skills

  • Communication, collaboration and team work

  • Judgement and decision making

  • Creative thinking

  • Problem-solving

  • Conflict management and resolution

  • Appreciation of diversity

  • Adaptability

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • High level of attention to confidentiality

  • Knowledge of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, etc.

  • Participate in ongoing learning and development

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To provide lesson plans based on the Circle of Courage model and philosophy.

  • Plan Summer day camps, Reading week day camps and Easter day camps

  • Supervise, guide and participate with children in daily planned activities

  • To assist children and families in accessing community activities

  • To provide other related activities, from time to time

  • To be familiar with and abide by policies set forth by the agency

  • Abide by the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society’s Code of Confidentiality

  • To participate in additional training as assigned by the FRN Coordinator.

  • Be sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs, and be willing to adjust planning daily

  • Provide educational, cultural teachings and land based opportunities, interact with children to encourage their involvement

  • Consult with Wisdom Committee on matters related to delivery of culture and language

  • Provide a warm, safe and caring environment  that is kept orderly, clean, and appealing

  • Be familiar with and abide by policies set forth by the agency and Child Care Licensing Act

  • Work with other staff members to form positive, supportive team atmosphere by attending team/staff meetings

  • Must maintain confidentiality at all times

  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible

 

REPORTING LINE: Accountable to the Family Resource Network's Indigenous Hub Coordinator

RATE OF PAY: $25.00 - $30.00/hr - based on education and experience.  

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Daily interaction with students, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel under all circumstances

  • Daily interaction with parents and community members

  • Daily transportation of children and youth

  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting and supporting the student(s).

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma, Child & Youth Care Diploma and/or Human Resource related diploma

  • Child Development Worker- Alberta Childcare Certification

  • Combination of education and classroom experience

  • Ability and experience working with Indigenous children and vulnerable populations

  • Awareness and understanding of Indigenous culture and issues.

  • CPR & First Aid certification

  • Must submit Child Welfare and Criminal Records check, 3 months current

  • Class 4 Drivers License, current or ability to get within 2 weeks - Requirement

Deadline: April 19, 2022

All potential applicants are required to submit a Criminal Records Check, Child and Youth Information Module, and provide two (2) references, cover letter and resume as a part of their application package.

Screening Criteria: Please be advised that in order to be considered for the position applicants must clearly indicate how they meet criteria. Failure could result in elimination from hiring pool.

 

Submit complete package to:

 

Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society

241 Stafford Drive North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2A5

ATT: Human Resources

Email:  humanresources@opokaasin.org

Phone:  (403) 380-2569  |  Fax:  (403) 327-6775