Early Literacy Interventionist - FDFN


Location: Meadow Lake Tribal Council
Program: Education

Employment Terms: Other
Length of Employment: Other
Number of Positions: 1

Salary Range: Dependent on Education & Experience
Contact Email: michelle.bellegarde@mltc.net

Date Posted: 03/07/2017
Expiration Date: 03/20/2017

Employment Opportunity


Early Literacy Interventionist (ELI) – Flying Dust First Nation

Employment Opportunity (2016-17 School Year)

Meadow Lake Tribal Council – Education Program is now accepting applications from local members to fill the position of  Early Literacy Interventionists (ELI) – based at the Flying Dust First Nation School for the 2016-17 school year. The ELI position is a term position based on the school year calendar, however, the ELI’s work will extend beyond school hours to allow for collaboration with parents and teachers to meet student needs. The ELI will receive support and direction from MLTC Education along with the First Nation School Principal.  

Duties:  

  • The Early Literacy Interventionist will work directly in the classrooms, in collaboration with Parents, and Teachers (Nursery/Kindergarten/Grade 1) to develop children’s oral language and learning readiness skills.
  • This position will also include planning and hosting literacy events for parents and caregivers.
  • The ELI will work directly with parents though home visits that occur beyond the school day.
  • The ELI will have a key role in encouraging parent participation through home visits and literacy-focused parents and caregiver events.
  • Ongoing training and support will be provided for this position by the MLTC Early Learning Team.  

Qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Certificate and/or equivalent education / relevant work experience is considered an asset.
  • Familiar with early childhood development and education: Saskatchewan’s Essential Learning Experiences, Kindergarten curriculum, Early Years Evaluation, Early Childhood Development, etc.
  • Requires strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with parent, caregivers and educators; demonstrated ability to interact effectively with young children.
  • Willingness to engage and attend ongoing training provided by MLTC (both on site and in Meadow Lake).
  • Must be willing to work with technology (such as an iPad); demonstrated knowledge in computer software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office –Word).  
  • Excellent communication skills (Verbal/Written); decision making skills; professional judgment skills: and organizational/time-management skills; must be able to keep thorough notes, records, and documentation.
  • Will be knowledgeable and sensitive to First Nations’ culture and beliefs; issues and barriers.
  • Knowledge of local language, family environments, and personal acquaintances with parents and caregivers will be an asset to this aspect of their role.
  • A member of the local community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit: A letter of application; resume stating qualifications and employment history; copies of credentials; current RCMP Security Clearance/Vulnerable Sector Check; a copy of valid driver’s license; and a contact list of three (3) current professional supervisory references to:

Human Resources Department
8003 Flying Dust Reserve
MEADOW LAKE, SK   S9X 1T8
Email: hrdepartment@mltc.net
Phone: (306) 236-5654.  Fax: (306) 236-6301

For more information, please contact Patricia St. Denis, Assistant Superintendent of Education @ (306) 236-5654, or visit the MLTC website @ www.mltc.net.

Extended Deadline:  Monday, March 20, 2017

MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.