Contract Education Navigator
Kenjgewin Teg is recruiting
term position: School Year 2019-2020
Kenjgewin Teg is an Anishnaabe controlled and directed education organization that strives to provide a comprehensive, qualitative, cultural and holistic approach to First Nations based education, training and services. Our vision is to give students the ability to see the gift they were given, in order to be able to succeed in this world! Our management and program services teams in the various fields are 110% dedicated to student success outcomes.
We are currently recruiting a committed, creative, and respectful program delivery service provider who is interested in joining our team as an Education Navigator to provide outreach to students and families by working cooperatively with school and community to co-create supportive pathways for learners. This key position will require developing internal and external relationships with multiple stakeholders to provide students with the necessary supports to fit the academic and social needs of individual learners.
Education Navigator (1) – School Year 2019-2020
Salary: Specialist SP2 Program/Service Delivery Specialist – Salary Grade Band Level G
Qualified Level Range – $52,076 – $57,862 – $63,649)
Position Objective: The Education Navigator will be responsible to provide a range of confidential support services that enhance student access to contribute to the success and quality of learning experiences. The Education Navigator will provide outreach to students and their families, with focus on students in Grades 7 through 12, and will play a key role in the transition to the secondary program. This position will promote and encourage access to education, develop supportive individualized plans and be a resource for students and their families, while effectively advocating to remove barriers related to access of educational, mental health and/or cultural resources.
● Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent combination of relevant educational background and work experience is preferred
● A minimum Diploma in Social Services field in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Workers, with a minimum of two (2) years experience will be considered
● Possess knowledge of First Nation Education and the Ontario Provincial education system
● Proven experience working with First Nation communities in an educational setting
● Ability to develop and sustain healthy relationship with individuals and groups
● In-depth knowledge of internal and external community services/programs to assist students and their families, as appropriate, to assist in navigating the education, health and social service systems
● Proven experience to develop school success strategies and intervention models that support student success and learning at the elementary and secondary levels
● Proven counselling skills and experience with ability to advocate to problem solve student barriers
● Strong communication skills both written and verbal to effectively work with students, families, staff and internal and external resources
● Effective conflict resolution skills to assist students and/or families
● Must have a valid Driver’s license and access to a vehicle and willing to travel
● Appreciation and knowledge of the Anishnabek culture, principles, values, language, history and customs and supportive of Anishinabek Practices, language revitalization and protocols
To learn more about this employment opportunity or to request a detailed job description please contact the Director of Operations at 705-377-4342.
Deadline: Friday September 20, 2019 at 12 noon
Interested individuals can send a complete application package that consists of:
Cover letter, a detailed resume, three (3) current (within one year) letters of reference, two of which must be professional on organizational letterhead and authored by direct supervisor, and written permission to contact references. Please note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a current Vulnerable Sector Check (within 30 days).
Applications can be received marked confidential and addressed by mail or fax to:
c/o Director of Operations
374 Hwy. 551, P.O. Box 328, M’Chigeeng First Nation, ON P0P 1G0
Tel: 705-377-4342 Fax: 705-377-4379
Please note: Kenjgewin Teg has taken steps to ensure that the organization is inclusive and partnership with the school community. This includes the shared practice of First Nation tradition of smudging.
Please note: Kenjgewin Teg’s Fitness for Duty Program is implemented which is designed to promote the development and maintenance of the highest possible levels of worker health and safety in an efficient and productive workplace.
Please Note: Late applications will not be considered. While we thank all applicants, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per Freedom Of Information (F.O.I.) And Protection Of Privacy Act, 1987.
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