• Full Time
  • Ohsweken, ON
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CULTURAL AND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR 012R12-21-2

CHILD CARE SERVICES – STONERIDGE, SOCIAL SERVICES

Full-Time

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, January 19, 2022, for the Cultural and Language Instructor with Child Care Services, Social Services Department. The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website. Online applications accepted through https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

 

Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The Cultural and Language Instructor reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Supervisor of the Six Nations Child Care Centre.

Under the direction of the Child Care Supervisor, the Cultural Language Instructor is responsible for facilitation of an integrated cultural enriched, safe play-based, child care centered learning environment for the children six months to six years, parents, staff and students within the child care setting and supporting child: staff ratios on a daily basis.

The Cultural Language Instructor will ensure the implementation of “How Does Learning Happen”, Excerpts from ELECT document, and comply with Six Nations Elected Council Employment Policy, the Six Nations Council Health and Safety Guidelines, Six Nations Child Care Procedures and Guidelines and Parent Handbook.

Type Full Time
Closing Date  January 19, 2022
Hours of Work  37.5 weekly
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a Cultural Language Diploma from recognized community college or Graduate from Secondary School with focus on language and culture with experience working with children ages 0-6 years
  • Must be at least 18 years
  • Will be knowledgeable about Six Nations Haudenosaunee/Iroquois culture and traditions
  • Will have the ability to teach primary words/phrases from either Mohawk or Cayuga Language
  • Thoroughly familiar with relevant legislation, regulations and guidelines, i.e., requirements as set out by the Child Care Early Years Act
  • Must have a valid certificate in First Aid/CPR or willing to obtain
  • Must submit and ensure immunizations are up to date
  • Must submit a health assessment as according to Child Care Early Years Act
  • Must pass a criminal records/vulnerable sector check
  • Must sign and submit an offence of declaration every calendar year in which a vulnerable sector check is to be obtained
  • Will have Food Handlers Certificate or willing to obtain

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Online

  1. Please visit: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/ to access our job board and follow the directions to apply.
  2. Please ensure all required documents are provided/uploaded with your application package, which include:
    1. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
    2. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
    3. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  3. If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to Lesleigh Rusnak, Staffing Officer at 519-445-2223 ext 4343 or via email at StaffHR@sixnations.ca

Method #2: GREAT – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

Cultural and Language Instructor – Full Time – 012R12-21-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

CULTURAL LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR

SIX NATIONS SOCIAL SERVICES

CHILD CARE SERVICES

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Supervisor of the Six Nations Child Care Centre.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

 

Under the direction of the Child Care Supervisor, the Cultural Language Instructor is responsible for facilitation of an integrated cultural enriched, safe play-based, child care centred learning environment for the children six months to six years, parents, staff and students within the child care setting and supporting child: staff ratios on a daily basis.

The Cultural Language Instructor will ensure the implementation of “How Does Learning Happen”, Excerpts from ELECT document, and comply with Six Nations Elected Council Employment Policy, the Six Nations Council Health and Safety Guidelines, Six Nations Child Care Procedures and Guidelines and Parent Handbook.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. TECHNICAL:
  • Introduce Native Language words and phrases following weekly themes identified with children’s programs.
  • Develop and create learning resource materials.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate teaching circles for children of all playgroups.
  • Provide exposure to the Native Language and Culture through craft making, singing songs, dancing, finger plays, legend telling and other age appropriate activities.
  • Provide informal exposure to Native Language during transitions, lunch, washroom and snack routines.
  • Develop culturally appropriate gardens with assistance from other staff as needed.
  • Arrange for visitors, guests, speakers and trips that relate to cultural awareness.
  • Act as a resource for parents, caregivers and staff.
  • Applying safety procedures and handling emergencies appropriately
  1. ADMINISTRATIVE:
  • Keep a daily record of activities, new words and progress.
  • Practice/implement the ELECT (Early Learning for Each Child Today) framework or any future childhood developmental tools that may arise while in the position and How Does Learning Happen(HDLH); or any future childhood developmental tools that may arise while in the position
  • Observing individual child’s development and referring concerns to the coordinator
  • Following behaviour management guidelines

 

  1. COMMUNICATIONS & LIAISON:
  • Working cooperatively with all staff enhancing relationships with community resources and collaboration with existing programs and services on and off Six Nations of the Grand River communities
  • Maintaining a team approach to resolving such issues, conflicts and problems that may arise in the process of providing support services
  • Maintaining confidentiality as per Six Nations Council Employment Policy.
  • Provide daily communication with parents
  • Assist staff/clients with children as necessary
  • Attend staff, parent and other meetings/activities

 

  1. OTHER RELATED DUTIES:
  • Any other related duties as assigned by the Child Care Supervisors  which includes, but is not limited to, participation in the Six Nations Emergency Response Plan, Pandemic Plan of Response and the Trauma Events Response Team (TERT).

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Patience and flexibility working with a variety of age groups
  • Works in a climate controlled environment accept for daily outdoor supervision/interaction with children
  • Some after-hours participation for staff meetings, parent meetings and other planned activities
  • Meeting ratios when required during “unscheduled” shutdowns as per Six Nations Council Personnel Policy
  • Flexibility working evening and week-end hours
  • Prioritize and work independently
  • Cell phones are not to be used during work hours unless authorized by the Coordinator (emergency, trips)
  • Name tag is required/worn daily-a charge will be added if lost/stolen (new name tag located at the Human Resources)
  • Maintain confidentiality

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Must be able to work independently and as a team player within the Six Nations Social Services and all other work environments.

Establishing positive, collaborative working relationships and linkages among all service providers within all work environments.

Works with the Supervisor of Child Care Services

Receives supervision, instruction, direction and guidance in planning, priorities and interactions to ensure tasks done efficiently and effectively.

Being professional and being able to accept constructive criticism

Receives direction and guidance

With the Directors and Managers

Acting as a resource providing information and assistance in a cooperative and courteous manner.

With the Community

Working in a cooperative and courteous manner that represents and promotes Six Nations Council and the Social Services Department,

Familiar with Six Nations Council Employment and Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Represents and promotes Six Nations Social Services; maintains awareness of legislation, policy and program changes: develops sound professional working relationships

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a Cultural Language Diploma from recognized community college or Graduate from Secondary School with focus on language and culture with experience working with children ages 0-6 years
  • Must be at least 18 years
  • Will be knowledgeable about Six Nations Haudenosaunee/Iroquois culture and traditions
  • Will have the ability to teach primary words/phrases from either Mohawk or Cayuga Language
  • Thoroughly familiar with relevant legislation, regulations and guidelines, i.e., requirements as set out by the Child Care Early Years Act
  • Must have a valid certificate in First Aid/CPR or willing to obtain
  • Must submit and ensure immunizations are up to date
  • Must submit a health assessment as according to Child Care Early Years Act
  • Must pass a criminal records/vulnerable sector check
  • Must sign and submit an offence of declaration every calendar year in which a vulnerable sector check is to be obtained
  • Will have Food Handlers Certificate or willing to obtain

Other Preferred Qualifications

  • Will have excellent communication skills; verbal and written, as well as good interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledgeable of Haudenosaunee culture, language and traditions of Six Nations
  • Will be willing to participate in training and upgrading.
  • Preference be given to Six Nations band members.

 

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in judgment and in the conduct of duties could lead to loss of credibility, poor public relations, and public confusion, serious impacts on clients and staff, and legal liability to self and to Six Nations Council.

CONTROL:

Works within the organizational structure and administrative policy and procedures established by the Six Nations of the Grand River Employment Policy, Child Care Services and the Six Nations Social Services values, principles and Mission statement.

Works within the policies and procedures established through service contract by the Six Nations Council and the funding agency (Ministry of Education) and within the legislation of the Early Years Act.

DISCLAIMER

This document describes the position currently available and is only a summary of the typical functions of the position.  It is not to be understood as an employment contract.  The above job description is not an exhaustive list of the duties, responsibilities, working conditions or skills required for this position.  Additional duties may be assigned.  Six Nations Social Services reserve the right to modify job duties or the job description at any time.

SIGNATURE

This is to acknowledge that I have received a copy of this job description and understand its content.

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Signature of Employee                                                        Date

Early Years and Childcare Services is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.  In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Child and the Six Nations Council policies.

Early Years and Childcare Services is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.  In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Six Nations Council policies.

Interested applicants: Please be sure to include SNGREC’s Employment Application Form with your submission