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Educational Support Worker - Two-year project position

Educational Support Staff

Location:

Slave Lake or Peace River

Competition #:

NLC-1677

Open To:

All Applicants

Date Posted:

July 3rd, 2018

Closing Date:

July 22nd, 2018 - 11:59pm

Job End Date:

June 30th, 2020

Compensation Rate:

Salary Range: $46,212 to $56,412 per year

Hours Per Week:

36.25

Additional Information:

Northern Lakes College is a publicly governed Comprehensive Community Institution (CCI) with 23 campuses and 5 community access point sites, located in 50 communities across northern Alberta. Diploma and certificate programs include academic upgrading, business administration, office administration, health sciences and human services, trades and technology, university studies, and a variety of continuing education and corporate training certificates and courses. We support and promote professional development and wellness opportunities, and provide our employees with an attractive benefits plan and competitive salaries. The college’s service region offers numerous recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Northern Lakes College has the following full time two-year project position available:

Educational Support Worker

Reference #NLC-1677

Salary Range: $46,212 to $56,412 per year

July 2018 to June 30, 2020

Location: Peace River or Slave Lake

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Aboriginal peoples’ histories, educational experiences and knowledge systems.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related and appropriate field preferred (i.e. Bachelor of Education). Individuals enrolled in a degree program or with a certificate or diploma in a relevant field (i.e. Education Assistant) may be considered. 
  • Two years’ work experience in a related field. 
  • Ability to plan, organize, and facilitate quality educational programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness to travel.

For complete details on this employment opportunity, visit us online at: www.northernlakescollege.ca click on Careers at NLC

Please submit a resume quoting the reference number NLC-1677 to:

Northern Lakes College, Human Resources, 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, AB  T0G 2A3 

Fax: 780-849-5881

Closing Date: July 22, 2018

Note: Northern Lakes College thanks all applicants for their interest in employment; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Description

Title:

Educational Support Worker (Aboriginal Teacher Education Program)

Two-year term position (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020)

Department:

Learner Services: University Studies

Major Job Function:

Working closely with Northern Lakes College and the University of Alberta, this position is responsible for the day-to-day facilitation of the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program at Northern Lakes Colleges’ Fort Vermillion, Peace River, and Slave Lake campuses.  This position is responsible for supporting student learning, mentoring students in-person and via distance technologies, and participating in Northern Lakes College and University of Alberta activities. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific Areas of Responsibility: Aboriginal Teacher Education Program

Student advisement

  • Promote the program and provide program, policy, and procedure information
  • Liaise with the Director, Associate Director and/or Administrative Assistant
  • Ensure that advising to current students regarding University policies and procedures is provided as per direction of the ATEP Administrative team
  • Provide ongoing student advisement and support for the duration of the program in collaboration with ATEP Administrative Team
  • Identify resources, activities or support required to enhance student success

Student orientation

  • Assist the ATEP Administrative team with the planning and delivery of yearly orientation.
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of professional development opportunities with respect to cross-cultural awareness, Aboriginal curriculum and instruction, integration of local and community knowledge and other areas identified by the ATEP and partner colleges
  • Link instructors to college and community resources
  • Promote graduate employability.

Liaison with Directors and ATEP Administrative Personnel and other University Personnel

  • Maintain regular contact with ATEP Director and/or Associate Director and provide monthly written reports
  • Adhere and promote University of Alberta policies, procedures, and regulations

Site Management

  • Ensure all appropriate resources are in place for program and course delivery
  • Assist in setting up special events/meetings
  • Manage course resources as required

Assist ATEP Instructors as required

Tutorial Duties

  • Provide individual and group tutorial instruction –assignments, library research, and technology assistance including instruction, proper usage, and reporting of problems in collaboration with ATEP instructors and directors
  • Become familiar with course content and expectations
  • Liaise with course instructors
  • Meet with students regularly
  • Know student rights and responsibilities
  • Be familiar with the contents of the student handbooks, Northern Lakes College and University of Alberta websites, calendars, and other documents relevant to their academic life, and ensure that students are familiar with same
  • Establish common understanding of acceptable behaviors
  • Encourage student self-motivation and autonomy, pride in performance and progress
  • Assist students with the resolution of academic concerns
  • Provide access to educational resources
  • Be accessible to students and encourage them to ask questions and seek support
  • Build a mutually comfortable working relationship with students
  • Act as a resource for students experiencing problems
  • Demonstrate a respect for individual differences
  • Meet with students on a regular basis
  • Advocate on behalf of students
  • Encourage peer support activities

Coordinate activities at site

  • Coordinate distribution of student materials
  • Organize student orientation in collaboration with ATEP Administration
  • Coordinate exam schedule in collaboration with ATEP Administration
  • Follow established procedures and protocol
  • Follow schedules and deadlines
  • Ensure exam security
  • Refer students to Program Advisor for academic advising
  • Provide support to visiting instructors (e.g.: access to photocopying, equipment access, and technology assistance).

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Commitment to the mission, vision, values, and business plan of the College
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ATEP and the University of Alberta
  • Willingness to work with students beyond the classroom to ensure success
  • Demonstrated positive attitude.
  • Commitment to meeting the learning needs of students
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Evidence of willingness to take risks, to innovate, and to change to meet evolving program needs.
  • Demonstrated competency in use of technology that supports learning and teaching, i.e. Adobe Connect, Desire to Learn.
  • Flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening, weekend, or spring/summer assignment, as appropriate.
  • Ability to travel as required to ATEP sites and other business related travel

Contacts (Internal and External):

Internal: Reports to Chair, Human Services Programs and University Studies

Dean: Academic Quality & University Studies.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Aboriginal peoples’ histories, educational experiences and knowledge systems.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related and appropriate field preferred (i.e. Bachelor of Education). 
  • Individuals enrolled in a degree program or with a certificate or diploma in a relevant field (i.e. Education Assistant) may be considered.  
  • Two years’ work experience in a related field.  
  • Ability to plan, organize, and facilitate quality educational programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness to travel.
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