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Sessional Instructor, Child and Youth Programs

Instructor

Status:

Sessional wage

Location:

Home based

Competition #:

NLC-2164

Open To:

All Applicants

Date Posted:

July 4, 2024

Closing Date:

July 21, 2024 - 11:59pm

Compensation Rate:

$35.09 to $54.15 per hour

Hours Per Week:

36.25 

Additional Information:

For over 50 years, the Northern Lakes College has been increasing accessibility to educational opportunities for Albertans, specifically students in northern Alberta. With 25 physical locations and a unique Supported Distance Learning model, students can access our high-quality educational opportunities from anywhere. Northern Lakes College offers a variety of university transfer, diploma, and certificate programs, including Academic Upgrading, Business and Administrative Studies, Health and Human Service Careers, Pre-Employment and Apprenticeship Trades, Resource Technology, University Studies, and Continuing Education and Corporate Training certificates and courses. We support and promote professional development and wellness opportunities, and provide an attractive benefits plan and competitive compensation.

Northern Alberta offers numerous sport and recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Northern Lakes College has the following Sessional position available:

Sessional Instructor, Child and Youth Programs

Reference #NLC-2164

$35.09 to $54.15 per hour

Fall/Winter Term (August to December 24; January to April 25)

Location: Home Based

Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in Child and Youth Care or a related field (including but not limited to Social Work, Family Social Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology);
  • A person with a relevant graduate degree in progress, along with significant work experience may be considered;
  • Extensive experience working with at-risk and vulnerable children and youth;
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding about the specific role of Child and Youth Care practitioners in the support of Indigenous, newcomer and refugee children, youth, and families;
  • Two years of recent related work experience and demonstrated competence in the occupational/subject area;
  • Eligible for registration with the Child and Youth Care of Alberta;
  • Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality educational programs;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Knowledge of and experience in Aboriginal Communities;
  • Experience teaching adults;
  • Experience using distance education technologies;
  • Experience developing curriculum.

Successful candidate must provide College or University transcripts, proof of valid driver’s license and criminal record check to Human Resources prior to commencement.

This position is covered under the Collective Agreement between Northern Lakes College and the Faculty Association of Northern Lakes College.

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-2164 to: Northern Lakes College, Human Resources, 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, AB  T0G 2A3  or alternatively Fax: 780-849-5881

Closing Date: July 21, 2024

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: Instructor, Child and Youth Programs

Department: Human Services

Major Job Function:

This position is responsible for supporting student learning utilizing a distance/distributed program delivery model and through a relevant and progressive curriculum, designing and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, delivering instruction of high quality, assessing student learning, advising students, and participating in College activities. Competencies and tasks of the position will be met consistent with the educational principles of the College, which focus on meeting the learning needs of students.

  • Fall/Winter Term (August to December; January to April)
  • Various sections (8:30 to 11:30 am; 12:30pm to 3:30pm; 5:30pm to 7:30pm)

Course List for Fall:

  1. CYCD1010: Foundations of Child and Youth Care
  2. CYCD1020: Introduction to Counselling in Child and Youth Care
  3. CYCD1030: Indigenous History of Children, Youth, and Families in Canada

Course List for Winter:

  1. CYCD1040: Professional Communication for Child and Youth Care Practitioners
  2. CYCD1050: Introduction to Families: Diversity and Interventions
  3. CYCD1060: Mental Health in Child and Youth Care Practice
  4. CYCD1070: Supporting Children and Youth Across Sectors in Child and Youth Care Practice

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Curriculum: Identify competencies and develop a means of assessing students’ ability to meet these competencies, establish prioritized goals and objectives/outcomes, develop instructional materials which meet the needs of diverse learners, and collaborate with non-core instructors and industry representatives to ensure relevance in programming. Provide curriculum that meets College standards for each course.
  2. Plan for Instruction: Identify resources, equipment and facility needs, and operational planning priorities. Assist the program coordinator in scheduling classes to meet the learning needs of students and the instructional demands of the program.
  3. Facilitate Student Learning and Deliver Instruction: Deliver, assess and develop effective curriculum and instruction which meets the needs of diverse and distance students. Inform students of expectations, adapt instructional strategies to meet student needs, and utilize distance education technology and varied media as appropriate.
  4. Assess Student Learning: Conduct an ongoing program of student assessment working with other program/general education instructors to ensure student achievement and effectiveness of instruction. Communicate progress with students and appropriate College services. Document student performance over time. Use assessment data to improve course and program delivery. Maintain the standards of achievement that are necessary in meeting the demands of occupations for which students are being prepared.
  5. Manage the Classroom Effectively: Meet the assigned schedule, provide students with course outlines, establish a safe and respectful learning environment, maintain accurate student attendance and achievement records, and ensure opportunities for students’ participation, collaboration with peers, and course/faculty evaluation.
  6. Establish and Monitor Practicum Learning Environments: Participate in/monitor/supervise practicum/field placements as required by program area. Work Collaboratively with Colleagues and Participate on Instructional and College-wide Teams: Participate in team activities in a collaborative process. Identify and implement instructional team student retention activities.
  7. Assist with Course/Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement: Provide data for formal and informal course and program evaluations, conduct semester student evaluations, and modify the curriculum and services as indicated by the evaluations in accordance with program operations.
  8. Pursue Ongoing Professional Development: Maintain up-to-date certification and licenses as needed. Develop and implement a professional development plan that incorporates effective innovation in program content and process. Attend professional development workshops.
  9. Assist in Advising Students: Provide academic assistance, program and career information, and referrals to College services to students. Document and follow up student concerns. Communicate and hold office hours.
  10. Assist in Recruiting Students: Conduct orientations, attend information sessions, confer with prospective students, and assist in preparation and updating of promotional activities and materials in the program.
  11. Assist in Maintaining Industry Contacts External to the College: Act as a program liaison for the purpose of maintaining industry contacts related to practicum/field placements, program advisory committees and curriculum validation.
  12. Communicate with the Internal Northern Lakes College Community: Act as a program liaison regarding the instructional program, changes in programming, and College-wide issues of concern. Communicate with other instructors and support staff as appropriate. Attend program, campus, and College-wide meetings. Initiate and/or respond to College communications in a timely and effective manner.
  13. Accountability: This position is accountable to and reports to the Chair, Community Studies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Commitment to meeting the learning needs of students.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, values, and business plan of the College.
  • Willingness to work with students beyond the classroom to ensure their success.
  • Demonstrated positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in program/course content and delivery.
  • Understanding of assessment and its role in continuous program improvement.
  • Willingness to take on program ownership and accountability.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Evidence of willingness to take risks, to innovate, and to change to meet evolving program and industry needs.
  • Demonstrated competency in use of technology that supports learning and teaching.
  • Some flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening, weekend, or spring/summer assignment, as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in Child and Youth Care or a related field (including but not limited to Social Work, Family Social Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology);
  • A person with a relevant graduate degree in progress, along with significant work experience may be considered;
  • Extensive experience working with at-risk and vulnerable children and youth;
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding about the specific role of Child and Youth Care practitioners in the support of Indigenous, newcomer and refugee children, youth, and families;        
  • Two years of recent related work experience and demonstrated competence in the occupational/subject area;
  • Eligible for registration with the Child and Youth Care of Alberta;
  • Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality educational programs;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Knowledge of and experience in Aboriginal Communities;
  • Experience teaching adults;
  • Experience using distance education technologies;
  • Experience developing curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

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