Employment Opportunity

Kitasoo Community School

Temporary Part Time – Term Position

Language and Cultural Facilitator

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Under the general supervision of the Kitasoo Community School Department Manager, Kitasoo Community School strives to help students engage and become fluent in life-long learning opportunities. This life-long learning involves learning about the cultural, spiritual, and territorial knowledge that will enable our students to enjoy this great territory to their fullest capacity. The Kitasoo Community School Land and Cultural Facilitator is responsible for coordinating and delivering the Cultural Education Program and Language Program at the school. The main duty for the Language and Culture Facilitator is to develop culturally relevant materials and field experiences that can be incorporated into the school curriculum through a variety of activities. All duties and task are to be done in collaboration and consultation with the Language, Culture, and SEAS Coordinator.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  1. Identify community leaders elders and professionals to participate and led specific program activities both in and outside of the community
  2. Plan field trip activities that complement and build upon classroom activities created for the Grade 12 course and that also engages students from all grade levels in learning about the natural world in their traditional territory
  3. Work with teaching staff to become familiar with the prescribed learning outcomes that are relevant to the program in all grades;
  4. Participate in the supervision of students while on field trips which may span more than a single

day and may extend beyond normal working hours;

  1. Work with teaching staff to become familiar with the prescribed learning outcomes that are relevant to the program in all grades;
  2. Examine various field activities that encourage the use of the Xai’Xais Language;
  3. Compile information for a K to 12 resource library to support teachers in offering culturally and regionally relevant activities;
  4. Obtain visual documentation of all components of field experiences using a video camera, still

camera and audio recordings;

  1. Attend all meetings or conferences called by the Principal and the KEA and respond to school emergencies;
  2. Participate in the community and attend community functions
  3. Work with parents, Elders and community members in creating age-appropriate and relevant curriculum materials that will enhance the student’s intellectual, emotional, physical and mental well-being;
  4. Plan and implement a school-wide Xai XaisLanguage/Cultural programme for all students in the Kitasoo Community School K4 to Grade 12
  5. Produce curriculum materials to supplement and reinforce the teaching of XaiXais language;
  6. Work toward a ministry certified language and culture program;
  7. Ensure that the Language Programme offered in the school is sequential, providing a continuous progression from pure word knowledge at the early levels to extended comprehension at the upper levels according to the BC Ministry of Education Second Language Requirement;
  8. Develop student portfolios which include copies of student’s work and tests to demonstrate the ongoing progress of students;
  9. Follow the provisions of the Education Department/School Program internal policies and procedures and the provisions of the Operations Manual;
  10. Adhere to the Code of Conduct and the same Code of Ethics as exist for the Teacher;
  11. Encourage and foster a team spirit within the Kitasoo Community School and operations in general;
  12. Perform other such duties relevant to the position as assigned by the Principal from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Possess good knowledge of the history of Klemtu and the culture of Kitasoo/Xai’Xais First Nation;
  • Teaching experience is beneficial;
  • Post secondary education beneficial;
  • Experience working with children of all ages;
  • Experience and interest in working in a First Nation community and school;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to be flexible in his/her work schedule;
  • Possess strong work ethics and be dependable.

 

Submit a typed 1) Cover Letter 2) Resume to Melody Robinson, Kitasoo Band Council Human Resource Officer at the Kitasoo Band Administrative Office or by email: melody.kitasoo@gmail.com by Monday, October 22, 2018 by 12:00pm. Applicants will be contacted for interview.