Cultural/Land Based Educator – 3 year Contract

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5 August 2022

3 Year Contract – Pending Funding

Position: Language/Land Based Educator
Salary Range: $29.38-$33.06 (Pending Education & Experience)
Location: EDUCATION UNIT
Report to: ADULTS IN MOTION TEACHER/COORDINATOR
Start Date: ASAP

Position Summary
Garden River First Nation Adults in Motion Private School (AIM) is seeking an experience Language/Land Based Educator to be responsible for the language and land-based teaching component at AIM. The purpose of this position is to ensure that our students are introduced to a variety of land-based teaching opportunities that promotes and fosters a love for the outdoors. While working within the framework of the classroom being outdoors, the teacher promotes and encourages the love of the land with all students to recognize the connection and relationship to the land, our language, culture, community connectedness and practices. The Language/Land-based Educator ensures that they are in compliance with the Education Act, Ministry of Education Policy and Procedure Guidelines and Indigenous Affairs Canada.

Duties
• Search, order, plan and organize the outdoor education program. Continually evaluate and enhance the outdoor education program to provide the best possible learning opportunities for our students
• Develop and introduce the age-appropriate, diverse outdoor education curriculum that reflects the culture, language, and ways of knowing and doing of the Anishinaabek in our community
• Perform student administration functions including daily attendance and addressing any student and/or parental concerns
• Support and network with staff, the GR Elementary School who will be assisting in the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate outdoor activities and experiences for our students
• Maintain, promote, and continuously evaluating the high standards and expectations for all students and staff
• Promote, plan, and deliver a comprehensive program that strives for exceptional performance of all students that reflect our Anishinaabek ways of doing and knowing, language and culture
• Ensure students records and emergency procedures are adhered to in the classroom, school and outdoor settings
• Engage key stakeholders on an as needed basis (Leadership, Education staff, parents, Indigenous Services Canada, HSCDSB, ADSB) in the development, design, and delivery of an exceptional outdoor education program for primary students
• Attend, participate and conduct meetings as necessary for program delivery of the outdoor education program for primary students
• Establish and maintaining an effective inventory system for the primary outdoor education program ie: supplies, materials, and equipment
• Establish procedures/routines that create and maintain an attractive, organized, functional, healthy, clean, and safe classroom and learning space outdoors
• Perform other duties as may be required or assigned

Qualifications
• Ontario Certified Teacher (preferred) and five(5) years related experience;
• Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Adventure, Forestry, Primary Outdoor Education Diploma preferred;
• Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) an asset;
• Experience teaching First Nation students;
• A commitment to the improvement of student achievement;
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team;
• Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written;
• Excellent computer skills (including MS Word, Word Perfect, Excel, Internet, Email, Outlook);
• Must undergo a criminal record and vulnerable sector check prior to employment (At Applicant Expense).

*For a copy of the full job description please email employment@gardenriver.org and one can be forwarded*
Interested applicants can email or drop off their cover letter, detailed resume, three work related references by: August 16th, 2022, at 4:15pm. Please address the envelope and/or email “Cultural/Land-Based Educator – 2022-96” and submit to:
Human Resources
Garden River First Nation
7 Shingwauk Street, Garden River, ON P6A 6Z8
Email: employment@gardenriver.org

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