BTG Presenter/ Culture Student Support Worker

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

March 10, 2022

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service non- profit organization serving Inuit children, youth, and their families. We are dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.


Position: Hours: BTG Presenter/ Culture Student Support Worker, Education Department
Salary Range: 37.5 hours per week – Full-Time Determine (18-month Maternity/Parental Leave contract)

Inuuqatigiit Centre provides a competitive salary and benefit package


POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Education, BTG Presenter/Culture Student Support Worker will plan and deliver culturally based activities for the Education Department. The will develop and provide cultural information through presentations to students and school staff, thereby promoting school success for Elementary and Secondary school students and staff. The BTG Presenter/ Culture Student Support Worker will assist clients who access supportive services within the Education Department team with their cultural journey.


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Foster knowledge of Inuit culture and language;

  • Promote cultural safety and relevance throughout all programming;

  • Encourage and facilitate Inuktitut language development;

  • Collect, develop, and maintain a wide selection of cultural teaching materialsand activities for children and parents in collaboration with other CulturalEducators and EarlyON Program Coordinator;

  • Plan and deliver activities that promote Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, culturalknowledge, traditions and skills, (e.g. qulliq, cultural circles, traditional games,etc.);

  • Participate in meetings to share ideas, resources, and activities to promotecultural knowledge;

  • Identify, engage and schedule culturally appropriate guest speakers, Elders, andresource people for the program;

  • Provide a culturally appropriate program environment for children and parents;

  • Engage in positive collaboration with other programs and staff in coordinatingthe effective use of equipment, facilities, and personnel;

  • Under the guidance of Student Support staff, recognize and respond to theneeds of each child by using positive child guidance;

  • Produce cultural education programs within your workplan in English and

Inuktitut;

  • Identify and report on concerns, issues and hazards related to the delivery of educational instruction to the Manager of Education;

  • Maintain a wide selection of Inuit cultural materials for cultural education;

  • Provide Inuit cultural information and resources during presentations;

  • Provide Inuit cultural information and educational presentations to studentsand school staff;

  • Promote the BTG program in the community;

  • Adhere to and promote the mandate and mission of the Inuuqatigiit Centre forInuit Children, Youth and Families;

  • Promote the completion of evaluation forms after presentations and ensurefeedback is shared with BTG Coordinator;

  • Maintain strong relationships with school partners;

  • Attend all scheduled presentations in a timely manner;

  • Ensure clear communications with schools and BTG Coordinator regardingavailability or schedule changes;

  • Travel to schools and other locations to make presentations as scheduled(Some Virtual Presentations will be required);

  • Monthly report writing will be required; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Develop positive relationships with Educators and Education Assistants,students, and parents;

  • Provide leadership in developing Inuit content into classroom instruction.

  • Provide leadership in promoting and practicing Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit,professional values, and ethics within Inuuqatigiit Centre;

  • Develop supportive and professional rapport with Inuuqatigiit Centre staff;

  • Work closely with other staff to help resolve problems arising in the delivery ofpresentation;

  • Actively participate as a member of the team and support fellow team membersin delivery of services through open and regular communication;

  • Communicate as required with parents;

  • Support the role of Elders and resource people in sharing traditionalknowledge; and

  • Willingness to learn new skills to further develop profession expertise.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work regular and consistent weekly hours of work;

  • Physical ability to access three-story building;

  • Demonstrate stress management and energy in interacting with schoolchildren and parents;

  • Mental effort is required to deal with stress related to safety of children,program delivery and communications with parents;

  • Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment;

  • Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment;

  • Ensure personal safety precautions are always observed; and

  • Ensure Public Health Guidelines for COVID-19 Pandemic are always followed.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Fluency in French an asset;

  • Knowledge of the needs of Inuit children and families;

  • Strong knowledge of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Principles, culture, language, and community;

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in

  • English; and provide minor translation;

  • Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software;

  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication, and commitment to children; and Monthly report writing experience is an asset.


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Inuit descent required;

  • Secondary School Diploma required; or equivalent;

  • Post secondary courses in programs such as, Education Assistant, SSW, CYW orrelated area an asset;

  • Experience facilitating groups and/or doing presentations

  • Minimum of one-years experience in a family-oriented program.

  • Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities preferred.

  • Vulnerable Sector Check required.

  • Medical certification of good health and record of up-to-date immunizations;

  • First Aid/CPR Certification (or willingness to become certified); and

  • Valid drivers licence an asset.

POSITION WILL REMAIN POSTED UNTIL FILLED


Complete job description is available upon request Please apply with cover letter and resume to:hrmanager@inuuqatigiit.ca


We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descentWe thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent.

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