Kitapinoonjiiminaanik Family Services are looking for an Education Specialist Worker! For more information on this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!
The Education Specialist Worker is a temporary program support position. The Education Specialist Worker (ESW) is responsible to develop and implement the agency Education Liaison Program. The ESW develops methods and strategies to enhance learning and improve educational outcomes for our children and youth in care. The ESW provides professional support services linking agency workers, alternative caregivers, local schools and boards, and postsecondary institutions to ensure collaborative networking to identify and eliminate the barriers preventing academic success and to advocate for the educational needs of our children and youth in care. The ESW reports to the Resource Manager in all aspects of job function.
- Community College Diploma with three (3) years related experience is preferred, however a combination of related education, experience and skills may be considered;
- Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and Regulations, Customary Care and the philosophy of service delivery, First Nation communities, family structure, Elders, and local customs and traditions;
- Knowledge and comprehension of First Nation cultural beliefs, values and norms, ceremonies, teachings and a commitment to promote a culturally competent program;
- Knowledge of local and surrounding area schools and boards, colleges and universities, and their respective curriculums;
- Knowledge of the administrative structure and operations of KFS including policies, procedures, Education Champion and the Joint Protocol for Student Achievement;
- Knowledge and understanding of developmental stages of children and youth including the Traditional Life Stages as understood by the northern communities in Treaty No.3;
- Strong commitment to advance the Educational Liaison Program to promote strategies for positive education outcomes and academic successes for our children and youth;
- Ability to research educational goals and expectations, identify barriers from, but not limited to, Independent Education Plans (IEP) and advocate for improved programs and supports;
- Ability to collaborate with the Education Champion to prepare and present educational workshops to the community and to the children and youth to increase awareness, participation and success in all levels of the educational pathway, including postsecondary education, training and employment;
- Ability to establish a Lending Library of student learning aides and to track its inventory;
- Ability to prepare comprehensive detailed reports and other documentation as required;
- Ability to establish and maintain purposeful working relationships among schools and boards, community service providers, staff and management;
- Excellent networking, communication, organizational, analytical, facilitation and interpersonal skills;
- Must be committed to ensure highest level of confidentiality;
- Must possess a valid Ontario G Drivers License and be willing to travel;
- Must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Check and Drivers Abstract; and
- Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred and a definite asset.
Submit resumes with cover letter quoting file # ESW20201201 to:
Human Resources c/o Unit 209 – 308 Second St. S., P9N 1G4 Kenora, ON
Fax: (807) 468-7960 or by E-mail: email@example.com
Miigwetch to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
No Phone calls please.
All interviewees must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Check, Drivers Abstract, and 3 Supervisory References at time of interview.