Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is a unique Indigenous Institute, recognized by community, government, and institutions of higher learning, as a Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Knowledge. SNP offers postsecondary, secondary, trades education and training. SNP has formal partnerships with nine publicly funded Ontario Universities and Colleges and collaborates with six Ontario-based Indigenous owned and controlled post-secondary Institutes.
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Function & Overview
Reporting to the Unit Manager – Lifelong Learning, the Cultural Facilitator will share responsibility within the Lifelong Learning Unit for content generation. The contributions will involve a literacy based (Skills for Success) pilot program in alignment with the Achievement Centre’s goal to introduce basic literacy skills with an Indigenous focus within a correctional facility classroom. In addition, the Cultural Facilitator will be responsible for developing an impactful and culturally engaging program for all individuals affected by the justice system. This program will be inclusive, catering to all learners who are open to learning about Indigenous culture. Moreover, the Cultural Facilitator will be responsible for developing and coordinating cultural projects to assist and promote Indigenous identity among inmates within the facility. These efforts will employ methodologies from a culturally focused curriculum, incorporating healing tools such culturally appropriate music and games. Included in the program will be discussions on ways to offer a cultural perspective upon reintegration into society. The Cultural Facilitator is required to perform all duties consistent with the governance values and operating policies of Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) while fostering positive relations with staff, students, stakeholders, and the community; contributing to a culturally supportive teaching, learning and work environment consistent with Hodinǫshǫ:nih/Rotinonhson:ni values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind).
The duties of the Cultural Facilitator include, without limitation:
- Recommending methodologies to make the program effective, interactive, accessible, and beneficial to diverse learners;
- Adapting instructional materials for a correctional facility which would include all safety requirements;
- Assisting in the pilot course and harvesting learner engagement data and course feedback;
- Attending scheduled project team meetings and participating in other relevant gatherings, as needed;
- Maintaining records of project work, including time logs for reporting hours;
- Other related duties, as required.
Education and Experience
- Secondary School Diploma is required;
- Post-secondary degree/diploma in Social Services or related field is preferred; and/or
- Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
- Experience in the use of learning management systems as a developer or administrator.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to obtain a valid Vulnerable Sector Check;
- A basic knowledge of an Indigenous language is preferred with the ability to read short stories relating to the literacy content of the program;
- Cultural awareness sufficient to support the embedding of Indigenous knowledge into learner engagement strategies;
- Excellent communication skills with an emphasis on written expression (i.e., faultless spelling and grammar and professional capacity to work both independently and in a team setting, demonstrating Hodinǫshǫ:nih values of Ga`nigohi:yo:;
- Ability to work under pressure, managing schedules, portfolios, and timelines to meet deadlines; and to adjust available work hours to accommodate periods of shut down within the facility;
- Sound interpersonal skills including communication, organization, negotiation, and professional judgement, including a capacity to work both independently and in a team setting, demonstrating Hodinǫshǫ:nih/ Rotinonhson:ni values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind); and
- Contributing to a culturally supportive teaching, learning and work environment consistent with Hodinǫshǫ:nih/Rotinonhson:ni values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind).
At Six Nations Polytechnic, we are committed to diversity and inclusion as we continue and expand our efforts to become a more inclusive, safe and respectful workplace. Human Resources will accommodate any needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Recruitment processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, as may be requested.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Job Type: 6 week contract