Cree Language Instructor

Job Opportunity by NCCT

Job type: Full Time Contract

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT) is a non-profit, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto. The NCCT offers a wide range of Indigenous programs and services based on Indigenous cultural traditions and teachings.

Job Title: Cree Language Instructor
Employment Term & Work Hours: Part time or full time up to 40 hours per week, evenings and weekends for special events.
Department: Cultural Program
Direct Report: Cultural Language Instructor Coordinator
Job Purpose: The Indigenous Cultural Language Child and Family Program is currently providing language learning opportunities in Cree. This program supports families and their children (0 to 6 years old) to become familiar with their own language by infusing culture into the teaching modules, lesson planning, teaching materials and aids.

Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully you must be functionally able to speak one of the three languages. The Language Instructor Coordinator is trained in ECE best practices which will be the basis of the teaching materials, modules and learning support resources and aids that you will work with. You will be required to travel to TDSB (Toronto District School Board), Toronto Public Libraries, EarlyOn and Journey Together throughout the GTA.

In addition, all candidates will be required to carry a current police check, immunization record and have a medical completed prior to employment as per TDSB requirements. The list of duties is as follows:
 Teach children and their parents/caregivers at GTA Toronto Public Library. EarlyONs, Head Start and TDSB daycare locations
 Follow prescribed curriculum development and lesson planning
 Deliver dynamic and effective interactive play lessons to children aged 0 to 6 years of age
 Assist and support the resource development and implementation of the curriculum
 Attend course sessions to become a qualified Early Childhood Educators if applicable
 Must be willing to sing, dance and be silly to promote language learning (Total Physical Response)

Qualifications:
 Fluent in one or more of the language families
 Experience working with children between the ages of 0-6 years and families
 Experience in creative language resource development
 Excellent verbal communication in a teaching environment
 Ability to motivate language learning
 High level of knowledge in Indigenous history and culture
 MUST HAVE immunization records up to date as well as a medical completed prior to employment as per TDSB requirements
 MUST PASS a Criminal Reference Check in advance of employment start date

Working Conditions: Special working conditions may consist of working regular evening and weekend work, working outdoors and various GTA locations.

If this position interests you, please submit your resume and a cover letter to:
Elisabeth Pohl
Human Resources
epohl@ncct.on.ca
Position Open until filled
SUBJECT LINE:NCCT – Cultural Department: Cree Language Instructor

The successful candidate is expected to contribute positively to the implementation of the NCCT’s vision and mission, operate in a collaborative team setting and maintain high and professional productivity levels and quality of service. These are full and part time positions. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Although preference will be given to Indigenous applicants (First Nations, Metis and Inuit), all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.