Description of position:
This position will strive to further advancements towards reconciliation and decolonization within Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care Centre (EaB). This will be achieved by taking intentional steps to assure that this position is held by a person or persons of indigenous decent, (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit), who have lived experience, knowledge and connections to culture and community within Turtle Island. This position will help facilitate workshops, teachings, and Indigenize EaB’s curriculum in harmony with Forest and Nature School Philosophy.
The nature of this position is somewhat flexible. The right candidate could be hired onto the EaB team and spend several hours a week in our toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs. Alternatively, the right candidate could commit to visiting EaB a few days per month as their schedule allows and invoice the centre for their time. We are willing to work with the right candidate to create a schedule that aligns with their availability.
- The Indigenous Cultural Facilitator will work together with supervisors and educators to ensure that curriculum and teaching aids depict an honest view of modern day First-Nations, Metis and Inuit heritage, culture, language, and activities.
- The Indigenous Cultural Facilitator will focus on creating child directed curriculum, documentation, and visual aids for use in classrooms to support learning involving traditional knowledge, teachings, and language.
- The Indigenous Cultural Facilitator will support educators on a regular basis to ensure that curriculum surrounding traditional knowledge are geared toward the individual needs and learning styles of the children within each of the separate classrooms.
- The Indigenous Cultural Facilitator will share Indigenous knowledge and language with the children and educators. This may include age-appropriate whole group gatherings (where children are free to come and go as they wish), storytelling, art experiences, etc. (If educators want to share the teachings in the absence of the Facilitator, they will consult with the Facilitator before doing so to avoid cultural appropriation).
- The Indigenous Cultural Facilitator will be a liaison with the Indigenous community and may invite elders, knowledge keepers and language keepers to visit EaB, as appropriate. Any medicines or cultural treasures gifted to EaB by these speakers are to be handled and cared for by the Indigenous Cultural Facilitator.
- The Indigenous Cultural Facilitator may be asked to review and help create EaB Policies and Procedures surrounding Indigenous staff, culture, and teachings. In the event policies need to be changed or created they will work directly with supervisors and the EaB Board of Directors to ensure the needs of Indigenous peoples within EaB are met according to protocols.
Start date- February 2023
Hours- To be determined.
Wage-$20-$24 dollars per hour (based on qualifications and experience)
Experience working with young children. RECE would be highly valued.
Up-to-date immunizations including a TB test and successful completion of Vulnerable Police Records Check within the last 3 months are required.
If hired as a member of staff, candidate is required to have up-to-date Standard First Aid and CPR (Level C) certification.
If hired, financial support is available to obtain First Aid and CPR, TB test and/or a vulnerable sector check.
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