Early Learning Interventionist (ELI)
(Waweyekisik Educational Centre)
The Meadow Lake Tribal Council’s Department of Education is seeking a highly-motivated dedicated individual to fill the position of Early Learning Interventionist (ELI). This school-year term contract position is located at the Waweyekisik Educational Centre in Waterhen Lake First Nation, SK.
The Early Learning Interventionist is a paraprofessional who will work in collaboration with parents/caregivers and teachers (Nursery/Kindergarten/Grade 1 – with a focus on Kindergarten) to develop children’s oral language and learning readiness skills as indicated in EYE results. The ELI’s responsibilities will extend beyond regular school hours to allow for: collaboration with teachers to meet student needs; time to document student progress and complete other paperwork; and time to study professional development materials provided by MLTC. This position also includes assisting teachers in planning and hosting literacy events for parents and caregivers.
Ongoing training and support will be provided for this position by the MLTC Early Learning team. The ELI will collaborate with teachers and EAs and report to the school-based administrator. The performance evaluation for the ELI will be the responsibility of MLTC Education in consultation with the school-based administrators.
- The Early Learning Interventionist will work directly in the classrooms, in collaboration with Parents, and Teachers (Nursery/Kindergarten/Grade 1) to develop children’s oral language and learning readiness skills.
- This position will also include planning and hosting literacy events for parents and caregivers.
- The ELI will work directly with parents through home visits that often occur beyond regular school hours.
- The ELI will have a key role in encouraging parent participation through home visits and literacy-focused parents and caregiver events.
- Ongoing training and support will be provided for this position by the MLTC Early Learning Team.
- Early Childhood Certificate and/or equivalent education / relevant work experience is an asset.
- Familiar with early childhood development / education: Saskatchewan’s Essential Learning Experiences, Kindergarten Curriculum, Early Years Evaluation, Early Childhood Development.
- Demonstrates the ability to interact effectively with young children
- Strong communication skills to interact with children, parents/caregivers and educators.
- Willingness to engage and attend ongoing training provided by MLTC (both on site and in Meadow Lake).
- Excellent communication skills (Verbal/Written); interpersonal skills; decision making skills; professional judgment skills; and organizational/time-management skills.
- Must be willing and able to work with technology (such as an iPad).
- Demonstrated knowledge in computer software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office –Word, Excel).
- Ability to document and keep thorough notes and records.
- Will be knowledgeable and sensitive to First Nations’ culture and beliefs; issues and barriers.
- Knowledge of local language(s), family environments, and personal acquaintances with parents and caregivers, will be an asset to this role.
- A member of the local community.
Interested applicants are invited to submit: A letter of application; resume stating qualifications and employment history; copies of credentials; current RCMP Security Clearance/Vulnerable Sector Check; a copy of valid driver’s license; and a list of three (3) current professional supervisory references to:
Human Resources Department
8003 Flying Dust Reserve
Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1T8
Phone: (306) 236-5654 Fax: (306) 236-6301
For more information, please contact Patricia St. Denis, Superintendent of Education @ (306)-845-7015, or visit our website at www.mltc.net
Deadline: Until Position Is Filled
MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications,
however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.