Practical Applied Arts-Career Guidance Consultant

Department: Education
Job Type: Term
Location: Meadow Lake

Practical Applied Arts/Career Guidance Consultant

Employment Opportunity

The MLTC Office of Education is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Practical Applied Arts/Career Guidance Consultant. The Consultant is responsible for the PAA specialized programs within the nine (9) Meadow Lake First Nations Schools.  The Consultant is charged with the development and support of PAA programs as well as navigating the Apprenticeship routes in order for students to gain credit.  This is a direct-support position to schools and staff.


  • Provide direction to PAA teachers within MLFN schools.
  • Recommend and facilitate professional development activities for the nine (9) First Nations’ PAA teachers.
  • Assisting school based administration and teachers in researching and implementing best practices in the delivery of PAA programs.
  • Acquiring professional resources for MLTC Office of Education and for MLFN PAA programs as required and within budgetary parameters.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of MLTC Office of Education programs and initiatives.
  • Supporting the implementation of the approved curriculum, and quality instruction and assessment at all MLFN schools.
  • Promoting and assisting with the development of PAA programs and relating programs (Apprenticeship) within MLTC communities.
  • Support school designate (guidance counsellor, social worker, teacher) with My Blueprint and other career and guidance supports as requested.
  • In collaboration with the Team Coordinator and Events Planner, provide opportunities for MLFN School designated teachers to access resources and professional development from: Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA), Saskatchewan Physical Education Association (SPEA), Saskatchewan Career & Work Exploration Association (SCWEA), and Saskatchewan Home Economics Teacher Association (SHETA).
  • In collaboration with the Events Planner, organize and coordinate the MLTC Education Annual Career Fair.
  • In collaboration with Team Coordinator and Events Planner, provide opportunities for MLFN schools to engage in school tours (post-secondary).
  • Ensuring regular communication with MLFN school administrators regarding the progress and direction of the PAA program within their school.
  • Collaborating with internal and external partners, such as FSIN, Ministry of Education, MLTC Health, Justice, etc.
  • Gathering and interpreting relevant data for the purposes of reporting on MLTC Office of Education PAA programs and services.
  • Supports research into long distance education programming.


  • Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent degree to support job requirements.
  • Candidate must have a related Journey Person’s Certificate or related field experience.
  • Experience in PAA is required with a minimum two (2) years of experience in a related field (i.e. welding, electrical, carpentry, etc.).
  • Saskatchewan Professional ‘A’ Teachers Certification or the ability to obtain such standing; and a minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience.
  • Experience in working with First Nations’ Schools & Communities; Ability to speak Cree and/or Dene is considered a valuable asset.
  • High level of proficiency in computer software applications (i.e. MS Office, Google Suite, IPad/Smart technologies, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal, public relations, and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Organized, self-directed, task and goal oriented with measurable results.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Able to travel extensively throughout the Meadow Lake First Nations communities as required.

Interested applicants are invited to submit: A letter of application, resume stating qualifications, related work experience, copies of credentials, current RCMP Security Clearance/Vulnerable Sector Check, current child abuse records check, valid driver’s license, and three (3) current professional supervisory references to:

Human Resources Department

8003 Flying Dust Reserve



Phone: (306) 236-5654.  Fax: (306) 236-6301

For more information, please contact Heather Merasty, Sr. Director of Education @ (306) 236-5654 or visit the MLTC Website @

Deadline:  Until Position is Filled – Review Date:  November 6, 2020

 MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications,

 however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  


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