Early Literacy Interventionist

Location: Flying Dust First Nation
Program: School

Employment Terms: Contract
Length of Employment: 1 year
Number of Positions: 1

Salary Range: Dependent on Education & Experience
Contact Email: hrdepartment@mltc.net

Date Posted: 06/29/2018
Expiration Date: 07/13/2018

Employment Opportunity

 Employment Opportunity


Early Literacy Interventionist (ELI) for Kopahawakenum Elementary School, Flying Dust First Nation

Meadow Lake Tribal Council – Education is now accepting applications to fill a position of an Early Literacy Interventionist (ELI). This position will be based at Flying Dust First Nation and is a term position based on the school year calendar.


The Early Literacy 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 work will extend beyond 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 includes helping teachers’ plan and host literacy events for parents and caregivers. The ELI will work directly with parents through home visits that may be scheduled outside of school hours.


Ongoing training and support will be provided for this position by the MLTC Early Years team. The ELI will collaborate with teachers and EAs and report to the school-based administrator. Performance evaluation for the position will be the responsibility of MLTC Education, in consultation with school- based administrators.




·         The Early Literacy 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 though home visits that occur beyond the school day.

·         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 would be an asset.

·         Familiar with early childhood development and education: Saskatchewan’s Essential Learning Experiences, Kindergarten curriculum, Early Years Evaluation, Early Childhood Development, etc.

·         Strong communication skills to interact with parents, caregivers and educators

·         Willingness to engage and attend ongoing training provided by MLTC (both on site and in Meadow Lake)

·         Must be willing to work with technology (such as an iPad). 

·         Excellent communication skills (Verbal/Written); decision making skills; professional judgment skills: and organizational/time-management skills.  

·         Demonstrated knowledge in computer software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office –Word),  

·         Ability to keep thorough notes and records.

·         Demonstrates the ability to interact effectively with young children

·         Will possess excellent interpersonal, time-management, and organizational skills.

·         Will be knowledgeable and sensitive to First Nations’ culture and beliefs; issues and barriers.

·         The knowledge of local language and family environments and their personal acquaintances with parents and caregivers will be an asset to this aspect of their 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


Email: hrdepartment@mltc.net

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


For more information, please contact Patricia St. Denis, Assistant Superintendent of Education @ (306) 236-5654, or visit our website at www.mltc.net


Extended Deadline:  Friday, July 13, 2018


MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications,

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