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FACILITATOR FOR DEAF NEWCOMERS TO CANADA

Organization: NorQuest College
Location: Edmonton
Compensation: Hourly $30 - $50
Closing Date: Nov. 22, 2020

FACILITATOR FOR DEAF NEWCOMERS TO CANADA

FACULTY OF SKILLS AND FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING – LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA (LINC)

NorQuesters are difference makers and we’re searching for someone dedicated to making a difference to join our LINC team as a facilitator supporting Deaf newcomers to Canada. The successful candidate will thrive in showcasing our values of starting small and thinking big, being baldly curious and intentionally courageous, and finding ways forward – all in an effort to help Deaf newcomers develop basic literacy skills, ultimately empowering them to become self-sufficient, independent, and active members of the Deaf community and labour market.

This is a part time position of up to 10 hours a week.

How you’ll make a difference

  • First and foremost, you’ll model and promote practices that build resilience, agility, creativity and active learning with a growth mindset while developing collaboration, emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, leadership, critical thinking and digital citizenship skills.
  • You’ll provide literacy and essential skills training to assist Deaf newcomers in transitioning to life and work in Canada.
  • You’ll ensure Deaf students’ safety and well-being at all times.
  • You’ll commit to the process of continual self-study and growth.

What you bring

  • You have a diploma or degree in adult education.
  • You are fluent in American Sign Language.
  • You have extensive experience in delivering training to Deaf individuals.
  • You ideally have experience working in an online environment.

What makes you a Difference Maker?

  • You are a positive, dynamic, energizing, future focused, outcomes oriented forward thinker with a strong drive for success for yourself and others.
  • You have an exceptional ability to cope with ambiguity and frequent changes.
  • You have a strong knowledge of ASL literacy curriculum and instructional practices.
  • You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and an exemplary level of professionalism and compassion.

Preference will be given to candidates who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Candidates requiring accommodation in the application and/or interview process will be provided any and all required support. Please email Dawn.Bland@norquest.ca for information and to make appropriate arrangements.

SALARY:  Based on qualifications and experience up to $50 per hour starting the week of January 4, 2021 and ending March 31, 2021. There is a possibility of extension following the evaluation of this pilot project.

COMPETITION NUMBER:  2020-2803  

CLOSING DATE:  November 22, 2020

Apply to become a NorQuester: If this opportunity delights you and your expertise will shine in this role, we invite you to apply for this position online by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document.

Psst: Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted and we’ll make sure to do this within 28 days of the closing date.

Difference Makers. If we were to describe what NorQuest College is, we’d say these two words. We are so fundamentally driven in our mission to make a difference to our students, our community, and to our fellow NorQuesters, that it guides what we do, who we meet, and where we are headed.

So how do we make differences?

  • We empower NorQuesters. When it comes to working, it’s up to you to decide where (on campus or from another location) and how you work. NorQuesters are expected to embody our Qs—lead from where you are, be dependable, find ways forward—to name a few, but how you do that is your choice!
  • We unlock potential. Whether its newcomers to Canada who want to improve their English, students who want to complete their academic upgrading, learners pursuing post-secondary education, or anyone who wishes to strengthen their skills through professional development, our passion to educate touches people of all levels and all backgrounds.
  • We strengthen Alberta. From our graduates who hit the ground running, to our partnerships with government, industry, and business, to our commitment to communities, including a dedicated focus on Indigenous communities, we contribute to our province and make it stronger. We strive to be an employer of choice for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada by leading, supporting, and being an ally through our work toward decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.
Job ID: 2020-2803
Apply to: Dawn.Bland@norquest.ca