Job Posting – Located at Marathon High School: Indigenous Academic Tutor and Advocate

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Pic Mobert First Nation is seeking a highly motivated, competent and dedicated individual to work under the direction of the Student Success Co-ordinator and school administrative team to assist in supporting and
mentoring to improve grades/attendance/and graduation success for Pic Mobert First Nation students attending Marathon High School.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with leading and implementing a positive atmosphere in the Cultural room at Marathon High School.
  • Assist students in planning to achieve their educational goals.
  • Support the needs of PMFN students on a daily basis, with a focus on student success.
  • Collaborate with the Student Success Team, Guidance, parents, First Nation and school staff.
  • Build networks and supports to foster success for students.
  • Play a crucial role in assisting all staff to improve achievement for PMFN student.
  • Help with the process of early resolution of conflict issues that might arise at the school.
  • Engage the Grade 8 teacher at the on-reserve school to develop a personal transition plan for each grade 8 student.
  • Provide a supportive, welcoming, safe environment for students at the high school with welcoming activities designed to integrate the students into the high school community.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians, First Nation and other staff on the initiatives to support individual student success.
  • Increase opportunities to share Anishinaabe cultural information with all students and staff in the high school to create a welcoming environment for the PMFN students.
  • Provide academic tutoring to the PMFN students ex. including preparing for the Ontario secondary school literacy test, Grade 9 Math EQAO, etc.
  • Identify and support opportunities for the PMFN students to participate in high school clubs, sports and non-academic activities

Required Qualifications

  • Ontario High School Diploma or equivalent, as well as a degree or diploma in Social Work, First Nations Family Support, Education, Health Care or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, working with and supporting youth.
  • Will be familiar with First Nations Culture within our region and experience working with First Nation students.
  • Experience working in a high school setting is an asset.
  • Candidates should possess strong organizational skills and a willingness to be flexible and work cooperatively with others.
  • A valid driver’s license is an asset.

Applications should include a resume outlining qualifications and experience to Nicole Simpson at education@picmobert.ca by Friday September 7, 2018. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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