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IMMERSION OJIBWEMOWIN HEAD START TEACHER ASSISTANT - RED LAKE HEAD START

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

REVISED!

IMMERSION OJIBWEMOWIN HEAD START TEACHER ASSISTANT

RED LAKE HEAD START

OPEN: August 29, 2016

CLOSING: September 9, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The main focus is to assist the development and implementation of Ojibwemowin learning activities to develop intergenerational teachings for families and head start age children. Reports to: Red Lake Head Start and Ojibwemowin Immersion Program, full-time position w/benefits, salary; DOQ.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

• Assist and create, maintain, and review an age appropriate course of study to ensure students achieve benchmarks and meet curriculum standards.

• Ability to work closely and effectively with young children, families and elders.

• Assist the teaching and speaking only Ojibwe to maintain a full immersion setting in the classroom.

• Assist and maintain general control of classroom students during the course of the school day, with a fair and compassionate classroom disciplinary plan in accordance with school policy.

• Able to apply common sense understanding of detailed written or oral instructions.

• Have ability to organize and maintain records relating to curriculum development, and the Ojibwemowin Project.

• Encourage and support new ideas and approaches to learning the Ojibwe language literacy in oral/written form.

• Assist the project team (Masters, Apprentices, and Project Coordinator) with implementation of evaluation tools for this project during the project term.

• Willing to work with a Master Ojibwemowin Speaker on Ojibwemowin learning activities for the purpose of increasing Ojibwemowin knowledge and retention.

• Ability to work in small groups or one-on-one for Ojibwemowin learning activities.

• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must successfully pass pre-employment drug testing and State/Federal background checks.

• Possess valid MN driver's license and current auto insurance.

• Knowledge and experience in second language acquisition, and in Early Childhood Education.

• Possess mastery of the Ojibwe Language, including, writing, speaking, listening, and translating.

• Childhood Development Associate Credential and at least 3 years of experience teaching Head Start age children is preferred.

• Knowledge and/or experience in immersion instructional methodology preferred.

• American Indian Preference.

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates are accepted at Government Center – Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 - (218) 679-1847.

 

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