The Ojibway Language Teacher delivers the Ojibway Language programming to grades Pre-K to Grade 8 and promotes Anishinaabemowin acquisition for educational staff. The position provides assistance and support to teachers and requires that the employee work as part of a delivery team at the school.
Post-Secondary graduate of a Native Language Teaching program, preferred.
● Must have working knowledge in Anishinaabemowin; fluency is the preferred qualification.
● Must have a minimum of three (3) years of instruction or classroom experience.
● Must have demonstrated effective classroom management skills.
Criminal Reference check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
● Current immunization record
● Valid First Aid and CPR certificate, or willingness to obtain within 3 (three) months of hire
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
● Current knowledge of curriculum, policies, procedures, legislation, needs development and
practices for Education delivery in First Nation communities.
● Effective working knowledge and understanding of Anishinaabe heritage and willingness to promote
Anishinaabemowin, culture, tradition and history as part of curriculum.
● Must have demonstrable skills utilizing a variety of supportive technology such as computers,
language masters, CD recording and local radio station equipment.
● Must be able to provide mainstream language support in translation, resource labelling of the
● Must be able to develop curriculum, evaluate the effectiveness of the program and make
recommendations to improve the program.
● Must be able to generate resource materials, picture files, pattern charts, language experience
charts, booklets, etc.
● Ability to promote team development and work as a team member.
● Knowledge of Native Culture and Psycho/Social Dynamics of a First Nations Community.
● Ability to maintain a professional code of ethics as outlined by the Ontario College of Teachers.
● Must function well in meeting deadlines.
● Must become familiar with IPRC policies, procedures, needs and requirements for effective service
delivery in First Nation Education.
● Demonstrate a high level of tact and discretion dealing with students, parents and staff.
● Be an effective manager of time and resources, and be willing to take training as required.