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Educational Facilitator, Inclusive Post-Secondary - Bow Valley College

Job #CGY Category: Calgary

Inclusion Alberta, in partnership with Bow Valley College, is seeking a full-time, temporary (12 month contract) educational facilitator to support the inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities. The educational facilitator will contribute to a team that facilitates the inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of academic and campus life within the Bow Valley College community.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate meaningful student participation in a wide range of classes; for example, help students prepare so they contribute to class discussions and coursework, help students to participate in group work, etc.
  • Facilitate relationships amongst classmates by helping students with intellectual disabilities participate in a variety of learning activities, campus activities, events, club, associations, etc.
  • Help students contribute to and benefit from all aspects of campus and community life
  • Collaborate with faculty, post-secondary staff, and students’ families to support students’ full engagement and active membership in their specified program of study and community at large
  • Provide support to faculty members and instructors to develop individualized course expectations, academic modifications, and teaching adaptations to support student learning, engagement, and relationships with classmates
  • Network and collaborate with faculty members, business owners, managers, employers, and other community members to develop job and career opportunities in the students’ chosen field of study
  • Support students, employers, and co-workers on job sites to ensure positive employment experiences for everyone involved
  • Strengthen and foster community capacity for meaningful inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities
  • Actively collaborate with and positively support Inclusion Alberta team members
  • Regularly and actively engage in critical reflection and dialogue (both individually and as a team member) about inclusion

Qualifications:

  • Deep and abiding commitment to inclusion (as demonstrated by one’s experiences, participation, and contributions to community)
  • Experience with inclusive post-secondary education, and/or community development and/or inclusion
  • Exhibit the highest level of professionalism
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, collaborative, networking, and organizational skills are required
  • Dedicated learner, reflective practitioner, and committed to one’s professional development
  • Astute critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Can work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • Can effectively manage stress and respond to difficult circumstances with grace
  • Comfortable with public speaking and community development (approaching new people)
  • Regularly and quickly prepare written reports for multiple audiences
  • Hours of work are primarily during the day but may require some evenings and weekends and do require considerable flexibility
  • Current criminal record clearance is required, and personal vehicle is a valuable asset

Compensation includes generous holidays, group health insurance that covers 75% of health and dental costs that begins once hired, and an annual health and wellness spending account.

Competition will remain open until a suitable applicant is found. Please include a thoughtfully-written cover letter and resume to Jaime Skidmore, regional coordinator of inclusive post-secondary education, jskidmore@inclusionalberta.org.

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

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