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Educational Facilitator, Inclusive Post-Secondary Education - Concordia University of Edmonton

Job #EDM Category: Edmonton

Inclusion Alberta, in partnership with Concordia University of Edmonton, is seeking a part-time (25 hours per week) educational facilitator to support the inclusion of a student with a developmental disability. This position would see an educational facilitator directly provide one-to-one support for a student with a developmental disability.

The Educational Facilitator will contribute to a team that facilitates the inclusion of students with developmental disabilities in all aspects of academic and campus life within the Concordia and greater Edmonton 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, meaningfully participate in group assignments, demonstrate their learning in thoughtful ways, etc.
  • Facilitate relationships amongst classmates by helping the student with a developmental disability participate in a variety of learning activities, campus activities, events, clubs, associations, (such as intramurals, orientation events, etc.)
  • Help student contribute to and benefit from all aspects of campus life and in the Edmonton community
  • Collaborate with faculty, post-secondary staff, and students’ families to support students’ full engagement and active membership in their specified program of study, the university, 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
  • Thoughtfully strengthen and foster community capacity for meaningful inclusion of people with developmental 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 & 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
  • 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 andweekends, anddoes require some flexibility
  • Current criminal record clearance is required
  • ASL (American Sign Language) is an asset, but not required

Please include a thoughtfully-written cover letter and resume to Jaime Skidmore, Regional Coordinator of inclusive post-secondary education at Inclusion Alberta, jskidmore@inclusionalberta.org.

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

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