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Educational Facilitator, Inclusive Post-Secondary - NAIT

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Educational Facilitator, Inclusive Post-Secondary Education at NAIT

Inclusion Alberta, in partnership with NAIT, is seeking a full-time Educational Facilitator to support the inclusion of students with a developmental disability. This position is a temporary 6-month position.

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 NAIT 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 students with a developmental disability participate in a variety of learning activities, campus activities, events, clubs and associations (such as intramurals, orientation events, etc.)
  • Help students 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 about inclusion (both individually and as a team member) 

Qualifications:

  • Deep and abiding commitment to inclusion (as demonstrated by one’s experiences 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
  • 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 some flexibility
  • Must have a reliable vehicle
  • Current criminal record clearance is required

Please include a thoughtfully written cover letter and resume to Shawna Francis, Regional Coordinator of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education at Inclusion Alberta, sfrancis@inclusionalberta.org.

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.


 

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