Hants Learning Network Association, Windsor, NS

Position Available: Family Literacy Facilitator

Contract Period:

September 2019 to June 2020

Rate of Pay: $24/hour

Hours:

Average 2-6 hours/week (after school and evenings) and one Saturday/month

Location:

Various sites in West Hants, reliable transportation necessary

Position Scope:

Under the direction of the Hants Learning Network Association (HLNA) and reporting to its Executive Director, and in cooperation with theAnnapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education (AVRCE), the Family Literacy Facilitator is responsible for the effective delivery of the “Family Literacy Fun” family literacy program.

The Facilitator is expected to follow best practices as established for family literacy programs in Nova Scotia, including

  • · providing programs that are based on the needs of the families and are relevant to their goals and ways of learning
  • · adapting programs to reflect individual needs
  • · actively involving families in the development of the programs · providing a safe environment for families to learn
  • · assessing and evaluating programs to ensure all outcomes are achieved · using gender/age appropriate and culturally sensitive materials
  • · ensuring that appropriate records, reports, and other documentation are accurate and up-to-date

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • · plan, prepare, and deliver quality family literacy programs in math, reading, and writing to adults and children in consultation with HLNA andAVRCE staff
  • · arrange program times according to needs of site and participants · assess learning materials for bias and appropriateness
  • · participate in planning and team meetings as requested · prepare lesson plans
  • · communicate and consult with program partners on a regular basis · create a safe, encouraging learning environment
  • · develop appropriate learning activities for program participants
  • · maintain an open line of communication with program participants · encourage an interest in lifelong learning
  • · prepare requested reports in a timely manner · maintain accurate and up-to-date records
  • · follow guidelines for staff working in AVRCE schools
  • · purchase appropriate resources within assigned budget

 

  • · participate in training as requested
  • · consult with executive director regularly regarding program planning and resources
  • · advise executive director and school principals of any changes in program times, sick time, etc. · ensure confidentiality, respect, and professionalism in all matters

Qualifications

  • · must be able to work independently
  • · understanding of principles of adult education
  • · experience working with adults and children in an educational setting
  • · strong knowledge and understanding of literacy development practices · comfort with elementary school level math concepts
  • · knowledge of children’s literature · familiarity with reading strategies ·      proven organizational skills
  • · excellent oral and written communication skills · sound computer skills

Assets

  • · university degree in education
  • · completion of the Nova Scotia Tutor and Instructor Training and Certification Program

Required Documentation

  • · Criminal record check (dated within last three months and provided upon hiring)
  • · Child abuse registry check (dated within last three months and provided upon hiring)

To apply:

Email your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Katharine McCoubrey, Executive Director, Hants Learning Network Association This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until September 3, 2019.