Established in 1976 the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is a First Nation governed post-secondary institution. Recognized under provincial legislation, the Institute has been conferred authority to grant certificates and diplomas. SIIT welcomes over 2000 students into our urban and community programs annually as well as serving over 6000 clients through our nine Career Centers across the province. The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies is playing a significant role in Saskatchewan's economic future. You can contribute to that success while building your career.
Nature and Scope
The Facilitator serves a primary role in planning and facilitating Indigenous Early Childhood Education (INECE) Level 1 (Regional) to ensure successful outcomes within the Adult Basic Education (ABE) department. As an employee of SIIT, positively promote and create an environment that demonstrates SIIT's vision, mission and mandate.
The Facilitator will be responsible for developing, coordinating, delivering and facilitating all program components for lower literacy adult learners. The goal of the program is to assist lower literacy adult learners build essential skills and knowledge of the transferability of those skills to future employment experiences and career choices in Early Childhood Education. The Facilitator delivers programming while creating an environment that guides and ensures each client is successful. The Facilitator keeps current with developments in subject areas, resources and methods, and make relevant changes to plans and activities to suit the individual needs of their clients.
The Facilitator will be responsible for delivering a specific program according to the needs of the community, funding agency or employer. Working collaboratively with ABE department staff and community contacts, the facilitator demonstrates a strong commitment to create and maintain a creative and positive learning environment and experience for participants. The position includes the following broad range of accountabilities:
Facilitation and Administration
Partnering & Relationship Building
Required Qualifications and Experience: A two-year post-secondary diploma in Education, Social Services, or relevant education and experience related to Early Childhood Education or a bachelor's degree in Education with at least two (2) years of related experience in facilitating or teaching. Experience in assessing and counseling First Nation adults is considered an asset. Experience working with Microsoft Office suite of programs is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge of First Nations cultures and organizations would be an asset. For success in this position a genuine commitment to help clients learn and succeed is required. An understanding of adult learning theories and principles is considered an asset. CPIC and VSS will be required for selected applicant
Required Competencies: Flexible and Adaptable, Effective Communication, Relationship Building, Results Oriented, Student Focus, Communication (Instructional), Knowledge and Expertise, Teamwork.
Location of Program: Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
Contract Dates: February 13, 2023 to June 16, 2023
Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is a First Nations-governed educational institution, one of only four credit-granting post-secondary institutions in the province- and the only credit granting Indigenous institution. SIIT provides adult learners with academic, vocational and technical training as well as services and supports for employment and career growth. Indigenous learners are at the core of SIIT, representing over 90% of the student body.
SIIT’s Strategic Plan sets out a bold Vision: “Through student-focused, market-relevant programs and services in an Indigenous learning environment, we create work-ready achievers and role models who appreciate the value of learning now and in the future”.
In all things, SIIT is committed to maintaining a First Nations focus and is dedicated to ongoing collaboration with First Nations stakeholders and communities to implement learner-focused strategies. SIIT recognizes a broad array of stakeholders that includes students, job seekers, graduates, instructors, educators, training partners, employers, Elders, First Nations leaders and communities, SIIT staff, management and board.
Established in 1976 as the Saskatchewan Indian Community College, SIIT was created in response to the need for quality post-secondary education for Indigenous people in an environment that promotes traditional ways and supports success. SIIT originally delivered adult academic upgrading and later branched into post-secondary programs.
With increases in funding, SIIT expanded its base of satellite colleges and added fully certified occupational courses and curriculum to its program offerings. In 1985, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) passed an Act respecting the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies. In 2000, the Province of Saskatchewan conferred SIIT the authority to grant certificates, diplomas and credits by passing the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies Act- making SIIT the only credit-granting Indigenous institution in the Province.
SIIT continues to expand its provincial impact and now encompasses a network of three principal campus sites, nine strategically located career and trades training centres, two mobile job connection units, and over 35 community learning sites.
SIIT maintains focus on advancement of post-secondary education, adult education and skill development for all First Nation peoples through multiple pathways that support student success. One of SIIT’s key strategies is to enter into partnerships to ensure growth, innovation, and opportunity for Indigenous people.
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