Welcome to AKAMIHK Montana First Nation No.139

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Job Opening
School/Community Liaison
Meskanahk Ka Nipa Wit School

Purpose: The job of School/Community Liaison is established for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for providing information on programs/services available to students and families as well as school and/or district activities and procedures: referring families to other agencies; and fostering an ongoing partnership between the home and school.

Essential Functions

  • Assists students, staff, teachers, parents and community members (e.g. applications for services, transporting parents/students, interpreting technical information, etc) for the purpose of providing and/or conveying information and other services required by parents or teachers
  • Communicates with parents on behalf of school (e.g. attendance and homework issues, available programs/services, completing paperwork, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that an ongoing partnership between the home and school is formed
  • Conducts parent meetings as assigned for the purpose of gaining information and/or discussing needs and problems involving students and their families
  • Confers with teachers, parents and/or appropriate community agency personnel for the purpose of assisting in evaluating student progress and/or implementing student objectives.
  • Coordinates home visits and parent meetings for the purpose of gaining information and/or discussing needs and problems involving students and their families
  • Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic lists and records (e.g. activity logs, phone logs, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing up-to-date reference and audit trail and/or ensuring the availability of items
  • Organizes a variety of activities (e.g. parent meetings, conferences, cultural activities, etc.) for the purpose of providing support to the school and parents, showcasing students’ talents and abilities)
  • Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines
  • Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. scheduling, copying, etc) for the purpose of supporting the teacher and/or administrator in providing necessary records/materials
  • Prepares a variety of documents, reports and written materials (e.g. registrations, home lists, activity logs, phone logs, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to parents, staff; providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information
  • Refers students and their families to outside agencies for the purpose of ensuring the need of students and families are met
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external sources (e.g. parents, students, teachers, staff, outside agencies, etc) for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as may be required
  • Visits families and students in their homes as required for the purpose of assessing situations, improving communication, providing information regarding school policies and programs, and/or providing referrals
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED and at least two (2) years of experience with a First Nation
  • Post Secondary Degree or Diploma in Social or Human Services, Social Work or related fields is desirable
  • Previous working experience in a School environment is preferred
  • Must be able to understand and speak the Cree language
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid Drivers License
  • Must be flexible to work staggered hours, which will include days, evenings, weekends if required
  • Must use tact and discretion, high standards of ethics and behaviour, and must be willing to sign Oath of Confidentiality
  • Must be punctual and reliable and be able to work independently and within a team setting
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Knowledge of the Montana First Nation reserve, members, culture, language, traditions and custom is required
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and must keep all files up to date
  • Must provide a Criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector search and CYIM check
  • Provide copies of relevant certificates with application

Please submit your Cover Letter, Resume, Criminal Record Check, CYIM check and 3 Employment references to:

Montana First Nation - Personnel Manager
PO Box 70, Maskwacis Alberta T0C 1N0
Phone: (780) 585-3744 ext. 226
Fax: (780) 585-3264
Email: leannelouis@montanafirstnation.com

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MONDAY – FEBRUARY 12, 2018 at 4:30pm

Montana First Nation thanks all interested applicants and advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit all required documents. Successful applicant must provide a copy of a valid Drivers License.