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

Inclusion Alberta - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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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.