Permanent Part Time

October 15, 2018

Community Development

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JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the Manager of Culture and Language, the Language Officer is responsible for facilitating Sníchim language lessons to Tsleil-Waututh community members, organizing language and cultural activities and when required attend cultural and ceremonial events.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Teaching Sníchim to Tsleil-Waututh Nation community members using the “Where are your keys” (WAYK) language teaching methods.
• Participate as an engaged collaborative member of the Language Team.
• Must be willing to learn Sníchim language and culture with the language team and or outside individuals/groups
• Develop teaching material and curriculum related to Sníchim language and culture as required
• Assist with classroom set up as required
• Attend cultural and ceremonial events as required
• Help organize and support language and/or cultural activities
• Perform other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Good knowledge of “Where are your keys” (WAYK) language teaching methods.
• Previous experience teaching Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and/or Sníchim to Tsleil-Waututh Nation community members.
• Previous experience working with Tsleil-Waututh Nation children.
• Willingness to expand on Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm and/or Sníchim and WAYK skills.
• Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Ability to take direction and work with a team and independently.
• Reliable, punctual and able to communicate effectively.
• Ability to keyboard using the Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and/or Sníchim orthography (international phonetic alphabet) is an asset.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
a) Physical Demands
Required to stand, walk and/or sit for extended periods of time.

b) Mental Focus
• Must synthesize complex and diverse information.
• Must remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive.

c) Environmental Conditions
• Interacts with youth, employees, management and the general public.
• Noise levels may escalate during activities, events and outings.

WHY WORK FOR TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION?
Training and career development
Business casual office
Community fitness & gym access

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