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1/6/2020
Job Category:
Education
Dena'ina Academic Instructor
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Kenaitze Indian Tribe | Kenai, AK
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Job Description

Dena'ina Academic Instructor

Division: Education

Reports To: Education Director

Supervises: After school Teacher and Aide, Cultural/Language Aide High School Intern, Education Programs Interns

Revision Date: 12/6/2019

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Schedule: 40 hours

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary:

Coordinate ANE-funded program elements that will promote the growth and development of Preschool children/families, Afterschool children/families (Kindergarten-Sixth Grade), and high school and Education Programs interns. Supervise teaching and other staff, maintain on-going contact with families, work with all other program components or integrate developmentally appropriate practices into the family setting and encourage early childhood literacy and other learning goals. Work with Education Division and supporting staff to facilitate and monitor activities including required data-collection, assessment, and reporting functions proceed on-schedule and within the specified scope of work.

Essential Functions:

* Supervise development and implementation of lesson plans for Pre and After school classes
* Follow a consistent schedule that includes small and large group experiences Dena'ina culture/language activities, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, eat snack with children in family style, effective activity transitions, social skills curriculum (Project ACHIEVE-Stop & Think)
* Work in partnership with applicable agencies in advocating for responsive and effective services for children, parents, and families
* Supervise and facilitate coordination between Cook Aide and other ANE staff and DWC Wellness Department as necessary for nutrition planning, consultation, and measurement activities
* Coordinate activities with and respond to recommendations from the Young Child Wellness Council
* Document monthly reports, screening/assessment encounters/referrals, parent contacts, home visits
* Coordinate evaluative activities to include development and deployment of data collection tools, program evaluation/assessment, schedules for analysis and reporting
* Compile data and other information required for regular grant-reporting as may be required
* Ensure children receive individualized services, including observations, assessment, individualized development plans that include parental input and reflect children's developmental levels and uniqueness
* Ensure adequate teaching/training materials/supplies are available to meet child, parent, and family needs
* Work closely with ECC Manager and Early/Heath Start, DWC Behavioral Health and ANE staff to effectively meet needs of children, parents and families, including regular scheduling of center-based parent training and other family-support events
* Conduct observations in classrooms and at cultural events

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Climb (stairs/ladders or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)

Pushing/Pulling

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

Exposure to Fumes

Exposure to Dust

Noise

Chemical Hazards

Osha Categories

Category III - Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid

Equipment and Tools

Drives Tribal or Personal Vehicle

Travel

Local

In-State

Out-of-State

Qualifications:

* BS/BA in Education or related field, or a combination of education and experience in a related field may be substituted for a degree.
* Two (2) years' experience in education field.

Experience:

* Experience with Microsoft Office applications; and computerized data management systems

License/Certification:

* Valid Alaska driver license or obtain within 90 days, and must remain insurable under the Tribe's policy

Special Skills:

* Knowledge and ability to develop developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum and material
* Ability to collect data and implement and maintain tracking for outcome based curriculum and goals
* Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills including strong expertise in cross-cultural communication
* Communicate effectively with others, including giving and receiving feedback on the quality of services

Preferred:

* Knowledge and experience working with cultural diversities.