The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRCT) is an Aboriginal community-based organization dedicated to providing resources and support to urban Aboriginal women and their families. Our work helps to build the self-sufficiency of Aboriginal women and build our collective capacity to make positive changes in our community.
The Education Coordinator will lead the Nbaakaawin Kwe Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program to support women develop and apply communication, numeracy, interpersonal and digital skills to achieve their learning goals. The coordinator will support learners to successfully transition into employment, postsecondary, apprenticeship, secondary school, and increased independence.
Post-secondary diploma/degree in education, adult learning, etc. with a minimum three (3) years’ work experience in a community service education delivery or the equivalent
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience or exposure to database systems. Specifically, Employment Ontario Information System (EOIS) Case Management System (CaMS)
Strong facilitation and public speaking skills
Experience in client advocacy with demonstrated experience providing services to Indigenous women
Experience working with Indigenous Peoples and Communities
Knowledge of Indigenous cultures, traditions, and family dynamics
Proven analytical and problem solving skills
Knowledge of and established relationships with other service agencies, ability to network and create/maintain these relationships Working knowledge of MS Office, internet, and general office equipment
Current Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening are required
First Aid and CPR certifications are an asset
Strong organizational/time management skills with an ability to plan ahead, define measurable objectives, outcomes and meet timelines
To develop learning activities geared toward Native learners, with information relevant to their lives, interests and to encourage their progress
To maintain Learner/client records which meet and abide by NWRCT and funding agencies’
policies and procedures
To assist clients with referral to resources and information
To develop short-term Literacy program activities and workshops, work collaboratively with program assistant to schedule plan and execute activities and workshops
Maintain data entry and record maintenance, case files, stats, etc. internally and on program database
To assist in maintaining statistical information required by funding agency
To provide Learners/clients with literacy, math and basic computer skills
To facilitate the learning activities, in the appropriate formats, as directed by the learner and funding requirements (i.e. circles, assessment, individualized training plans, workshops, etc.)
Maintain Program database
Discuss Learner/Client progress with assistant and program manager
Develop and provide enriched culturally sensitive programming that will enhance the capacity within a learner’s educational goals
Ensure workload of assistant is clearly described, delivered and executed, offer support and oversite to tasks
Complete reports monthly, quarterly, and annually, e.g. client files, programming statistics, and monthly work plan, and submit on or before due date
Maintain accurate, current client listing, case notes, and client files
Effectively organize and update the calendar of events
Assist with program budget expenditures, coordinate and prepare necessary paperwork with adequacy and reasonability
Assist with other program workshop preparation and monitoring, as required
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE
Adhere to policies, procedures and best practices as set by the NWRCT, and applicable funder mandated policies and procedures
Ability to create and maintain a confidential, welcoming, friendly and safe environment.
The Education Coordinator will be directly accountable to the Program Manager or designate for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description
NWRCT’s opportunity for employment is non-discriminatory and in compliance with the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the City of Toronto’s Anti-discriminationClause.
Due to the nature of the organization’s culturally based social services, NWRCT encourages applications from Indigenous women (Section 24 (1) (a), Special Employment, Ontario Human Rights Code).