The Gwich’in Tribal Council and The Children First Society in Inuvik have partnered to create an immersion language program to create a Gwich’in language learning opportunity for preschool children in Inuvik. The program will offer full days of immersion for children and evening classes for their families.
Experience and Qualifications
As a Language/Cultural Early Childhood Development (ECD) Practitioner, you are a seasoned staff person who has worked in a child care centre. You may have a diploma or certification in Early Childhood (or equivalent) as well as a solid understanding of Gwich’in culture and some knowledge of the language. Your experience in caring for children allows you to work with the program team to implement intentional practice following the interests and needs of the children to develop an exciting language program. You enjoy nurturing young children and working with Elders to support them in developing and conducting educational and enjoyable programming. You are passionate about learning the Gwich’in language and aspire to pass it on to the next generation of speakers. You are able to implement the new NWT Day Care regulations and requirements and carry out policies and procedures established by the Board to ensure a safe environment for the children.
Working as a dynamic team member your energy and creativity helps you to play with and guide the children in a developmentally appropriate program. Your compassion and understanding for the Gwich’in language and culture assist you to increase the understanding and knowledge in all the program children, families and staff. Your sound work ethic encourages you to be consistent and fair. Your dedication to children and their families motivates you to continue on in this demanding yet rewarding position.
Compensation will be finalized with the successful candidate.
Applications including cover letter and resume should be emailed to:
Children First Society
Attn: Language Hiring
Deadline to Apply: Open until position is filled