Instructor - Child and Youth Care - Indigenous focus (Casual)
Bow Valley College
17d ago

Job Description

Bow Valley College contributes to the vitality of communities and strength of the economy through innovative adult education programs and services.

We equip students for successful living, lifelong learning, and employment in a global knowledge-based environment.

Why work at Bow Valley College? We have been named one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers for 2018. Bow Valley College is made up of employees who are committed to our learners success, as well as each other s.

Our staff and faculty consistently say it is the people who keep them at the College, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students, and the incredible support they receive from their co-

workers and supervisors.

We are currently accepting applications for the role of Instructor - Child and Youth Care for Bow Valley College’s School of Community Studies.

The successful candidate will instruct our Indigenous Child and Youth Care course in the fall session.

The Instructor - Child and Youth Care is responsible for working with and supporting other instructors in a cohesive team environment, providing instruction to learners, evaluating learners' progress, designing and developing curriculum and instructional materials, and supporting learners in meeting the learning outcomes of their course and program.

Faculty in School of Community Studies are responsible for providing instruction to learners; evaluating learner progress, designing and developing curriculum and instructional materials, and supporting learners in meeting the learning outcomes of their courses and programs.

Candidates must be committed to effective teaching and demonstrate the ability to teach courses in a broad range of settings.

This includes but is not limited to teaching face to face; on-line; in blended delivery settings; and in the workplace.

Responsibilities in this role will include :

Provide Quality Instruction in Courses as Assigned

  • Instructs courses as assigned
  • Selects instructional strategies to meet learner needs
  • Creates lesson plans
  • Develops and updates curriculum, guides and rubrics as requested by Program Coordinator
  • Evaluates learner performance on an ongoing basis and provides learners and administrators with learner progress reports
  • Maintains official records as required
  • Provide a Positive Learning Experience for Learners

  • Meets with learners regarding any academic issues (for example : attendance; conduct, performance)
  • Identifies areas of concern and refer to the Program Coordinator if follow up is necessary
  • Refers learners to other institutional supports as required (for example : tutoring, counseling)
  • Ensures that any special student accommodations are met (for example : reduced course load, vision impairments, hearing impairments, testing)
  • Supports the program in awarding of scholarships and bursaries
  • Participates in college and departmental events that promote learner success (for example : orientation, graduation)
  • Build and Maintain Relationship with Internal and External Stakeholders and promote the Department and the College

  • Keeps current regarding changes in best practice and adapts curriculum as required
  • Assists with articulation and transfer activity for learners as required
  • Meets with industry stakeholders and sit on Advisory Committees as required
  • Attends external community meetings
  • Participates in recruitment events as schedule permits
  • Maintains a networking relationship with employers of government agencies
  • Other Duties / Special Projects

  • Follows College Policies and procedures
  • Completes any professional development requirements (for example : D2L; Agresso Student Module training, Instructional Skills Training, FOIP)
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree-Child and Youth studies or a related field.
  • 4 years of related field experience.
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Police information check including a vulnerable sector.
  • An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered.
  • Preferred

  • Master's degree.
  • Experience working in community practice.
  • Ability to work to full scope of practice.
  • Teaching learners in other setting an asset.
  • Curriculum development an asset.
  • Field experience an asset.
  • Industry relationships an asset.
  • Emphasis on Indigenous culture and / or curriculum development preferred
  • Highly organized.
  • This is a casual Faculty position.

    Core Competencies

    Building / Nurturing / Fostering Relationships & Organization-wide Perspective

  • Nurtures collaborative alliances and partnerships that benefit their department.
  • Develops and directs new articulations and partnerships.
  • Appreciates how diverse perspectives can benefit their faculty / department.
  • Models Agility

  • Reinforces change messages across teams and helps others adapt to different ways of doing business.
  • Communicates effectively the purpose and benefits of functional and faculty / department change initiatives, building the buy-
  • in of a range of stakeholder groups.

    Organization Advocacy

  • Looks for opportunities to showcase the organization’s capabilities.
  • Promotes the organization’s reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial college that anticipates and responds to workforce realities and community needs.
  • Critical Decision Making

  • Considers multiple business factors (e.g. long term and short-term impacts; organizational and financial consequences) when weighing the merits of alternative strategies.
  • Makes time-critical decisions even though they may be difficult, sensitive or controversial.
  • Open Communication / Listening

  • Informs department and / or affected individuals of possible implications of events occurring inside or outside the organization.
  • Promotes information sharing and open channels of communication within their department.
  • Please note all successful candidates will be required to provide government issued identification and proof of educational qualifications upon hire and may be required to provide an enhanced police information check.

    Minimum Education Requirements Bachelor's Degree Location BVC CALGARY - CA (Primary)

    Job Family Faculty FTE Per Individual (%) 0 Closing Date Employment Status Casual Salary Commensurate with experience

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