VACANCY ANN #: STOI-22-093
TITLE: LANGUAGE TEACHERS (2 POSITIONS)
DEPARTMENT: CULTURE/LANGUAGE PROGRAM
SUPERVISOR: CULTURE/LANGUAGE PROGRAM MANAGER
LOCATION: WELLPINIT, WA
STATUS: FULL TIME-REGULAR
RATE OF PAY: $17.25 – $19.92 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: AUGUST 3, 2022
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The goal of the Tribal Language/Culture program is to revitalize the language, culture and history of the Spokane Tribe. Our main goal is to ensure that the language and culture are being passed down from generation to generation. The Presenter Teacher 1 will learn the Spokane Language and assist the efforts to revitalize the Spokane Language and Culture.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- This position will have regular contact with and/or control over children as part of their job duties.
- Assist Teachers setting class Schedules and age-appropriate curriculum to be used in the classes
- Assist in curriculum development that addresses and meets the Mission, Vision Purpose and goals of the Language/Culture Program
- Adopt the Tribal values and teach with the values infused in the lessons and curriculum
- Be able to model the Tribal values in every aspect of your job duties
- Required to train other departments in the language, culture and curriculum development when directed.
- Must be able to teach from Preschool to 8th Grade at the Back to the Heart Immersion school.
- Participate in scheduled collaborative team meetings
- Able to teach the language through stories, songs and games
- Teach children in outdoor settings, implement cultural field trips
- Teach language and culture in Back to the Heart Immersion School, (after Training)
- Assist in culturally based curriculum development
- Must be willing to continue education/training in cultural relevant classroom management, culturally relevant teaching methods, and effective teaching strategies for teaching Native American Students
- Develop and utilize appropriate curriculum plans, which reflect the language and culture of the Spokane Tribe, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of not only Native American Children but all children.
- Develop and implement a regular schedule, which includes learning stations, student lead learning, choice time, music, cultural activities, and language development for the immersion school
- Use culturally relevant classroom management skills
- Teach math, science and literacy and assist/guide Language Teachers and trainees to teach math, science and literature
- Indigenizing math, science and literacy (training will be offered)
- Take children outdoors and promote exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice time through traditional guided learning
- Establish short term and long-term goals that promote individual and group educational plans which embrace language and culture
- Prepare classroom materials to support developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum/lesson plans; create and change appropriate learning stations
- Communicate regularly with parents regarding each child’s progress.
- Set up class times for parents/guardians to learn the language/culture in order for them to communicate with their children.
- Assist in planning and implementation of routine parent meetings with teaching staff
- Document all significant classroom issues, create parent contact information
- Assist with substituting for other teachers, breaks, monitoring, and other classroom needs as requested.
- Attend meetings, trainings, and on the job development activities.
- Record and maintain monthly assessment videos on students Spokane language reception, expression and retention; monitor and encourage conversational interaction between student-teacher(s) and student-student,
- Supervise and monitor children at all times.
- Monitor and report child abuse.
- Other duties as requested or assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
- Preferred but not required, fluency in the Spokane Language
- If not fluent in the Salish language, must study and become fluent
- Must learn the language and culture of the Spokane Tribe
- Teach the Spokane Language in oral and written form
- Teach using several language teaching methods
- Must complete a course in Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect
- Must be a positive role model for students and community
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills, will work respectfully with Elders and other
culturally knowledgeable people and students
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
- Required to apply for and receive a Tribal and First People’s Language, Culture and Oral Traditions Certification or endorsement
- Food Workers Card (within 3 months)
- Blood Borne Pathogens Training (within 1 month)
- First Aid and CPR Certification infant & child (within 6 months)
- National CACFP Child Nutrition Professional Certification (within 3 months)
- Take a course in Child Abuse and Neglect (within 3 months)
- Take a course in the Spokane Language (ongoing)
- High School Diploma or GED
- Preference for Childhood Development Associates and or an AA in Early Childhood Education and/or a BA in K-12 Education
- Must have knowledge of school subjects such as math, science and literacy and be able to assist Language Teachers and trainees to teach math, science and literature lessons.
- Accept Training in Indigenizing math, science and literacy
- Must have a valid WA State Driver’s License, good driving record and be able to hold Tribal insurance
- Must be able to pass required state, federal and tribal background checks
*This position will have regular contact with and/or control over children as part of their job duties.
Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Empero Corral
(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527, FAX: (509) 458-6556
Applications Must Be Received In the Human Resources Department No Later Than
4:30 pm on the Closing Date
The Spokane Tribe Reserves the Right to Hire According To Its Indian
Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test
Positions Considered Safety Sensitive Will Also Test for Marijuana
Positions with the Spokane Tribe Are Subject To a 90-Day Orientation Period