Aboriginal Head Start Ojibway Language Teacher

Ginoogaming Aboriginal Head Start Ojibway Language Teacher

Job Description


Job Summary:

As a fluent speaker of Ojibway or Oji-Cree who possesses specialized knowledge and expertise in their native language, the Indigenous Language Teacher will apply the Ginoogaming methodology and language program philosophy to teach students using approved education techniques. The position also requires the Indigenous Language Teacher to assist in the development of resources and assessment tools for students and tutors that are part of the learning process. The Indigenous Language Teacher is responsible for the accurate and timely preparation and submission of all reporting required by school administration and/or appropriate governing bodies


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Fully fluent in Ojibway or Oji-Cree
  • Valid First Aid/C.P.R. Certificate
  • Knowledge of the Early Years and Child Care Act
  • Negative Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop language curriculum and delivery methodology
  • Recognizes and responds to the needs of each child by using developmentally appropriate teaching and child behaviour management techniques
  • Shares in the responsibility for planning, preparing and implementing stimulating, age-appropriate activities that encourage children’s creativity and learning and promote each child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development
  • Use observations to expand play and plan activities based on children’s interest
  • Participates fully and consistently as a conscientious team member in caring for the children and in the overall operation of the program and centre; maintains regular and open communication with program team members and all other co-workers
  • Establishes and maintains regular communication with parents
  • Ensures the program operates at all times in compliance with all child care licensing standards
  • Plan and carry out experiences which facilitate an understanding of the Native Language and Traditions
  • Must know and implement: Centre routines and practices; Day Nurseries Act regulations
  • Observes and records relevant information on each child’s progress as required/as per Centre practices
  • Attends and participates actively in all program/centre, parental or other meetings as required
  • Shares responsibility for maintaining program equipment in good repair; assists with toy /equipment disinfecting
  • Shares responsibility for maintaining the play environments and storage areas in an organized and clutter-free condition
  • Participates in regular fire drills and other emergency procedures
  • Engages in positive collaboration with staff of the centre in coordinating the effective use of equipment, facilities and personnel
  • Participates in ongoing professional development and attends/maintains all mandatory training
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information related to the children, their parents and staff
  • Present positive and professional attitudes about the Centre
  • Performs other duties as assigned from time to time by the Supervisor/designate to meet the program needs

Please submit your resume to:


Denise Taylor, HR Manager


FAX: 807-876-2495

PO Box 89, Longlac, ON   P0T 2A0


Closing Date:  Until Filled

Wage:  TBD