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Ojibwe Language Teacher Trainee (4 Positions)

Ojibwe Language Teacher Trainee (4 Positions)

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
The Ojibwe Language Teacher Trainee is responsible for learning to speak and teach Ojibwe Language. This is accomplished by shadowing fluent Ojibwe Language Speakers and receiving Teacher Development training.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong and lasting commitment to learning the Ojibwe Language.
• Willingness to obtain training in Ojibwe Language instructional methods including the Accelerated Second Language Acquisition method.
• Highly knowledgeable in the traditional ways of the Mille Lacs Band.
• Loves children, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
• Understanding of the relationship of Nay Ah Shing School Ojibwe Language Program to the Mille Lacs Band Community values and supports the mission of both.
• Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
• Experience, familiarity, and ability to work with the diverse constituencies of Nay Ah Shing School.
• Project an image of professionalism and maintain a positive attitude.
• Moderate computer skills.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol test.
• Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian Preference does apply.
• Must have current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony drug conviction and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:

  1. a crime against a child;
  2. an act of physical or sexual abuse;
  3. neglect;
  4. a felony;
  5. the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
    (b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
    8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Audio record fluent Ojibwe speakers sharing their knowledge of traditional ways, stories, memories, language curriculum, and various Ojibwe translations.
• Observe and Student Teach within Ojibwe Language Classrooms, utilizing the Accelerated Second Language Acquisition method.
• Attend weekly Ojibwe Language classes within the community.
• Attend Ojibwe Language college courses.
• Adjust teaching style and classroom set up as needed to benefit all children, including accommodations for students on individualized educational plans.
• Assist in creating a healthy, safe, welcoming, and comfortable learning environment that supports children’s growth and development.
• Assist in monitoring/documenting student progress to ensure successful transition into the next educational level, which includes daily attendance, school work, participation, and assessments.
• Assist in presenting student progress at parent/teacher conferences.
• Maintain and improve professional competence by participating in team meetings (Nay Ah Shing & Ojibwe Language), IEP, in-service training and other training as needed.
• Participate in seasonal harvesting, graduation ceremonies, classroom field trips, pow wows, pipe/dish, award nights, and other planned activities.
• Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Work hours are 40 hours/week, 42 weeks.
• There is little or no stress involved.
• Work environment is indoors (outdoor activity may include field trip,
pow wow and harvesting).
• There is little threat of exposure to personal danger (operating a sewing
machine or other crafting and harvesting tools).
• Travel may be required for training purposes/out of state travel is limited.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: 320-532-7492
Email: hr@millelacsband.com
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