VACANCY ANN #: STOI-23-108
TITLE: SALISH LANGUAGE TEACHER JOM (2 Positions)
SUPERVISOR: EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER
LOCATION: WELLPINIT, WA
STATUS: FULL TIME-REGULAR
RATE OF PAY: HR 4, Min $19.81, Mid $24.76, Max $29.72 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: NOVEMBER 30, 2023
CLOSING DATE DECEMBER 14, 2023
One goal of the Spokane Tribal Education Department is to support revitalizing the language, culture and history of the Spokane Tribe. One of our main goals is to ensure that the language is an option to our students in outside schools and offered as a second language for high school credit. The Presenter Teacher 1 will learn the Spokane Language and assist the efforts to revitalize the Spokane Language.
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 477 Plan
- 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.
- Participate in scheduled collaborative team meetings
- Teach children in outdoor settings, implement cultural field trips if possible
- Teach language and culture in schools
- 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 with instruction at other schools, and create a hybrid model
- Use culturally relevant classroom management skills
- 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 or homework upon hybrid 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.
- 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;
- Other duties as requested or assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
- Fluency in the Spokane Language through the completion of N1 and work towards S1, N2, S2 and N3 if available;
- Must learn the language and culture of the Spokane Tribe;
- 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.
- Must be able to teach from 9-12 grade and K-8 as needed.
- Able to teach the language through stories, songs and games
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
- Blood Borne Pathogens Training (within 1 month)
- First Aid and CPR Certification infant & child (within 6 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
- Tribal and First People’s Language, Culture and Oral Traditions Certification or endorsement required, must obtain by March of 2024 if not current.
- Accept Training in Indigenizing math, science and literacy;
- Must have a valid WA State Driver’s License, good driving record
- Must be able to pass required state, federal and tribal background checks.
Learn to speak, spell and write, the language using the APS alphabet, training provided. Accept training and implement indigenous classroom management and indigenous teaching methodology. Able to work respectfully with Tribal Elders. Able to work well independently and be a team player.
*101.630 – This position will have regular contact with and/or control over children as part of their job duties.
APPLY ONLINE: https://spokanetribe.bamboohr.com/careers/266?source=aWQ9MTg%3D
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