Further Education Society of Alberta INDIGENOUS PROGRAM FACILITATORS Contract in Calgary, AB

Further Education Society of Alberta

Branch Calgary AB CA

Calgary, AB

Complete and submit required paperwork as outlined in the course description. Computer skills (Microsoft office, internet and email)….

The Further Education Society (FESA) is currently seeking Apprentice “Aboriginal Literacy and Parenting Skills” (A-LAPS) facilitators for part-time (3 -10 hours/week) contract work for our Calgary Community Foundational Learning and Indigenous programs.

We are seeking Facilitators that will commit to going through FESA’s accreditation program to achieve certification as a Certified A-LAPS Practitioner. The starting rate for an Apprentice is $18 per hour.

Reporting to the Calgary Program Coordinator, Apprentice A-LAPS Practitioners will be trained in delivering programs to a variety of multi-barriered learners using FESA developed curriculum which could include: Literacy and Parenting Skills (A-LAPS, Basic Financial Literacy, Indigenous Workplace Learning Circles, and Indigenous Parenting after Violence). The Apprentice A-LAPS Practitioner delivers welcoming educational programs that specifically address the needs of foundational learners and are at locations where learners already live or access services.

Skills Required

Must commit to a minimum of 60 hours of program delivery in one year, to be eligible to become a Certified A- LAPS Practitioner.

Possess the ability to facilitate the A- LAPS program and other program models at various community partner locations across the city.

Work with a mentor to become well versed in the A-LAPS manual and A-LAPS philosophy.

Knowledgeable and experienced in Indigenous traditions, teachings, and culture, use a experiential and holistic approach.

Set a relaxed and open tone by welcoming participants and create an atmosphere where each participant feels at ease expressing ideas and responding to those of others.

Assist with the evaluation process and follow FESA evaluation templates and procedures.

Collaborate with the Program Coordinator on all aspects of course delivery; this includes resources, expenses, schedules, and allocated time.

Complete and submit required paperwork as outlined in the course description.

Computer skills (Microsoft office, internet and email).


Post-Secondary education or experience in human services or educational field.

4+ years’ experience as a facilitator or educator.

LAPS or A-LAPS training or other FESA trainings would be an asset.

Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, team-building, facilitation and resolution skills are required. Demonstrated clear crisis decision-making ability.

Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and implement practices that support diversity; strength-based outlook with ability to maintain strong community partnerships.

Knowledgeable about Indigenous culture, history, traditions and values.

Experience working with Indigenous low literate learners would be an asset.

Access to transportation required.

Be established as an independent contractor and all that entails. Must meet CRA guidelines.

Must have completed First Aid training; renew every three (3) years.

Must have a valid police check completed every 2 years.

Send resume and cover letter to:
[email protected]
by date April 21, 2017

FESA is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for their interest

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nly those selected for an interview will be contacted. We regret that we are


to accept telephone inquiries.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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