MIKAAMING MINO PIMATIZIWIN HEALING LODGE INC.
Special Education Teacher
Mikaaming Mino Pimatiziwin Healing Lodge, (MMPHL) is an accredited family addictions residential facility located in Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba. We offer a seven week culturally focused program within a safe and nurturing environment that is designed to empower families with healing, education, awareness, and Indigenous identity. MMPHL is currently seeking a Special Education Teacher who possesses the required qualifications, education, and experience. The Special Education Teacher becomes an integral part of the Clinical Team and is responsible for providing children and youth with learning opportunities and educational support.
Most often children display behavioural problems and have learning deficits resulting from many different factors. The Special Education Teacher’s responsibility includes providing positive influence through appropriate and culturally sensitive classroom instruction. The Special Education Teacher must be flexible and possess the skills and experience to work with a diverse age group of children and youth. The Special Education Teacher must be diligent in instilling respect and healthy boundaries within the classroom structure.
- An Education Degree or Manitoba Teaching Certificate from a recognized university or college, with a concentration in Special Education. Please provide a copy of same along with your resume.
- Minimum of five years’ experience working with First Nations children/youth with an understanding of the challenges young people may present in attending treatment programming with their family.
- Ability to accommodate and ensure the learning needs of varying grade levels is met.
- Must have a holistic approach to teaching children and youth for educational requirements including fostering their Aboriginal identity, spiritual growth and emotional well-being.
- Demonstrate a working awareness of the impacts of colonization on Indigenous families, general knowledge and understanding of Anicinabe history, culture, traditions, ceremonies, principals and values, is preferred.
- Ability to implement traditional teachings in classroom with assistance and support of Elders and Cultural Helpers.
- Emotional maturity to effectively address and cope in crisis situations.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills with students, parents and as part of the Clinical Team.
- Proficient computer skills and knowledgeable in technology.
- Experience in counselling and work related knowledge of addictions would be an asset.
- Must adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Code of Professional Conduct of the Centre.
- Have a valid Class V Driver’s License and is able to obtain a Class IV as part of ongoing employment.
- A valid Emergency First Aid / CPR certificate.
- Provide current Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks.
- Must be able to demonstrate how you lead a positive & healthy lifestyle (ie. references and/or cover letter).
Please send a cover letter and current resume with three references to email@example.com