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Literacy Assistant

by Nokee Kwe

Position Type: Student Job
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Apr 28, 2023
Nokee Kwe

Job Description

Nokee Kwe

Mission: Nokee Kwe, founded on Aboriginal principles, is dedicated to creating, promoting, and sustaining culturally sensitive environments, which encourage and support personal development and self-determination.

Vision: At Nokee Kwe, we will be known as an organization that is a leader in the provision of holistic and comprehensive services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal individuals, assisting them in making meaningful life choices.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Summer Student – Literacy Assistant
Job Summary:

The Assistant, Educational Position will work in Nokee Kwe’s Native Education Centre, or from home assisting the Literacy Coordinator with one to one tutoring for adult learners. They will have knowledge of high school level English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science to assist the learners with their assignments.  They will act as mentors to encourage and promote further education and/or employment for the learners.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Attend program, staff and annual general meetings when required
  • Participate in cross-training as required
  • Attend and complete required training/professional development

Customer Service:
  • The primary duty for this position is one to one tutoring
  • Comfortable aiding adult learners who may be shy about skill deficits
  • Apply and Maintain a safe space with Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners
  • Ensure privacy legislation
  • Ensure that service delivery content meet the needs of the community by conducting focus groups, surveys, etc. to gather information

  • Participate in cross-functional teams for the purpose of curriculum and content development
  • Assist, as part of a team, in the design, development, maintenance, implementation, and evaluation of current and new training materials to be used for online and classroom-based training courses

  • Develop communication skills to explain complex concepts to adult learners
  • Provide feed back to learners and communicate progress to the Literacy Coordinator
  • May additionally be required to assist with the development of written learning activities to meet specific learner needs
  • Use adult learning theories of instructional design, and work with a metrics team to measure the effectiveness and relevance of instruction based on a solid understanding of recognized curriculum development processes
  • Conduct gap analyses as required to determine that program content meets the goals of the course and is delivered in ‘plain language’

Digital Skills:
  • Assist learners with navigation of online secondary school credits
  • Assist learners with the formatting and submission of digital documents
  • Opportunity to assist with teaching introductory computer skills
  • The student may be required to work from home using a variety of digital tools, including Zoom, Google Meet and other Google tools
  • Use and develop skills in communications technology, specifically digital TV/Phone/camera/video/printers, and web-streaming

  • Provide supervision for adult learners
  • Opportunities to lead small group classes on topics of interest with the support of the Literacy Coordinator
  • Network with other Adult Literacy Practitioners withing the local community of practice
  • Work in a culturally sensitive environment and assist in the development of objectives/curriculum for new/existing learning projects
Educational and Experiential Requirements:
  • post –secondary degree/diploma in a related field (e.g., Education, Adult Education, LBS)

Additional Knowledge Requirements:
  • Cultural diversity and inclusion
  • Working with adults
  • Principles of privacy legislation
  • Community resources
Additional Experience/Skills/Personality:
  • Excellent customer service
  • Outgoing, personable, solid team player
  • Essential skills training/experience
  • Organizational, and time management skills
  • Able to meet targets
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Case and file management skills
  • Computer skills (e.g. data entry, MS Word, email, web browsing, remote work tools, social networking, attachments- power point and/or excel an asset)

Additional “Nice to Have’s”:
  • Health and safety
  • Cultural diversity training
  • Privacy training
  • First Aid and CPR

Reviewed 2023

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Nokee Kwe
Contact Name:   Deb Armstrong
Email Address:
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Job Location

London, ON