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Current Job Postings

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Early Childhood Education Instructor - #U19-14/15 – Whitecap Dakota First Nation

Great Plains College is looking for an ECE Instructor for the following; ECE101 (Roles and Values of the Early Childhood Educator), ECE102 (Programming for Creative Arts Development), ECE103 (Programming for Language Arts Development), ECE104 (Programming for Cognitive Development), ECE105 (Programming for Social & Emotional Development)

Education and Experience
• Bachelor of Education Degree with a major focus in ECE or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum two years recent and relevant experience in an early childhood setting as a childcare worker, educator or instructor.

Skills
• Effective instructional ability
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Effective communication (both oral and written) skills
• Ability to work with people from equity groups

Term Position – 126 hours
Start Date:  September 9, 2014
End Date:  June 16, 2015

Applications received on or before 12:00pm on August 1, 2014 will be considered.

For additional information, contact Rob Neufeld, Region Manager, at (306)657-1852(306)657-1852.

Send resume and cover letter, quoting competition #U19-14/15 to:
Great Plains College
Swift Current Campus
Box 5000, 129 2nd Ave NE
Swift Current, SK   S9H 4G3
Fax: (306)773-2384
Email: gpchr@greatplainscollege.ca

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Continuing Care Assistant Instructor - #U20-14/15 – Kindersley Campus

Great Plains College is looking for a Continuing Care Assistant Instructor for the following; DEMC184 (Dementia Family Care), HUMD187 (Human Growth and Development), NUTR198 (Nutrition), SPCR102 (End of Life Care), SPCR103 (Assisting with Special Procedures), SPCR284 (Special Needs 1)SPCR184 (Post-Acute Care)

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or a directly related field
• Eligible for registration with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association
• Minimum two years recent and relevant clinical or teaching experience desirable in  medical/surgical and long term care

Skills
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills including written, verbal and presentation
• Proven organizational Skills
• Proven ability to work independently and make sound decisions
• Understanding of the principles of adult education

Term Position – 209 hours
Start Date:  September 12, 2014
End Date:  March 16, 2015

Position will be subject to student enrolment.

Applications received on or before 5:00pm on August 6, 2014 will be considered.

For additional information, contact Cindy Keith, Program Coordinator, at 306-948-1305306-948-1305.

Send resume and cover letter, quoting competition #U20-14/15 to:
Great Plains College
Swift Current Campus
Box 5000, 129 2nd Ave NE
Swift Current, SK   S9H 4G3
Fax: (306)773-2384
Email: gpchr@greatplainscollege.ca

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Administrative Assistant - Swift Current Campus
Full Time, Term position
Start date:  September 1, 2014
End date:  June 30, 2015
Starting wage: $24.04/hour

Position Summary
The Administrative Assistant’s primary function is to perform an array of administrative and receptionist duties.  As the first point of contact for internal and external clients, the Administrative Assistant provides friendly and professional customer service

Duties
Specific duties will include:

Administration
• Perform word processing and other computer applications as required for staff and instructors.
• Schedule appointments for various staff, as required.
• Register students and process forms.
• Process and distribute all incoming and outgoing mail.
• Process student and program information including data entry (OCSM).
• Maintain and monitor office supplies inventory levels and place orders as required.
• Maintain accurate filing system, instructor registry, course outlines and course requests.
• Record meeting minutes and/or notes.
• Book Audio Visual (AV) equipment, maintain records of usage.
• Assist in the scheduling, operation, and maintenance of classrooms and learning areas, including set up of AV equipment.
•    Assist in the development, planning and implementation of office procedures, manuals and systems.

Financial Administration
• Process tuition fees.
• Ensure accurate and effective management of fees including cash, cheque and credit card transactions; data entry; purchase orders and bank deposit information.

Customer Service
• Provide reception for the Campus including general phone and in-person inquiries, taking and relaying messages, and referring to the appropriate persons.
• Provide assistance to students.
• Provide general and detailed information on College programs and services.
• Maintain display areas including ordering of information.
• Maintain a professional image and demeanor with all internal and external customers; including students, employees, management and general public.
• Provide support and assistance to the Campus staff as required.

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative of this position; however, other duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Candidates should be able to demonstrate:
• Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Excellent telephone manner.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.
• Accuracy and proficiency in computer and keyboard skills (OCSM, Excel, Word, and other programs as required).
• Sound knowledge of and the ability to operate office technologies and equipment.
• Basic bookkeeping skills.
• Keen attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently.
• A thorough understanding of College programs, services and policies.
• Knowledge of how to operate audio-visual and communications equipment, such as TV’s, VCR’s, projectors, etc.

Education and Experience
• Completion of a one-year certificate or academic equivalent.  This education would typically provide knowledge of general office procedures, business communications, keyboarding and computer applications.

• Minimum of one-year experience; preferably in providing service to the public, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, time management, accuracy and proficiency in keyboarding and computer functions and applications.

Applications received on or before 12:00pm on August 15, 2014 will be considered.

For additional information, contact Noreen Volk, Manager of Human Resources, at (306)778-5490.

Send resume and cover letter, quoting competition #S9-14/15 to:
Great Plains College
Swift Current Campus
Box 5000, 129 2nd Ave NE
Swift Current, SK   S9H 4G3
Fax: (306)773-2384
Email: gpchr@greatplainscollege.ca

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Educational Assistant - Kindersley Campus

Part-time, Term position
Start date:  September 4, 2014
End date:  May 28, 2015
Starting wage: $31.36/hour

Position Summary
The Educational Assistant is primarily responsible for providing tutorial assistance to students with diverse learning needs, who require additional support to achieve their learning objectives.  The EA may also help instructors enhance the learning experience of students in the classroom.

Duties and Responsibilities
Tutorial Assistance
• Provide support, within the general framework of essential skills, to promote student learning and the successful completion of their program.  
• Essential skills, which provide the foundation for learning all other skills, include reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking, computer use and continuous learning strategies.
• Assist in bridging learning gaps (where what the student is expected to know at a certain point does not equal what the student has actually learned).
• Schedule individual or group tutorial assistance, in or out of the classroom, to meet student needs.
• Assist in the development and the implementation of learning assistance strategies, plans or accommodations for students.
• Assist in monitoring student learning and progress.
• Report to the appropriate designate regarding student progress and recommended adjustments to the learning assistance plan.
• Provide additional resources to students, as required.
• Build rapport with students to facilitate a positive experience.
• Distance learning supports for students and instructors, as required.

Instructional Assistance
• Assist in classroom demonstrations.
• Assist in facilitating the use of computers and related technology.

Administration
• Attend student functions.
• Attend meetings as required to meet student needs and/or organizational objectives.
• Reporting as required.

It is noted that the duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative, but not all-inclusive. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Education
Candidates must be able to demonstrate:
• Strong knowledge of the fundamentals of reading, writing and math.
• Knowledge of adult education principles.
• Knowledge of individualized and classroom instructional techniques.
• Knowledge of and the ability to communicate effectively and cooperatively, both orally and in writing, with people from various backgrounds.
• Ability to assess students’ learning needs and to facilitate learning opportunities to meet those needs.
• Ability to innovate and motivate, including a capacity to deal appropriately and effectively with challenges, issues and problems.
• Proficient with the operation of audio-visual equipment, as well as demonstrated proficiency in word processing, email and internet
• Leadership skills.
• Well-developed time management and organizational skills.
• Willingness to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Education
• Minimum education requirements of this position include a Grade 12 diploma supplemented with one year of related post-secondary education.
• Preference will be given to candidates who have either an Educational Assistant certificate or a relevant Bachelor’s degree.

Experience
• One year of experience supporting students as an Educational Assistant.
• Experience working in cross-cultural learning environments is an asset.

Applications received on or before 12:00pm on August 15, 2014 will be considered.

For additional information, contact Monica Kreiter, Program Coordinator at (306)822-4236(306)822-4236.

Send resume and cover letter, quoting competition #U14-14/15 to:
Great Plains College
Swift Current Campus
Box 5000, 129 2nd Ave NE
Swift Current, SK   S9H 4G3
Fax: (306)773-2384
Email: gpchr@greatplainscollege.ca

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