SK311 BR2 - Reconciliation and Indigenous-Social Work Relations (Fall 2022) *REPOSTED

Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Brantford, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Social Work 

Department: BSW Program 

Campus: Brantford 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 4452 

 

 

Position Title: SK311 BR2 – Reconciliation & Indigenous Social Work Relations (Fall 2022) *REPOSTED

Term: Fall 2022 (Sept.1 – Dec.31)

Days/Times: F, 8:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3 per week/36 total

Anticipated Class Size: 35-40

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: June 20, 2022

Posting ends: July 3, 2022

 

Position Summary:

 

This course provides knowledge for understanding the historic colonial processes that have deeply impacted First Nations communities in Canada, and the role social work has played in those violent dynamics. A central premise of the course is that reconciliation requires an active awareness of this history as part of the process towards decolonizing Canadian institutions, including the profession of social work that is our focus. As such, students will critically look into the past, present, and future of missions (e.g., Christian, Residential Schools, Social Work 60s Scoop) that had the goal of helping Indigenous communities, but more often were central to their disempowerment and resulting social impacts. We are concerned with the problematic relations between Indigenous communities and social work as a means for beginning to consider what healing entails for both the Indigenous survivors of intergenerational trauma and a profession that is implicated in this social violence. To learn about the potential future of our healing profession, we will follow the lead of Indigenous worldviews and experiences as it pertains to understanding this colonizing history and what healing entails. These views will be brought into a dialogue with social work research that has the potential for fostering more respectful relations. Those learners who see themselves working with First Nations, Inuit, and/or Metis communities as a social worker will benefit from the specific decolonizing knowledge and perspectives on healing that this course offers, though a more comprehensive engagement of holistic healing practices will be covered in SK422.

 

Qualifications – Required: Bachelor’s Degree

Qualifications – Discipline: Helping professions including fields of psychology, counseling, nursing, social work, teaching, community work, social services, and human rights

Qualifications – Other: This course requires an Indigenous instructor with knowledge of Indigenous healing methodologies and Indigenous worldviews; as such, preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Indigenous candidates are asked to self-identify in their cover letter.

Salary: Undergraduate Stipend: $8,414.99

Application Deadline: July 3, 2022

 

Submit with Application:

 

Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching

Optional

  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)

 

Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.

 

Applications may be addressed to:


Dr. Jenn Root

c/o Melissa Weaver

bswhires@wlu.ca

Bachelor of Social Work

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario

 

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This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application. 

Please Note:

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at indigenous@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at hr@wlu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

Laurier's mandatory vaccination policy remains in effect at this time and will remain in effect until May 1. Should public health recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be brought back on short notice. While proof of vaccination requirements will be paused May 1, Laurier community members should remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses, as recommended by public health. The university reserves the right to re-implement the vaccination requirement at any time in response to public health conditions. Responding to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in our local communities, Wilfrid Laurier University will keep its mandatory face-covering policy in effect until May 31. 

In-person teaching will be supported by classroom safety and hygiene protocols aligned with public health guidelines in effect at the time and will adhere to any COVID-19 related university policies including the COVID-19 face covering policy.  Questions related to classroom safety protocols can be directed to SHERM (shermcovid19@wlu.ca). Questions related to employment accommodation needs can be directed to the confidential Health & Abilities team in Human Resources cgruhl@wlu.ca.

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.


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