Job Posting 88040

Language Arts Educator, Never Too Late
Kindred Connections Society
Calgary area
250-707 10 Ave SW
closed 6 days ago (Fri, 30 Sep)
part time - temporary / contract

About Kindred:
At Kindred, we’re convinced the key to living well is healthy relationships with self, family, and others. But relationships are complicated and sometimes we find ourselves in vulnerable places, disconnected from those who matter most.


Kindred’s purpose is to realize the power of human connection, and it shapes everything we do. Whether nuclear or chosen, family is the most important relationship in a person’s life. So, we invest in the special bond between children and those that care for them. We provide road maps toward healing when essential relationships are ruptured. And we understand that accessing timely mental health support can inspire confidence with self and others. Healthy human connection is possible, and together we can realize it.

The Position:
Job Title: Language Arts Educator, Never Too Late
Job Type: Part-Time, Contract from October 2022 – May 2023 (Dates TBD)

Position Overview:
Kindred is seeking a part-time (9 hours/week) Educator/ Teacher for the Never Too Late program. The Never Too Late program provides no-cost academic, social and emotional support to adult learners who want to complete their General Education Development (GED, or high school equivalency). This role will work with a specialized cohort, designed for learners with diagnosed learning disabilities, learning challenges, and other unique circumstances. The Educator is responsible for online lesson planning and delivery to support students with GED exam preparation, while fostering a trauma-informed, community-learning environment, two days per week, four and a half hours per day. The Language Arts Educator works alongside the Program Coordinator and Math and Science Educator and reports to the Supervisor, Family Mental Health & Social Inclusion.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Flexibility with teaching formats, including online and in-person;
  • Adept at online teaching strategies, i.e. Zoom platform and digital whiteboard;
  • Ability to engage various learning styles in a dynamic group setting;
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills;
  • Familiarity with GED test requirements;
  • Expectation of flexibility with hours to meet client needs; some evening work required: availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 1:30 p, as well as preparation time, and evening or weekend to accommodate attending exams and graduation;
  • Core Brain Story Certification through Alberta Family Wellness Initiative is an asset;
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driver’s abstract and use of a vehicle with appropriate insurance.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Humanities or Education, or equivalent;
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience teaching Language Arts concepts or facilitating curricula to adults whose history includes barriers to success in traditional classrooms;
  • 1-3 years of experience working with vulnerable populations, particularly in supporting adults experiencing complex life circumstances (e.g., poverty, addictions recovery, mental health) is an asset;
  • Experience working with clients with unique learning challenges (diagnosed or otherwise);
  • Experience working with clients from diverse ethno-cultural backgrounds.

Qualities and Characteristics

  • Embodies Kindred’s purpose (to realize the power of human connection) as demonstrated by prioritizing, embracing, and thriving in the work through strong relationships internally and externally;
  • Strong personal alignment with the Kindred values: compassion, courage, family, excellence, and humility.

Successful applicants for this Position must complete Police Information Check and Alberta Intervention Record Check.

The need for human connection is universal. At Kindred, we believe that everyone deserves to experience belonging regardless of where you come from, who you love, how much money you have or how you choose to pray. By embracing diversity of culture, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and thought, Kindred is committed to ensuring there is space for you. Kindred approaches its diversity, equity, and inclusion journey with curiosity and humility. We commit to creating a safe and inclusive environment for our staff, clients and anyone we have the privilege of being in connection with.

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