Title:                                    Aboriginal Culture and Language Services N06
Location:                           Pemberton Secondary School (0.6) and Northern Outreach Program (0.4)
Status:                                Permanent Full-Time (6 hours/day)
Reporting to:                  Casey Dick-Wyatt, Advanced Education Manager
Wage/Salary:                 Dependent on Experience


The Aboriginal Culture and Language Services promote the use of St́at́yemcets Language and increase the knowledge of local Aboriginal culture and history among Aboriginal students in the school. The Aboriginal service will prepare and deliver the cultural presentations or arrange for a local cultural resource person to visit the school. The goal is for every class to receive a variety of cultural presentations. Additionally, monthly cultural events will be organized and provided in each school throughout the school year. 

Key Deliverables:

  • Provide cultural program in the 8-12
  • Coordinate and organize monthly cultural school-wide program at PSS & NOP
  • Acts as a cultural resource person
  • Facilitates the involvement of Aboriginal culture and language resource people In the School
  • Acts as an advocate for Aboriginal students to help develop pride in their unique culture and language
  • Provides competent information about local Aboriginal culture and language to Individual and groups of students that encourages pride of heritage
  • Liaises and works cooperatively with teachers to Integrate local Aboriginal content into the BC Ministry of Education curriculum
  • Contributes insight into Aboriginal cultural heritage and creating a welcoming environment for Aboriginal students within the school community
  • Assists with the preparation of Aboriginal cultural school-wide and classroom displays, newsletter articles, as well as bulletin boards
  • Maintains records, photos and documents relating to Aboriginal cultural and language programs
  • Develops linkages and collaboration between community and other groups involved in Aboriginal languages and culture
  • Meets regularly with students on case load to help them achieve academic success
  • Develops instructional and behavioral strategies to meet individual learning needs of students
  • Liaises with home and school and work cooperatively with students’ home life and teachers to ensure students get best possible learning opportunities
  • Regularly provides parents/guardians with their son/daughter’s progress
  • Educates parents on support services available
  • Use home visits to, in part, to access the personal and social environment of the child and any other problems that may be affecting the student’s progress
  • Keep regular contact with the child’s case worker if a child is in care
  • Attend school-based team meetings
  • Liaise with the school personnel to see if student is achieving success, to see what areas the student needs to improve
  • Relay information to appropriate school personnel that will help in the school
  • Regularly communicate with members of the School Based Team and teachers to determine what the student needs to succeed
  • Documents daily activities on lndsight
  • Reports to Employer of any events that deem appropriate
  • Other job-related duties as assigned 

Key Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Preferably Grade 12- and one-year related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in working successfully with Aboriginal students, parents and community
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with school administrators, school-based teams, and teachers.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative appropriately as needed.

Please submit a cover letter and your resume no later than
4:30 p.m. on September 10, 2019 to:
Casey Dick-Wyatt, Advanced Education Manager – casey.dick-wyatt@lilwat.ca
Tśzil Learning Centre, P.O. Box 232, Mount Currie, B.C. V0N 2K0
Fax: 604-894-2302

We thank you for your interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted