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The Aboriginal Outreach Services worker provides assistance, encouragement, and support to students at school.

Title:                                                  Aboriginal Outreach Services
Location:                                        Pemberton Secondary School
Targeted students:                  Grades 8-12 Aboriginal students
Status:                                             Regular Part Time
Hours of work:                           6 hours/day (hours are flexible based on permission from supervisors)
Employer Supervisor:            Lil̓wat7ul Culture Center Manager
Work Place Supervisor(s):  School Principal or Vice-Principal Signal Hill Elementary

Program Description:

The Aboriginal Outreach Services worker provides assistance, encouragement, and support to students at school who are not regularly attending school (missing in education, suspension, long-term illness, etc.).  The ability to function independently and as part of a team while maintaining a caseload is an ongoing expectation of this position.  Service provider may not necessarily occur within normal office hours.  They will liaise with the home and school as well as with the school personnel and student where appropriate.  Under the direction of the school principal and in consultation with the School Based Team, the Aboriginal Outreach Service provider will use appropriate strategies and supports to best meet students’ needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a case load of Aboriginal students to track throughout the year
  • Work in collaboration with Aboriginal Support Worker Team, classroom teachers, school administration, and School Based Team
  • Act as a cultural resource person
  • Meet regularly with students on case load to help them achieve academic success
  • Develop instructional and behavioral strategies to meet individual learning needs of students
  • Liaise with home and school and work cooperatively with students home life and teachers to ensure students get best possible learning opportunities
  • Regularly provide parents/guardian with reports their son/daughter’s progress
  • Educate 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 student in the school
  • Regularly communicate with members of the School Based Team and teachers to determine what the student needs to succeed
  • Maintain a permanent file on each student including students social/emotional progress and growth, intervention strategies, summarization of work done with a student, referrals and provides information on students when requested to the Team Leader and at regular intervals
  • Document daily activities
  • Report to Employer of any events that deem appropriate
  • Other job-related duties as assigned 

Program Evaluation and Reports:  

  • Monthly viewings of daily activities by District Principal for Aboriginal Education
  • Year-end review with employee, employer, principal(s), and District Principal for Aboriginal Education 

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 and a minimum of a 2-year post-secondary education in a related field and over 6 months related experience. Demonstrated experience in working successfully with Aboriginal students with social/ emotional difficulties would be an asset.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with school administrators, school based teams, and teachers.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative appropriately as needed. Knowledge and/ or experience in the areas of observing, recording, and consulting.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License with BC Drivers Abstract. Reliable vehicle and current auto insurance including transportation insurance.
  • Must pass a Cornet Criminal Records check.

Please forward a current résumé, covering letter no later than
12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 to:
Lois Joseph, Lil̓wat7ul Culture Center Manager
Lois.Joseph@lilwat.ca