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The Aboriginal Support Services assists students’ academic growth and behavior changes.  The Support Services provider consults and works with elders, resource people, parents, and School District No. 48 personnel to coordinate and deliver various programs to students.

 

Title:                                              Aboriginal Support Services – Contract N09
Location:                                     Signal Hill Elementary School
Targeted students:                 Grades 4-7 Aboriginal students
Status:                                          Temporary Part Time
Hours of work:                         5.25 hours/day (hours are flexible based on permission from supervisors)
Employer Supervisor:           Líl̓wat Nation Cultural Manager
Work Place Supervisor(s):  School Principal or Vice-Principal Signal Hill Elementary

Program Description: The Aboriginal Support Services assists students’ academic growth and behavior changes.  The Support Services provider consults and works with elders, resource people, parents, and School District No. 48 personnel to coordinate and deliver various programs to students.  Services may be done on a one to one bases or a group setting.  Make appropriate referrals to social/development services, tutoring services, community health representatives, counselors, etc. Acts as an Aboriginal student advocate and motivator.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide individual and small group support to self-identified primary Aboriginal students in class
  • Work in cooperation with classroom teacher, school administration and School Based Team
  • Liaison between home and school
  • Assist students with personal and school related problem solving skills
  • Support parents in problem solving with school related issues
  • Appropriate filing and documentation of student records
  • Attend meetings as required including staff, school-based, and department meetings
  • Provides insight into family background when necessary
  • Act as a positive role model and student advocate
  • Coordinate and liaison with local service agencies
  • Document daily activities using Fluid surveys program
  • 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, January 31, 2018 to:
Lois Joseph, Cultural Manager
Lois.Joseph@lilwat.ca