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Indigenous Outreach Worker

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date October 16, 2018
Type Full Time
Company North Okanagan-Shuswap School District
Location Salmon Arm, BC
Category Social Services
Client North Okanagan-Shuswap School District
Contact Information
apply@sd83.bc.ca

The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District is a widely dispersed district which includes the four major communities of the Shuswap Lake area: Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Enderby and Armstrong. School District no. 83 invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Indigenous Outreach Worker.

Job Title: Indigenous Outreach Worker                         

Responsible to: District Principal of Indigenous Education

Reports to:  School Principal / Supervisor

Hours: 35 hrs per week               

In cooperation with the Supervisor, the Indigenous Outreach Worker provides social-emotional support and enhances the success of Indigenous students. The District Principal of Indigenous Education is responsible for the overall Indigenous Education department, program, staff, and works in collaboration with the school Principals, and Vice- Principals, in order to implement the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement and District Strategic Plan.

 Duties and Responsibilities for this position include:

  • In cooperation with the District Principal, creates a schedule for working in schools with vulnerable students.
  • Participates in school-based-team meetings, receives Indigenous students’ referrals, and attends other consultative meetings as required.
  • Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team with teachers, counselors, administrators, and Indigenous Education staff.
  • Engages in problem solving with students and families using conflict resolution and restorative justice methods
  • Acts as a liaison for community agencies and referrals.
  • Works on a one-to-one basis with individual students or in small groups; works with parents/guardians and families
  • Provides immediate intervention for problem-solving, or short-term counselling situations, with specific goals related to areas or concern.
  • Works with students/families in conjunction with Local Bands and outside agencies.
  • Follows School District No. 83’s protocols and procedures.
  • Provides reports and updates to FNEC and/or the District Principal on a regular basis or as requested.
  • Will on occasion be required to perform other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate possesses the following attributes: 

  • A Bachelor of Social Work Degree
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture, history, and issues
  • Two years current related work experience
  • Direct experience in social/emotional support, case management, and referral processes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize supports in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Physical ability to perform job requirements
  • Valid BC Class 5 driver’s license
  • Training in cultural safety, decolonizing theory, or Indigenous studies considered to be an asset

Please submit a cover letter, resume and supporting documentation to apply@sd83.bc.ca or apply on www.makeafuture.ca/north-okanagan-shuswap by 12:00 pm on October 29, 2018.

We thank all applications for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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