First Nations Support Worker (Closing Date Feb 24)

As North Vancouver School District’s First Nations Support Worker, you will undertake a multi-faceted role relying on your classroom experiences and understanding of the Aboriginal culture and community.  The District’s First Nations, Metis and Inuit students will depend on you to support their educational, personal, and cultural needs. Teachers will rely on your expertise to provide them with the cultural context to attend to the personal, cultural, and educational needs of students.

The focus of your role is student assistance and support, which involves working with teachers and other staff to develop, adapt, and carry-out the activities in students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs). You will ensure that IEPs are contextually and culturally appropriate to First Nations, Metis and Inuit students’ learning styles and sensitive to the unique academic and non-academic challenges they face.

Acting as a mentor and role model to students, you will help them achieve personal growth and develop valuable life and academic skills.  Through your deep understanding of First Nations, Metis and Inuit culture, you will be instrumental in esteeming and promoting the value of First Nations, Metis and Inuit heritage, customs, and values to students.

The role of First Nations Support Worker is dynamic, and having demonstrated initiative and sound judgement in a variety of situations in the past and the ability to work effectively with First Nations, Metis and Inuit students, you have shown that you are uniquely qualified for this position. 

Your qualifications include at least two years of experience working with First Nations, Metis and Inuit students and completion of Grade 12. In addition, you may have completed basic first aid training, a First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultural program, and training such as Life Skills, Substance Abuse Healing Programs, and Traditional Counselling Strategies (e.g. Talking Circle, Medicine Wheel).  You may also have a working knowledge of student development, behaviour theories, behaviour intervention strategies, anger management/conflict resolution techniques, and situational safety assessment.

Casual, temporary and permanent positions are available.  If successful, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package and an hourly wage rate of $27.44.

Interested applicants may apply online at www.makeafuture.ca/north-vancouver.

We wish to thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful applicants will be subject to a criminal record check. For more information about careers in North Vancouver, please visit: www.makeafuture.ca/north-vancouver or www.nvsd44.bc.ca

From its coastal beaches to its mountain forests, North Vancouver’s natural setting offers year-round recreational opportunities. North Vancouver School District’s values of Trust, Respect, Responsibility and Collaboration make it “the natural place to learn” for students, and “the natural place to work” for our staff.