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Aboriginal Support Worker

Job IDA0-B4-25-BE-8F-77
CompanyMake a Future - Richmond School District 38
LocationRichmond
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2022-09-07
Posted Until2023-03-06
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
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Description
Richmond School District 38
Aboriginal Support Worker

Recognized for its diversity, dedication to inclusion, and strong partnerships with the community, the Richmond School District is among one of the largest districts in British Columbia with some of the highest graduation rates in the province. With a long history of providing high quality experiences for students, the Richmond School District strives to be "The Best Place to Learn and Lead."

Richmond School District operates 38 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools, alternate programs, continuing education and a number of additional facilities. The district enrolls approximately 21,000 students (K-12) and employs over 3000 dedicated staff.

The role of the Aboriginal Support Worker is to provide students with Aboriginal ancestry opportunities to enhance their cultural, emotional, and social well-being while ensuring their academic success. Working closely and collaboratively with the Support teachers, the Support Worker's responsibilities vary according to the students' needs but all have the ultimate objective of assisting youth to stay in school and experience success.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
(This is not an exhaustive list of the duties to be performed.)

This position reports to the District Administrator for Learning Services who is responsible for Aboriginal Education, and includes:
- Working collaboratively with the Aboriginal Support Teachers, as well as other members of the Aboriginal Support Department and other school staff (i.e. teachers, counselors, support workers) as well as community partners to address barriers to educational success;
- Providing support for students' educational programming through in-class assistance as appropriate;
- Assisting the school-based team with connections to outside agencies (i.e. MCFD, Aboriginal Authority, Purpose Society) as appropriate;
- Advocating for students' and supporting their overall personal and social development;
- Providing cultural support and learning to those students with Aboriginal ancestry;
- Compiling accurate records and maintaining individual student files;

This is a 30 hours per week 6 hours per day position to start effective immediately.
Start DateImmediately
Salary $26.86/hour
ExperienceRequired Qualifications (Knowledge, skills and abilities)
- Grade 12 or equivalent plus a minimum of one year post-secondary education in a First Nations field of study such as, Anthropology, Sociology or History;
- Minimum of 2-3 years and recent full-time experience working with Aboriginal youth within the public school system;
- Proven ability to develop and maintain rapport and effectively work with students, families, community agencies and school-based teams;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing;
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and history;
- Ability to use a computer and standard classroom and office equipment;
- Preference will be given to candidates with Aboriginal ancestry;
- Valid Driver's License and regular access to a vehicle.
LanguagesEnglish
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For more information about Richmond School District 38, please visit www.makeafuture.ca/richmond or our website at www.sd38.bc.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

Richmond School District is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Our ability to provide the best education for our student population relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Richmond School District is the best place to learn and lead.