Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2668938
School District #60 (Peace River North)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Aug 07, 2019 
Job Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Upper Halfway Elementary
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Salary:  $22.03/hr
Job Description & Requirements


There is a position available for an Aboriginal Student Support Worker at Upper Halfway Elementary. Applications will be accepted by the Executive Assistant Human Resources on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will assist professional staff in delivering special support programs to students of First Nation origin and will work under the general direction of the Principal. Duties may include working with the families of First Nation students. This individual must have the required knowledge, skills and ability to perform the assigned duties, which includes working with children with intensive and challenging behaviours. 


  • Contacts students of First Nation descent attending school using information provided by school.  Informs each student of the function of the ASSW and encourages students to seek assistance if they are in need
  • Acts as a positive role model for students and promotes pride in their culture.  ASSW may be called upon to act as a guest speaker to supplement lessons and provide culturally appropriate resources
  • Provides home visits where necessary in order to encourage a good working relationship between home and school
  • Assists teachers with providing workable solutions for improving student performance
  • Supports the academic needs of the students in one on one tutoring, the classroom and small groups
  •  Provide student support on a variety of computer programs and Ipad applications
  • Provides input on educational materials and assist with lesson plans on Aboriginal culture
  • Supervises students in groups or individually in the classroom, on school grounds or on field trips
  • Facilitates the participation of various Aboriginal organizations in a variety of planned activities for students
  • Provides monthly reports to the school Administrative officer including information on student performance and attendance.  Attend ASSW meetings as requested
  • May be required to assist with the supervision of social, academic and self-help activities both at school and within the community
  • Assists counselor (team approach) in direct counseling
  • Performs other job related duties as directed by school Principal or Principal of Aboriginal Education






Hours of work: Sixteen (16) hrs per week, based on four (4) day week 
Duties to Commence:  As soon as possible after closing
Work Year Base:  Ten (10) months per year
Commencing Salary:  $22.03/hr


Qualifications and Attributes:
  • Minimum grade 12 or equivalency
  • A comprehensive understanding of, and appreciation for, local Aboriginal culture.  1 year of training or experience working with Aboriginal people would be an asset
  • Level 1 First Aid Certificate
  • Class 5 drivers license
  • Only candidates of Aboriginal descent will be considered. This includes those candidates that hold Status cards or Métis cards or whose Aboriginal lineage extends to the Grandparent only.  Proof of ancestry will be required
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal issues and concerns
  • Ability to supervise students, plan and implement effective programs
  • Experience working with high school students and the ability to support the academic needs of students in the classroom, in small groups and or one on one in a tutoring type capacity
  • Preference will be given to applicants with training/experience working as a Teaching Assistant and/or working with children with special needs
  • Skills and ability to lead workshops for students on a variety of different topics
  • Good understanding of computers, computer programs including ASSESS and Ipad application programs
  • Good oral and written communication skills that incorporates technology, effective interpersonal skills
  • Successful candidate may be required to attend a customized first aid course
  • Preference will be give to applicants with training and or experience in non-averse behavior management programs and previous experience working with autistic children or low verbal/non verbal children;
  • Access to a dependable vehicle is required.  Current driving abstract must be presented
  • A Criminal Records Search must be completed and results returned to the Administration Office prior to employees starting any position in the District. This process must be done at the Administration Office

PLEASE NOTE:  Proof of graduation and or highest level of education is required.

This position is available as long as the service is required and in addition, requirements will be assessed annually to determine continued need.  The successful applicant will be required to successfully complete online safety training courses as a condition of probation.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Jaclyn Gieni, Head Teacher Upper Halfway Elementary (250) 772-5032 or email
Pat Jansen, Principal Aboriginal Education (250)785-8324 or email

Please apply online via the website  If you require any assistance with the online application process please contact Colleen Stewart at 250-262-6008.

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