INDIGENOUS CULTURE AND STUDENT SUCCESS FACILITATOR
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Job Code: 2931290 Closing Date: Oct 23, 2020 3:00 PM PDT
Employer: School District #51 (Boundary) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020
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Job Type:
Full Time
Contract / term
Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Openings: 
Mandatory Document:
Resume
Cover Letter
School:
Start Date: 
End Date:  June 29, 2021
Salary: 
Job Description & Requirements
 
Midway Elementary services K-3 students from Midway to Greenwood.  It has about 35 students and 2 teachers as well as support staff.  Greenwood Elementary services Gr. 4-7 students. It has about 35 students and 2 teachers as well as support staff.  

OVERVIEW 
The Indigenous Culture and Student Success Facilitator reports to and receives direction from Peter Scott, Principal of Midway and Greenwood. The Indigenous Culture and Student Success Facilitator provides support and guidance from an equity and strength-based perspective. This individual has in depth knowledge of First Peoples Principles of Learning, Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous Worldviews & Perspectives. As a role model and cultural interpreter, they will assist staff and Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in the understanding of Indigenous perspectives of culture, heritage, values and history. This position will be 7 hours per day, 4 days per week, until June 29, 2021.

Required Qualifications and Education:
Demonstrated success in leading student groups through authentic cultural experiences.
Demonstrated successful experience dealing with professional staff and parents.
Must be a strong advocate for youth with Indigenous ancestry.
Must have experience and authentic knowledge of Indigenous culture and issues.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Provides academic encouragement and assistance to Indigenous students to achieve success by coaching, explaining and enhancing their learning experiences in a group or individual setting.
Assists in the completion of Indigenous Student Learning Plans for all assigned Indigenous students.
Monitors Indigenous student attendance and encourages regular participation in school and extracurricular activities. 
Provides mentoring and support to Indigenous students to help strengthen their cultural and individual identities.
Facilitates the understanding of Indigenous perspectives of culture, heritage, values and history to Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students and the school staff.
Assists in organizing and facilitating cultural presentations and field trips with students to support the goals of the Boundary Indigenous Education Enhancement Agreement. 
Creating and maintaining a vibrant, culturally rich and safe space for Indigenous students in the school. 
Attends monthly meetings of the SD51 Indigenous Education Advisory Council and other meetings as requested by Principals of schools serviced
Performs other assigned comparable or transient duties which are within the area of knowledge and skills required by this job description. 

Interested persons are requested to forward resume and supporting documents, letters of application, including resume and references, by 3:00 p.m., October 23, 2020. Please send your applications through Make A Future or send your application to charlene.wiebe@sd51.bc.ca.

If you have questions about this position please contact Peter Scott, Principal at peter.scott@sd51.bc.ca or call 250-445-6616. 
 
Please also note that in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act, selected candidates not currently employed by School District No. 51 (Boundary) must pay a $28 fee and sign a release to permit a criminal record review.  Employment with the District is subject to passing this criminal record review.  Only applicants selected for an Interview will be contacted.  
 

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