SUPPORT WORKER Casual/On-Call
Who We Are
From coastal beaches to mountain forests, North
Vancouver School District – “the natural place to learn” – provides world-class
instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for
every student. Our 25 elementary and
7 secondary schools, 2500 staff and 16,000 students
offer a safe and nurturing environment based on trust, respect, responsibility
and collaboration. We are looking for enthusiastic and positive individuals to
learn, share and grow with the North Vancouver School District -“the natural
place to work”.
The Indigenous Support
Worker plays an integral part in providing student assistance and teacher
support to the personal, cultural and educational needs of First
Nations students. In this role, you will advise and support Indigenous students
by supporting behavioural change and personal growth while recognizing the
importance of their cultural heritage and traditions. You will act as role model/mentor and perform
duties such as supervising individuals or groups of students, assisting
students with academic support and appropriate behaviour and personal life
skills. In this role, you will be able
to provide an Indigenous cultural perspective to all students and staff. This role requires considerable initiative,
emotional stability, empathy and understanding of First Nations students and
culture. In addition, you will need to
exercise sound judgement in dealing with a variety of situations under the
general supervision of a teacher(s) or administrator. Your work performance will be reviewed and
evaluated based on the effectiveness of the services offered to students and
The Responsibilities of the Role
Indigenous students in achieving academic goals and appropriate behaviour and
personal life skills in conjunction with professional staff within the
guidelines of District programs and/or First Nations protocols including the
Indigenous Educational materials.
a variety of duties related to the development, modification and implementation
of the student’s Individual Education Plans (IEP).
an understanding of First Nations culture, heritage, customs and values to
First Nations and others within the school.
information and liaising between School District employees, school communities
and the First Nations community.
students and maintaining order and safety on school grounds, in the school
common areas, in the classrooms, in the community, or on field trips.
established school rules/codes are followed and upheld by students and
assisting students with positive conflict resolution.
and reporting incidents, accidents and behaviour problems including those of a
and encouraging positive interactions with Indigenous students and others in
the school and community.
basic first aid and reporting such instances.
Maintaining awareness of student medical alerts and follows school
computer and educational software applications, audio video and other
record keeping tasks such as collecting and monitoring data in order to help
coordinate the student’s programs with other staff, other professionals and
student families to facilitate accurate and timely communication between the
school and home regarding issues unique to students.
What We Require
- methods and practices of Indigenous
students’ learning styles, academic course content, non-academic programs and
- First Nations culture, heritage,
customs and values as it pertains to the local First Nations community
political and social structures
working knowledge of student development, behaviour theories, behaviour
intervention strategies, anger management/conflict resolution techniques and
situational safety assessment may be required.
adapt and respond to the varying
academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs of all students
the understanding of First Nations culture, heritage, customs and values with
the school community
and maintain effective relationships with First Nations students and
others. To function cooperatively wit
staff, other professionals and parents/guardian
a computer with applicable software and a variety of instructional aids
a variety of record keeping tasks, including the collection and monitoring of
data related to student academic progress and behaviour
basic first aid
Training and Experience
Completion of grade 12 or equivalent
- Two years experience working with Indigenous
students or programs, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
- Preference will be given to applicants
with Indigenous heritage
This is a casual, on-call, unionized
The rate of pay is $30.15 per hour, plus
14% in lieu of benefits (total = $34.37/hour).
All candidates are required to submit
to a BC Ministry Criminal Record Check and a local Police Criminal Record Check
as condition of employment.
Applying to this posting is a two-step
1. Create your profile on Make A Future,
2. Apply to the North Vancouver School
Support Worker Casual/On-Call posting by clicking "APPLY
ONLINE" at the bottom of the posting.
the North Vancouver School District, our values
guide what we do. We support diversity and inclusion in our workplaces
and schools; we welcome and respect the
diverse backgrounds, experiences and talents of all our employees and students.
*All applicants must be legally entitled to work in
Canada without sponsorship.
We value the opportunity to learn, share and grow
on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people, specifically the
Skwxwú7mesh Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
** The North Vancouver School District
values the time you have taken to submit your application; however, only those
applicants selected to move forward will be contacted.**