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Position Description:

There is a position available for an Indigenous Student Support Worker at Upper Halfway Elementary. Applications must be completed online and will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Reporting to the site Administrative Officer(s) and the District Indigenous Principal, the Indigenous Student Support Worker provides assistance to teachers and other staff in attending to the educational, 
social/emotional and cultural needs of Indigenous students.  They also assist in identifying and addressing situations which affect students.

The role of the Indigenous Student Support Worker (ISSW) is to provide identified Indigenous students with opportunities to enhance their cultural, emotional, and social well-being while ensuring their academic success. The ISSW must have the ability to work independently, and collaboratively, with teachers and the Indigenous Education Centre staff.  ISSW's responsibilities vary according to the students' and school needs but all the the ultimate objective of assisting students in order to foster educational success.
Hours of work:  (5) hrs per day, four (4) days per week
Duties to Commence:  As soon as possible after closing
Work Year Base:  Ten (10) months per year
Commencing Salary:  $23.80/hr


Qualifications and Attributes:
  • Grade 12 or equivalency
  • 1 year of training and/or recent experience (within 5 years) working with Indigenous people would be an asset
  • Access to a reliable mode of transportation
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities
  • WHMIS Certificate and other online safety training provided by the District to be completed within the probationary period
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to be an integral part of a team
  • Must be able to pass a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Search conducted by the District prior to starting employment
  • Proven knowledge and experience with Indigenous culture is a requirement
  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry (pending Human Rights Variance). Proof of ancestry is required
PLEASE NOTE:  Proof of graduation and/or highest level of education is required prior to starting position

For more information please contact:
Pat Jansen, District Principal Indigenous Education (250)785-8324 or email

All applications must be made through Make A Future for consideration for the position. 
If you require any assistance with the online application process please contact Colleen Stewart at 250-262-6008 or

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.