Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools welcomes applications for the position of Indigenous Culture & Student Support Worker for Casual, Temporary and Full-time assignments

This position was formerly Aboriginal Education Assistant

(Applicants must be of Indigenous Ancestry)

Your Work

Under the direction of the School Administrator or designate and in consultation with the Director of Instruction, Indigenous Learning, the ICSSW provides academic and/or social emotional support and undertakes initial intervention strategies to assist Indigenous students to maximize their school experiences.

  1. Serves as an advocate for Indigenous students to help support their social emotional well-being and stay on track with their academic journey.
  2. Provides encouragement and support to Indigenous students to achieve academic success by coaching, explaining, and enhancing their learning experiences, in both small group and individual settings.
  3. Coordinate and liaise with school-based principal to support Indigenous learners and foster a culturally rich school environment.
  4. Support the planning, organizing and facilitation of cultural activities and events within the school site, or within the wider community.
  5. Attend meetings as required that pertain to the Indigenous Learning department.
  6. Develop positive relationships with Indigenous students, their families, and their communities.
  7. Participates in school-based team meetings as required and consults with staff, parents, and Indigenous communities advocating for the needs of Indigenous students.
  8. Serves as primary contact for Indigenous students seeking assistance for personal, learning, and undertakes initial intervention strategies as required and refers to school and community resources including home visits as appropriate.
  9. Assists staff and students in the understanding of Indigenous culture, heritage, and spirituality.
  10. Participate in professional development, workshops, training and keep current with understanding how to support Indigenous learners with barriers in the way of their educational journey.
  11. Maintains files and records through a Ministry database of the services provided to Indigenous students through individual support and/or school and classroom wide activities – to support the use of targeted funding.
  12. Monitors student attendance and helps students with the barriers to learning and engagement in school.
  13. May, on occasion, be required to perform other related duties.

Your Education and experience 

How to apply

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Applications should include a detailed personal résumé, cover letter, any diplomas or certificates, as well as transcripts.  Please provide a minimum three professional references from direct supervisors. 

Note:  Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools thanks all applicants for their interest in working with us, however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.  This posting will remain open until a successful candidate is found.