Posting #:   S-2021-111 PERMANENT

Position:    FIRST NATIONS YOUTH LIAISON WORKER

Location:  Anahim Lake Elem/Junior Sec.

                  10 mos., 31.00 hours/week.

Duration:    Effective September 7, 2021. Schedule to be determined in consultation with school administration.

Rate of Pay:  Level 1:  23.93

      Level 2:  26.57

Threshold Qualifications:

  • secondary school graduation, ABE or GED (Acceptable)
  • good written and verbal communication skills
  • experience working with First Nations students with diverse learning needs
  • first hand knowledge and experience of a local First Nations culture
  • good understanding of the cultural, political and historical factors which influence the success of First Nations students in school
  • ability to maintain confidentiality
  • it is a bona fide requirement that the First Nations Youth Liaison Worker be of First Nations ancestry

Desirable Qualifications:

  • show initiative and the ability to work alone or with groups
  • have successful experience working with students and adults
  • be able to work flexible hours depending on the needs of the First Nations students
  • have skills and experience working one-on-one with students in the classroom
  • have the ability to work with the teacher in the classroom
  • ability to speak a local First Nations language may be required in specific situations

Duties Include, but are not limited to:

  • act as an advocate for students in a caring, empathetic manner
  • act as a liaison for parents, school, community and Band councils
  • work closely with parents, teachers, students, Band Education Coordinators and school district staff to promote academic progress and First Nations culture
  • participate in school-based team meetings
  • encourage students to learn and develop good study habits
  • be available for crisis/time out situations for First Nations students
  • assist classroom teachers in resolving problems with First Nations students
  • act as an advocate for multiculturalism and work against racism
  • be visible in the school, especially during non-class time
  • encourage students to attend classes regularly
  • provide background information to administration and staff about First Nations students
  • maintain strict confidentiality about students
  • consult regularly with the school principals and with First Nations colleagues in the schools
  • do local First Nations cultural activities with students, parents, and staff
  • participate in First Nations cultural activities put on by the School District
  • contact First Nations resource people and arrange for First Nations cultural activities in the school.

Fringe benefits are as provided in the current Union Agreement.  Union membership is a condition of employment.

New applicants are encouraged to submit a comprehensive resume, including 3 work-related references, via email to iuoepost@sd27.bc.ca.

Alternatively, submissions may also be dropped off or mailed to the following address:

School District 27 Administration Office

350 2nd Avenue North

Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z9

School District No. 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) is an equal opportunity employer.