School District 71 is an inclusive learning community that embraces diversity, fosters relationships and empowers all learners to have a positive impact on the world. Our mission is to work with our educational partners to inspire engaged, compassionate, resilient lifelong learners and cultivate a collaborative community together.

We invite applications for the position of:

Qualifications:
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Duties are performed under the supervision of the school Principal, Vice Principal, District Principal of Indigenous Education or designate; participates and attends meetings/events as a member of the School District Indigenous Education Services team under the direction of a supervisor; assists with academic, behavioural and cultural support to individual or small groups of Indigenous students; acts as a role model for students and promotes by various means, including study programs and personal support, a high regard for Indigenous culture among students; maintains liaison with teachers, counsellors, administrators, Indigenous students and their families, and community agencies as an advocate for Indigenous students; provides support to students based on the current goals from the local Indigenous Education Enhancement Agreement; participates in local Indigenous cultural events, workshops and traditions; facilitates and/or presents cultural presentations to individual or small groups of students; consults with a school based team and itinerant staff as required; serves as a resource person in Indigenous cultures; proposes ideas to supervisor regarding the spending of site-based funds and keeps track of expenditures; completes record tracking and creates communications such as accountability surveys, correspondence to parents, service plans and schedules; follows proper work procedures, observes all regulations pertinent to the work, maintains a good working relationship with other employees, and cooperates in maintaining a healthy learning and working environment; performs other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor; student supervision as required by the Principal or Vice Principal.  

 
Consideration can only be given to qualified applicants who provide concise yet thorough responses to the following questions within their on-line application:
1. Please share your experiences of Indigenous values, culture and customs.
2. Provide examples of how you have successfully worked with Indigenous students to meet the goals from the local Indigenous Education Enhancement Agreement.
3. Please share how you have been a positive role model, or successfully advocated, for Indigenous students and their families in overcoming challenges at home and at school.
4. Do you have Indigenous ancestry?
*Please note that District Indigenous Support Worker locations are subject to change. Locations are determined by the Indigenous Education Department.

To Apply:

 School District 71 welcomes diverse candidates and encourages applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.  As an inclusive learning community we are committed to actively creating and fostering a culture of inclusivity where voices are heard, people are seen, and values are respected. We care about the uniqueness of our applicants, employees, students and community, and we do so in a safe space fueled by curiosity and acceptance. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact: hr@sd71.bc.ca and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

Qualified candidates are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter, resume with supporting documentation and three (3) professional references through www.makeafuture.ca/comox-valley. Only applicants with a complete application package may be considered.

We sincerely thank all applicants for considering us an employer of choice. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The successful applicant will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act.

Thank you for your interest in School District 71 (Comox Valley)

An Equal Opportunity Employer