School District No. 62 (Sooke) is presently seeking temporary on-call Na’tsa’maht Classroom Program Assistants. 

School District 62 (Sooke) is the fastest growing school district on Vancouver Island and one of the fastest growing districts in British Columbia.  The District is in the Capital Regional District and operates in five municipalities: Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke and the Highlands.  The operating budget for the District is in excess of $115 million, with a student population of over 11,000. For further information about School District No.62 (Sooke), please access our district website at 

These positions fall within the CUPE Collective Agreement at a pay rate of $26.83 per hour. The hours and location of work will vary with the assignment.

School District No. 62 (Sooke) is supported by Occupational Health and Safety in the promotion of Safe and Healthy work practices and protocols.

Health and Wellness are important to us, we have an official Staff Wellbeing District committee and we are currently working on creating guidelines around email communication boundaries to enhance work/life balance. 

School District No. 62 (Sooke) is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment.  We believe in a learning and work environment that is welcoming and safe that values, reflects and appreciates differences.

To keep our team members, students and the communities we serve safe, we have introduced an interim Employee Mandatory Vaccination Policy intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. School District No. 62 (Sooke) requires proof of being fully vaccinated as a condition of offer of employment.


  1. Minimum of grade 12 plus at least one years thorough training in an Aboriginal family support program or equivalent.  Knowledge of Aboriginal life styles and cultures and experience with First Nation or Aboriginal communities demonstrated by experience of two years or more with Aboriginal communities or equivalent.
  2. A commitment to assisting Aboriginal students achieve success in school programs.
  3. A demonstrated aptitude and ability to work cooperatively with principals, teachers, First Nation and partner groups to support student success.
  4. The ability to communicate in such a way that ensures the interests of Aboriginal students and parents, as well as that of the school, are well represented both verbally and in writing.
  5. Knowledge of available school and community resources for Aboriginal students and a demonstrated ability to work with appropriate school personnel.
  6. Demonstrated respect for the confidential nature of all information relating to students, parents and teachers.
  7. An ability to work well in an intercultural setting, using a high degree of tact and diplomacy.


SUPERVISES:            N/A

JOB GOAL:   To support aboriginal students and/or non-aboriginal students, by working within schools. To assist and encourage students in achieving their greatest potential in an intercultural environment.  To be a liaison between the Aboriginal student’s home, community and the school.  To maintain regular contact with all Aboriginal students in the school and to assist teachers in meeting the needs of Aboriginal students.  To perform role as a district employee.

 Ministry of Education Aboriginal Student is:  A student who has self-identified as being Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations:  status and non-status, Metis or Inuit).

  1. To assist Aboriginal (First Nations) students during classroom activities and to assist (First Nations) Aboriginal students in achieving goals as identified by their teachers.
  2. To maintain appropriate records of the students on the Aboriginal 1701 list.
  3. To advise teachers and administrators of any personal or education issues regarding Aboriginal students.
  4. To assist Aboriginal students with school-related problems and give assistance in matters affecting their education.
  5. With the knowledge of the principal, confer with partner groups directly related to individual students.
  6. To gather, develop or promote materials, which relate to the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement and local First Nations culture as well as that of the broader Aboriginal community for use in curriculum.
  7. To be involved in the planning of cultural programs within the schools by working with school staff, First Nations and Aboriginal partner groups.
  8. To act as a resource person in an advisory capacity for Aboriginal events and programs in the district and to present to parent meetings and participate in school planning councils as requested.
  9. To perform other assigned comparable or transient duties that are within the area of knowledge and skills required by this job description.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:        Ten months.

Applications must be submitted on-line at Make A Future,

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Thanks in advance for your understanding and wishing you all the best in your career journey.