Central Okanagan Public Schools (School District No. 23), Kelowna BC, provides education services to 22,000 students in the communities of Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country and the Regional District of Central Okanagan. We invite applications for the position of:
INDIGENOUS STUDENT ADVOCATE
Under the direct supervision of the District Principal of Indigenous Education, and the general supervision of the site-based Principal: the Indigenous Student Advocate will work with classroom teachers and other support staff to provide cultural and/or academic support and service to Indigenous students in their efforts to succeed in school; and will assist with monitoring attendance of Indigenous students and facilitate the improved attendance for students who are not attending regularly.
The successful applicant will:
Provide emotional, social, academic, and/or behaviour support;
Monitor attendance and facilitate improved attendance for students who are not attending;
Help students with goal setting and career planning;
Work closely with teachers and other personnel to plan effectively for the students;
Provide links between home and school;
Work with school administration and staff to improve Indigenous student academic achievement, increase awareness and knowledge of Indigenous culture, increase a sense of belonging, self-respect and pride of heritage amongst all Indigenous students.
Applicants must have the following qualifications:
Preference may be given to Indigenous applicants of Metis, First Nations and Inuit ancestral descent
who can demonstrate knowledge of, and commitment to, Indigenous culture and ancestry (as per Special Program with the BC Human Rights Tribunal).
The successful incumbent must participate in Cultural Awareness Training.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply online complete with cover letter and resume outlining relevant background and work experience and 3 references.
This is an ongoing posting, allowing you to apply for future consideration. It is not indicative of an immediate vacancy.
The Central Okanagan Public Schools thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.