Indigenous Education Enhancement Worker (SSB-IEEW) - Full-Time Temporary Position

Job Code: 3273528

Job Description

Work in BC’s most culturally diverse and urban school district, Vancouver School District No. 39. Set in one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver is a community-minded district seeking talented educators, progressive leaders, and skilled support staff to enrich the learning experience of Vancouver’s 50,000 students.

The Vancouver Board of Education (VSB) welcomes applications for the position of:

Indigenous Education Enhancement Worker

Full-Time Temporary Positions Available

**These positions are restricted to candidates of Aboriginal ancestry**

The VBE has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s. 42(3) of the Human Rights Code. Under this special program, the VBE seeks to preferentially hire Indigenous persons to a variety of positions. Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether they identify as an Indigenous person.

The following positions are currently available:

  • Full-time temporary (ending 30 June 2023)

General Information:

  • Hourly rate: $34.60 per hour + 20% in lieu of benefits if not contributing to MPP $34.60 per hour + 14% in lieu of benefits, if contributing to MPP
  • Work Day: 7 hours
  • Union Position: CUPE Local 15 (VMECW) Union
  • Working during the school year. September to June. No work over the summer holidays.

In this role, working with Indigenous students you will:

  • Implement, under the direction of the classroom teacher, instructional programs for the general student body in Indigenous Education history and culture
  • Assist Indigenous students to understand and derive maximum benefit from the school system
  • Assist and cooperate with school counselors working with Indigenous students and their families
  • Act as a role model for Indigenous students
  • Promote and develop involvement of Indigenous parents in the school system and assist schools to develop opportunities for involvement of parents and families
  • Provide counselling and activity planning and life skills development

Required Qualifications:

  • Indigenous Ancestry
  • Completion of Grade 12
  • More than 1 year of full-time equivalent Post-Secondary training in any of the following areas:
    • Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Immigration/Migration studies, Ethnic/Cultural/Indigenous studies, Human Development and Family Studies, Applied Behaviour Science or Education
  • 1 year of related experience
  • Knowledge of Indigenous Culture and urban conditions
  • Must have a valid B.C. driver's license, access to a vehicle and willing to travel to various schools throughout the district
  • Work irregular hours (before, during and after school)

Your application must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 direct supervisors as references (names, emails, phone numbers). Include your most recent employer.
  • Post-Secondary Transcripts

The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct makeup of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices. You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community.

Itinerant Assignment:
A School & Student Support worker is hired to work throughout the Vancouver School District and not for a particular school or a restricted set of duties. Although in posted vacancies specific reference may be made to a school and to the duties associated with that assignment, Employee Services may transfer staff within the system in certain circumstances as deemed appropriate.


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Posted On
May 11, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time, Contract
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
34.60 + 20% or 14% in lieu of benefits
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter