Indigenous Education Enhancement Worker (SSB-IEEW)

School District #39 (Vancouver)


(School & Student Support B, SSB)

Full-Time & Part-Time (0.6FTE-3 days/week) positions available

These positions are restricted to candidates of Aboriginal ancestry. Applicants must indicate that they identify as First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Non-Status.


With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the x?m?θk??y??m (Musqueam), S?wx_wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) Nation, and s?lilw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.

At the VSB, we are proud to provide exceptional learning experiences for students. As a large, urban school district, the VSB is one of Canada’s most diverse school systems and equity and inclusivity are at the forefront of our approach to education.

Throughout the District, more than 7,700 staff work to create learning environments where every student thrives by prioritizing students’ needs, applying evidence-informed practices, and building relationships. The VSB’s culture reflects the diversity of our city. Students enrolled in VSB come from varied backgrounds and lived experiences and are encouraged to explore and share their unique selves and gifts. Our commitment to students goes beyond academics with students’ overall well-being and sense of belonging being equally important. As an organization, we strive to build a school system where every student can be their authentic self and succeed throughout their learning journey. In doing this work, we champion equity and accountability by making evidence-based decisions. As a learning organization, humility is our guidepost as we work to continually improve student outcomes in service to them, their families, and the broader community. For more information about our school district, visit

In this position, you will:

Implement, under the direction of the classroom teacher, instructional programs for the general student body in Indigenous Education history and culture, as well as tutoring for individuals and small groups

Assist Indigenous students to understand and derive maximum benefit from the school system, assist and cooperate with school counsellors in dealing with Indigenous students and their families

Assist teachers and other school staff (SBRT) to understand and effectively meet the needs of Indigenous students and their families

Act as a role model for Indigenous Education Enhancement students

Promote, by various means including study programs, personal support, a high regard for Indigenous culture among the student body and a strong, positive self-image among Indigenous students

Act as liaison between school counsellors, teachers, administrators, students, parents, and other community agencies including referring families to community agencies as appropriate

Promote and develop involvement of Indigenous parents in the school system, assist the schools to develop opportunities for involvement of Indigenous parents and families

Provide school & student support to school and Indigenous students

Perform other work within the job band as assigned

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.


Completion of Grade 12 plus a minimum one year of 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, Child, Family & Community Studies, First Nations Studies, First Nations Community Development, First Nations Cultural Teachings or Indigenous Education Course Work

Minimum of 2 months experience of Youth and Family Worker experience or equivalent experience working with or providing support for Indigenous youth/parents/guardians and community

Knowledge of Indigenous Culture and urban condition

Willing to travel to various schools throughout the district

Restricted to candidates of Aboriginal ancestry. Applicants must indicate that they identify as First Nations, Metis, Inuit or Non-Status

May work irregular hours (before, during and after school time)


The salary is $36.94 per hour, 7 hours/day, 5 days/week plus a comprehensive benefits package, including Municipal Pension Plan, Vancouver Employee Savings Plan, Extended Health, Dental, Group Life, Long Term Disability, Vacation, & Gratuity Days. Working months are September to June each year.


Cover Letter


References: 3 direct supervisors (names, emails, phone numbers)

Post secondary transcripts (if available)


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This posting is ongoing until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please note, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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The VSB 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 VSB seeks to preferentially hire Aboriginal persons to a variety of teaching positions. Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether they self-identify as an Aboriginal person.