Indigenous Education Enhancement Worker (SSB-IEEW)

School District #39 (Vancouver)

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 & Part-Time Positions Available

3 Full-Time Permanent
0.6 (3 days) Part-Time Permanent
1 Full-Time Temporary (September 5th 2023 to June 28th, 2024)

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.
Only applicants who are fully qualified will be considered for this position

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.
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?wxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & s?lilw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh Nation).?We embrace Indigenous ways of knowing and learning and work to expand Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum and within our 107 schools and programs, where more than 50,000 students learn and grow.

Equity and inclusivity are at the forefront of our approach to education. 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 the 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. Students’ overall well-being and sense of belonging are equally important. 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 seek to continually improve student outcomes in service to them, their families, and the broader community. Our work is guided by the?VSB Education Plan?and grounded in the embedded equity statement.? For more information about our school district, visit https://www.vsb.bc.ca/.

Salary & Benefits
For Temporary Positions: $36.94 per hour + 20% in lieu of benefits if not contributing to MPP

$36.94 per hour + 14% in lieu of benefits, if contributing to MPP
For Permanent Positions: $36.94 per hour + extensive benefits plan and Municipal Pension Plan (MPP)
General Information:

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

Minimum 1 year of youth worker 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
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.
We do not notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application.

Applicants will be contacted directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application requires additional information.
1. Register on Make a Future: http://www.makeafuture.ca
2. Create a profile
3. Click on Job Postings then click Search
4. Select the Job you are qualified for
5. Answer ALL job posting questions then click Apply
6. Upload ALL supporting documents
7. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted