Indigenous Youth Engagement Support Worker

  • Full Time
  • Burnaby

School District #41 (Burnaby)

Indigenous Youth Engagement Support Worker TEMPORARY FULL-TIME (September 3, 2024 to return of incumbent) – 35 hours/week. The Burnaby School District is seeking a skilled, enthusiastic individual who enjoys challenges, seizes opportunities and wants to make a difference, to join our Indigenous Youth Engagement Support team. The successful applicant will mentor and support Indigenous youth to identify and access the necessary district and community support programs providing direct support to students in relation to their individual social, emotional and learning needs.

Duties: Provides outreach, mentoring and support when working directly with vulnerable Indigenous youth and their families. Works collaboratively with school based staff and District educational teams, as well as community partners by assisting in the design, implementation, delivery and monitoring of targeted intervention/prevention programs and supports. Encourages parental involvement in the school and works with school staff and parents to develop plans for students requiring support outside the school environment.

Advocates for students and families in establishing and following educational plans. This may include attendance at School Based Team meetings as requested by school staff. Facilitates collaborative partnerships through district staff and school-based administration to refer students to appropriate agencies and community resources.

Applicants must possess: Post-secondary degree in human relations, community and cultural relations or social sciences. Two years’ experience in community and cultural relations or relevant field. Thorough knowledge of Indigenous cultures.

Thorough knowledge and demonstrated ability to employ preventative or intervention strategies aimed at addressing Indigenous youth populations engaged in high risk and, at times, harmful behaviours. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to employ preventative or intervening behavior management strategies.

Valid B.C. Driver’s License (Class 5). Qualified applicants should send their resumes to: Human Resources Department School District 41 – Burnaby 4054 Norfolk Street, Burnaby V5G 0C3 Email to: [email protected] Please send resume and supporting documents in ONE pdf document.

Only those applicants considered for interview will be contacted. The Burnaby School District embraces diversity as a privilege and a strength. We strive for accepting, safe, supportive, and inviting communities where the goal is for all members to feel a sense of belonging.

Our (schools or worksites) are for everyone and we respect each person’s contributions.