Aboriginal Outreach Worker
The Aboriginal Outreach Worker is a yearly contract position under the direction of the District Principal of Aboriginal Education and the First Nations Education Council (FNEC). This position will serve students who attend schools in the local school district for the 2016/2017 school year. The schools served are identified by School District 83 District Principal of Aboriginal Education, based on priorities, concerns and issues and according to the terms of the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement.
The overall goal of the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement is to increase academic success for Aboriginal students by providing programs and services to enhance their social, academic and cultural needs.
This additional support is being provided to meet the social and emotional needs of students and families which will be supported within the school setting and through home visits. This is to be done by providing services to families who may have difficulty in accessing other services available within the community.
The first aspect of this position is to work on a one-to-one basis with individual students, small groups, parents and/or families. This generally involves immediate intervention for problem-solving, or short-term counselling situations, with specific goals related to areas of concern. Some areas are drug and alcohol, self-confidence, communication skills, dealing with emotions, conflict resolution or parenting skills. This position will include working with families in conjunction with the Local Bands and outside agencies attending school base team meetings and other relevant meetings pertaining to students/families.
Qualifications would include a Bachelor of Social Work Degree with a working knowledge or experience with Aboriginal communities.
Reports and updates will be provided to the FNEC and/or the District Principal on a regular basis.
28 hours per week, starting September 1, 2017.
For more information about how the position will be worked contact Irene LaBoucane, SD 83 District Principal, Aboriginal Education 250-832-8223.
Applicants who qualify must apply in writing with a complete resume of documentation and references to:
District Principal, Aboriginal Education
School District #83 (North-Okanagan Shuswap)
341 Shuswap Street SW Box 129 Salmon Arm, B.C
Salmon Arm, B.C V1E 4N2