Education Outreach Worker

Job Description: 

Reporting to the Education Director, the Education Outreach works for Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN) and with the Nanaimo Ladysmith School District (SD68) to provide supplementary support for “at risk” students. The Education Outreach Worker may be required to work from various locations. This is a term position until end of March 2023 with standard working hours from 11am until 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 27, 2022
Job Type: 
Employment (Full Time)
Job Responsibilities: 

The Education Outreach Worker will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Work with the SFN Education Department, SD68 and Indigenous School contacts to identify and initiate contact with “at risk” students and their families to support and advocate for them in addressing non-academic supports to assist them in achieving their academic goals.
  • Serve as primary contact for Indigenous students seeking assistance for personal, learning or behavioural needs and undertakes initial intervention strategies as required and refers to school and SFN resources and policies, including home visits as appropriate. 
  • Assist students integrating or re-integrating into the regular school system or identifying and accessing alternative school programs. 
  • Coordinate with SD68, SFN and other community organizations to identify and support students accessing services. 
  • Meet with students, and their parents/guardians when appropriate, to discuss concerns, and collaboratively develop, implement, and monitor action plans.
  • Act as a liaison between home and school (including encouraging parents/guardians in their efforts to develop their parenting skills and address issues at the home) 
  • Facilitate and coordinates group sessions for youth, children and families as required and with the cooperation of other youth- oriented SFN departments and community agencies.
  • Liaise with other agencies and community organizations to garner, build, and promote strong school connectedness.
  • Record information and document “at risk” students’ attendance and progress as they occur to help keep track of problem behaviors and monitor for improvement.
  • Maintain accurate reports, records and statistics on activities and students.
  • Act as a confidential resource to students for academic and non-academic issues
  • Assist with transportation needs as needed.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.
Desired Experience: 
  • Previous experience working with “at risk” youth preferred.
Desired Education: 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with students and youth. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care or Social Work or equivalent combination of training and recent related experience is preferred.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Knowledge of current legislation and protocols
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current community and agency resources
Additional Info: 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and under little supervision.
  • Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude.
  • Dependable, enthusiastic, versatile, and responsible.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work well under pressure.
  • Familiarity to use and navigate Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word and Excel. 
  • High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development and continuous learning.

 

Willingness Statements:

  • You are required to possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC driver’s license as well as appropriate insurance for work.
  • You may be required to work outside of the standard hours of work if an emergency occurs.
  • You will be subject to satisfactory reference check and criminal records review.
  • You must adhere to the Snuneymuxw First Nation’s policies and procedures, including providing proof of valid Covid-19 Vaccine Pass.

As per policy, this position will be posted internally first for 1 week before being posted externally.