Posted On May 04, 2023
Closing Date & Time Ongoing
Job Type Part Time
Job Category Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
School/Location The Brick Learning Centre
Employment Start Date August 31, 2023
Part-time 0.30 FTE probationary position
Duties to commence August 30, 2023 and continue for the remainder of the 2023/2024 school year
Roles & Responsibilities:
The High School Student Success Coach Program in Wolf Creek Public Schools focuses on:
Relationships and Mentoring
Meeting at minimum monthly with each First Nations, Metis and Inuit student in the school
Advocate for First Nations, Metis and Inuit student voice
Celebrate First Nations, Metis and Inuit students
Organize events and build a schedule that reflects opportunities for connections, belonging, and relationships (clubs, groups).
May monitor (in collaboration with school administration) attendance and academic performance.
Assisting elder’s programming within the designated schools; chaperoning students to and from allotted time slots for each class or individual meetings, accommodating elders by bringing them tea or water.
Providing cultural support for students wanting to smudge, by welcoming them into a space where they can participate in that.
Supporting planning of cultural events, presentations, and traditional ceremonies within the school
Academics & Transition Supports
Support First Nations, Métis and Inuit transitions from Ponoka Secondary Campus to BRICK Learning Centre (and vice versa)
Support transitions and build relationship and belonging for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students new to the school
Tutor or provide opportunities in schedule for academic support for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students
Support with high school mapping and planning to build success (graduation planning support)
Keep up to date Post-secondary information on site - specific to First Nations, Metis and Inuit support centres at postsecondary institutions.
Assist in applying for post secondary, scholarships
Advocate for First Nations, Metis and Inuit student involvement in dual credit opportunities across the division
Advocate for First Nations, Metis and Inuit student involvement in work experience opportunities
Connections (monthly at minimum) with all First Nations, Metis and Inuit Parents and Guardians
Plan parental engagement events to support bringing First Nations, Metis and Inuit parents, guardians and families into the school.
Involved in meet the teacher, parent teacher interview nights
Other responsibilities will include:
Active member of the BRICK Learning Centre team
Active member of First Nations, Metis & Inuit Student Success Team in Wolf Creek Public Schools
Attend First Nations, Métis & Inuit Cohort Teacher Meetings.
Attend monthly meetings with First Nations, Metis and Inuit Student Success Coordinator to discuss program, build leadership capacity, trouble shoot, share ideas and build relationship
May attend Wisdom & Guidance Committee meetings.
May contribute updates to school newsletter, school announcements and social media platforms
Collaboration with school administration, career counsellors, and education services team.
Other duties as discussed with the School Principal and First Nations, Métis & Inuit Student Success Coordinator.
The following demonstrated competencies will be required of the Ponoka Secondary Campus Indigenous Student Success Coach
Bachelor of Education Degree.
Evidence of experience and/or application of supporting the Application of Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit
Evidence of work and/or relationship with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Indigenous youth and/or Indigenous Community
Evidence of strong planning and organizational skills
Evidence of ability to build strong, trusting relationships
Ability to be flexible within your role
Strong interpersonal skills with a strong student focus
Application: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. However, applications received by May 19, 2023, will be given special consideration.
*Applications for this employment opportunity are preferred via email. Please quote the competition number in the subject line of your email message.
*Please submit your application in one complete PDF file application. In addition to a cover letter and resume, please include copies of the following document:
Vulnerable Sector Check
Mrs. Erin Tisdale First Nation, Metis and Inuit Student Success Coordinator Wolf Creek Public SchoolsPhone: (403) 783-5441 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org