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Indigenous Student Success Coach -The Wolf Creek School Division


Posted On May 04, 2023


Closing Date & Time Ongoing


Job Type Part Time


Job Category Teachers, Principals & Superintendents


City Ponoka


School/Location The Brick Learning Centre


Employment Start Date August 31, 2023

Assignment:

  • 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.


  • Culture

    • 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)


  • Career Planning

    • 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


  • Parental Engagement

    • 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: erin.tisdale@wolfcreek.ab.ca



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