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Make a Future - School District 83 (North Okanagan - Shuswap)

Aboriginal Outreach Worker

Canada-British Columbia-Salmon Arm


Company Information

Make a Future – Careers in BC Education created by BCPSEA, is operated as a joint venture between British Columbia’s 60 public boards of education, the BC Ministry of Education and the BC Public School Employers’ Association. The goal of Make a Future – Careers in BC Education is to innovate and advance K-12 public education employee recruitment and retention to ensure the right people in the right places at the right time. BCPSEA is a human resource service agency that supports public education through innovative human resource practices, partnerships, and services. Established by the Public Sector Employers Act, BCPSEA is a multi-employer association and the accredited bargaining agent for all 60 public school boards, including the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (CSF). In addition to its core mandate, a major area of focus for BCPSEA is the development, coordination and facilitation of human resource best practices in the public education sector. Make a Future – Careers in BC Education is one of those best practice initiatives. For more information please visit:

Job Description

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:


Irene LaBoucane

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

Phone: 250-832-8223



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Make a Future - School District 83 (North Okanagan - Shuswap)
Posting Date: 25-Aug-2017Education - K-12 Permanent, Part-Time Open 1 ASAP
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