Student Support Services Worker: Silatuniq Program
Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth & Families is a multi service non-profit organization serving Inuit children, youth, and their families, dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.
Under the supervision of the Manager of Education, the Student Support Services Worker develops and provides cultural information, education and support to schools, students, community partners and parents in promoting school and life skills success for elementary, secondary students.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide information and referrals to families needing additional supports for students’ success in school or the workforce.
- Ensure responsive and inclusive support services are provided to parents and students including school registration, school integration, appointment accompaniment, supportive counselling, and assistance with communication and life skills.
- Provide information and orientation to parents regarding the educational system, the rights of parents/students, roles, and responsibilities.
- Encourage/facilitate parent/student engagement in school related activities.
- Advocate for the cultural and community needs of parents and students.
- Refer students and families to appropriate services as required.
- Liaise with schools to advocate for the learning needs of Inuit students.
- Work in conjunction with schools and families in the development of IEPs, as appropriate.
- Promote the Educational Hubs Program within the community and develop appropriate promotional and information resources.
- Represent Inuuqatigiit at meetings and presentations with stakeholders e.g. school boards.
- Engage with various agencies and stakeholders to strengthen outcomes for Inuit students.
- Gather client outcome data and complete required reporting.
- Maintain student charts/notes in a secure and confidential manner.
- Participate in case conferencing and required follow-up; and
- Adhere to and promote the mandate and mission of Inuuqatigiit.
- Accountable for the effective and efficient implementation of Student Support worker duties.
- May be required to work evening and weekend hours for programming and community events; and
- Additional hours on occasion to meet deadlines and ensure delivery of high-quality programs and services.
- Develop supportive and professional rapport with elementary and secondary school teachers.
- Act as a role model to promote professional values and ethics within Inuuqatigiit and in the community.
- Must demonstrate stress resistance and stamina in carrying out the Inuuqatigiit Educational Hub Student Support Worker duties
- Travel to schools
- Physical ability to access multi-story building
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- Post-secondary education in related field
- Experience in project coordination, outreach, program delivery and quality assurance
- Excellent ability in managing caseload
- Knowledge of the needs of Inuit youth and families
- Knowledge of Inuit and non-Inuit community services and supports
- Ability to work independently and to multi-task
- Proficiency in operating computer systems and relevant software
- Strong organizational, program planning, evaluation and problem-solving skills
- Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations
- Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
- Inuit descent preferred
- Strong knowledge of Inuit culture and community
- Written and spoken fluency in Inuktitut an asset
- Knowledge of the needs of Inuit children and families
- Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities preferred
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English
- Current Police Record check - Vulnerable Sector Check
- Medical certification of good health and fitness to work
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccine (Dose 1 & 2) TB Test if applicable and other immunizations up to date
- CPR / First Aid Certification (or willingness to become certified).
Please apply with a cover letter and up-to-date resume to:
Human Resources Department
Note that accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require specific accommodations, please contact the HR Department through the contact information provided above, so that we can make suitable arrangements with you.
When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent.
We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 22 months
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- RRSP match
- Vision care
Proof of COVID-19 vaccines mandatory
- Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
- family-oriented program: 2 years (preferred)
- working with Inuit or Indigenous communities: 2 years (preferred)
Application deadline: 2022-06-07