Graduation Coach for Black Students
Graduation Coach Program
100%, Term to August 31, 2020 (with possibility of extension)
Salary Range: $53,066 to $68,518 per annum
The Graduation Coach will support Black students involved in the Graduation Coach Program for Black Students by acting as a mentor and advisor, collaborating with school based and other staff and the broader community in responding to individual and systemic barriers (e.g. academic, mental health, justice); identifying and addressing individual barriers to engagement, learning and well-being; and facilitating access and referrals to academic supports and community resources to provide an integrated support system for the students. This position will also compile data and prepare reports on the progress of the program.
Diploma or degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Work, Counselling, or related field of study, and a minimum of 3 years related experience is required. An equivalent combination of demonstrated related experience and education.
Comprehensive first-hand life experience deeply rooted in local Black communities.
Understanding of the diversity and composition of Black communities.
Understanding of the intersections of race, gender, faith, socio-economic dynamics and sexual orientation.
Ability to identify systemic barriers such as anti-black racism, islamophobia and other forms of oppression and propose appropriate intervention points.
Awareness of local community resources and the ability to support students and their families in accessing and navigating these resources.
Broad understanding of and an inclusive approach to relationship building with diverse stakeholders in the community and in schools.
Related Skills and Abilities:
Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills;
Demonstrates sound judgment and sensitivity, and ability to build rapport with various stakeholders.
Experience in handling contentious issues with sensitivity, confidentiality, tactand discretion;
Ability to be a mentor and advisor, and demonstrated commitment to working with and supporting Black youth.
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage a large caseload, prioritize and organize work effectively, and maintain detailed records.
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Applications will be considered in accordance with the Collective Agreement for Educational Support Professionals Bargaining Unit.
We appreciate all applicants that express an interest in this position however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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