Indigenous Graduation Support – Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
Job Opening Information
$61,306 to 65,219 per year
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Principal, this role is one of support, mentorship, and advocacy for Indigenous students at the school. Working under the supervision of the school principal and in collaboration with the Student Success and the Indigenous Education teams, the candidate will facilitate access and referrals to academic supports and community resources for each learner, with teachers, other school staff and with families and relevant support in the community. The role serves to build positive relationships with Indigenous students by identifying barriers and solutions to student learning, achievement, engagement, and well-being; monitors student attendance and assignments to triage, intervene and facilitate the students’ successful journey towards graduation. This role serves to address the graduation gap between self-identified Indigenous students and all students in HPEDSB.
QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate has and maintains deeply rooted ties to an Indigenous community or communities and to Indigenous culture(s); they have knowledge of Indigenous traditional teachings, perspectives, values and history and an awareness of local Indigenous community resources and an ability to connect students and families to these resources. Experience working with youth in an advocacy, supportive or mentorship aspect preferred and ties to educational training and/or support an asset. Candidates are able to identify student-specific barriers to graduation, strategize how to help a student overcome these barriers and work with the principal and student success team at the school to create measurable student-specific activities to support successfully graduating from high school. Candidate must additionally have access to reliable transportation for travel within the jurisdiction, be able to work flexible hours to serve the students in the community.
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is committed to a qualified workforce that is representative of the diversity of the people of Ontario and across the communities we serve. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences as a member of a marginalized group, including but not limited to:
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples,
- members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin,
- persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities,
- persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.