Worksites: To be determined
8 hours per day with a flexible work schedule, which may include working after school, evening and on weekends.
Start Date: August 19, 2019
Closing date for Applications: August 5, 2019

These positions will be supporting students of Indigenous descent in the Northeastern Kings and West Hants Families of Schools, reporting to the Coordinator of Mi’Kmaq Services/Education. This position is for 8 hours per day.

The Native Student Advisor will work directly with Indigenous students to provide support to them and their families in making schooling a positive experience. The goal of the Native Student Advisor is to help students achieve success and remain in school by fostering a positive environment of good will, respect and dignity among students, parents/guardians, teachers and all community members. The Native Student Advisor will be required to work outside of regular school hours in accordance with the Collective Agreement in order to accomplish the goals of the program.

Position Requirements:

  • · post-secondary education (in human services or a related field preferred); · be of Indigenous identity (preference given to Mi’Kmaq);
  • · knowledge of the Indigenous Nova Scotian Community;
  • · experience and ability to work with Indigenous Nova Scotian youth, parents/guardians and communities; · demonstrated skills working with youth;
  • · excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills;
  • · ability to work collaboratively as part of a team involving students, teachers, parents/guardians, support agencies, and the surrounding communities;
  • · ability to work independently;
  • · willingness to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of the communities served by the schools and to attend related community meetings;
  • · knowledge of, experience in, and commitment to the principles of race relations, cross-cultural understanding and human rights; knowledge and experience in mediation and conflict resolution;
  • · a valid Nova Scotia drivers license and access to a properly insured vehicle as per School Centre policy, if required to transport students;
  • · a current Driver’s Abstract will be required.
  • · a current Child Abuse Registry/Criminal Records Check with vulnerable sector. · willing to take pertinent training.

Applications will be considered:

  • · First, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 73 Bargaining Unit.
  • · Second, to applicants who self-identify and are members of the identified peoples in accordance with AVRCE's Employment Equity.
  • · Third, if there are no successful candidates from the Employment Equity applicant pool, then other external candidates will be considered for this position.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

For more information and how to apply, please go to the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education website at www.avrce.ca, only online applications
will be accepted.