School District #36 (Surrey) Aboriginal Transitions Facilitator Contract in Surrey, BC

School District #36 (Surrey)

Branch Surrey BC CA

Aboriginal Transitions Facilitator
Surrey, BC

C) training and/or experience in a family-counselling program ; G) facilitate the transition of students exiting programs and/or work with the appropriate…


“Through quality teaching and learning, we commit to engaging our students in their growth as individuals and in their development of the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to contribute to a healthy, democratic and diverse society.”


A strong focus on collaboration with staff involved with Aboriginal learners. Effective communication and leadership skills. To facilitate and implement strategies that support transitions of Aboriginal students. Close working relationships with Child and Youth Mental Health, Children and Family Development and other community resources. A strong understanding of risk and protective factors for Aboriginal students including those that are influenced by culture. A solid understanding of District and Ministry of Education policy, procedures and guidelines. Demonstrated ability to maintain effective relationships with parents and diverse cultures and communities.


a) assist with planning and monitoring individual behaviour plans and community/care support plans for students experiencing challenges to pro-social living and decision making;

b) assess the appropriateness of referrals for a wide range of educational and community supports;

c) liaise with the other statutory and non-statutory agencies to create partnerships and supports for Aboriginal youth. Liaise with appropriate Surrey School District staff to facilitate required assessment and screening for students with the appropriate district resources and staff;

d) provide consultation to school personnel in developing effective interventions for students with high risk and behavioural needs;

e) advocate for community support service where appropriate and available;

f) address issues of family functioning and work to reduce and remove barriers and dysfunction while mediating between systems (i.e. family, school and community);

g) facilitate the transition of students exiting programs and/or work with the appropriate district staff to develop effective transitional plans;

h) work with youths, families, and the school district staff as appropriate to assist students to meet their graduation requirements;

i) provide support in specific areas related to Aboriginal student success such as assisting in the development of exit strategies for students, the development and review of individual/care plans or support and consultation with members of the Aboriginal Department Staff and other Education Services staff;

j) assist Education Services and Aboriginal Department personnel with the appropriate school placements for the students that my potentially shift school cultures upon enrollment.


a) a Master’s degree in Social Work or equivalent;

b) training/experience in Behaviour Management;

c) training and/or experience in a family-counselling program ;


a) successful experience in a setting which diagnoses or treats students in need of intensive behavioural support;

b) a strong understanding of risk and protective factors for Aboriginal students including those that are influenced by culture;

c) a strong working knowledge of behavioural management strategies (i.e. functional assessment, behaviour and safety planning);

d) successful experience in a setting that supports and develops interventions for at-risk Aboriginal youth;

e) working experience in an educational setting.


The personnel in this position are accountable in the execution of their assigned duties to the District Principal of the Aboriginal Education Department and/or the Director(s) of Education Services.

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Surrey, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-10-23
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