Vancouver School Board Neighbourhood Assistant Support (School and Student Support A) Full Time in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver School Board

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Neighbourhood Assistant Support (School and Student Support A)
Vancouver, BC

Must possess or be willing to obtain an Occupational First Aid Certificate and will be required to perform Occupational First Aid if assigned by the Supervisor….

Work in BC’s most culturally diverse and urban school district, Vancouver School District No. 39. Set in one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver is a community-minded district seeking talented educators, progressive leaders, and skilled support staff to enrich the learning experience of Vancouver’s 50,000 students.

The Vancouver Board of Education welcomes applications for the position of:

Neighbourhood Assistant Support (School and Student Support A)
Enhanced Services – Queen Alexandra Elementary School
Term Continuing Position (Working months: Sept – June each year)
Hourly Salary: $25.42
Hours of Work: 6.5 hours per day
Start Date: January 2016

Enhanced Services provides additional support to school communities where issues associated with poverty are present. Goal areas for Enhanced Services include: academic achievement; school and community connectedness; social emotional learning; school attendance and school transitions.

A School & Student Support worker is hired to work throughout the Vancouver School District and not for a particular school or a restricted set of duties. Although in posted vacancies specific reference are made to a school and to the duties associated with that assignment, Human Resources may transfer staff within the system in certain circumstances as deemed appropriate.

In this role, you will:

  • Participate as a member of the school team in developing and executing plans to increase the involvement of parents/caregivers and the community at large in the education process and school activities
  • Design and develop channels of communication between the school, parents / caregivers, and the community by a variety of oral and written methods including direct contact, newsletters, parent / caregiver meetings, public meetings, drop-in centres and other similar means
  • Under the supervision of the Principal, assist with communication to parents / caregivers (e.g., attendance, school activities/ initiatives, opportunities offered in the community etc.)
  • Provide support and encouragement to parents/caregivers to become involved and participate in the school community
  • Liaise with various community agencies and make use of various public community forums to promote the activities and goals of the school and Enhanced Services
  • At the direction of the school Principal, secure, organize and distribute donations to children and families / caregivers who require additional support
  • Support student learning and engagement within the school community and outside of the school community
  • Provide assistance to other school staff in support of school activities/after school programming
  • Perform related work as required, including overseeing project budgets, proposal writing, and fundraising


  • Completion of grade 12 plus 1 year post-secondary education in family studies or recreation leadership/management
  • Minimum of 2 years’ related experience working with community agencies and donors to support families/caregivers who face multiple barriers to engagement with the education system
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain an Occupational First Aid Certificate and will be required to perform Occupational First Aid if assigned by the Supervisor. OFA attendants may, at the direction of Employee Services, be required to perform emergency coverage at other locations


  • Working knowledge of the complex issues and needs facing students from low income homes
  • Ability to communicate effectively by a variety of means, including written and public speaking, to a broad range of parents, professionals and organizations in the assigned community
  • Excellent organizational skills including planning formal and informal parent engagement events
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and relate well to students, families/caregivers, outside agencies, volunteers, school committees and community agencies
  • Sound knowledge of neighbourhood characteristics, needs and available resources
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three supervisor references (phone numbers and email addresses)

**Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted regarding an interview**

In accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act, selected candidates must sign a consent form to permit a criminal record review with a $28.00 processing fee. Employment with the Vancouver Board of Education is subject to passing this criminal record review.



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    Employment Type: Full Time
    Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
    Posted on: 2016-12-04
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