Overview

Competition No.: CUPE C-21-0190UTE
POSTED: September 15, 2021
DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m. September 23, 2021

Community Liaison Worker, Indigenous Education
1 – Acting Position
Indigenous Education
CUPE Local 4400 Unit C – Grade M (School Year)
$35.44 per hour

(It is anticipated that the acting assignment will end on August 31, 2022)

The Toronto District School Board adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices.

Reporting to the Centrally Assigned Principal, Urban Indigenous Education, the Community Liaison Worker, Indigenous Education will develop new (and strengthen existing) partnerships within the Indigenous community to enhance family/community involvement.

The Community Liaison Worker will work with schools, parents and community resources in specified communities to develop school community activities and projects, which address the needs of Indigenous students, families and schools. These activities and projects will support school and system initiatives relating to Urban Indigenous education, community outreach and parent engagement, equity, inclusive schools, literacy, numeracy, tutoring/mentoring, interventions for students at risk and school community safety.

Summary of Duties:

  • Work with schools and local agencies to establish community-based programs, which support literacy and numeracy and First Nations, Métis and Inuit student wellbeing in elementary and secondary schools (e.g. community reading programs, homework clubs, tutoring, Restorative Justice programs, young women’s circles, etc.);
  • Work with schools and Indigenous agencies to organize parent support programs in various neighbourhoods designed to provide Indigenous parents with the knowledge and skills they need for effective parenting and school engagement (e.g. after school parent/child programs);
  • Work with schools to organize activities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth, which will positively affect their educational aspirations (e.g. “Indigenous Artists/Elders in the Classroom” school visitation program, Indigenous role model program, student leadership program, post-secondary transitions programs, etc.);
  • Support Indigenous community forums and networks for information and to obtain input on educational issues and needs (e.g. Indigenous Community Advisory Committee);
  • Support Indigenous community members as required in navigating TDSB policies and procedures;
  • Establish a network of local Indigenous agencies, residents and parents, and school representatives to provide advice, support and resources to TDSB schools;
  • Pursue partnership opportunities (e.g. Native Canadian Centre, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto etc.); and
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Two year community college diploma in social sciences (e.g. Social Service Worker, Native Child and Family Worker) with three years Indigenous community development experience working in a community based environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Knowledge of Indigenous community agencies and issues facing the Indigenous community;
  • Strong group facilitation, consensus building, and problem solving skills;
  • Sound understanding of the structure and operation of the school system;
  • Knowledge of legislations and policies relating to Indigenous students;
  • Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels of the system and with trustees;
  • Ability to work effectively with socio-economically and diverse communities;
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, organizational and communication skills including presentation skills;
  • Research and report writing skills; and
  • Proficient keyboarding skills and expertise in the use of computer technology (e.g. e-mail, internet, presentation packages and word processing).

Special Requirements:

  • Provision of own vehicle for Board Business;
  • Travel across the TDSB sites;
  • Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends in order to meet client needs.

Special Provisions:

  • As a position requirement, the successful candidate will self-identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and will have a strong understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing and being; working within First Nations, Métis, Inuit communities;
  • Knowledge of current education issues and barriers as well as an awareness of available supports is required to effectively support First Nations, Métis or Inuit students and families;
  • Knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action

Location: This position will be located at 16 Phin Avenue (wheelchair accessible)
Hours: 35 hours per week (flexible hours to accommodate evening duties).
Work Year: School Year

Notes:

  1. It is anticipated that interviews will take place within two weeks after the closing date of this competition.
  2. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will commence as soon as possible and practical.

Please note:
Applications must be submitted:

  1. in résumé form with a covering letter to: application.submission@tdsb.on.ca
  2. with competition # CUPE C-21-0190UTE in the subject line
  3. Apply no later than 4:30pm on September 23, 2021

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will not be acknowledged in writing.

We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the hiring process.