Intercultural Support Worker

Position:INTERCULTURAL SUPPORT WORKER – 3 Positions
Location:VARIOUS
FTE: 1.00
Start Date: TBD
Term of Employment: TERM to June 30, 2016
Salary: $43,633 – $53,050 annual salary
Application Deadline: MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.

Under the direction of the Director of Aboriginal Education, the Community Support Worker will connect EAL students to services and resources in the school system and the community to promote settlement and foster student achievement. The worker will work as part of a team with teachers, administration and the community.

Duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • assist in the reception of new EAL students, their transition and integration into the school community
  • support students/families in understanding the school system and in accessing resources available to them
  • provide support to school staff in translating/interpreting information to parents and students related to assessments, report cards and other matters of importance and by providing teachers with information about student’s linguistic cultural backgrounds
  • refer and/or facilitate the student and his/her families’ access to resources in the community, social services, health services and government programs
  • maintain records, assess and monitor ongoing needs and provide continual updates to Principal or designate
    co-facilitate and/or co-coordinate workshops or support to groups on settlement issues, cultural awareness, women’s issues, parenting skills and other information related needs for parents / families and staff
  • participate in networking for resources in the wider community and liaise with outside agencies for school programs
  • perform other related duties within this classification and other related classifications not exceeding skills and capabilities as required

Education/Experience

  • a minimum of secondary education, and preferably some post-secondary education in human services related area;
  • experience promoting inter-cultural understanding within diverse youth/families/communities coming from war affected countries;
  • experience working to support refugees adjust to the expectations of the Canadian context is desirable
  • excellent communication, advocacy, and interpersonal skills are required;
  • values cross cultural perspectives and demonstrates ability to withhold personal bias while working across various religious/political and tribal communities is required.
  • ability to speak Arabic or Somali or Karen

Interested applicants can to apply to the Winnipeg School Division Human Resources Department,
1577 Wall Street East, Winnipeg MB, R3E 0P2

The Division has an Employment Equity policy which strives towards a fair representation of women,
Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and minorities at all levels within the Division.