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Good Spirit School Division No. 204

Indigenous Student Success Lead

Kamsack,SK
  • To be discussed
  • Full time , Part time

  • Contract , Casual job

  • 1 position to fill as soon as possible

GSSD invites applications for Indigenous Student Success Lead: Kamsack Comprehensive School

GSSD is committed to providing an equitable education that benefits all learners and is inclusive of Indigenous knowledge systems, cultures, and languages within environments, policies, and procedures. Our primary objective is to foster a respectful learning environment to achieve student success and well-being in our 27 public schools throughout East-Central Saskatchewan. Our values of belonging, diversity, learning, perseverance, and responsibility ensure 'Students Come First' and 'Learning Without Limits...Achievement For All.' GSSD commits to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous partners by acknowledging our shared history and building a brighter future together.

Location:

Kamsack, Saskatchewan

Term:

August 26, 2024 - June 27, 2025

Contract Details:

Temporary - 1.0 FTE

Salary Details:

In accordance with STF Provincial Collective Agreement

Contact Details

Angella Pinay, Superintendent of Indigenous Education

angella.pinay@gssd.ca

The Indigenous Student Success Lead (ISSL) works to provide both generalized and specialized leadership and support to school-based administrators, teachers, and other professionals across the school division in a collective effort to improve opportunities and achievement for FNMI students. ISSLs report to the in-school administration team but have a close working relationship with the Superintendent of Indigenous Education and the Indigenous Community Worker as well as to the Central Curriculum and Instruction Team.

For a complete job description please access the following link: https://www.gssd.ca/download/425154

The role will have a focus on:

Educational Leadership

Building capacity among teachers to increase student engagement through culturally responsive pedagogy.

Knowledge of current educational programming and curricula and understanding how programs connect to one another across subject areas and grade levels.

Knowledge and ability to access, share and promote a wide range and variety of instructional and assessment approaches, resources, and technologies in support of Indigenous students and traditional ways of knowing.

Analyzing school-specific assessment data to develop and recommend targeted interventions to improve Indigenous student achievement.

Assist in the planning and delivery of instruction and assessment including professional development and professional learning communities.

Supporting transitions of FNMI students between elementary and high school as well as between high school and post-secondary or the workforce.

Working closely with the Indigenous Community Worker in the celebration and recognition of cultural activities in the school.

The successful applicant will have the following leadership skills, knowledge, abilities, and educational background:

Education :

Bachelor of Education

Must hold or be eligible for a Saskatchewan Professional A Teaching Certificate

Experience with and understanding of: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Experience :

Experience working with Indigenous students and families;

Experience working with Elders;

A deep understanding of Indigenous Culture; and

Familiar with community programming and other social, physical, and mental supports available in the community.

Communication and Community Relations

Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms.

Demonstrated positive relationships with elders and knowledge keepers.

Ability to cultivate relationships and parental engagement

Quality & Organization of Work:

Demonstrated ability to independently initiate and organize projects to achieve work process efficiencies. The ISSL must demonstrate their ability to pay attention to detail and ensure work is consistently completed and accurate within expected timeframes.

Adaptability & Flexibility:

Ability to prioritize multiple demands and effectively manage time while being responsive to changing priorities. Strong problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to apply judgement in complex, highly sensitive and sometimes ambiguous situations is essential.

Cooperation & Teamwork:

Ability to work both independently and as a team member to provide appropriate information and support in a timely manner.

Attitude:

Present a positive and professional attitude towards others, their work, and the division and conduct oneself in a manner appropriate to an educational institute that provides services to children.

This position is designated for qualified equity group members who self-declare in this online application, as identified in "diversity groups" below.

Diversity Groups: Indigenous persons (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)

Interviews will be conducted with a suitable pool of applicants. Please note that GSSD may contact informal references not listed in your application package.

Applicants not currently working for GSSD will be required to submit a recent (within the last six months) criminal record and vulnerable sector check acceptable to the Board of Education prior to offer of employment.

The Good Spirit School Division strives to provide a safe, caring, and welcoming schools for children. Our primary objective is to foster a respectful learning environment to achieve student success and well-being in each of our 27 public schools throughout East-Central Saskatchewan. Our values of belonging, respect, responsibility, learning, nurturing, diversity and perseverance ensure "Students Come First" and "Learning Without Limits...Achievement For All"

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for the Good Spirit School Division, however, only those who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. We encourage all applicants to check our website regularly for ongoing vacancies that may be of interest to you.


Requirements

Level of education

undetermined

Diploma

undetermined

Work experience (years)

undetermined

Written languages

undetermined

Spoken languages

undetermined

Internal reference No.

3762920