New Job Student Support Worker - Term In Northwest Territories

Student Support Worker - Term
Student Support Worker - Term

Student Support Worker - Term

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $74,000–$88,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

Dehcho Divisional Education Council

Job Information

Located in Fort Providence, the Student Support Worker (SSW) reports to the Superintendent of Schools and is an integral member of the Dehcho Wellness Unit (DWU). The Superintendent and/or assigned delegate(s) will provide functional direction and guidance for this role. The Student Support Worker is responsible for the provision of culturally relevant education, health promotion, and prevention activities to the students and community members of their Dehcho communities. These activities will focus primarily on promoting mental health among students, and center around equipping students with the skills and strategies necessary to build and maintain healthy relationships amongst their peer groups. Occasionally, community workshops will be held in these same areas.

  • Knowledge of physical, psychological, and social effects of addictions, and family violence.
  • Knowledge of health, lifestyle and wellness programs, services, and related activities.
  • Knowledge of cultural values, customs, and ideology of the Indigenous peoples of the NWT.
  • Ability to promote health activities in the area of mental, spiritual, and emotional health.
  • Awareness of the importance and limitations of confidentiality, and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of personal information.
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills developed through working with youth in various venues/mediums such as art, sports, music, dance, and traditional Indigenous activities.
  • Ability to learn and use evidence-based communication and interaction skills.
  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge of Mental Health First Aid for Northern Peoples.
  • Ability to be self-directed, meet deadlines, and prioritize work.
  • Ability to be flexible and contribute positively in a cooperative team environment.
  • Ability to learn and understand the local cultural and social issues in each of the Dehcho communities; and provide culturally relevant activities respectful of Indigenous practices.
  • Ability to prepare written documents which are clear, concise and easy to understand.
  • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe, Internet, scheduler, and Zoom/Microsoft Teams.
  • Ability to commit to actively upholding and consistently practicing personal diversity, inclusion and cultural awareness, as well as safety and sensitivity approaches in the workplace.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: The completion of Grade 10 and six (6) years of relevant lived experience in the NWT providing support in community related and youth directed activities.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Dehcho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
9602 100 STREET
BOX 240
Tel (867) 695-7233
Fax (867) 695-3254
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.