Indigenous Education Advocate FAQs
Would you like a meaningful career
working in the k-12 education system?
Indigenous Education Advocates support Indigenous learners and the school population in Indigenous learning.
Frequently Asked Questions:
|What work is available?
We are currently hiring for temporary and relief positions. Relief work is on-call basis, to replace absent employees.
|Am I qualified?||
To qualify for this position, you must have Indigenous ancestry*, grade 12 graduation plus 6 months experience working with children to obtain knowledge of the needs of Indigenous students and the resources and services available to them.
*NOTE: Our district has special program approval since 2011 from the BC Human Rights Tribunal to hire only candidates of Indigenous ancestry for this position.
|What does the work involve?||Our advocates support Indigenous students and the school population in Indigenous learning. Advocates are supported by the district Indigenous teacher.|
|What is the pay?||Pay is $24.67 per hour|
|What are the hours?||Hours range from 4 to 7 hours per day|
|Are IEAs in a union?||Yes, they are members of the CUPE Local 523 (click here to view the Collective Agreement)|
|How are relief IEAs dispatched?||Most calls are at 6:00 am the day of the shift; however, our automated dispatch system can call up to 3 weeks in advance, allowing the opportunity to plan ahead.|
|Would I have to accept every shift offered?||Our relief staff are welcome to maintain a flexible schedule that fits in with their family life or other commitments.|
|How do I apply?||
To apply, follow our application guidelines (click here). Be sure to include a copy of your grade 12 graduation certificate, supervisory references, resume, cover letter and application form.
|Is there a test?
There is a literacy and numeracy assessment which becomes part of your application package.