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Key responsibilities of the Indigenous Transitions Facilitator will include:

a) assisting with planning individual behaviour plans and community/care support plans for students experiencing challenges
    to pro-social living and decision making;

b) liaising with the other statutory and non-statutory agencies to create partnerships and supports for Indigenous children
    and youth;

c) liaising with appropriate Surrey School District staff to facilitate required assessment and screening for students with the
    appropriate district resources and staff;

d) providing consultation to school personnel in developing effective interventions for students with high risk and behavioural

e) advocating for community support service where appropriate and available;

f) addressing issues of family functioning and work to reduce and remove barriers and foster understanding of Indigenous
   worldviews and perspectives while mediating between systems (i.e. family, school and community); 

g) working closely with Indigenous learners, parents, families, community members and school staff to support the transition
     of students exiting programs and/or work with the appropriate district staff to develop effective transitional plans;

h) working with youths, families, and the school district staff as appropriate to assist students to meet their graduation

i) providing support in specific areas related to Indigenous student success such as assisting in the development of exit
   strategies for students, the development and review of individual/care plans or support and consultation with members of
   the Indigenous Learning Staff and other Education Services staff;

j) assisting Education Services and Indigenous Learning personnel with the appropriate school placements for the students
   that may potentially shift school cultures upon enrollment;

k) cultivating and nurturing positive relationships with learners and families of Indigenous ancestry;

l) communicating with families, schools, and outside agencies.


a) Bachelor of Education Degree or equivalent;

b) Valid B.C. Teaching Certificate;

c) Completion of a minimum of two senior level (300+) courses in Indigenous Studies, Inclusive/inclusive education,
    or Counseling;

d) Five years of school-based teaching with a significant population of Indigenous learners.


a) a strong understanding of risk and protective factors for Indigenous students including those that are influenced by culture;

b) successful experience in a setting that supports and develops interventions for at-risk Indigenous children and youth;

c) experience with and demonstrated knowledge of local Indigenous history, heritage and cultures;

d) knowledge, understanding and sensitivity of the effects and impacts of historical educational experiences of Indigenous
    peoples, including transgenerational trauma;

e) knowledge, understanding, and experience of trauma-sensitive practices;

f) experience with culturally sensitive communication.


The personnel in this position are accountable in the execution of their assigned duties to the District Principal of Indigenous Learning and/or the Director(s) of Indigenous Learning.

Revised October 24, 2023

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