School District No. 33 (Chilliwack)
Community Outreach Coordinator
The Chilliwack School District is seeking candidates for a new full-time exempt staff position to support the implementation of the Community Outreach Strategy. The Community Outreach Coordinator supports the District Principal of Student Services and Safe Schools team in developing and coordinating programs and services that identify and support students at risk of becoming involved in gang and organized crime activity.
THE COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICT
Chilliwack is situated in the beautiful Upper Fraser Valley, just 90 minutes from Vancouver on the on the Stó:lò unceded traditional territory of the Pilalt, Sema:th and Ts’elxwéyeqw tribes. Students, parents/guardians/caregivers, staff, First Nations, community members and organizations are important members of our education community and partners in learning with the Board of Education. Collectively, we aim to meet the present needs of our students and our community, while remaining flexible to anticipate and respond to future priorities. Syós:ys lets’e th’ále, lets’emót – one heart, one mind, working together for a common purpose. Our district serves approximately 14,500 students and employs around 2,100 dedicated employees, operating within a budget of $187 million dollars. Here, you'll find a diverse, inclusive, and forward-thinking environment committed to the holistic development of our students.
The Community Outreach Program Coordinator will report to the District Principal of Student Services and work with the Safe Schools team, principals, School Based Teams (SBT), RCMP, probation and social workers, local Indigenous Bands and their staff, and community service providers to develop and execute a strategy that will provide wrap around intervention and supports for youth engaged in or at risk of engaging in organized crime/gang activity, serious violence, crime and/or exploitation. The focus will be on a program that serves intermediate and secondary students across Chilliwack District Schools and outreach to those youth not currently engaged in school.
DUTIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- Research and recommend a community outreach strategy that includes programs, supports, services, staff training, and community connections.
- Manage the implementation and execution of the community outreach strategy, including partnerships, grant applications, contracting, reporting etc.
- Oversee strategy coordination throughout the district including developing a framework that will assist with identifying at-risk students and families requiring support, providing targeted communications to schools, families, and students, and managing the service delivery infrastructure with District staff.
- Identify, recommend, and co-develop action plans regarding potential partnership opportunities and new programs and services to support the community outreach strategy.
- Provide reporting as requested by the School District and the Ministry of Education and Childcare.
- Liaise with existing community partners (CSS, PCRS, MCFD, CYMH, Cyrus Center, Ann Davis and others).
- Participate in various tables that support youth (YSTG, CIRT and others).
- Liaise with the Safe Schools team and RCMP to monitor gang activity trend information and other risk factor information including from social-media sources.
- Collaborate with other high-priority districts on program approaches and strategies.
- Implement and manage referrals process for youth from families, schools, and partner organizations.
- Implement procedures to provide immediate support to youth which may include coordinating home visits, services to provide access and transportation to community services, and other supports as needed.
- Collaborate with school-based teams (SBT) and community teams for needs analysis of recommended student programs and services that will support the overall outreach strategy.
- Lead district team meetings, manage information sharing requests, and track and provide reporting on student outcomes.
- Participate in the district VTRA protocol and support the creation of response plans for students in alignment with the community outreach strategy.
- Build capacity of school teams to respond with supports for students through workshops, presentations, and consultation.
- Support school programs that target reduction of behaviours and other risk enhancing factors.
- Post-secondary degree in social work, counselling, criminology, or other relevant field of study
- Recent experience providing programs and services to at-risk youth in a leadership role.
- Training and experience in trauma-informed practice.
- Experience in managing a program comparable in scale and level of coordination.
- Experience managing the budgetary responsibilities required for program administration.
- Ability and disposition to influence and work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, all levels of school and district leadership and community partners in support of the mutual goal of supporting student needs and partnerships.
- Ability to manage relationships with client families and stakeholders, demonstrating empathy, maturity, and patience.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite, standard business software applications and basic visual design programs (such as Canva or InDesign).
Based on the BCPSEA Salary Grid for Exempt Staff and the candidates previous experience, the starting range for this full-time Community Outreach Coordinator position is expected to be between $83,043 and $93,423.
Interested candidates must submit their application complete with resume, documentation supporting credentials and three professional references with permission to contact each in confidence. Application packages must be received by 4:00 pm, December 4, 2023. Interested applicants must apply electronically through Make a Future at https://bit.ly/3MM9CfS to: Rachael Green, Assistant Director of Human Resources School District No. 33 (Chilliwack), 8430 Cessna Drive, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 7K4 Phone: 604-792-1321
Community Outreach Coordinator
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$83,043.00 to $93,423.00 Year
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November 17, 2023, 3:03 pm
December 4, 2023, 4:00 pm