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Graduation Coach for Indigenous Students, 100% Regular (External Posting - for ESP Casuals/Terms)

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
$60,640 - $77,237 USD yearly

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is the largest school board in Eastern Ontario and offers students and parents a world of choice for learning. Our nearly 150 schools offer a wide range of programs to promote learning excellence and meet the individual needs of students, parents, and the community at large. Our schools are teaching communities where principals, vice-principals, teachers and support staff nurture student well-being and challenge students to achieve their best.

We are seeking a creative, dynamic, committed professional to join our team:

Graduation Coach for Indigenous Students
100% Regular
Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week (12 month work year)
ESP Level 8: $60,640 to $77,237

Reporting to the Principal of Indigenous Education, the Graduation Coach will support Indigenous students involved in the Graduation Coach Program for Indigenous Students (the Project) by acting as a mentor and advisor, collaborating with school based and other staff and the broader community in responding to individual and systemic barriers (e.g. academic, mental health, justice, cultural knowledge); identifying and addressing individual barriers to engagement, learning and well-being; facilitating access and referrals to academic supports and community resources to provide an integrated support system for students; and supporting the holistic well-being of First Nations, MΓ©tis and Inuit children/youth.


  • Diploma or degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Work, Counselling, or a related field of study, and a minimum of 3 years related experience.

  • An understanding of the diversity and composition of Indigenous communities.

  • Knowledge of Indigenous traditional teachings, culture, perspectives, values, and history, and has deep connections to the local Indigenous community; Ability to identify systemic barriers and appropriate intervention points.

  • An awareness of local community resources and the ability to support students and their families in accessing and navigating these resources.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving, demonstrate sound judgment and sensitivity, broad understanding of and an inclusive approach to relationship building.

  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport with various stakeholders.

  • Experience handling contentious issues with sensitivity, confidentiality, tact and discretion.

  • Ability to be a mentor and advisor, and demonstrated commitment to working with and supporting Indigenous youth.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage a large caseload, prioritize and organize work effectively, and maintain detailed records.

Application Process

Applications will be considered in accordance with the ESP Collective Agreement, in the following order:

1. Applications from Regular full-time and part-time employees within ESP bargaining unit are given first consideration. (Internal Posting)

2. Applications from term and casual employees within ESP bargaining unit are given 2nd consideration. (External Posting)

3. Applications from External candidates (including Board employees that do not belong to this bargaining unit) will be considered only if applications from 1 & 2 have been exhausted.

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board uses Apply to Education (ATE) to manage applications for job competitions. OCDSB employees can apply to this job posting using their existing ATE account. Please ensure your resume is in the Board approved format before submitting your application.

If you are not a Board employee and do not have an existing ATE account , you will be asked to create one at . Choose Job Category 'ECE, EA and Support Staff'. Once you have created your account, you must then search for the job posting at OCDSB, Hit Apply, and upload your resume.

Personal information is collected pursuant to the Education Act and will be used to determine the eligibility for employment with the OCDSB. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Human Resources, 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean, Ontario K2H 6L3.

OCDSB employees serve students, colleagues, families and community partners. We invite people of all abilities, orientations, faiths, ethnicities, races, genders and ages to join us as we create learning and working spaces that honour the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Algonquin people, and respect, value and increasingly reflect the diversity of Ottawa. Your lived experience is an essential contribution to deliver the education every student deserves with dignity.

If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process, please send an email to at any time.


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