Indigenous Cultural Enhancement Worker

Burnaby, Norfolk, Canada

Indigenous Cultural Enhancement Worker

TEMPORARY FULL-TIME (September 3, 2024 to June 30, 2025) 35 hours/week.

The Burnaby School District is seeking a skilled, enthusiastic individual who enjoys challenges, seizes opportunities and wants to make a difference, to join our Indigenous Education team. The Indigenous Cultural Enhancement worker, as part of the integrated educational team, assists in the planning, development and delivery of cultural programs to honour Indigenous students. Mentors and establishes connections with Indigenous youth and provides authentic school programming to strengthen learning, sense of self and cultural identity.


  • Works collaboratively with school-based staff and District educational teams, to assist in the design, implementation, delivery and monitoring of targeted cultural program and activities.
  • Engages students in identified cultural programs and activities that enhance cultural identity such as: field trips, cultural events, group activities, extra-curricular activities, presentations.
  • Learns the various cultural backgrounds of Indigenous students to develop relationships, provide mentorship, and appropriately support students.
  • Advocates for the health and well-being of Indigenous Youth and families by establishing and following meaningful educational plans.
  • Provides academic support to Indigenous students by providing "pull in" cultural support, primarily working in small groups inside the classroom.
  • Provides family support when necessary via visits and phone calls to the home.
  • Participates in District Indigenous Education activities and events as required.
Applicants must possess:
  • Successful candidates will have a minimum Grade 12 supplemented by post-secondary training up to six (6) months in duration. One year of related work experience with Indigenous youth in an educational setting or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Thorough understanding of Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being
  • Sound knowledge of community and agency resources.
  • Working knowledge of computer operation related to work performed.
  • Thorough knowledge of safety procedures related to work performed.
  • Valid B.C. Driver's License (Class 5).
This position is 35 hours/week. Hours of work will be determined. This is a temporary position starting September 3, 2024 to June 30, 2025. The hourly rate of pay is $32.31 per hour effective July 1, 2024. Qualified applicants should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter in ONE PDF document via email to:

Burnaby School District

Human Resources Department School District 41 Burnaby

4054 Norfolk Street, Burnaby V5G0C3 Applications@burnabyschools.ca

Successful completion of a criminal record search is a legislated requirement and will be completed upon hire. We

thank all applicants for this position, however, only those individuals under consideration will be contacted.

The Burnaby School District embraces diversity as a privilege and a strength. We strive for accepting, safe, supportive, and inviting communities where the goal is for all members to feel a sense of belonging. Our (schools or worksites) are for everyone and we respect each person's contributions.