Indigenous Family Liaison Back to Jobs

FTE:  1.0 FTE 

or a combination of up to three partial FTE positions

Posted: February 24, 2023     Closing Date:  Until Filled 


Duncan Christian School is located on beautiful Vancouver Island and, due to retirement, invites applications for the following position to commence in August 2023.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the position in its entirety or parts of the position that match their skills. 


The indigenous student and families liaison position creates a bridge of support for the indigenous students and their families represented at our school. 



Community Connectionshelping to increase indigenous representation in special activities, teachings, leading in our classrooms and community events 

Relationship Buildingconnecting  with students and families to get to know them in order to learn about being in this community alongside Cowichan Tribes and in order to understand existing needs, taking steps to build a team to support these needs

Student/Family Support – understanding the needs of individuals and families and providing them on-site and off-site support in any areas such as completing forms, reregistration, communicating with the school



  • Committed Christian
  • Understanding of the Cowichan people and our DCS Community (or willing to learn)
  • Can work collaboratively and independently
  • Recognizes the importance and impact of Christian Education
  • Strong communicator and relationship builder
  • Experience with Cowichan Tribes 



Hours of work are based on a typical school day. However, there are times when a flexible schedule will be necessary based on what is needed. This is to be determined in collaboration with administration when necessary. 

DCS  hosts over 450 PreK-12 students from various backgrounds, including indigenous students from Cowichan Tribes. These families are part of our identity and add richly to the cultural diversity of the school.  We seek staff with a heart for all types of people from all backgrounds, socio-economic situations, and cultures.  Our staff work hard to create an environment where children and youth feel a strong sense of acceptance and belonging. Duncan Christian School has undergone significant growth over the past ten years and is currently operating at capacity, and is looking forward to growth opportunities.

DCS is a non-denominational Christian school with an open enrollment policy governed by a board of directors representing the Duncan Christian School Society membership. DCS was founded on a Reformed worldview of Christianity, and that distinct perspective shapes our vision. Attached to our school’s constitution is a document that summarizes our faith and worldview. The document is titled Our World Belongs to God

Please explore our website or Facebook page for more information about Duncan Christian School.

To apply, or if you have any questions, please contact  Peter Terpstra, by email or phone.  Although we appreciate all applications, DCS will contact only those we select for interviews.

Submit the following via email to Principal, Peter Terpstra at:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • your personal statement of faith
  • list of references

Staff at DCS must abide by the policies set forth in the employment contract, and all teachers must be certified by the Province of BC.