Infant Development Program Facilitator

Job No: SN190406
Location: North Vancouver, BC


CLOSES:  MAY 30, 2019 11:30PM (PST)

  • Help make a difference to the Squamish First Nations community.
  • Great opportunity for an experienced professional to join our Child & Family Service Department
  • Enjoy a competitive salary, plus comprehensive benefits and pension plan.

About the Squamish Nation

Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.

About the Opportunity

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Infant Development Program Facilitator to join our dynamic and progressive team in North Vancouver

The Infant Development Program Facilitator at So-sah-latch Family Centre provides 1) support for infants and the families of the Squamish Nation.  2) developmental and resource information for families of infants who appear to be lagging developmentally, and 3) home visits and assessment referrals for families.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists families in identifying goals and needs for their infants.
  • Conducts regular visits in community or home settings.
  • Provides resources and skills to parents.
  • Maintains records and provides research.
  • Provides link to outside agencies and authorities.
  • Promotes community awareness of programs.
  • Adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as a member of the Family Centres and Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Teams.

The Ideal Candidate 

In addition, the ideal candidate will also have:  

  • Bachelors Degree specializing in Child Welfare, Infant Development or Social Services from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • 1-3 years of directly-related experience in the majority of specialties listed in the job description including aboriginal social issues, program delivery, and Squamish social, familial, and cultural knowledge.
  • As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to staff supervision, First Nations child and family services, etc.
  • Experience as an intermediate level user of MS Office, the Internet, etc.
  • Working experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations Community (particularly Squamish) is preferred
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5. Class 7N may be considered.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle and current auto insurance.
  • Must have a valid First Aid & CPR Certificate, or willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Must provide a copy of immunization record.
  • Must provide a doctor’s letter/medical certificate stating sound physical and psychological health.Must successfully complete Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation Policy.
  • May be willing to consider relevant/related Diploma specializing in child development, plus minimum of 5 years of relevant/related experience to job duties.

If you are a skilled communicator and a friendly and dedicated professional, this could be an ideal opportunity for you.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation. 

To be considered for this role, candidates must complete online form by May 30, 2019 11:30 PM (PST).

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