Infant Development Program Facilitator
West Vancouver, BC
PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION IN WEST VANCOUVER
CLOSES: JULY 11, 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 West 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, while encouraging parents to take part in decision making regarding their infants development. Identifies and resolves problems within the Infant Development Programs; makes adjustments in collaboration with community professionals.
- Conducts developmental assessments of infants, through regular visits in community or home settings. Assists in designing infant development programs and individual programs to meet families priorities and needs.
- Teaches parents effective skills and provides workshops regarding child development, parenting, issues of disability, etc. Assists parents with selection and transitions between programs and school.
- Maintains accurate monthly reports/records and ensures all documents are completed. Conducts research and provides up-to-date information/materials on services, resources, etc.
- Provides referrals, resources, and links to outside agencies and authorities. Builds and maintains relationships with external organizations and exchanges program information.
- Promotes community awareness of programs, assists in fund raising/public relations events, presents information to community groups, stays visible in the community and enhances community involvement/ownership/responsibility for “the peace of our children”.
- 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 Development, First Nation studies, Psychology, Sociology, Human Studies, Social Services or relevant/related field from a recognized post-secondary institution OR Diploma specializing in Bachelors Degree specializing in Child Development, First Nation studies, Psychology, Sociology, Human Studies, Social Services or relevant/related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
- 2-3 (with Bachelor's Degree) OR 6-7 (with Diploma) 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 the Internet, Microsoft Office Applications i.e. Outlook (Email), Word, Excel, etc.
- Previous experience working in a First Nations Community (particularly Squamish) is an asset.
- 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.
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 July 11, 2019 at 11:30 PM (PST).