The Líl̓wat Nation is seeking an Aboriginal Supported Child Development Coordinator to join its dynamic and progressive team.
Location: Líl̓wat Nation, Mount Currie, BC
Status: Permanent Full-Time
Reporting to: Director of Health, Childcare and Recreation
The ASCD Coordinator will provide direct staffing to assist children and families to ensure the full participation of children who require additional support. This service will be delivered in accordance with the principles of Aboriginal Supported Child Development including: inclusion, family-centered care, individual planning, shared responsibility and community-based services.
- Support families in making informed decisions for their children by sharing knowledge and expertise in recommended practices for early intervention
- Complete documents, observations, and assessments as necessary to determine eligibility for SCDP with families and child care providers and determine the appropriate levels of support to be provided
- Support child care settings and make recommendations to develop and implement inclusion of children with additional support needs through consultation, modeling and educating
- Facilitate the development and implementation of Individual Service Plans for children that identify priories outlined by the family
- Maintain comprehensive, up-to-date files for each child; ensure necessary forms and consents are complete; prepare reports as requested by parents
- Provide or facilitate education and training to child care providers and community setting staff in inclusion, family-centred practice, culturally appropriate and Aboriginal practices, and other identified areas of need or interest
- Maintain a resource library for community caregivers and parents
- Form partnerships with other health, education, and community service providers to meet the goals of specific children and families
- Plan and implement personal and professional development
- Perform all other related duties and tasks as required based on the specific needs of the family, the program, and the community
The successful candidate for the position of will have:
- A related Degree in ECD, C&Y Care, Nursing or related humanities field OR a combination of Education and work related experience.Minimum of 3 years’ experience in working in the ECD field
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in working in the ECD field
- Experience with program supervision, leadership and decision making
- Must be a mature individual who demonstrates effective interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and in partnership with other programs and resources in the community.
- Knowledge of child development and relevant experience working in an inclusive childcare setting.
- Valid First Aid Certificate
- Must be able to work independently, be reliable and self-motivated
- Must maintain professional standards and maintain confidentiality
- Must have strong computer literacy, knowledge of Microsoft word and outloo;
- Must have knowledge of local culture and ability to work with families and community service agencies
- Must have a valid class 5 drivers license
A very good compensation package, including Group Insurance Benefits, Vacation and Salary will be provided, along with the opportunity to make a real professional difference.
Please forward a current resumé, covering letter and employment references no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 to:
Fiona Milton, Administrative Assistant
Líl̓wat Nation, PO Box 602, Mount Currie, BC V0N 2K0