Aboriginal Infant Development Practitioner AIDP/ASCD Regional Advisor (Fraser South & East)

Early Childhood Education · Agassiz, British Columbia
Department Early Childhood Education
Employment Type Part Time 21hr - (temp)

Position Summary:


The AIDP/ASCD Regional Advisor provides information, advice, support, mentoring, cultural perspectives and coordination of training to AIDP/ASCD programs and staff, The Regional Advisor will work up 21 hours per week with the possibility of full-time hours within the ECE Program.


Job Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Facilitate regular regional meetings at different AIDP/ASCD program locations or at a mutually agreed to site (usually 5 per year) and to make program visits and communicate with staff to answer all questions and concerns as they arise.
  • Assist the regional programs to communicate and network with each other, the Provincial Steering Committees and Provincial Advisors.
  • Plan and facilitate regional training and workshops for AIDP and ASCD Consultants based on input and identified needs of Consultants as well as prepare an annual training plan and budget for approval of the MCFD Community Services Manager.
  • Investigate, model, distribute and promote culturally relevant practice through knowledge of a variety of Aboriginal teachings, cultures, languages and traditions.
  • Investigate and share relevant information on best practices, resources, articles, and research to enhance Consultant services. Work in partnership with the Offices of the AIDP and ASCD Provincial Advisors to bring awareness and valuable information to all the Consultants; share pertinent information with the Provincial offices.
  • Participate as a representative at the AIDP/ASCD Provincial and Regional steering committee meetings, provide a Regional Advisor report to committee members, participate in the MVOM Network, Regional AIDP/ASCD and other regional ECD committees as appropriate and applicable.
  • Support AIDP/ASCD Consultants in Fraser South and East – particularly those who are new.


Qualifications/Skills


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field (i.e. child and youth care, early education, social work etc.,) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • ECE Certificate
  • Infant Development and Supported Child Development Certificates or Diplomas an asset
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the AIDP and/or ASCD field.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of early intervention, child development, family centred practice and community based services required.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate assessment tools required.
  • Familiarity with Aboriginal culture, language and traditions an asset, as well as extensive knowledge of social-economic issues affecting urban Aboriginal children and families on and off reserve a requirement.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development with excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Outlook required.
  • Strong interpersonal and advocacy skills with the ability to advocate for AIDP/ASCD services and supports when needed.
  • Excellent coordination and time management skills required.
  • Ability to follow through with tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Physically & emotionally capable of carrying out the duties of this position while maintaining a positive and non-judgmental attitude.
  • Maintain confidentiality in regards to all AIDP/ASCD information, recorded or not, received or acquired in connection with the position duties.
  • Hold a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license (with a clean Driver’s Abstract) and have own reliable vehicle.
  • Criminal Checks are required for all employees.
  • Preference will be given to those of First Nations heritage.
  • Position can include the possibility of full-time and remote hours.


Core Competencies:


  • Client Focus
  • Initiative
  • Team Work
  • Valuing Cultural Diversity
  • Work Ethic and Values

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  • Location
    Agassiz, British Columbia
  • Department
    Early Childhood Education
  • Employment Type
    Part Time 21hr - (temp)