Aboriginal Infant Development Practitioner System Navigator

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

The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that includes government, business, service, and nonprofit services. We work as an integrated team to improve the health, education, and economic opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations families and communities.


Position Summary:

The AIDP System navigator will provide information, advice, support, mentoring, cultural perspectives, and coordination of services to families during the process of obtaining a diagnosis. This position is to advocate for families who require cultural, and community supports while navigating the complex health care system and build family capacity and advocate for the individual family needs.


Share culturally responsive, developmentally appropriate tools and resources; and offer practical supports to help reduce stress for families and their children. Adhere to the policies and standards of Seabird Island Band.


Seabird Island Band is committed to the health and safety of its employee's and community members. SIB has implemented measures to protect and prevent the spread of COVID-19. SIB is mandated under provincial health care standards that all employees provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 unless otherwise deemed exempt under the Human Rights Code


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with AIDP/ASCD consultants to discuss caseloads and services required
  • Work with families to navigate the systems for funding purposes and to ensure they obtain culturally safe interventions
  • Provide support for families with transportation, attending doctors visits and assessments.
  • Have a strong knowledge and understanding of Jordans Principle and how to obtain funding
  • 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 AIDP/ASCD Consultant services.
  • Work in partnership with partnering agencies and health authority as applicable
  • Support Families during the diagnostic process
  • Experience working with online collaboration platforms like Zoom / Teams.
  • Experience supporting meetings (scheduling, sharing agenda and relevant materials, taking minutes).
  • Ability to work in a culturally safe manner/trauma-informed practice.


Education / Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications

  • 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 Toddler and Special Needs 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 are 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 regarding 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
  • Teamwork
  • Valuing cultural diversity
  • Work ethic and values


What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salaries
  • Excellent company-paid benefits package
  • Pension plan with employer contributions
  • 2 weeks’ annual vacation to start
  • Professional development and other training opportunities
  • Inclusive working environment
  • Casual attire


Benefits:

  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health benefits, vision care, dental care, life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off


Link to our Webpage: Careers – Seabird Island Band


Seabird Island Band is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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