Job
Aboriginal Infant Development Consultant (A/IDP)
Details
Status
Interim Grant Full-Time (May 31, 2022 or until return of incumbent)
Location
YWCA Crabtree Corner, 533 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Posting Period
Open until filled
Job Description

(AIDP) Consultants provide holistic support through the context of Aboriginal cultural values and beliefs for health, intellectual, emotional, physical, and traditions, and spiritual well-being for children from birth to five years, in a culturally safe manner.

YWCA Crabtree Corner houses many programs and services under one roof, to help marginalized women and families living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside be healthier, safer, less isolated and empowered to make positive choices.

ABORIGINAL WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Responsibilities include:

  • Support and maintain a caseload of infants/children and families applying the professional standards and procedures outlined in the AIDP manual and the manual for Infant Development Programs of British Columbia
  • Develop networks and collaborate with community members, local agencies, and professionals
  • Introducing the family to community resources which will be of benefit and assist the family to use these resources effectively
  • Facilitate various groups including: cultural, early literacy (Books, Bags and Babies) and wellness groups
  • Assisting families in planning learning activities in the home and community which will encourage the growth and development of the infant
  • Referral of infants/young children to appropriate agencies / professionals for developmental support
  • Assesses infants/young children for actual or potential development delays.

Required Skills

  • Previous experience in AIDP, IDP or ECE field, working with Aboriginal infants and toddlers that require extra support needs. Or equivalent experience working in Aboriginal/First Nations communities with young children essential, including completing formal assessments of infants and toddlers
  • Understanding of issues affecting infants and their families living in the Downtown Eastside
  • Experience working with Aboriginal families and knowledge of cultural and socio-economical issues
  • Experience working within a multi-interdisciplinary team
  • Group facilitation skills
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development with excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Strong interpersonal and advocacy skills with the ability to advocate for AIDP services and supports when needed.
  • Proven leadership, coordination and organizational skills with the ability to follow through with tasks with minimal supervision.
  • A valid clear criminal record check (including working with vulnerable populations) is required.
  • Successful applicants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, exemption requests must be supported by valid, legal documents.

About the YWCA

This year, YWCA Metro Vancouver marks 125 years of serving our community. We recognize that Canada was founded through colonialist and racist policies, and the YWCA was established and operated during this time. We also recognize that these legacies exist in our present time and are committed to actively decolonizing our policies, programs and practices. Our vision: We boldly envision a just and equitable world for women, families and allies. Our mission: We advance gender equity alongside women, families, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people through advocacy and integrated services that help support personal, collective and economic wellbeing.

This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of a passionate, dedicated and impactful team!

How to Apply

 

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an inclusive and rewarding workplace. Candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume. Applications opened until filled.

Associate Director, Crabtree Corner Community
YWCA Vancouver, 533 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P9
Fax: 604 216 1665

Email: gtait@ywcavan.org

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YWCA Metro Vancouver is committed to ensuring that the application and interview processes are accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations in submitting your application, or have other questions, please contact the hiring manager as listed.  All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, transferrable skills, lived experience, and business need. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit ywcavan.org.