Aboriginal Infant Development Consultant/Regional Aboriginal Infant Development Advisor (A/IDP)
Term Full-Time until March 27, 2024
YWCA Crabtree Corner, 533 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Posting Period
Open until filled
Job Description

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. 

What you’ll be doing: 

  • 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, community partner 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 and child/parent specific 

  • 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 

As the AIDP Regional Coordinator for the Vancouver/Coast Fraser North/West Region: 

Provide direct and indirect support, training and mentoring to AIDP programs and staff within the region.  

To support AIDP staff in the region – particularly new AIDP programs.  

  • Plan and facilitate regional training and workshops for AIDP and IDP staff in the region with support from the AIDP Provincial office as needed.  

  • Participate as a representative in the AIDP Provincial and AIDP Regional steering committee meetings and provide an AIDP Regional Advisor report to committee members. 

  • To work in partnership with the Office of the Provincial Advisor for Aboriginal Infant Development to bring awareness and valuable information to all the AIDP within the region; and to provide information to the Provincial office.  

  • To provide support and planning for the annual fall and spring provincial in-service as needed.  

  • Make AIDP program visits to support AIDP staff and programs and communicate with staff via phone calls and emails to answer all questions and concerns as they arise  

  • Other duties as required  

What you’ll need: 

  • Minimum 2 years’ 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 

  • Demonstrated leadership/networking abilities in working with others and coordinating training / resources to strengthen capacity 

  • Understanding of issues affecting infants and their families living in the Downtown Eastside 

  • Experience working with Aboriginal families and knowledge of cultural and socio-economic 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.  

  • The YWCA Metro Vancouver’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination from COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the YWCA deem it necessary to reintroduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties. 

What we offer:  We offer our eligible employees the following benefits as part of their total compensation package: 

  • extended medical and dental benefits  

  • a defined benefit pension plan 

  • flexible working arrangements for applicable positions 

  • Employee Family Assistance Program, a confidential and voluntary support service for employees and their eligible family members 

  • free membership to our Health + Fitness Centre, discounts at our YWCA Hotel and priority in YWCA Childcare centres 

  • a workplace that prioritizes employee health, safety and wellbeing, including many learning and growth opportunities such as our staff mentorship program and three equity committees who help to support our goals towards achieving meaningful equity and inclusion. 




How to Apply

This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of an inclusive, dedicated and impactful workplace! Candidates are invited to send cover letters and resumes by email only, no phone calls will be accepted.  


Co-Associate Director, Crabtree Corner Community 

533 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P9 

Fax: 604 216 1665 



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This posting will remain open until filled. 


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