Supported Child Development Support Worker

Job No: SN190718
Location: West Vancouver


CLOSES:  OCTOBER 17, 2019 11:30PM (PST)
  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish First Nations community
  • Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government


Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Supported Child Development Worker to join our Child & Family Services team in West Vancouver.

The Supported Child Development Support Worker position is responsible for providing hands-on support to ensure effective inclusion of children with developmental delays and disabilities for the Mother Bear Child Development Centre. The incumbent provides approved activities/strategies for children outlined by the Supported Child Development Officer or intervention team. This position supports individualized intervention plan by providing updates to team on children’s interactions and if activities/strategies are working or not. The position acts as a support worker assistant, who ensures children who require extra support can fully participate in the child care setting.

Other responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides hands-on support in a child care setting to ensure effective inclusion of children with developmental delays and disabilities.
  • Carries out developmentally appropriate activities approved for children who require extra support in the child care setting.
  • Works effectively within multidisciplinary team to support children with extra support needs to fully participate in a childcare setting.
  • Completes observations, daily notes, and records child’s progress as required.
  • Maintains open and positive communication with children, parents and team members.
  • Adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as a member of the Family Centres and Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Teams.


In addition, the ideal candidate will also have: 

  • Certificate in Education Assistant, Special Education Assistant, Behaviour Intervention, Social Service Worker, Family Support Worker, Early Childhood Educator, or relevant/related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • 2 - 3 years of directly-related experience in the majority of duties listed in job description, including work experience in supporting children who have behaviourial/developmental needs, child care setting, care/supervision of children, behavioural guidance, one-to-one with children, communicating with parents, teachers and other resources, etc.
  • As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to developmental delays and disabilities, behavior intervention, Squamish language, First Nation’s child development, language immersion, communication, case notes, etc.
  • Experience as an beginner level user of MS Office, the Internet, etc.
  • Working experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations Community (particularly Squamish) is preferred.
  • Must have a valid First Aid & CPR Certificate, or willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Must provide a copy of immunization record.
  • Must provide a doctor’s letter/medical certificate stating sound physical and psychological health.
  • Must successfully complete Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation Policy.
  • May be willing to consider Grade 12 plus minimum of 1 years’ work related experience as listed above for the above education/experience. May also be willing to consider candidate who is pursuing a related/relevant certificate within a set timeframe as a trainee position to allow the incumbent to utilize education/experience in the Supported Child Development Support Worker position.  As a ‘trainee’, the incumbent performs duties described with the scope of his/her education/experience to gain experience/understanding of the position; while working closely with the Division team members and department management.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation. 

Salary:  $39,995 to $47,053 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today! 


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