Behavioural Interventionist

Job No: SN190721
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 Behavioural Interventionist to join our Child & Family Services team in West Vancouver.

The purpose of this Behavioural Interventionist position is to provide direct support with children who have behaviour challenges, developmental delays or diagnosed disorders for the Mother Bear Child Development Centre.  The position may follow child to other programs as required. This position works closely with Supported Child Development Officer, and contributes to the development of individualized interventions. The incumbent ensures appropriate activities for a child in the childcare setting by implementing strategies in relation to the child’s developmental delays or disabilities.  The position ensures the well-being of families and children and provides hands-on one-to-one support in a child care setting.

Other responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides direct support to children with behaviour challenges and contributes to the development of individualized interventions.
  • Implements proposed strategies into day-to-day activities with children.
  • Keeps daily records of child’s activities/outcomes/progress.
  • Provides guidance to parents to ensure understanding of children’s plan.
  • Works effectively within multidisciplinary team and provides input with individualized interventions based on observations.
  • 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: 

  • Diploma OR Certificate in Education Assistant, Special Education Assistant, Child and Youth Care, Behaviour Intervention, Social Service Worker, Family Support Worker, Child, Family and Community Studies, Associate of Arts (psychology or family studies only), Early Childhood Educator with a Post Basic Special Needs, or relevant/related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree is considered an asset in Child and Youth Care, Child Development or Early Childhood Care and Education or Child Studies or Psychology (must be childhood/adolescence focus), Social Worker or relevant/related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • 2 – 3 years (with Diploma) or 4 – 5 years  (Certificate) of directly-related experience in the majority of duties listed in job description, including work experience in supporting children who have behaviourial, special/developmental needs, childcare setting, assisting with support plans, care/supervision of children, behavioural guidance, support families, one-to-one with children, multidisciplinary teams, etc.
  • Must have a minimum of 1-year supporting children one-on-one with behaviorial and special/developmental needs in a daycare, school, recreational program or social service setting.
  • 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 a intermediate level user of the MS Office, the internet, etc.
  • 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.
  • Valid Food Safe Certificate or willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Must provide a copy of up-to-date immunization record.
  • Must provide a doctor’s letter/medical certificate stating sound physical and psychological health.
  • Must provide a valid Criminal Records Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation policy.
  • May be willing to consider Grade 12 plus 6 - 8 years’ of work related experience as listed above for the above education/experience.

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:  $43,995 to $51,758 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits program.

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


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