Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Family Services is seeking a Support Aid for our Aboriginal Supported Child Development program (ASCD). This is a full time position for 35hrs per week with an annual salary of $38,000-45,000 (depending on experience) combined with training incentives. The service area of this program is the entirety of Northeast BC and will require travel. The successful candidate will report directly to the Executive Director.
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
•Extensive knowledge of child development and an understanding of children with special needs
•Excellent presentation, oral, written, facilitation, and interpersonal skills
•Clear understanding of inclusive and culturally safe child care
•Clear understanding and dedication to honouring the familial systems used in the traditional territories of North East BC
•Clear understanding of goals and objectives pertaining to child specific development
•Ability to perform and maintain appropriate observation records
•A thorough appreciation, awareness, and working experience of Aboriginal history and culture, as well as a thorough understanding of the complexities of working with diverse populations
•In-depth knowledge of the social service sector, community-based programs and services, and community relation
•Clear understanding of professional code of ethics and commitment to the child care profession
•Ability to contribute to the philosophy of team work.
Range of Duties:
•The consultant is responsible for overseeing the day to day program operations of the program
•The consultant will offer support through training resource lending, and consultation to the family and centre staff
•Provide extra staffing support to the child care centre in order for children with extra support needs to fully participate in the child care setting chosen by their families
•Implement developed individual service plans for eligible children in collaboration with the childcare/early learning environment staff and other key community resources
•Plan and implement strategies and activities for inclusion
•Plan and implement daily activities and experiences to meet goals and objectives
•Provide information and resources to childcare/early learning environment staff and other key community resources
•Work with partner organizations, including the Fort St John Child Development Center to ensure children with special needs are connected to resources to support development
•Complete daily notes (Observing and recording)
•Maintain regular communication with parents, child care setting staff and other support systems as required
•Other duties as required.
•Early Childhood Education Diploma or related field, additional courses in special needs, infant and toddler, and administration are an asset. Three to five years of experience with a demonstrated in-depth knowledge of supported child development, childcare, and early intervention and services.
•Complete Criminal Record Check
•Possession of a valid class 5 driver`s license
•Current Child Care Facilities and Licensing Approved Child orientated First Aid Certificate
Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Heather McBryan, Executive Director
By email: email@example.com
Or in person at 10615 102nd Street, Fort St John, BC V1J 4H8