Aboriginal Supported Child Development - Support Worker

Job No: SN210401
Location: West Vancouver


New employees hired by the Nation are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate providing proof of full vaccination. If a candidate requires accommodation based on a ground protected by applicable human rights legislation, this will be reviewed and addressed.

CLOSES:  Open Until Filled

  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish Nations community
  • Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government

Who We Are

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.

As an organization, we provide support to the greater Squamish Nation Community through service. With 11 departments with individual areas of expertise, we ensure Community Members have access to necessary programs and services.


Working as an integral part of the Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Department, this position reports directly to the Team Leader - Early Intervention/Family Programs, this 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 plans 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.

What You Bring

  • Combination of education and experience.
  • Professional, adaptable communication style with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others.
  • High level of emotional intelligence, patience and integrity.
  • Maintains composure in high-pressure situations.
  • Able to disseminate complex information to stakeholders in a meaningful way.
  • Resourceful and organized with excellent time management abilities.
  • Able to deliver negative information tactfully and diplomatically when needed.
  • Acts ethically and handles sensitive information with confidentiality.
  • Team-oriented with a positive, approachable attitude.
  • Working knowledge of trauma-informed, family-centered, and inclusive practice.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use a cultural safety framework when working with Indigenous children, families, and communities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain supportive, collaborative relationships with families, childcare setting staff, child development professionals, and colleagues.

  Starting Salary: $ 20.26 per hour, plus a comprehensive benefit program.

Why Work With Us

As a dynamic community organization, we understand the importance of employing enthusiastic and talented people to work together. We know that our future strength and growth is very much dependent on our key resources – our people. With a variety of programs and services, we offer career paths that fit many areas of expertise, backgrounds, and interests. Along with competitive compensation and benefits, we offer excellent training and development opportunities within an environment that values diversity through the respect and appreciation of each person for their individual attributes.

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

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