Part Time Early Years Worker – ʔakisq’nuk (Windermere, BC)
The Opportunity: The role of the Early Years Worker is to provide hands-on education and guidance to families, and promote growth in parenting, health, and wellness, while building community connections.
The role also contributes to an outcome in which parents within their own communities raise healthy children in a manner that best suits their personal and cultural goals and values, and nurtures children to reach their full developmental potential.
In the Role as Early Years Worker, You Will:
- Provide early childhood educational resources, preventative services, and parenting skills to individuals, children and families.
- Support childcare settings and make recommendations to develop and implement inclusion of children with additional support needs through consultation, guiding support workers, modelling and educating.
- Complete home visits with clients throughout the Ktunaxa Nation territory.
- Conduct needs assessments and/ or child-based developmental screenings and assessments.
- Assist with the development of individual or family plans.
- Follow case management procedures.
- Liaise with community, child and family services, and health professionals.
- Liaise with outside agencies.
- Update and maintain confidential client files.
- Provide monthly reports to the supervisor on caseloads.
- Make referrals for other identified services needed for clients through KKCFSS.
- Attend staff meetings.
- Attend workshops and trainings as assigned by the supervisor to enhance case management knowledge.
- Assist in the planning and facilitation of a variety of workshops, events, and gatherings.
What You Will Bring to the Role:
- Two-year Diploma in Health Service Work, Early Childhood Education or Degree in Child and Youth Care (or related).
- One to two (1-2) years of related experience.
- Combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Working knowledge of Child Development.
- Experience working with families at risk.
- Ability to work independently and within a team.
- Sound knowledge of aboriginal issues both historical and current in British Columbia and Canada.
- A commitment to confidentiality.
- A valid drivers’ license and reliable vehicle available at work.
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Commitment to life-long learning.
- Self-direction, flexibility, and creativity.
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Our Commitment to You:
- Excellent compensation package.
- Generous and flexible time off options unique to KKCFSS, promoting work life family balance.
- Education and professional development opportunities.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
Tasha Olderness, Executive Assistant
Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Service Society
7472 Mission Road
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7E5
Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry. If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.
We thank those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.