Aboriginal Infant Development
The Aboriginal Infant Development Program (AIDP) Consultant provides services to support First Nations, Metis and Inuit families with infants/children who are at risk, or who have developmental delays, to reach their full potential, through a strengths-based, holistic and culturally responsive approach. There is a focus on the health, intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of children from birth to five years residing in Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge or as requested from Katzie First Nation members. Consultants may work in a variety of settings; much of their work is a home-based service, providing support to families using a family centered approach. Will be responsible for assessments and for setting individualized activities for children and their families during visits; will work with related agencies and professionals and will work independently to maintain a client caseload. Group/program facilitation as required.
Aboriginal Supported Child Development
The Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) Consultant provides SCD services to support First Nations, Metis and Inuit children and families to reach their full potential, through a strengths-based, holistic and culturally responsive approach to ensure they are included within their childcare, preschool or community care setting. There is a focus on the health, intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being for children from birth to age 19 residing in Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Katzie First Nation. The ASCD Consultant provides services to children who require extra support in the following areas: physical development, cognitive development, communicative development, social/emotional development, and behaviour. Facilitates linkages to appropriate, relevant service and resources to the child and family. Will work independently to maintain a client caseload and group/program facilitation as required.
Identifies necessary adaptations to childcare centres and other environments to include children with special needs
Identifies additional team service needs and assists with appropriate referrals
Develops, with the parent and care providers, a plan of supports for the child
Responsible for recording all visits and ensuring that parents and professionals involved with the child are provided with appropriate documentation
Provides information to family on how to choose inclusive, quality childcare settings
Assists with transition planning when there are changes in: childcare funding; childcare setting or from preschool to school
child and youth Special needs guide
The Indigenous CYSN Guide provides support and acts as a primary contact for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families with children and youth with special needs aged 0 – 19 years and support them to access needed CYSN programs and services. This will include working in partnership with families, MCFD, and other providers of CYSN programs and services to support an integrated and accessible range of programming that meets child, youth, and family needs. The ICYSN Guide assists families with the planning process, provide information on service access and availability, coordinate referrals to other CYSN providers, and ensure services are delivered in a proactive, responsive, and culturally appropriate manner.