Due to Covid-19 the Fraser River Indigenous Society offices open with appointments. We are modifying our programs during these times
Aboriginal Infant Development
The Aboriginal Infant Development Program is a strengths-based, holistic, and culturally responsive program that works in partnership with parents and/or caregivers to develop useful strategies to promote healthy child development. This position is primarily responsible for setting individualized activities for children and their families during home visits, work with related agencies and professionals, and be able to work independently, maintaining a client caseload and group/program facilitation required. Through outreach visits the AIDP Consultant will provide developmental and resourceful information, assessments, referrals, and support for families of the program. We support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit families with children from birth to five years residing in Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge or as requested from Katzie First Nation members.
Aboriginal Supported Child
Development Consultant (ASCD)
The Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program is a community-based program that provides culturally appropriate support services to Indigenous children who require additional support due to developmental delays. The Aboriginal Supported Child Development Consultant is responsible for assisting Indigenous families and childcare providers to ensure the full participation of Indigenous children who require extra support in community childcare programs. Through outreach visits the ASCD Consultant will provide developmental and resourceful information, assessments, referrals, and support for families of the program. We support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit families with children from birth up to 19 years residing in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge area.
Supported Access Worker (AW)
To provide a safe and culturally relevant space for the purpose of visitation. The Supported Access Worker (AW) works with an inter-agency team and the family to reduce the trauma of separation of the child by facilitating positive visits between family members to maintaining significant relationships in the child’s life. The staff supports the child’s safe connections to family (and other significant family members), as well as provides practical parenting support and education for parents. Must possess the ability to consistently lift and support a child in a car seat for the purpose of visitation. Works with the team to cover supervised visitation program when needed to ensure program and family consistency and support. A successful candidate will have a degree/diploma in related Human/Social Services and two years’ recent experience providing direct supervising and services to families and caregivers. An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered. Experience working with Indigenous peoples (First Nation Communities, Métis and Inuit) and knowledge and appreciation of the diversity of practice in culture is an asset. It is important that the Access Worker demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples of Canada both historical and current. As well as demonstrate ability to coach and model to parents and caregivers the necessary skills to increase their confidence and competence in identifying and responding to their child’s needs without judgment.
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Under Section 25 of the Constitution Act and Section 16 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act FRIS will give preferences to Indigenous peoples. Only short –listed candidates will be contacted