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Family Development Program Manager

The Family Development Program Manager is a dynamic individual who is self-directed, strengths based and passionate about Indigenous culture-centred family development programs and services. A demonstrated understanding of Indigenous history, cultures, traditions, socio- economic realities, and an ability to create cultural safety is required. Experience delivering Indigenous wise practices to family development programs and services is a key competency of this position. Some supervision for Housing support is also needed.

The Family Development Program Manager is responsible for leadership, development, implementation, program oversight and management of family support, access support, community support and circle programs according to contractual obligations and under the direction of the Executive Director. The Family Development Program Manager ensures planning, implementation and day-to-day operations of the programs is carried out in a professional and efficient manner with attention to confidentiality and in compliance with the FRIS mission statement, goals and objectives, policies, and philosophy.

Indigenous Early Childhood 

Educator Coordinator

The IECE program will support Indigenous children’s improved development and life outcomes by providing high-quality Indigenous ECE programming to empower young children with a strong sense of identity. It provides educational opportunities, pre-school and kindergarten readiness and contributes to their overall health and wellness from early years into adulthood. The program will have regular access to Elders and their teachings. Through IECE programs, children and families may learn stories, poems, rhythms, dance, and songs that connects them to their culture and traditions. Providing a safe and nurturing environment where everyone feels welcomed and belongs. The Indigenous Early Childhood Educator Coordinator is primarily responsible for assisting in the development and facilitation of culturally safe early years drop-in parent/caregiver participation program and outreach for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families with children aged 0-6. This position requires an individual with a passion for the delivery of strengths based, trauma informed, culturally centred early years programs with the capacity for self-direction.

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.

Early Years Program Assistant (EYPA)

The EY Program Assistant is responsible for providing program and administrative support to the Early Years department. This position requires a team member who is multifaceted and can keep programs connected and running smoothly. Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of all information which flows through, communicates internally and externally to respond to inquiries and clarify details, coordinates appointments, meetings, organize and assist with events, workshops, cultural training, submits and tracks ASCD finance information, and maintains office equipment and supplies. Processing ASCD service agreements and requests, waitlist support, and purchase program supplies. Assists leadership with HR - onboarding new hires. Designs, creates, and maintains correspondence, documents, presentations, orientation packages, and spreadsheets (including data entry) for authorization by management, processes confidential and timely documents. The Program Aide supports leadership in setting a positive, collaborative, efficient tone for the program/department. 

Aboriginal Infant Development

Consultant (AIDP)

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.

Access Program Aide

 

To provide a safe and cultural relevant space for the purpose of visitation. The Program Aide supports and monitors the environment to promote a safe child focussed visit. This position will work collaboratively within the Support Access Worker and Elder/ knowledge keeper. This position requires a high level of childcare experience and aids in the transportation of families to visits.

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