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Job Number:  39476
Provincial Aboriginal Child Care Advisor (Northern Region)
Job Posted: Saturday, 4 November 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 24 November 2017
(in 5 days)
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Region: Kootenay, Cariboo, North Coast / Nechako / North East Type: Full time
Location: (not entered) Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Provincial Aboriginal Child Care Advisor (Northern Region). The Provincial Advisor plays a key role in developing and delivering culturally specific training and workshops, as well as tools and resources related to the practice, administration and management of community-based Aboriginal Early Childhood Education and Care (AECEC) programs and services. As an advocate she/he supports community, stakeholder, and caregiver relationship and awareness building about the importance, role and impact of quality AECEC programs. As a key member of the Aboriginal Child Care Resource and Support Services, she/he contributes to overall program development, outreach, reporting, and effectiveness.

 

Principal Duties:

  1. Designs, develops, and delivers AECEC workshops and training to Early Childhood Education (ECE) and other professionals and caregivers;
  2. Participates in and develops resources and reports related to the current and emerging practices in AECEC;
  3. Collaborates with and maintains effective partnerships with stakeholders, including (but not limited to): community-based programs, training institutions, ECE and other professionals, regional and local Child Care Resource and Referral Programs throughout northern BC;
  4. Participates on national, provincial and regional AECEC committees, as required;
  5. Assists with the planning and organization of the Society’s annual provincial conference;
  6. Plans and/or participates in regional training sessions/conferences as requested; and
  7. Maintains accurate project records and statistics, develops an annual work plan, and prepares regular program reports.

 Qualifications:

  • Degree or degree level training in Early Childhood Education or Child & Youth Care; or Early Childhood Education diploma coupled with a broad range of community and program development experience;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience  working in the AECEC sector;
  • Knowledge of land-based and urban First Nations culture, traditions and issues;
  • Knowledge of the AECEC sector (key stakeholders, programs, and services);
  • Experience/aptitude working independently and utilizing communication tools to support remote work (e.g. Skype);
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and proven group facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with Microsoft Office tools and presentation software.

Conditions: Be willing and able to work remotely but collaboratively with the Aboriginal Child Care Resources and Support Services team located in West Vancouver. Must have a valid driver’s licence and operational vehicle, and be willing to travel throughout the northern region of the province. Must be available, if necessary, to work evenings, weekends or statutory holidays. Successful applicants must be able to provide a satisfactory criminal record check if requested. 

 

In accordance with section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal ancestry.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit a cover letter, complete resume, and three references via mail, fax, or e-mail Attention: Executive Director.
Contact Details:
Executive Director
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
102-100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC, V7T1A2

Tel: 6049139128
Fax: 6049139129
E-mail:
www:   www.acc-society.bc.ca


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