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Job Number:  40152
Indigenous Cultural Advisor/Facilitator
Job Posted: Friday, 1 December 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 December 2017
(in 7 days)
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Region: Kootenay, Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Cariboo, Fraser Valley, Thompson & Okanagan Type: Full time
Location: West Vancouver + travel across BC Salary: Up to $55,000/year (commensurate with qualifications and experience). A generous benefits package is

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Indigenous
Cultural Advisor/Facilitator (Curriculum Development & Cultural Competency). The Advisor is a culturallygrounded,
energetic, and results-oriented individual who acts as a resource and support to: the BCACCS team,
Indigenous early childhood educators (ECEs) and/or programs wishing to develop culturally-based education
curriculum and resources, non-Indigenous ECEs and service providers, and training institutions. The Advisor
develops and delivers training in cultural competency and safety and develops and shares information, tools
and resources that support cultural learning and identity in young Indigenous children. He/she is informed and
guided by Indigenous ways of “knowing and being”, understands community protocols for engaging and
working with Elders and knowledge keepers and is familiar with current Indigenous research and curriculum
development strategies. As a key member of the Provincial Aboriginal Child Care Resource and Support
Services, he/she contributes to overall program planning, reporting and evaluation.
Principal Duties:
1. Through respectful engagement, works with and supports community ECE/C programs, Elders,
Knowledge Keepers, and ECEs to design and develop culture and place based ECE curriculum;
2. In collaboration with BCACCS team, develops professional development workshops for non-Indigenous
service providers, programs and agencies in cultural safety, inclusion and respectful communication;
3. Participates in and develops information resources and tools and advances these through a range of
knowledge mobilization strategies, including online, face to face and professional learning formats;
4. Plans and/or participates in regional training sessions and conferences as requested; and
5. 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 Care and Education and Child & Youth Care.
(Candidates with an Early Childhood Education diploma coupled with a broad range of ECE program
planning and curriculum development experience are also encouraged to apply).
 Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in capacity building or peer support role in Aboriginal ECE/C
or education and human services.
 Knowledge of relevant policies, including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, the
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Convention on the Rights of the Child.
 Demonstrated ability to mentor, train and motivate ECE staff.
 Excellent research and communication skills (written, oral and presentation).
 Demonstrated ability to work proficiently with Microsoft Office tools.
Conditions: Must have a valid driver’s licence and operational vehicle, and be willing to travel throughout the
province. Must be available, if necessary, to work evenings, weekends or statutory holidays. Successful
applicants will be subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.
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 and 3 references, along with a complete resume via mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Attention: Executive Director
Contact Details:
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Suite 102-100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Fax: 604-913-9129
E-mail:
www:   www.acc-society.bc.ca/files_2/documents/JOBPOSTINGforBCACCSCulturalCurriculumAdvisor.November


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