Job Posting 70520

Indigenous Practice Advisor
Community Living British Columbia
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver, BC, CAN V6P6G5
closed 3 days ago (Wed, 5 May)
full time - term / contract  •  starts at $39.82 hourly

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your experience, knowledge, and passion in a meaningful way, CLBC is the place for you!


Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is a crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strive to advance the vision 'Lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities'. More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration and community.


CLBC continues to work to develop stronger linkages with Aboriginal communities and the different community organizations that exist to address the disability-related needs of Aboriginal people.


The Role:


As an Indigenous Practice Advisor at CLBC, you will support the Executive Director, Indigenous Relations to lead and support initiatives aimed at increasing cultural safety within CLBC and influence Indigenous community inclusion strategies across the sector. You will provide province-wide leadership, working closely with Head Office Departments and Regional Operations to develop innovative approaches to advancing CLBC's relationships with First Nations, Metis, Inuit, partners; and Urban indigenous agencies, individuals and communities.


This dynamic position is responsible for developing CLBC's capacity to understand and respond to the needs of Indigenous individuals and their families who live within or outside of First Nations communities, including urban and rural communities. This includes providing practice consultation and planning guidance to regional operations staff with an Indigenous cultural lens; coordinating training at the team or region level, and providing expert knowledge for the implementation of cross-government policy agreements.


To succeed in this role, you:

  • are agile in your approach and methodology and are able to move fluidly from support to project leadership, translating local issues into change opportunities, working effectively with Regional and Executive leadership
  • have a high level of knowledge and understanding of BC Indigenous issues, including the history and impact of residential schools, intersections of disability with culture, and steps to implement the Provincial Government's mandated Calls to Action
  • have a familiarity with the structure and operation of developmental disability supports and services in BC
  • understand different learning styles and corresponding communication strategies
  • are familiar with the elements of aboriginal meeting protocols, including circles, elder participation, etc.
  • understand program and policy development
  • understand trauma-informed practice


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and preferably a minimum of five years' experience working in both the government systems and with Indigenous Peoples in the community

  • An understanding of the various jurisdictions is critical.

  • PMP Certification preferred

Preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous with the required combination of education and experience.


Travel: Required throughout the province. Possession of a class 5 driver's license and a clean driver's abstract are required. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of CLBC. Use of own vehicle on expenses.


Additional Info:
This position is posted to fill a vacancy
Term: Anticipated 70 hours bi-weekly to September 30, 2021
Classification/Salary: Social Program Officer R27 / starts at $39.82 hourly


Closing date: May 5, 2021


Apply now! Submit a resume and cover letter through our online application system to the attention of Jaimie Willows. Resumes received by other methods will not be considered.


Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check (Criminal Records Review Act)


Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.

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