Job Posting 94458

Practice Advisor, Indigenous Relations
Community Living British Columbia
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC, Canada
closes in 5 days (Sun, 4 Jun)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $39.82 hourly

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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 of Lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities.

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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.

CLBC is committed to:

  • Encourage qualified Indigenous people to apply for staff positions at CLBC
  • Develop relationships with Indigenous communities and discuss their needs and how CLBC can provide support
  • Identify Indigenous adults now living outside their home community and find ways to reconnect them
  • Increase the cultural competency of CLBC staff to work with Indigenous people

The Role:

As a Practice Advisor, Indigenous Relations at CLBC, you will 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


  • Preference will be given to candidates with a bachelor's degree in a related field and preferably a minimum of five years of experience working in both the government systems and with Indigenous Peoples in the community
  • An understanding of the various jurisdictions is critical
  • An equivalent combination of relevant education/experience may be considered

Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Indigenous candidates who self-identify as having First Nation, Metis or Indigenous ancestry with the required combination of education and experience.

Travel: Overnight travel is required. Possession of a class 5 driver's license and a clean driver's abstract are required. Use of own vehicle on expenses.

Hybrid work Combines on-site office work with flexibility to work from home within BC after passing a 6 month probationary period.

Location: This position can work from any CLBC office

Additional Info:
Team: Indigenous Relations
Status/Term: Auxiliary. Anticipated 70 hours bi-weekly to March 31, 2024
Classification/Salary: Social Program Officer R27 / position starts at $39.82 annually

The health and safety of our team and communities is paramount to CLBC. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Closing date: June 4, 2023

Apply now! Submit an online application to the attention of Jaimie Willows. Applications received by other means will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check.

An eligibility list for internal candidates may be established.

CLBC is committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought. We welcome candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and encourage applications from equity-seeking groups such as women, persons with diverse ethnic, racial or Indigenous backgrounds, gender identity and sexual orientation, and persons with a disability. However, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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