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Supported Child Development Worker

Job No: SN91
Location: Squamish Valley

  • Great opportunity to help make a difference to the Squamish Nation community!
  • Join a dynamic and progressive First Nations government.
  • Enjoy a competitive salary, plus comprehensive benefits and pension plan.

Closes:  March 22, 2018


Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.


The purpose of this Supported Child Development Worker position is to support and administer the programs for children who have developmental delays or diagnosed disorders. The incumbent ensures the well-being of families and children by implementing programs conducive to the early childhood education and development of children who require extra support in the child care setting in relation to developmental delays or disabilities. The position is a Support Worker, and provides hands-on support in a child care setting.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Receives new case assignments based on assessments of children.
  • Carries out developmentally appropriate activities for children who require extra support in the child care setting.
  • Provides input regarding assessments on children with developmental delays or disorders.
  • Provides reports on children’s progress.
  • Ensures a healthy and safe environment at the daycare.
  • Maintains open and positive communication with parents.
  • Builds relationships, promotes program awareness and represents department.
  • Provides hands-on support in a child care setting to ensure effective inclusion of children with developmental delays and disorders.
  • Adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as a member of Squamish Valley Education and Squamish Valley Operations Teams.


You will also demonstrate:

  • Completion of Grade 12.
  • Plus 1 year of directly-related experience in the majority of duties listed in job description including assisting with delivery of classes, care and supervision of children, behavioural guidance, records maintenance, etc.
  • HighScope experience and/or knowledge is required.
  • Experience as a beginner level user of MS Office, the internet, etc.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations Community (particularly Squamish) is preferred.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5. Class 7N may be considered.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle and current auto insurance.
  • Must have a valid Industry First Aid & CPR Certificate or willing to obtain within a set time frame.
  • Must have a valid Food Safe Certificate or willing to obtain within a set time frame.
  • Copy of immunization record.
  • Must provide a doctor’s letter/medical certificate stating sound physical and psychological health.
  • Must successfully complete Vulnerable Sector Search Criminal Records Check as per Squamish Nation policy.

As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to classroom management, developmental delays and diagnoses in children, Squamish language, first nation’s child development, curriculum development, language immersion etc.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation. 

Please note that candidates must apply online by March 22, 2018, at 11:30 PM (PST).

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