VAHS Indigenous Early Years (IEY) is seeking one (1) full time Knowledge Keeper. IEY services are a complement of family-centered programs that work in partnership with parents and/or caregivers to provide support and intervention to families with children. 

Although services are directed towards the child, the Knowledge Keeper will provide a variety of culturally-based support services to the family. These may include cultural work and interventions, advocacy, skill development (especially in traditional areas like crafting, food preservation, bodywork, and medicines), and linking the family in community-based activities/services. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A recognized pathway to your Cultural Teachings and Ways
  • Experience in using cultural methods and norms within your own life
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience with Indigenous people from a cultural perspective

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of Indigenous culture, issues, and support services
  • Well-developed assessment, supportive counselling, and advocacy skills
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and support learning from an Indigenous pedagogy
  • Demonstrated punctuality, adaptability, discretion, and confidentiality
  • Strong knowledge of Indigenous cultural practices, language(s), and ceremonies
  • Ability to foster strong relationships with families and community professionals
  • Working knowledge of local early childhood development/support resources
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of an effective team various groups offered at the Phil Bouvier Family Centre and/or our partners
  • Good organization and time/general management skills
  • Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques
  • Ability to function independently while managing concurrent tasks and deadlines, often under pressure
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Valid BC driver’s license and access to a safe, reliable vehicle is an asset

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, this position is intended for Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit, status/non-status) peoples. Please self-identify in your application.

POSITION AND WAGE

This is a full-time, permanent position (40 hours/week), with the hours generally being from 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday, but with some flexibility to deliver programs one evening per week.

This is a BCGEU union position and offers a starting wage of $28.00/hour. Benefits and pension are offered after three months. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please email your current resume with cover letter to: 

Indigenous Early Years
Email: [email protected]
Subject Line: Knowledge Keeper

Application Deadline: Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:59 PM