Team Leader, Early Intervention

Job No: SN200240
Location: West Vancouver


CLOSES:  AUGUST 6, 2020 11:30PM (PST)
  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish First Nations community
  • Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government


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.


Reporting to the Manager, Family Centres, this position is responsible for the Shewaynewas Parent Program (prenatal to 3 years old) to oversee the daily program and coordinate the support needs and services for children.  The position will also coordinate early intervention services for families (birth to six) acting as Team Leader and case manager for each family.  Is the main point of contact to ensure the multi-disciplinary team to provide effective early intervention services. As a member of the Family Centres management team, this position works cooperatively with other program coordinators/team leaders and the manager, meeting regularly on visioning, ideas for enhanced service delivery and an integrated Family Centres team approach.

 Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates early intervention services at Shewaynewas Family Program.
  • Works with Mother Bear Child Development team.
  • Ensures that accurate program and client records are maintained.
  • Builds positive relationships with children and their families.
  • Keeps connected with community partners to support family needs.
  • Assists Manager, Family Centres with administrative tasks as required.
  • Supervises staff.
  • Supervises the Health and Safety of Employees and adheres to workplace health and safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Contributes cooperatively to the Squamish Nation Child and Family services team to achieve position and department goals.

 Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in specializing in social services, early child development, mental health, child and youth care, or other relevant/related discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • 4 - 5 years of directly-related experience in the majority of specialties listed in the job description including aboriginal social issues, case management, social work/social welfare, family studies, infant mental health, early childhood development, and/or special education.
  • As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to supervision, case management, infant mental health, early childhood development, and disabilities etc.
  • Must have experience working with children with development and delays or disabilities.
  • Must have knowledge of family centre practice.
  • Experience as an intermediate user of MS Office, the Internet, etc.
  • Working experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.
  • Experience using Nucleus Data Base systems preferred.
  • Must have valid CPR/First Aid certificate.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5. Class 7N may be considered.
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle and current auto insurance that meets company policy. Must be able to travel as required.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Must successfully complete Criminal Records Check with vulnerable sector search as per Squamish Nation Policy.
  • May be willing to consider a Diploma with 7 years of relevant/related education and experience.

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

Salary: $55,681 to $65,507 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits program.

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today! 



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