Job Summary

Plan and implement a home support program with the active participation of the family/caregivers that encourages growth and development of Aboriginal children from birth to five years.  The overall goal of this position is to build family capacity in an environment that minimizes the stress experienced by the child and family members.

This position is open only to those of Aboriginal ancestry.


IDP Diploma or relevant Bachelor’s Degree (Public Health Nursing, Infant Mental Health) preferred. If candidate does not have diploma or degree, he or she must be willing to work towards gaining this qualification.

Recent relevant experience working with Aboriginal infants and children in a family-centered environment is required.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work with infants and young children and their families from a base of Aboriginal knowledge and teachings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Vehicle that meets ICBC annual inspection standards, and valid Driver’s License

Regular Part-time (24 – 30 hrs./wk)
Wage is per HSA professional sector

Resumes and references to: Joanne Schroeder, Executive Director,
Closing date: until filled


Occupational Therapist required by The Early Intervention Therapy Program (EIT) at the Comox Valley Child Development Association.  This is a FULL TIME or PART-TIME position (maternity leave replacement) to start ASAP through December / 2019, subject to return of incumbent.

The successful applicant will provide OT assessments through observation, and formal and informal testing.  Develop goals for the individualized Service Plan (ISP) in cooperation with families.  Provide therapy services on a one-to-one basis, or in small groups, designed to implement the goals identified in the ISP.  Develop plans and strategies for parents to use at home to reinforce therapy services offered at the centre.  Provide reports and anecdotal notes in child’s integrated file.  Attend team, agency and community meetings as required. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognized university is required.


Must be eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and be registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC).  Must have previous paediatric experience with children from birth to five years of age.

Wage is per HSA professional sector
Resumes and references to: Joanne Schroeder, Executive Director,
Closing date: until filled