Early Childhood Educator

Job No: SN181130
Location: North Vancouver

On Call/Temporary/Part-Time/Term/Permanent Positions in North Vancouver, BC

Ongoing recruitment. Positions filled based on the needs of the Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Department.

  • 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.

ABOUT THE SQUAMISH NATION

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.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Early Childhood Educator to join our team in North Vancouver, BC.

The purpose of the Early Childhood Educator position is to provide direct care to children, from birth to 6 years of age, while parents are involved with the Family Programs.  The position encourages children’s intellectual, physical and emotional growth.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Receives children at program, from birth to 6 years of age, on a drop in basis.
  • Carries out age-appropriate activities and experiences for children, from birth to 6 years of age.
  • Maintains open and positive communication with children and parents.
  • Ensures a healthy and safe environment.
  • Adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as a member of the Family Centres and the Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Teams.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

You will also demonstrate:

  • Early Childhood Educator Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution. Must have current ECE License to Practice or willing to obtain within a set timeframe. 
  • Having a Post Basic Special Needs or Infant Toddler Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution is an asset. Incumbent will be required to obtain a Post Basic Special Needs or Infant Toddler Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution within a set timeframe.
  • Plus 1 to 2 years of directly-related experience in majority of specialities listed in the job description, including experience in a child care role or as an early childhood educator.
  • Experience as a beginner user of MS Office, the internet, etc.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations Community (particularly Squamish) is preferred.
  • Must have a valid First Aid & CPR Certificate or be willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Must have a valid Food Safe Certificate or be willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Must provide a copy of up-to-date immunization record.
  • Must provide a doctor’s letter/medical certificate stating sound physical and psychological health.
  • Must successfully complete Criminal Records Check with vulnerable sector search as per Squamish Nation Policy
  • May be willing to consider incumbent as a trainee who has recently completed an ECE or is in near completion of ECE (required to be completed within set timeframe). The trainee position allows the incumbent to utilize education/ experience in the ECE position. As a ‘trainee’, the incumbent performs duties described with the scope of his/her education/experience to gain experience/understanding of the position; while working closely with the division team members and department management. Incumbent will be required to obtain a Post Basic Special Needs or Infant Toddler Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution within a set timeframe.  As well, must obtain ECE License to Practice within a set timeframe.

As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to classroom management, 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. 

ABOUT THE REWARDS

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary plus a great host of benefits for yourself and your family. Above all, you will have the opportunity to contribute at an exciting time of growth within the community, and play a part in employee initiatives, environmental protection activities, and community building. 

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

Please note that candidates must apply online.

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