Early Childhood Educator

Early Childhood Educator

Internal Employment OpportunitiesEarly Childhood Educator

Early Childhood Educator

Permanent Full Time

North Vancouver

Community Development

Job Summary:

The Early Childhood Educator works under the direction of the Manager, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Child and Family Development Centre, the Head Teacher and in cooperation with staff to provide quality, inclusive, emergent child care and family support services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the Centre meets all requirements of the Child Care Licensing Regulations on a daily basis.
  • Plan, carry out, and assess emerging curriculum activities and experiences in harmony with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
  • Child and Family Development Centre’s philosophy and Schedule D of the Child Care Licensing Regulation.
  • Cooperate with management and staff to individualise the curriculum and family services.
  • Ensure guidance of children that encourages positive self-esteem.
  • Ensure positive communications with parents/guardians.
  • Contribute to the on-going operation of the Centre.
  • Facilitate a respectful conflict resolution process when dealing with difficult staff and parent/guardian issues.
  • Implement a problem solving approach with practical solutions when faced with difficult situations.
  • Maintain a neat, orderly and clean environment in all activity and program areas.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information related to the Centre, staff, children and their families.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • Early Childhood Educator Certificate and License to Practice.
  • Infant/Toddler Certificate is an asset.
  • Bachelors’ degree in related field is an asset.
  • Previous experience working with children in a child care/recreation settin
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate.
  • Up-to-date record of immunizations and tuberculosis test.
  • Statement from a medical practitioner indicating adequate physical and psychological capability to work with children and carry out assigned duties.
  • Willingness to participate in work-related courses, seminars and training as require
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Self-motivated and proactive when dealing with conflicts.
  • Must maintain regular attendance and be flexible to accommodate changing schedules.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferre
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Self-motivated and proactive when dealing with conflicts.
  • Above average ability to work independently, multi-task, time management, organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Anticipates and is consistently responsive and responsible to address issues and concerns at work.
  • Ability to mentor and coach peers.
  • Ability to be adaptable to change in varied situations.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of the Tsleil-Waututh Child & Family Development Centre Family Handbook.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, observation and assessment.
  • Understanding of early childhood curriculum, assessment, evaluation and reporting.
  • Knowledge of First Nations cultures and backgrounds is an asset.


Work Conditions:

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach and lift. Must be able to lift up to 15 kgs and move/react quickly to ensure the safety of children.

Mental Focus

  • This role requires the ability to manage a number of requests and situations at one time.

Environmental Conditions

  • The work environment is active and noise levels vary from quiet to loud.

If this role interests you, please click the link below to directly apply

Early Childhood Educator

Or send your Resume and Cover Letter to jobapplications@twnation.ca

We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.