Casual, On-Call

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
a) 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.

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

c) Environmental Conditions
• The work environment is active and noise levels vary from quiet to loud.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• 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 setting.
• 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 required.
• 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 preferred.
• Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check.

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