Permanent Full Time

August 23, 2018

North Vancouver

Community Development

37.5

17/hr

JOB SUMMARY:

The Early Childhood Educator works under the direction of the Manager of 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 AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, carry out, and assess emerging curriculum activities and experiences in harmony with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
  • Adhere to the Child and Family Development Centre’s philosophy and Schedule D&G of the Child Care Licensing Regulation
  • Prepare activity documentation to support childcare learning
  • 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.
  • Encourage potty training and/or change diapers when needed.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

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 of 1 year 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.
  • Must maintain regular attendance and be flexible to accommodate changing schedules.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is an asset.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check.

SKILLS AND 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.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • 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.

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 Demands

  • 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.
  • Indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Risk of illness or infection from changing diapers, performing first aid etc.
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