Infant Toddler/Early Childhood Educator

Infant Toddler/Early Childhood Educator

Internal Employment OpportunitiesInfant Toddler/Early Childhood Educator

Infant Toddler/Early Childhood Educator

Permanent Full Time

North Vancouver

Community Development

Job Summary:

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the Infant/Toddler program meets all requirements of the Child Care Licensing Regulations on a daily bas
  • Adhere to the Child and Family Development Centre’s philosophy and Schedule D&G of the Child Care Licensing Regulation
  • Building a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for children under 3.
  • Prepare activity documentation to support childcare learning
  • Cooperate with management and staff to individualize 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.
  • Supervising while children are eating and bottle feeding
  • Ensure that children are safe at all times and recognize children who are potentially at risk and take appropriate action.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 Qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Educator Certificate and Infant/Toddler License to Practice.
  • Bachelors’ degree in related field is an asset.
  • Previous experience of 1 year 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
  • 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.

 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.
  • Must be able to get down to the child’s level and be on the floor.

Mental Demands

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

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

Infant/Toddler ECE

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