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Early Childhood Education Assistant – Summer Intern


Job Title

Early Childhood Education Assistant – Summer Intern

Reports To

Child Care Center Supervisor

Saulteau First Nations Mission

We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong, and self-sufficient.  As stewards of the land, we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.  We remain proudly determined. 

Job Purpose

The primary focus of this position is to assist the teachers in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program, focusing on the education, development and training of children who need additional support to learn and succeed and assisting the Child Care Center Supervisor with office and other related duties. 

Duties and Responsibilities


Early Childhood Centre Support

  • Assists small groups or individual children with the development and learning in a play- based environment, as directed by the ECE teachers. 
  • Assists children in the development of life skills and performance of daily activities.
  • Assist with program preparations.
  • Assists with set up and implementation of the land-based learning program
  • Contributes to the planning of activities and special events in the Child Care Center and participates in the implementation of plans.
  • Monitors the safety of the children.
  • Assists with planning, preparing and provision of nutritional meals within food safe regulations, including clean-up.
  • Assists in cleaning of the center.
  • Assists with office and secretarial duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Certifications

  • Minimum high school diploma: preference will be provided to a candidate holding an ECE Assistant Certificate
  • Experience working with children between the ages of 0 to 6 years is an asset.
  • Immunized for all routine vaccines according to routine schedule in BC or willingness to obtain prior to starting work.
  • Valid Child Safe Certificate or willingness to obtain if needed.
  • Valid Food Handler/Food Safe certification or willingness to obtain if needed.
  • Police Information Check – Vulnerable Sector is required – Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Clearance preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of FN community history, language, traditions, and culture is an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Positive and creative attitude.
  • Willingness to do programming outside in various weather especially in the land-based section of programming held mostly at the Pemmican Grounds/Cabin
  • Ability to work in a team and successfully interact with a variety of personality types.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality in the handling of information.
  • Ability to provide and promote positive values and social benefits.


Work Conditions

  • Hours of work are Monday to Thursday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, and are performed at the Cree-Ative Wonder Daycare and Pemmican Land Based Learning Grounds/Cabin
  • Outside supervision of children, weather permitting.
  • Periodic travel for fieldtrips, training, or other relevant work.
  • Lifting or moving up to 40 lbs may be required.

Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Sunday, 15 May 2022
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 16 May 2022
  • Position End Date: Friday, 26 August 2022
  • Position Type: Temporary
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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