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Early Childhood Educator

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Early Childhood Educator

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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 foster the cognitive, emotional, social and physical development of children in the childcare center, through a structured learning environment for children ages 0-6 years.  This position works under the guidance and supervision of the Child Care Center Manager to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the center.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program and Student Support

  • Applies Learn through Play and teacher directed educational approach to develop the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills of children ages 0-35 months and/or ages 3 to 5 years depending on job placement. 
  • Plans, develops, and implements developmentally appropriate activities that integrate learning and community, adapting to suit the individual learning needs of each child.
  • Participates in Land-based programming (outside activities) during different types of weather such as snow and rain to offer different learning experiences.
  • Partners with the other ECE Teachers and staff on projects, activities and crafts relating to the program, including preparing lesson plans and delivery to children.
  • Assists in the supervision of children in the development of life skills and performance of daily activities.
  • Monitors for safety of the children.
  • Assesses each child’s development in conjunction with the Child Care Center Manager and engages in regular communication with the parents.

Other Duties

  • Provides consultation to other staff related to care of children ages 0-35 months as an infant toddler specialist.
  • Helps with washroom related issues with children still learning to potty train.
  • Develops and works with primarily the Preschool aged class. The scope of work could change to the Toddler classroom depending on need when the new building opens.
  • Assists in the preparation, cooking and clean-up of snacks and lunches provided to the children.
  • Assists in daily and weekly cleaning and sanitization of the center helping to maintain the center with the Custodian.
  • Contributes to the ECE calendar.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Early Childhood Education Certification with Infant Toddler Specialist certification preferred.
  • 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 prior to starting work.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector checks or willingness to obtain prior to starting work.
  • Knowledge of SFN community including history, traditions and culture is an asset.
  • Knowledge and ability to incorporate and help develop the Child Care Centre Cultural Program an Asset.
  • Work as part of a team and successfully interact with a variety of personality types.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Maintains high level of confidentiality in the handling of information.

Work Conditions

  • Work is performed primarily in the center and Land Based Cabin area with hours of work scheduled as required.
  • Usual hours of work are between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
  • Limited travel may be required within SFN community and surrounding community.
  • Travel for meetings/training may take place outside of the community.
  • Outside supervision of children, weather permitting.
  • Lifting or moving up to 40 lbs may be required.

Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 28 November 2022
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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