Position Title Early Childhood Educator
Posting Number ES990P
Job Posting Open Date 03/02/2023
Job Posting Close Date 03/08/2023
Anticipated Layoff Start Date #1 07/01/2023
Anticipated Layoff End Date #1 08/30/2023
Position Start Date 03/10/2023
Location Lansdowne & Interurban
Applicant Portal Position Category Support Staff
Employee Group Support Staff (CUPE)
Pay Grade S – Pay Grade 7
Salary $25.52 – $27.26 per hour (+ $4.00 per hour – Wage Enhancement Program)
Number of positions to be hired under this posting 1
Days of the Week Monday to Friday
Work Schedule 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Work may vary depending on needs of the program.
Total Hours Per Week 25
Position Reason Replacement
Position Type Recurring Regular Part Time
Posting Type Employees & General Public
Division/School Ancillary Services
Department Child Care
Under the supervision of the Senior Educator and in collaboration with the Child Care team, the Early Childhood Educator provides nurturing care and education for young children in a group setting. The Educator embraces the department’s philosophy and policies, the B.C. Early Learning Framework, the BC Child Care Licensing Regulation, and related provincial regulations to maintain a standard of care that contributes to the service’s reputation for excellence. The Educator ensures the developmental needs of all children are met within a safe and healthy environment and in cooperation with families, colleagues, and community professionals.
Early Childhood Educators primarily work within 1 assigned centre and may temporarily be assigned to another centre when necessitated by operational need. The child care facilities have infant, toddler, and preschool centres.

• Provides care and early learning play experiences for children under age 36 months or ages 3-5 years, which recognize and respond to the child’s developmental needs of well-being and belonging, exploration and creativity, languages and literacies, and social responsibility and diversity;
• Builds meaningful relationships with all children and contributes to creating a responsive caring environment in order to facilitate learning opportunities;
• Uses developmentally appropriate behaviour guidance strategies that encourage the development of positive self-concept;
• Participates in the planning, preparing, delivering and evaluating of age-appropriate, inclusive activities for children that promote their holistic development;
• Observes and documents relevant information as per centre practices and/or the BC Child Care Licensing Regulation;
• Participates in maintaining the centre environments, equipment, toys and storage areas to meet health and safety standards;
• Is an active team member in caring for the children and in the overall operation of the centre including emergency procedures;
• Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with parents, students, co-workers, College personnel, general public, and supporting agencies;
• Acts as a professional model and resource person for students;
• Resolves conflict with colleagues and clients proactively;
• Attends and participates actively in centre, department, parent, or other meetings as required;
• Participates in ongoing professional development and maintains regulatory certifications;
• Performs other related duties similar in scope and complexity.

Qualifications Diploma in Early Childhood Education with applicable designations (Infant/Toddler and/or Special Needs); valid BC Early Childhood Educator License to Practice; valid First Aid & CPR certificates; clear BC Criminal Record Check; Immunization Record; Physician’s Form of Suitability; and one year of work experience in a licensed child care setting.
• Proven knowledge of the BC Early Learning Framework and Inclusion Practices
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills and team player
• Solid organizational skills to address changing priorities and interruptions in a busy environment

The position is physically demanding and includes lifting with weight, crouching, bending, standing, sitting, outdoor work, and exposure to noise. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Capabilities The core capabilities are required for all positions at the college.
Focus on Students and Their Success (Core)
• We all have a role to play in promoting and supporting students – directly or indirectly – contributing to their success, education and transition as they build their path to the future.
Cultural Alignment (Core)
• Inclusion and respect align with Camosun’s traditions of lifelong learning and positive, supportive experiences for all. We examine our individual and institutional cultures and, through indigenization, consider other ways of knowing (thinking), being (approaches), doing (acting), and relating.
Fostering and Nurturing Relationships (Core)
• Fostering and nurturing relationships is at the core of everything we do. Successful workplace relationships take time to develop and include building trust, engagement and collaboration.