Island Métis Family & Community Services Society (“IMFCSS”) provides a variety of support programs to Métis children and families living in the greater Victoria area. The Island Métis Child Care Centre incorporates culturally relevant, Métis-specific programming including local Elders, Culture Keepers and community members with 41 new licensed child care spaces. Currently, IMFCSS is accepting employment applications for the following position.

Early Childhood Educator – Direct Support Worker
(Full Time, Contract)
• Valid ECE BC license to practice.
• Valid Childcare First Aid Certificate (and CPR).
• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse families and population including: Elders, Métis community members and agencies, with a client/family-centered approach.
• Clear criminal record check.
• Three written current references.
• Up to date immunization information.
• Experience with providing care to children with diverse abilities

• Strong team player.
• Six months experience working with children in a group care setting.
• Knowledge and understanding of developmentally appropriate practices and child growth and development.
• Experience planning programs, implementation and evaluation through pedagogical narration.
• Strong verbal communication skills.
• Knowledge of Métis and other Indigenous Cultural Practices and traditions an asset.

• Union membership (required).
• Competitive extended healthcare benefits package
• Pension
• Vacation pay/sick days
• Professional Development opportunities
• Closed all statutory holidays
• Accessible location.
• New, beautiful, natural centre.

• Island Metis Child Care Center located at 1581 Church Avenue, Victoria.

A complete Job Description can be provided upon request.

Schedule of work is 35 hours per week, performed Monday to Friday within the hours of 7:15 AM to 5:15 PM. Schedule to be set in collaboration with the Child Care Manager and based on program need. Hourly rate based on JJEP Wage Grid NPF Memorandum of Understanding at a rate of $25.19 per hour.

In accordance with Section 41 of the Human Rights Act, preference may be given to persons of Métis ancestry. This position is open to male, female and gender diverse applicants. Interested persons are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, clearly outlining how they meet all of the above qualifications for this position to:

Childcare Manager, Kari-Anne Barr
Island Métis Family & Community Services Society
345 Wale Road, Victoria, BC V9B 6X2
Two positions are available. This posting is open until the positions are filled