Songhees Nation Job Posting
Early Learning Centre
Permanent full time position

JOB TITLE: Early Childhood Educator Manager
Reports to: Director of Education
Salary Scale: TBD/Hourly
Department: Education
Deadline: Until Filled

The Early Childhood Educator is responsible for delivering programs of activities and opportunities that promote cultural, physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth for children aged 3-5. The position is responsible for aiding children in exploring interests, developing talents, building self-esteem and learning to share and interact appropriately with others. Songhees Nation offers a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees.

Competencies
• Knowledge and experience working with First Nation Families and/or a willingness to learn about First Nation Culture
• Thorough mediation and conflict resolution skills
• Sound written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to exercise sound judgement and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues
• Ability to establish and maintain relationships with staff and collaborate effectively with internal and external funders to develop, manage, and evaluate programs and services
• Aptitude to recognize and respond effectively to various types of situations, including crisis or conflict, and able to react quickly with excellent judgement, diplomacy and tact
• Capable of working independently with limited direction, act on own initiatives, set priorities and meet tight or changing schedules/deadlines
• Supervisory experience

Job Requirements:
• Valid ECE certification (infant/toddler license an asset)
• Valid First Aid Certification (Child Safe)
• Experience working with children aged 3-5 / Preschool
• Physically and mentally fit to work with the 3-5/preschool age group – with Doctor’s note, also up to date TB and Immunization records
• Experience in working with behavioural, or special needs (including speech and language) children is considered an asset
• Able to provide at least two references in regard to working with the 3-5 age group

Work Conditions
• Extended periods of standing, bending/kneeling, playing
• Occasional meetings, training opportunities and/or conferences required

Please send resumes to: Felicity Peters, Human Resource Manager Songhees Nation

Phone 250-386-1043 ext.114
Email: Felicity.peters@songheesnation.com