Position Title: Early Childhood Educator
Position Number: 2020-006
Department: Child, Youth, and Family Services
Location: 1649 Mt. Newton Cross Rd
Days/Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 8:15 am – 4:45 pm
Compensation: $19 per hour, plus benefits package
Posting Period: Until Filled
Start Date: Immediately
Status: Regular, Full-Time
We are an award-winning and accredited not-for-profit that helps people and improves lives through a range of programs and services, including providing extensive Child, Youth, Family, and Counselling Services. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and a rewarding, stimulating work environment.
The Beacon Community Services Teen Education and Motherhood (TEAM) program is offered in partnership with School District 63 with two locations: Stelly’s Secondary and the Individual Learning Centre. These programs provide quality child care for young parents who are attending school and to community families. The Early Childhood Educator is a fundamental role in providing these services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide quality child care and programming to children enrolled in the program
Follow guidance received from the Assistant Manager or Supervisor of the TEAM programs
Demonstrate team work to create and maintain an inclusive program and child care environment
Provide a safe, accepting and supportive environment while engaging both the children and families in the program
Role model safe practices, caregiving and learning opportunities for parents
Maintain the safety and well-being of all children and families enrolled in the program
Use developmentally appropriate practice to plan, implement and evaluate a range of activities
Provide parents with current updates on the program and their children’s progress/development; using a variety of communication mediums
Assist children in a manner that support their on-going success
Provide nutritionally valuable foods for the children following Food Safe standards and guidelines
Be aware of and follow the TEAM program’s philosophies and policies, while also being aware of families’ philosophies to provide inclusive, safe and culturally aware programming and care
Adhere to BC Child Care Regulations and School Legislation
Be aware of and strive to maintain the policies and procedures created and implemented by Beacon Community Services
Report any concerns to the Assistant Manager or Supervisor of the TEAM programs
Attend to daily housekeeping of the centre
ECE certificate or working towards
A valid assistant, ECE or ITE, BC license to practice
Valid First Aid certificate, as outlined by Child Care Regulations (to be renewed upon expiry).
Valid Food Safe certificate (to be renewed every 3 years)
Minimum of 40 professional development hours every 5 years; as outlined by license to practice standards
A clear Solicitor General and RCMP Criminal Record Check
Able to effectively use a computer and electronic devices
Access to a computer and access to the internet
Previous experience working with children, families and working within child care settings
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
An energetic, nurturing and sensitive attitude that encourages development
Ability to work individually and as a member of a team
Ability to maintain professional composure and attitude, even in high stress situations
A demeanor that creates safe, trusting relationships with clients
WE LIVE SAFETY!
The safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is a priority of Beacon Community Services. We promote healthy and safe working conditions in all of our operations. We are committed to continuously improving safety and it is essential to this position. We further support safety through the active participation and co-operation of management, supervisors, workers and joint occupational health and safety committees.
All interested applicants can Apply Now! quoting the position vacancy number 2020-006. Please note only those applicants who are selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.