Are you an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) ready for an impactful position in Indigenous childcare programming? Join with us to deliver childcare programs in our new, on-reserve facility. The Early Childhood Educator plans and implements a culturally based childcare program designed to give each child an opportunity to participate in experiences enabling them to reach their full potential. The ECE provides nurturing care and education to young children from infancy to school age in a group setting, to families living at Ts’uubaa-asatx Nation and the surrounding community of Lake Cowichan.

You have:
● demonstrated a responsibility for the continuous supervision, safety, and well-being of infants to school-aged children and shared in the planning, preparation and delivery of stimulating, culturally based, age-appropriate activities that encourage children’s creativity and learning which promote each child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.

You can:
● recognize and respond to the needs of each child by using developmentally appropriate teaching and child behavior management techniques.

You will:
● develop and implement programs for young children infant to age 12.
● encourage and support parent/caregiver engagement and supervision of children.
● participates fully and consistently as a conscientious team member in caring for the children and in the overall operation of the program and center.
● shares responsibility for maintaining program equipment in good repair; assists with toy/equipment disinfecting.
● observe and record relevant information on each child’s progress as per center practices.

We are looking for applicants who have:
● three to five years’ experience in the childcare profession and/or an Aboriginal organization or community working with children and families.
● diploma/certificate in Early Childhood Education with Infant Toddler.
● valid ECE Certificate and Infant & Toddler Care and Special Needs Certificate.
● valid First Aid Certification –Infant CPR.
● solid experience working with children with social-emotional, physical, or mental developmental challenges.
● good communication and interpersonal skills with children, parents, and community members.
● proficiency with Microsoft office suite and general office management.

Why work for Ts’uubaa-asatx?
Today, Ts’uubaa-asatx has around 30 members and is experiencing a reawakening of culture, song, dance, and heritage. Our vision is to build a solid foundation for our current and future generations to grow and prosper while acknowledging our culture and heritage as distinct people of Lake Cowichan. To build a solid foundation for our current and future generations, and to grow and prosper, the community has been engaged and is fully supportive of the initiatives described in its Comprehensive Community Development Plan (CCDP), including a Childcare Centre to serve our members and the surrounding community.

The Ts’uubaa-asatx Nation is a self-determining, innovative, progressive, and prosperous nation. We are a distinct tribe (with roots to the Dididaht group of tribes) who continue to govern in a harmonious and balanced way, inclusive of all members, valuing relationships, customs, and traditions, with honour and respect for our culture and the environment, continuing for future generations.

We offer:
• new childcare facility & office in beautifully appointed building
• training & career development
• location on the traditional lands of the Ts’uubaa-asatx people in beautiful, family-friendly Lake Cowichan

To find out more, please follow this link: Job Description Childcare Early Childhood Educator

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Aaron Hamilton at aaron@lcfn.ca with ““Childcare Center Early Childhood Educator” in the subject line.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted