Early Years Inclusion Support Worker
Job Summary
Under the direction of the Program Manager and Executive Director, the Early Years Inclusion Support Worker will provide direct inclusive support for a child in our program, with physical, cognitive and language delays. This employee will be a collaborative part of our team and ensure activities and opportunities are adapted to suit the needs of the child. This employee will uphold
the philosophy and mission of Arbutus Grove Children’s Centre (AGCC).

We are looking for a positive, reflective, creative, and reliable Inclusive Support Worker to join our growing team of dedicated, passionate, and professional Educators. We are located in the beautiful Cadboro Bay neighborhood, close to UVIC and bus routes. We operate out of a large, purpose built, child care facility, with an art room, music room and play room, all on a 1.4 acre
site surrounded by forest, beaches and nature.

Contract Dates: August 29, 2022 – August 18, 2023 – possibility of continued employment
Wage: $20 – $25/hour. Varies depending on experience and education level. If applicant has valid ECE, an additional $4/hour Wage Enhancement will be added to rate of pay
Hours of work: 35 – 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday

Qualifications
● Ideal: Valid BC License to Practice as Early Childhood Educator with Special Needs certificate; however this position is open to all ECE, ECEA or RA – training will be provided
● An acceptable criminal record check
● Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C certification
● Previous child care experience in a licensed facility
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with children, families, and staff
● Passionate, creative, and positive attitude when working with all children and staff
● Knowledge of basic sign language an asset
● Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with our team
*Due to the nature of this position, the VIHA mandatory vaccination policy is applicable and requires the submission of valid proof of full vaccination status against COVID-19 as a condition of employment*

Job Description
● Provide opportunities for growth and development in a stimulating and supportive environment
● Establish and maintain collaborative, supportive relationships with parents, OT, PT, SLP and SCD consultants
● Assist child as needed, with mobility, fine motor activities, eating, toileting, communication, etc
● Plan and implement routines that are flexible and responsive to the needs of the children, families, and the staff. Provide opportunities for a balance of active/quiet and indoor/outdoor experiences
● Provide support and inclusion of child that is safe, supportive, and inviting for all
● Build the child’s social, interpersonal skills and self-esteem by using positive guidance to allow the child to feel secure, comfortable, and safe
● Follow the Centre’s procedures for maintaining health records, administering medication and first aid
● Ability to provide supported lift and transfer up to 35 lbs; required for lifting in and out of wheelchair and pacer, on and off toilet or change table
● Assist in cleaning and daily duties

Benefits of working at AGCC
● Enhanced ratio in all programs
● Paid staff meetings; professional development opportunities; planning time; training
● Priority placement for children of employees – monthly childcare fee max $10/day
● Free parking
● Supportive, collaborative, and professional working environment
● Increased Health and Safety measures in place

How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Nicole Skoreyko
Email: director@arbutusgrove.ca
See website (www.arbutusgrove.ca) for more program information