Island Kids Academy in Esquimalt is a licensed group childcare facility providing full day care to children between 10 months and 5 years of age. We believe in offering a caring, nurturing and safe environment for children to learn, grow and develop valuable lifelong skills. We operate under a child-centered and family focused approach and believe strongly in the importance of parent partnerships to provide the highest quality of care.  Our philosophy is connected with “The Virtues Project” which we use to encourage positive character development with all the children in our care. 

We are currently hiring in our Esquimalt 3-5 year old program (“The Reef”) for a one:one Support Worker for a smart, funny, loving 4.5 year old boy until the end of August 2019.  We are seeking an individual with experience with children with diverse needs (social, emotional and language) and someone is who is committed to parent partnerships, who is passionate, determined and motivated to work with children with special needs. 

Job Title: Support Worker Job Category:  Special Needs Educator 
Level/Salary Range: Funding received externally; Approximately $18  Position Type: Full time, Monday-Friday  
35-40 hours per week 
Applications Accepted By: Megan oceanmanager@shawbiz.ca or (250) 381-2929 ext. 25 
Qualifications: Early Childhood Education Certificate and BC License to Practice would be ideal Other credentials will be considered  Experience working with children who have special needs  
First Aid Certificate preferred Updated Immunizations  Clear Criminal Record Check 
Shift: Ideally 8-430 with a one hour unpaid lunch, and 30 mins of admin daily 

Job Purpose: To support a child who has language delays, namely with social thinking and entering into play interactions with other children, along with word development and sentence structure 

  • To follow Island Kids Academy’s Philosophy and guidance methods 
  • Stimulate speech and all other developmental areas – specifically following routine, staying safe and successfully connecting with others 
  • Help keep child focused (use of social stories and “First”/”Then” boards are available) 
  • Guide child’s learning of social skills, specifically interacting with peers positively  
  • Work closely with parents, and Educators in the program 
  • Responsible for planning and organizing activities that protect and promote the child’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth 
  • Communicate daily with child’s parents regarding various aspects of care for their child both verbal and through communication books 
  • Ensure that all children are treated with respect and that the program meets their individual developmental needs 
  • Maintain a comprehensive Care Plan for the child in order to maintain consistent care by all caregivers in child’s life 

Visit our website for more information about Island Kids Academy www.islandkids.ca