Location: North Saanich – Tseycum First Nation

We are looking to hire

Infant and Toddler Educator

Permanent/Full time

Job summary, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works cooperatively with other Program Coordinators and other staff to ensure the programs are delivered under the Tseycum’s philosophy guiding principles of quality childcare and education
  • Ensure the program delivery meets and /or exceeds the Community Care Facilities Child Care Regulations and Facilities Act
  • Ensure the program delivery follows Early Learning Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Ensures that the program follow the Coast Salish Cultural Calendar and inclusive of the   Language and Culture of Tseycum
  • Ensures that the programming / curriculum is planned to support each child’s individual needs
  • Coordinates the support services for children with Special Needs, this includes discussions with Parents, referrals to support services, follow up and ongoing support
  • Coordinate and plan weekly staff meetings
  • Ensure all plans, schedules, and routines are posted
  • Assists with the program delivery which includes the daily care routines and activities
  • Ensures all First Aid kits are well stocked, and supplies are ordered as needed
  • Ensure that all emergency cards are up to date and children’s files are up to day
  • Ensures the daily schedule meets individual staff needs for breaks and planning
  • Attends and participates in all staff meetings and professional development activities.
  • Provides the Child Care Manager with written Monthly Reports submitted the following month that outline how the program has met the Required 6 Head Start Components.
  • Provides initial authorization for staff leave requests and ensures all required forms are complete and submitted to the Child Care Manager
  • Ensure appropriate on call staff is in place for leaves
  • Provides mentoring to ECE practicum students and works cooperatively with the associated Educational Institutions
  • Maintains a high standard of professional ethics in work habits and relationships with children, parents, fellow staff members and the Tseycum Nation
  • Ensures primary care givers, under her supervision are observing, recording information and planning for the children in their care
  • Assist as requested with regular conferences with parents/to discuss children’s progress
  • Reads and records information in the daily logbook
  • Participates in daily routines e.g. supervision of clean-up, toileting routines, lunchtime, outdoor play and naptime
  • Participates in staff development activities such as attending seminars or workshops
  • Orientation of new staff
  • Attending and participating in Staff meetings
  • Always provides professional and friendly service.
  • Assisting in the completion of funding applications upon request
  • Performs all other relevant duties in back-up capacity when require

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Early Childhood Education diploma (in accordance with Community Care Facilities Branch licensing requirements
  • Minimum 1yr relevant experience
  • Valid certificate to practice issued by BC Early Childhood Registry.
  • Current First Aid Certificate Level 1
  • Successful Criminal Record Check
  • Evidence that you have complied with the province’s immunization and tuberculosis program
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Working conditions

Physical demands

  • While preforming the duties of this job, the employee is regularly to stand, sit, reach, lift, bending down. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. and move/react quickly to ensure children’s safety
  • Must be able to down to the children level and be on the floor

Mental Demands

  • This position requires the ability to manage several requests and situations at one time

Environmental Conditions

  • The work environment is active, busy, and noise levels vary from quite to loud
  • Indoor, outdoor activities and out on the land learning/teachings

We thank you for your interest in this position, only short-listed applications will be contacted

Please send resume to: colleen@tseycum.ca