Working within the Early Childhood Education (ECE) department, Under the direction of the Daycare Supervisor, the Early Childhood Educator will provide hands-on childcare to children in Seabird Island Band’s Early Childhood Education programs, in accordance with all childcare licensing requirements and the philosophies, policies, and objectives established by Seabird Island Band Management.
The successful applicant will provide high-quality, inclusive childcare that emphasizes emotional, physical, spiritual, cognitive and social development by offering individualized and group activities.
What does it take to be successful working in the Ealy Childhood Education Department at Seabird Island? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.
- Active Listening: Giving full attention to what others are saying, taking time to understand points being made, asking appropriate questions, and not interrupting.
- Organized: Ability to process and organize electronic and paper documentation, information, and reports.
- Holistic Approach: Consider the “whole” child, which encompasses not only the physical, social, emotional, and mental, but also the cultural and spiritual aspects of the child, within the context of their family, extended family, community and culture.
- Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses, alternative solutions, conclusions or approach to problems.
- Advocacy: The successful applicant acknowledges and honors that parents, caregivers and families know their children best and you work to ensure families feel empowered to be advocates in supporting their own children's development needs.
- Inclusion: You acknowledge children as a gift and support them in achieving participation in community life.
As part of our commitment to finding the best candidates, we utilize online assessments to gain insights into your aptitude, motivations, interests, and personality to assess your compatibility with our team. These assessments consist of short online exercises tailored to evaluate how your traits align with the job you are applying for.
To apply for this job, please follow the instructions below:
- Submit your resume and complete our Prevue Assessment simultaneously. The assessment is an integral part of our evaluation process.
- Allow yourself a minimum of 35-40 minutes to complete the assessment.
- Should you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please reach out to our Recruiting team at [email protected] or call 604-796-2177 for assistance.
Follow this link to complete the assessment: https://seabirdisland.prevuehub.com/selfregistration?url=n5%7Cea
Once you have completed the assessment, we will carefully review your application and results. Qualified candidates will be contacted for further steps in the hiring process. Please be assured that all assessment results will be treated confidentially and used solely for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy.
Please note that failure to complete the assessment may result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
WORK THAT MATTERS
We believe in providing a caring environment for children and being a support system for their family. The Daycare team strives to meet each individual child’s needs for their development.
We operate as an Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve enhanced program that encompasses the seven components of Head Start: health, nutrition, parent & family involvement, Stō:ló culture & Halq’eméylem language, social support, education, and special needs inclusion.
We are located 1 kilometer from Agassiz, BC on the beautiful Fraser River, 120 km east of Vancouver.
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BENEFITS & PERKS
Benefits vary by job type, apply after a successful probationary period and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.
- Extended health and dental benefits,
- Accrued vacation and sick time.
- Pension plan with matching employer contributions,
- Access to internal training programs, professional development, and skill enhancement
- Collaboration with an interdisciplinary team,
- Equitable hourly rates in accordance with the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC)
- Casual dress code
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Provide developmentally and culturally appropriate activities and experiences for the children.
- Assist with meals and snacks, ensuring dietary needs are met.
- Provide a safe (emotionally and physically) and healthy environment with flexible routines. Provide direct supervision of children, ensuring developmentally appropriate experiences.
- Encourage parental involvement in children’s learning.
- Ability to honor individuality, diversity and children's emerging interests within community and family contexts.
- Aid in the development of peer relationships, social behavior and supporting a child’s resilience.
- Records Keeping and Attendance Tracking:
- Maintain attendance for children.
- Follow the procedures for maintaining health records and for administrating medication.
- Immediately report all accidents, injuries and illnesses to the Daycare Supervisor, and record such incidents in the communications book.
- Immediately report all cases of (suspected) child abuse and or neglect to the Daycare Supervisor and /or follow the policy for reporting.
- Assist in and participate in field trips.
- Contribute to the ongoing operation of the center.
- Attend and participate in regular staff meetings.
- Follow licensing regulations.
- Participate in community activities and functions as required by SIB and Chief and Council, including but not limited to Seabird Island Festival, and the Seabird Island Open House.
- Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by your supervisor, Manager, Director, or the CAO.
WHAT YOU BRING
- Must be over 19 years of age.
- Early Childhood Education Certificate and current license to practice required,
- IT Certificate is an asset.
- Experience working with children in an Early Childhood Education environment is required.
- Must provide satisfactory immunization and tuberculosis testing results.
- Valid Standard First Aid and CPR certification.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of early intervention, child development, family centered practice and community-based services required.
- Working knowledge of appropriate assessment tools required.
- Extensive knowledge of social-economic issues affecting urban Aboriginal children and families on and off reserve is a requirement.
- A commitment to ongoing professional development with excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Outlook required.
- Excellent coordination and time management skills required.
- Ability to follow through with tasks with minimal supervision.
- Physically & emotionally capable of carrying out the duties of this position while maintaining a positive and non-judgmental attitude.
- Maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
- Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedure.
- Knowledge and respect of Stó:lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.
- Experience working with First Nations communities is considered an asset.
- Hold a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license (with a clean Driver’s Abstract) and have own reliable vehicle.
- Satisfactory Vulnerable Criminal Record Check is required.
Reports to: Director of Early Childhood Education/ Daycare Supervisor
- Employment is conditional upon completing pre-employment screening to ensure a safe and secure work environment in which students, staff, members, families, community, as well as resources, and assets are protected. All background checks, reference checks and criminal record checks are performed in accordance with SIB HR Policy, protecting the integrity and confidentiality of information gathered during the evaluation.
Seabird Island is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Applicants of Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit heritage. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in Canada; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.