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Early Childhood Educator

Early Childhood Educator

Expiry Date: 
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 9am
Job Type: 
Port Hardy and North Island
Port Hardy
Ft. Rupert
Kwigwis Daycare
• Maintains a safe and healthy environment for the children
• Works within the ECE Code of Ethics and provincial licensing
• Works within the philosophy of Kwigwis Daycare Centre
• Knows policies and procedures of the daycare and abides by them
• Be familiar with Band policies and procedures
• Knowledge of provincial licensing and regulations and works within them
• Is a team player willing to pitch-in
• Completes timesheets in a timely manner as per the Personnel Policy
• Works in cooperation with staff during activities and programming – both inside and outside the daycare centre
• Maintains good relationship with all staff, parents and guests within the centre
• Respects, honours and strictly adheres to confidentiality of centre, children, families and staff
• Is flexible to work in other programs
• Receives payments and issues receipts for daycare fees as per daycare procedure
• Participates in evaluations
• Answers telephone in a professional, responsible manner
• Willingness to pursue and further his or her ECE credentials
• Other duties as assigned by Daycare Manager

• Interacts with parents and family members in a supportive respectful manner
• Promotes a mutual understanding of growth, development, strengths and needs of children
• Communicates and delegates duties to ECE Assistant / Responsible Adult / Training positions when necessary
• Interacts with children in a respectful and professional manner
• Constantly aware of children’s activities by scanning the room and being able to multi-task
• Refers to, and contribute to the communication book
• Keeps track of dispensed medication, according to the licensing regulations and forms provided
• Maintains daily records of children (ie attendance arrival and pick-up times)
• Documents incidents as per need—reports incidents on form to licensing--non-reportable incidents on form for file

• Cooperates with the Daycare Manager and other staff on childcare techniques
• Participates in planning and implementing the daycare program under the direction of the Daycare Manager
• Attends and actively contributes at staff meetings
• Provides appropriate early childhood experiences to foster all areas of child development, using the environment and available equipment
• Incorporate tactile and sensory activities where/when ever possible
• Ready, willing and able to go on walks and field trips
• Maintains an open, accepting and respectful manner and attitude towards all individuals involved in the program
• Assists in the development and implementation of individualized goals and programming for children with your co-worker and/or manager
• Assists in anecdotal observations, assessments and referrals alongside the Infant Development Program and other resources when necessary
• Prepares and delivers circle time activities
• Plans, prepares and offers art/craft activities
• Role models healthy/hygiene behaviours (washing hands, manners etc.)
• Prepares and serves daily morning/afternoon snacks for the children following Canada’s Food Guide
• Works closely with the various daycare staff and educators and other various First Nations agencies
• Maintains good relations with the Kwakiutl Band staff, parents, children and community
• Fosters caring relationships with children (following Kwigwis Daycare guidance policy and following Provincial Licensing regulations)

• Satisfactory criminal record check (every 5 years)
• Smoke- and scent-free environment
• Harassment- and violence-free environment
• Bending, kneeling, packing, running, walking, squatting, sitting, crawling

Term: 2 Positions: (1) f/t permanent & (1) p/t, casual, on-call

Compensation: TBD

Competition Closes: Open until filled – positions to start asap

Qualifications & Experience: 
• Valid ECE certificate (or willing to consider applicants who are or working towards)
• Current provincial license to practice (or working towards)
• Commitment to upgrade skills and attend professional development workshops
• 2 written character references confirming suitability working with children
• Immunization record
• TB test (yearly or as necessary)
• Valid First Aid with CPR (for children) Certificate
• Knowledge of Kwakiutl culture, language & practices – strong assets
• Exhibits patience and great sense of humour
• Flexible, hard-working and motivated
• High professional standards and conduct
• Successful vulnerable criminal record check
How to apply: 
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