Early Childhood Educator Assistant
Shishalh Nation
Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada
2h ago

The Position :

Memi7man centre has been a part of the Sechelt Nation community for over 40 years. During this time, it has been dedicated to providing quality learning experiences to children from 0-5 years of age.

In recent years we have adopted a Reggio Emilia approach to education which incorporates an inquiry driven, play-based foundation and uses student ideas to direct our emergent curriculum.

Our program is also an Outdoor Education program, most of our time is spent outside regardless of the weather conditions.

We are proud to provide a culturally rich learning experience that connects our students with their community and the rich natural landscapes that surround us.

We are located in Sechelt, the growing seaside community on BC’s beautiful Southern Sunshine Coast, and offers the advantages of life in a picturesque smaller community with easy access to the lower mainland.

Surrounded by natural beauty, Sechelt is a vibrant cultural community with ample outdoor marine and land-based recreation.

If you are looking to make a positive difference in a progressive organization, we would like to hear from you.

Department : Education - Memi7man Childhood Development Center

Reports to : Childhood Development Center Manager

Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Plan, carry out, and assess developmentally appropriate activities and experiences in harmony with the centre’s philosophy.
  • Provide a daily balance of active / quiet, indoor / outdoor, and individual / group activities
  • Establish and carry out a daily activity schedule that incorporates child directed activity, care routines and transition times.
  • Organize space, equipment and materials before activities
  • Assist children in expressing themselves by listening and responding with questions or comments that extend conversations.
  • Use a variety of teaching techniques including modelling, observing, questioning, demonstrating, and reinforcing.
  • Observation and Documentation on a daily basis.
  • Encourage and assist children to practice self-help daily.
  • Plan and carry out experiences that foster an understanding of a variety of cultures and value systems
  • Provide opportunity each day for each child to be alone
  • Provide opportunity for child directed play experience
  • Plan and carry out activities that encourage problem solving
  • Provide experiences and play materials that actively promote diversity and acceptance in interactions & attitudes.
  • Participate in short- and long-term planning and evaluation and staff program reviews
  • Qualifications :

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from an accredited institution.
  • Current BC certificate to Practice
  • Documentation in accordance with Community Care Facilities Branch licensing requirements
  • An Understanding of the issues that affect first nation children and their families
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with parents, community members
  • Mature and responsible attitude towards work
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Valid Standard First Aid and Level C CPR
  • Negative criminal records check.
  • Working Conditions :

    The childcare facility is licensed for 72 children

    Indoor and outdoor activities

    Standing, bending, crouching, some lifting, climbing etc.

    Preference will be given to qualified shíshálh members, community members, and other First Nation’s members, Inuit and Métis.

    We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in the position, however only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

    If you are interested in the position, send your cover letter and résumé to Shreenath Comar, HR Generalist at : scomar secheltnation.net

    About Shishalh Nation

    The shíshálh Nation is committed to innovation in program and service delivery designed to assist our members and community to achieve greater interdependence, wellness and self-sufficiency.

    Foundational to our shared work is the protection, promotion and practice of shíshálh culture, language and laws within our swiya.

    We proudly advance the work of those that have gone before us.

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