Early Childhood Educator – Squamish First Nation (North Vancouver, BC)

By | October 30, 2018

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Squamish First Nation
Early Childhood Educator

Permanent Full-time, Funding Based
Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Department; North Vancouver, BC
Posting Closes: November 22, 2018


The purpose of the Early Childhood Educator position is to provide direct care to children, from birth to 6 years of age, while parents are involved with the Family Programs.  The position encourages children’s intellectual, physical and emotional growth.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Receives children at program, from birth to 6 years of age, on a drop in basis.
  • Carries out age-appropriate activities and experiences for children, from birth to 6 years of age.
  • Maintains open and positive communication with children and parents.
  • Ensures a healthy and safe environment.
  • Adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as a member of the Family Centres and the Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Teams.

Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

  • Early Childhood Educator Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution.Must have current ECE License to Practice or willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Having a Post Basic Special Needs or Infant Toddler Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution is an asset.Incumbent will be required to obtain a Post Basic Special Needs or Infant Toddler Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution within a set timeframe.
  • One to Two years of directly-related experience in majority of specialities listed in the job description, including experience in a child care role or as an early childhood educator.
  • As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to classroom management, Squamish language, First Nation’s child development, curriculum development, language immersion, etc.
  • Experience as a beginner user of MS Office, the internet, etc.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations Community (particularly Squamish) is preferred.
  • Must have a valid First Aid & CPR Certificate or be willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Must have a valid Food Safe Certificate or be willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Must provide a copy of up-to-date immunization record.
  • Must provide a doctor’s letter/medical certificate stating sound physical and psychological health.
  • Must successfully complete Criminal Records Check with vulnerable sector search as per Squamish Nation Policy
  • May be willing to consider incumbent as a trainee who has recently completed an ECE or is in near completion of ECE (required to be completed within set timeframe).  The trainee position allows the incumbent to utilize education/ experience in the ECE position. As a ‘trainee’, the incumbent performs duties described with the scope of his/her education/experience to gain experience/understanding of the position; while working closely with the division team members and department management. Incumbent will be required to obtain a Post Basic Special Needs or Infant Toddler Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution within a set timeframe.  As well, must obtain ECE License to Practice within a set timeframe.

A combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered for above education and experience.

Salary:   As per Squamish Nation Performance & Compensation Strategy.

All applications must be completed using on-line application, link for all postings, at:  http://www.squamish.net/jobs/

Application MUST Include:

  • Cover Letter & Resume

As per policy, successful applicant will need to provide:

  • References from direct supervisors, and
  • Official copies of school records

Chen Chen Stway Human Resources 336 West 4th Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1J1 Tel 604-985-8335
ONLY APPLICANTS WITH RELEVANT TRAINING & EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONTACTED FOR AN INTERVIEW



Squamish First Nation
Early Childhood Educator

Permanent Full-time, Funding Based
Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Department; North Vancouver, BC
Posting Closes: November 22, 2018


The purpose of the Early Childhood Educator position is to provide direct care to children, from birth to 6 years of age, while parents are involved with the Family Programs.  The position encourages children’s intellectual, physical and emotional growth.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Receives children at program, from birth to 6 years of age, on a drop in basis.
  • Carries out age-appropriate activities and experiences for children, from birth to 6 years of age.
  • Maintains open and positive communication with children and parents.
  • Ensures a healthy and safe environment.
  • Adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as a member of the Family Centres and the Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Teams.

Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

  • Early Childhood Educator Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution.Must have current ECE License to Practice or willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Having a Post Basic Special Needs or Infant Toddler Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution is an asset.Incumbent will be required to obtain a Post Basic Special Needs or Infant Toddler Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution within a set timeframe.
  • One to Two years of directly-related experience in majority of specialities listed in the job description, including experience in a child care role or as an early childhood educator.
  • As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to classroom management, Squamish language, First Nation’s child development, curriculum development, language immersion, etc.
  • Experience as a beginner user of MS Office, the internet, etc.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations Community (particularly Squamish) is preferred.
  • Must have a valid First Aid & CPR Certificate or be willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Must have a valid Food Safe Certificate or be willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Must provide a copy of up-to-date immunization record.
  • Must provide a doctor’s letter/medical certificate stating sound physical and psychological health.
  • Must successfully complete Criminal Records Check with vulnerable sector search as per Squamish Nation Policy
  • May be willing to consider incumbent as a trainee who has recently completed an ECE or is in near completion of ECE (required to be completed within set timeframe).  The trainee position allows the incumbent to utilize education/ experience in the ECE position. As a ‘trainee’, the incumbent performs duties described with the scope of his/her education/experience to gain experience/understanding of the position; while working closely with the division team members and department management. Incumbent will be required to obtain a Post Basic Special Needs or Infant Toddler Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution within a set timeframe.  As well, must obtain ECE License to Practice within a set timeframe.

A combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered for above education and experience.

Salary:   As per Squamish Nation Performance & Compensation Strategy.

All applications must be completed using on-line application, link for all postings, at:  http://www.squamish.net/jobs/

Application MUST Include:

  • Cover Letter & Resume

As per policy, successful applicant will need to provide:

  • References from direct supervisors, and
  • Official copies of school records


Chen Chen Stway Human Resources 336 West 4th Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1J1 Tel 604-985-8335
ONLY APPLICANTS WITH RELEVANT TRAINING & EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONTACTED FOR AN INTERVIEW


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