ECE Teacher
Tsleil-Waututh Nation
North Vancouver, BC

WHO WE ARE

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation People currently reside on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC. Since time immemorial we have occupied Village sites all around səl̓ilẃət, also known as Burrard Inlet. This is how we have come to be the People of the Inlet. Revitalization is important at Tsleil-Waututh, where you will see our language, culture, and stewardship of the lands and waters returned to our people and we are once again prospering the same way our Ancestors had for so many years. We are one of the most progressive Nations in North America because we have deep cultural and spiritual roots, as well as a great affinity for the land and water. This is reflected in our work and interaction with the world at large. Working with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation is a unique opportunity as you will experience the wealth of Culture and strength of business practices.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Early Childhood Educator works under the direction of the Manager, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Child and Family Development Centre, the Head Teacher and in cooperation with staff to provide quality, inclusive, emergent child care and family support services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the Centre meets all requirements of the Child Care Licensing Regulations on a daily bas
  • Plan, carry out, and assess emerging curriculum activities and experiences in harmony with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation
  • Child and Family Development Centre’s philosophy and Schedule D of the Child Care Licensing Regulation.
  • Cooperate with management and staff to individualise the curriculum and family services.
  • Ensure guidance of children that encourages positive self-esteem
  • Ensure positive communications with parents/guardians.
  • Contribute to the on-going operation of the Centre.
  • Facilitate a respectful conflict resolution process when dealing with difficult staff and parent/guardian issues.
  • Implement a problem solving approach with practical solutions when faced with difficult situations.
  • Maintain a neat, orderly and clean environment in all activity and program areas.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information related to the Centre, staff, children and their families.
  • Participate as a member of Child and Family Development Centre team.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Early Childhood Educator Certificate and License to Practice.
  • Infant/Toddler Certificate is an asset.
  • Previous experience working with children in a child care/recreation setting
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate.
  • Up-to-date record of immunizations and tuberculosis test.
  • Statement from a medical practitioner indicating adequate physical and psychological capability to work with children and carry out assigned duties.
  • Willingness to participate in work-related courses, seminars and training as require
  • Must maintain regular attendance and be flexible to accommodate changing schedules.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Self-motivated and proactive when dealing with conflicts.
  • Above average ability to work independently, multi-task, time management, organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Anticipates and is consistently responsive and responsible to address issues and concerns at work.
  • Ability to mentor and coach peers.
  • Ability to be adaptable to change in varied situations.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s territory and culture an asset
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of the Tsleil-Waututh Child & Family Development Centre Family Handbook.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, observation and assessment.
  • Understanding of early childhood curriculum, assessment, evaluation and reporting.
  • Knowledge of First Nations cultures and backgrounds is an asset.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Physical demands:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach and lift. Must be able to lift up to 15 kgs and move/react quickly to ensure the safety of children.
  • Must be able to get down to the child’s level and be on the floor.
  • Mental Demands
  • This role requires the ability to manage a number of requests and situations at one time.
  • Environmental Conditions
  • The work environment is active and noise levels vary from quiet to loud.
  • Indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Risk of illness or infection from changing diapers, cleaning body fluids and performing first aid etc.

WHY WORK FOR TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION?

Training and career development

Business casual office

Community fitness & gym access

Comprehensive group benefits plan

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

  • child care: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (Required)

Licence:

  • Early Childhood Education (Required)