This position assists in implementing an enriched child care program located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that meets the needs of children three (3) to five (5) years of age. This position also provides opportunities for typical and children who have extra support needs to be integrated in an inclusive setting
Responsibilities include assisting in planning and leading age appropriate programs for pre-school children plus ensuring opportunities for children requiring extra support are part of the daily curriculum. This position assists in modifying activities that help with child development and social learning. Works with outside professionals; assists in writing individual care plans and reports. Builds and fosters positive and healthy relationships with children, families and staff.
Completion of Early Childhood Education (ECE) Basic Level Certificate is required, with a current license.
A Special Needs Certificate is preferred
A current and valid First Aid certificate is required
Some experience with working with special needs children
Working in a minimum of two childcare settings preferred
A current Food Safe certificate is preferred
A Police Records Check is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any charges or convictions related to this position
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Sound knowledge of the fundamentals of community childcare programs
Knowledge and experience of community resources
Previous experience writing precise individual care planning and reports is preferred
Ability to plan and lead daycare curriculum/activities for typical and children who require extra support
Experience with group dynamics and behaviour management
Sound knowledge of community care licensing requirements
Demonstrated ability in supporting families in crisis situation and to recommend appropriate referrals
Knowledge of community healthcare resources and childcare licensing requirements; philosophy and objectives of a community daycare program.
Previous experience and documentation around child protection issues is preferred.
Knowledge of safety practices, policies and regulations applicable to the work performed.
Ability to liaise with relevant professionals and other groups.
A class 4 driver’s license and second language would be an asset.
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: $24.36-$28.55 per hour
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
Our Covid-19 protocols have been established based on WorksafeBC requirements and recommendations from Vancouver Coastal Health and BC's health minister.
- childcare: 2 years (Required)
- AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (Required)