Indigenous Early Childhood Educator Coordinator - Fraser River Indigenous Society
The Indigenous Early Childhood Educator Coordinator is primarily responsible for assisting in the development and facilitation of culturally safe early years drop-in and outreach programs for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families with children aged 0-6. This position requires an individual with a passion for the delivery of strengths based, trauma informed, culturally centred early years programs with the capacity for self-direction.
KEY COMPETENCIES: Facilitation; interpersonal; effectiveness; communication; planning; organizing; cultural agility; self-directed; problem solving; teamwork; flexibility; adaptability
- Early Childhood Education diploma or certificate, current ECE licence and 1-2 years experience or equivalent combination of relevant education
- Assets include infant/toddler and special needs certificates, infant development, supported child development certificates/diplomas, CYC or FNCYC diploma or degree, understanding of infant/toddler assessment tools, other EY trainings
- Knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions, history, trauma-informed practices, and the ability to work respectively with Indigenous people
- Experience facilitating group and circle time activities
- Demonstrating understanding of the development of children and their mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs and an understanding of inclusivity of children with special needs
- Valid Class 5 BC drivers’ licence (Abstract required) and own reliable transportation; willing to obtain business insurance and liability coverage
- Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
- Valid First Aid certificate, Infant CPR, and Food safe certificate within 90 days of employment
- Demonstrated ability to use a variety of software Microsoft Office 365, E-mail, Internet
- A strength based, solution oriented, and family centered approach is required
- Strong work ethic and positive attitude, and proactive when dealing with conflicts
- Assist with the design, development, and facilitation of culturally safe ECE drop-in and outreach services
- Assist with curriculum development using seven sacred teachings, medicine wheel, tipi teachings or other cultural models as a basis
- Responsible for teaching a range of topics including ages and stages of child development, family roles and responsibilities, child behavior, and other issues, such attachment, coping and communication skills
- Coordinating, developing, and maintaining program supplies and resources
- Monitor and maintain all aspects of programs such as, but not limited to registration, program promotion and budgeting
- Responsible for creating and maintaining an environment of safety and wellness in the ECE Drop in, including overall group dynamics and when supported visits are taking place in Drop-In
- Comply with WCB health and safety standards to maintain a healthy and safe environment; Covid-19 safety plan and willing to participate on Health and Safety committee
- Provide activity coordination to involve Indigenous Elders in the ECE drop-In program
- Maintain an appropriate record and information system
- Assist with referral process, program evaluation and quality improvements
- Assist EY Program Manager with administration tasks as needed such as: data collection for reporting, back up for EY programs and liaise with other FRIS EY and FDP programs
- Ability to demonstrate professional conduct such as
- precautionary measures and safety guidelines
- confidentiality, successful criminal record checks
- adhere cultural safety protocol
- Moderate physical activity involving walking, standing, bending, and lifting.
- Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community partners
Terms of Employment:
- Monday-Friday (35 hours/week)
- Start Date: As soon as possible
- Wage: $24.45 - $26.50 commensurate with education and experience
- Benefits, ongoing training opportunities and flexibility to work from home due to Covid
Please submit a Cover Letter & Resume via the "Apply" button.
Closing Date: until position is filled
Please self-identify in cover letter and we thank all those who apply. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Under Section 25 of the Constitution Act and Section16 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act preference will be given to Indigenous applicants.