Job Posting

ECE Assistant or Responsible Adult

Employer Name: 
Circle of Indigenous Nations Society
Job Location: 
Grand Forks, BC

Early Childhood Educator, working within a team environment, will be responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive, age appropriate program for children in their care.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively as part of a team, providing input and support to co-workers.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate developmentally and culturally appropriate activities and experiences for children
  • Develop daily program which includes indoor/outdoor play, active/quiet play and individual and group activities from a holistic perspective (medicine wheel).
  • Supervise children in daily activities.  Guide and assist children in the development of appropriate life skills and interactive behaviour.  Utilize teaching techniques which include modeling, observing, questioning, demonstrating, and positive reinforcement.
  • Attend to each child’s physical needs including:  diapering, toileting, feeding and sleeping.
  • Employ appropriate and acceptable behaviour management techniques at all times.
  • Administer first aid and medication as required.
  • Develop and maintain supportive relationships with children and their families, COINS staff, and community members.
  • Facilitate a supportive emotional climate with children and their families.
  • Provide regular feedback to parents with regard to their child.
  • Observe and document child’s social and emotional development. 
  • Report all incidents of a serious nature to the Program Manager and carry out organizational and/or legislative procedures with regard to reports and follow up.
  • Carry out proper health, safety and licensing standards and report any concerns to the Program Manager.
  • Familiarize self with the COINS policies and procedure manual and health and safety manual.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe environment both indoors and outdoors.
  • Complete required reports and paperwork as directed.
  • Opening and closing the centre as required.
  • Provide work direction to early childhood educator assistants and field placement students as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all matters pertaining to clients and COINS.
  • Perform other related duties as required ((i.e. clean up, snack preparation, laundry, bulletin boards …)
  • Provide support and input into cultural planning with Elders.
Specific Skills Required: 
  • ECE Assistant Certificate or Responsible Adult Certificate
  • Experience with Special Needs is an asset
  • Current Emergency Child Care First Aid Certificate (required)
  • Current Criminal Record Check
  • Food Safe
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development and its practical application
  • Well-developed verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Physical stamina and general good health
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Preferred one-year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Dependable and Reliable
Terms of Employment: 
20-25 hrs a week
$18.00 hourly


Posting Will Expire: 
Monday, June 15, 2020
How to Apply
Application Procedure: 

Inquiries, cover letter and resumes can be sent to:

Laranna Androsoff
Program Manager
Circle of Indigenous Nations Society
Ph. 250-443-4387

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