Job Posting

Various ECE Positions

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

Circle of Indigenous Nations Society is hiring various ECEs for positions at the new Grand Forks Talking Little Feet Aboriginal Head Start Program.

Job Titles:

Early Childhood Educator – must have ECE Certificate - $25 per hour -  2 positions – 28-35 hours per week

Infant Toddler Educator – must have ECE Certificate with Infant Toddler Specialization – 1 position – 32-38 hours per week - $26 per hour

Infant Toddler Educator and Floor Supervisor - must have ECE Certificate with Infant Toddler Specialization – 1 position – 32-38 hours per week - $26.50 per hour

Early Childhood Educator Assistant – must have ECE Assistant Status and experience with children with special needs is an asset - 25 hours per week - $18 per hour

NOTE: Extended health benefits available to all employees that work at least  20 hours a week.

Also looking for casual staff - ECE’s with and without Infant Toddler specialization, as well as ECE Assistants and those that have taken the Responsible Adult course with the Child Care Resource & Referral program.

Reports to:                        AHS Program Manager and Executive Director

Position Summary:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 19 years of age – minimum
  • Registered Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Infant Toddler Certificate (for ECE Infant Toddler positions)
  • Special Needs Certificate 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

The floor supervisor will be required to provide support and supervision to all staff when the program manager is unavailable.  The start date for all positions will be approximately December 1, 2019.



Posting Will Expire: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
How to Apply
Application Procedure: 

Inquiries and resumes can be sent to:

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

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