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Early Childhood educator

Job Type

1 Full time Contract Position



(12-Month Maternity Leave Coverage with Possibility of Extension)


FT/PT Position: 1 Full-Time Contract Position

Location: Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, ON

Reports To: Director of Operations

Closing Date: open until filled


Summary: The Early Childhood Educator will engage with children aged 0-4 years of age through various program activities by providing educational and development support, be responsible for all professional tasks encountered in the course of his/her activities concerned with the instruction of children, be aware and look out for the welfare of children, and maintain a positive and inclusive educational climate in the Early Years Centre.



  • Implementing program delivery at the Early Years Centre;

  • Supervising and managing Early Years Centre staff;

  • Completion of departmental administrative duties, including but not limited to cheque requisitions, filing, report completion and submissions, and supplies/equipment ordering;

  • Provide educational and developmental support to children;

  • Ensure child’s cognitive, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual needs are met;

  • Engage children in program activities (e.g., reading, dramatic play, crafts, song and dance, physical activity, etc.);

  • Guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing, and toilet habits;

  • Responsible for record keeping and child observations, such as signs of potential learning/behavioural problems, abilities, interests and needs of children;

  • Prepare reports for parents, guardians, and the Director of Operations as required or requested;

  • Ensure the classroom environment protects the health, safety, and well-being of children;

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community service providers;

  • Attend and successfully complete any required pre-employment training and/or ongoing training as requested by the Director of Operations;

  • Work as part of a team, including attending staff meetings as required or requested, and;

  • Other relevant job duties as assigned by the Director of Operations.



  • Possession of an Early Childhood Education diploma a requirement.

  • Must provide credentials that identify a current good standing status with the College of Early Childhood Educators.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a daycare setting and experience working in a First Nation community.

  • Possess knowledge of early stages of development, self-regulation, special education, inclusion, and physical education, as well as Canada’s healthy food guidelines.

  • Knowledge of Anishinaabe language, culture, traditions, and way of life.

  • Must be up to date with immunizations.

  • Successful completion of food allergy and anaphylaxis training.

  • Proficiency with computer programs, such as Microsoft Office.

  • Possess a valid G class driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.

  • Must be willing and able to adhere to strict confidentiality and code of ethics.

  • Must be willing and able to provide a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.

  • A Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation Band member an asset.

  • Must be willing to submit to workplace drug testing.




Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References (with permission to contact) by e-mail or fax to:


Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation Band Office

Attention: Human Resources

RR#1, Site 115, Box 300

Dryden, ON P8N 2Y4

T: (807) 938-6684     F: (807) 938-1166




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