EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR
(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
WE THANK ALL APPLICANTS FOR APPLYING; HOWEVER, ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.