On-Call Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
About the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Vancouver Island has been supporting people in need since 1916. Focused on impacting the lives of people affected by poverty, the Society offers emergency relief services while maintaining a focus and commitment to addressing the root causes that contribute to poverty in our communities. Through a variety of programs, the Society provides support through affordable housing, a food pantry, a home visit program, a day program for persons with developmental disabilities, and thrift stores providing clothing and household items to those in need.
About the Role
Mary’s Place Childcare Centre is seeking dedicated Early Childhood Educators to join our staff as an on-call Early Childhood Educator or Early Childhood Educator Infant Toddler. This is an ideal position for individuals who are enthusiastic and passionate about being a contributor to children, families, teammates, and the community. If you enjoy working with children and helping to provide a fun, safe, and educational environment where you can make a difference, then this is the position that you’ve been searching for. This job will help you develop excellent skills and techniques that can benefit you in both your personal life and in future careers in child development.
- Provide a learning environment for infants and toddlers that is warm, supportive, and comforting.
- Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and each child’s family.
- Encourage parental involvement in the program.
- Nurture the parent-child relationship.
- Establish strong and caring relationships with the infants and toddlers in your Centre.
- Design and implement indoor and outdoor learning environments that engage the total development of each child while addressing the individual needs of the children in the group.
- Greet infants /toddlers and their parents warmly and with enthusiasm each morning.
- Respond quickly in a soothing and tender manner to infants’ cries or calls of distress.
- Respond consistently to the child’s needs for food and drink as well as comfort.
- Put into practice theories and principles of child growth and development.
- Organize each day’s activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group.
- Maintain a safe and clean caregiving environment and assure the well-being and safety of all the children in that environment.
- Conduct daily safety inspections of the classroom and outdoor learning environments.
- Maintain a positive, calm attitude and a pleasant, soothing voice and model this attitude and voice for parents and others working or volunteering in the program.
- Communicate effectively with others including giving and receiving feedback.
- Cooperate successfully as a member of a team.
- Maintain confidentiality of all information related to the Centre’s children, their parents, and staff.
- Assist children in practicing self-help skills.
- Attend all training opportunities and staff meetings and events as provided and scheduled.
- Perform any other tasks deemed necessary by the center coordinator or manager.
WorkSafe BC Employee Responsibility
- Follow safe work procedures and act safely in the workplace at all times. Use the protective clothing, devices, and equipment provided. Co-operate with joint occupational health and safety committees, worker health and safety representatives, WorkSafe BC prevention officers, and anybody with health and safety duties.
- Be alert to hazards. Report them immediately to your supervisor or employer. Follow safe work procedures and act safely in the workplace at all times. Get treatment quickly should an injury happen on the job and tell the health care provider that the injury is work-related.
- Other assigned duties, as required.
- Educators in an on-call position to work in either of the two programs when staff are absent.
- Wage range
- $27.96-$29.96 for ECE/IT
- $25.96-$27.96 for ECE
- We participate in the Wage Enhancement program to add $4.00/hour (reflected in the above wage range)
- Additional 10% per hour in lieu of benefits
- Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Mandatory), Infant/Toddler (Preferred)
- Current BC License to Practice (Mandatory)
- First Aid Certification –Standard CPR
- Understanding of The Community Care Facilities Branch licensing requirements
- Adherence to the ECE of BC Code of Ethics
- Mature and responsible attitude towards work and co-workers
- An understanding of the issues that affect children and their families
- One to two years of experience working in an Early Childhood Centre with specialized knowledge in programs for infants and toddlers
- Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with children, parents, and community members
- Experience working with children with mental and physical disabilities and the community supports available
- Willingness to work flexible hours
- Willingness to attend meetings and events after hours
- Understanding of the Mission and Values of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
- Will be required to successfully obtain a Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check clearance letter prior to commencing employment
Please send a resume and cover letter stating your interest in the position to Stephanie Paetz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Society St. Vincent de Paul is committed to cultivating an inclusive, fair, equitable and diverse culture. We welcome applicants of all race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, sexual identity, economic class, ability, disability, age, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, or status. We believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds are what make us better, and we look forward to welcoming your unique strengths to our team.
We thank you for your interest and look forward to reviewing your application.