Early Childhood Educator – Regular, Full-Time

Beacon Community Services - Saanichton, BC (30+ days ago)

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We are an award-winning and accredited not-for-profit that helps people and improves lives

through a range of programs and services, including providing extensive Child, Youth, Family, and

Counselling Services. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and a

rewarding, stimulating work environment.

The Beacon Community Services Teen Education and Motherhood (TEAM) program is offered in

partnership with School District 63 with two locations: Stelly’s Secondary and the Individual

Learning Centre. These programs provide quality child care for young parents who are attending

school and to community families. The Early Childhood Educator is a fundamental role in providing

these services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide quality child care and programming to children enrolled in the program

Follow guidance received from the Assistant Manager or Supervisor of the TEAM programs

Demonstrate team work to create and maintain an inclusive program and child care
environment

Provide a safe, accepting and supportive environment while engaging both the children and
families in the program

Role model safe practices, caregiving and learning opportunities for parents

Maintain the safety and well-being of all children and families enrolled in the program

Use developmentally appropriate practice to plan, implement and evaluate a range of
activities

Provide parents with current updates on the program and their children’s
progress/development; using a variety of communication mediums

Assist children in a manner that support their on-going success

Provide nutritionally valuable foods for the children following Food Safe standards and
guidelines

Be aware of and follow the TEAM program's philosophies and policies, while also being
aware of families' philosophies to provide inclusive, safe and culturally aware programming
and care

Adhere to BC Child Care Regulations and School Legislation

Be aware of and strive to maintain the policies and procedures created and implemented by
Beacon Community Services

Report any concerns to the Assistant Manager or Supervisor of the TEAM programs

Attend to daily housekeeping of the centre

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
ECE certificate or working towards

A valid assistant, ECE or ITE, BC license to practice

Valid First Aid certificate, as outlined by Child Care Regulations (to be renewed upon expiry).

Valid Food Safe certificate (to be renewed every 3 years)

Minimum of 40 professional development hours every 5 years; as outlined by license to
practice standards

WHMIS certification

A clear Solicitor General and RCMP Criminal Record Check

Able to effectively use a computer and electronic devices

Access to a computer and access to the internet

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
Previous experience working with children, families and working within child care settings

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

An energetic, nurturing and sensitive attitude that encourages development

Ability to work individually and as a member of a team

Ability to maintain professional composure and attitude, even in high stress situations

A demeanor that creates safe, trusting relationships with clients

WE LIVE SAFETY!
The safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is a priority of Beacon Community Services. We promote healthy and safe
working conditions in all of our operations. We are committed to continuously improving safety and it is essential to this
position. We further support safety through the active participation and co-operation of management, supervisors,
workers and joint occupational health and safety committees.

APPLICATIONS:
All interested applicants can Apply Now! quoting the position vacancy number 2019-113. Please
note only those applicants who are selected to continue in the recruitment process will be
contacted.