Job Posting: Early Childhood Educator Manager

June 28, 2020

Closing Date: July 6, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Early Childhood Educator Manager under the direction of the Director of Education, will primarily be responsible to develop pre-school and daycare policies, procedures, and best practices in accordance with legislation requirements.

The candidate must possess ability to supervise and motivate a team to achieve and exceed their goals and is responsible for delivering programs of activities and opportunities that promote cultural, physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth for children aged 3-5. The position is responsible for aiding children in exploring interests, developing talents, building self-esteem and learning to share and interact appropriately with others. Songhees Nation offers a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees.

KEY DUTIES:

  • Knowledge and experience working with First Nation families and/or a willingness to learn about First Nation culture
  • Thorough mediation and conflict resolution skills
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to exercise sound judgement and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with staff and collaborate effectively with internal and external funders to develop, manage, and evaluate programs and service
  • Aptitude to recognize and respond effectively to various types of situations, including crisis or conflict, and able to react quickly with excellent judgement, diplomacy and tact
  • Capable of working independently with limited direction, act on own initiatives, set priorities and meet tight or changing schedules/deadlines
  • Supervisory experience

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Valid ECE certification (infant/toddler license an asset)
  • Valid First Aid Certification (Child Safe)
  •  Experience working with children aged 3-5 / Preschool
  •  Physically and mentally fit to work with the 3-5/preschool age group – with doctor’s note, also up to date TB and immunization records
  • Experience in working with behavioural, or special needs (including speech and language) children is considered an asset
  • Able to provide at least two references in regard to working with the 3-5 age group

WORK CONDITIONS:

  • Extended periods of standing, bending/kneeling, playing
  • Occasional meetings, training opportunities and/or conferences required

Please send resumes to Felicity Peters, Human Resource Manager

Songhess Nation Phone: 250-386-1043 ext.114

Email: felicity.peters@songheesnation.com