Early Childhood Educator
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2414975 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: Kootenay/Okanagan Posted on: Nov 03, 2020
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Job Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Certificates & Diplomas
Additional Documents
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Salary:  $16.40/hr
Job Description & Requirements

Part-time (21-25 hours per week) Early Childhood Educator

 ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Centre


At ʔaq̓am we are dedicated to working toward our community Vision, collaborating to provide quality programs and services to ʔaq̓amnik̓ (the people).   By infusing our Ktunaxa language and culture into the programming at our ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Centre we are laying the foundation for the next generation of strong and healthy Ktunaxa citizens.  Our employees enjoy exposure to Ktunaxa culture and language, a cohesive work environment, we offer excellent benefits and a diverse, dedicated and enthusiastic team!

 In collaboration with the Daycare Manager, the Early Childhood Educator will assist the Daycare Centre to do its part in preparing our infants, toddlers and pre-school children of today to become our next generation of Ktunaxa professionals, trades people, parents, chiefs, councillors, artisans and …..

 Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide quality childcare as well as plan and carry out developmentally and age appropriate educational activities to engage children aged 1-5 years in learning;
  • Help children complete daily tasks and routines to gain independence and provide constant feedback and communication to build self-esteem;

  • Function as a member of our cohesive, positive, flexible and exuberant team, which includes staff, management, parents and community members.


    Successful candidates will have: 
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certification and licence to practice;

  • Doctor’s medical clearance letter;

  • Up to date immunization record;

  • First Aid Certificate

  • Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Record Check; 

    Preference will be given to candidates who also have: 

  • Previous experience in a similar capacity, supervising and working with children; experience developing learning activities would be an asset.

  • Previous experience working in a First Nation community.

  • Food Safe certification. 

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and copy of ECE certificate and licence to:

    Jan Bailey,                                                                                                                                                                           

    Human Resource Manager

    ʔaq̓am                                                                                                   Fax:  (250) 426-8935                                                        

    7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5                             Emailjbailey@aqam.net

     Closing date:  Ongoing 

    While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kootenay/Okanagan does not accept online applications through makeafuture.ca for Support applicants.

Please visit their website for more information on how to apply.