Relief StrongStart Coordinator - Princeton

Job Code: 3259609

Job Description



In School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen), we recognize that we learn, teach and work on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Nle?eKepmx and Syilx people, and we acknowledge our Métis communities and their contributions to the Aboriginal ways of being, knowing and doing.

Our Strategic Plan has a “Success for ALL Learners” focus, supported by a dedicated staff, engaged stakeholders and partners who share a genuine commitment to the district. The district offers rich programming to just over 2075 students, 48% of whom are Indigenous. We are proud of our work towards Truth and Reconciliation.

The district serves the two communities of Merritt and Princeton, six First Nations Bands, the Métis and the Conayt Friendship Society. The mountains, lakes and valleys within the district make it a natural setting for fabulous, year-round outdoor activities. We offer a warm small-town atmosphere where relationships are fundamental to our success.

At this time, we invite applications for the position of: Relief StrongStart Coordinator - Princeton

School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) is accepting applications for Relief StrongStart Coordinator positions for the Princeton a rea to be kept on file for one year , to be reviewed should a relief position become available. This means that we may contact you, if selected, anytime over the course of that year.

Relief StrongStart Coordinator positions are on-call positions.

The Relief StrongStart Coordinator position will be required to be available for work at all applicable Princeton schools.

Under the supervision of the District Principal of Student Support Services and the school principal the Relief StrongStart Coordinator provides replacement support in delivering the StrongStart BC Early Learning Centre drop-in program for parents/caregivers with preschool aged children (0-5 years). Parents and/or caregivers will be supported to participate alongside their children using interactive activities that concentrate on key aspects of early childhood development in a play-based setting.

  1. Create a welcoming, inclusive, respectful environment;
  2. Deep commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment through the Truth and Reconciliation process;
  3. Implement engaging daily activities and program based on British Columbia's Early Learning Framework suitable for children ages 0 to 5 years;
  4. Prepare and adapt to a variety of classroom materials as required;
  5. Prepare healthy snacks; including the purchase of foods, preparation, and clean-up;
  6. Work as a role model and mentor for parents and caregivers of children in the program as a representative of the District;
  7. Work collaboratively, positively, and proactively as a part of the larger school community;
  8. Participate in meetings as required; and
  9. Perform other assigned job related duties.
Qualifications and Attributes:
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent;
  • A certificate, preferably a Diploma, in Early Childhood Education;
  • A Community Care Facilities Branch B.C. License to practice;
  • A valid Child Safe First Aid Certificate;
  • A clear Criminal Record Review, completed prior to hiring;
  • Recent experience in creating, planning, implementing and budgeting for an early learning program;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills;
  • Proven organizational and planning skills;
  • An understanding of and a commitment to quality early learning and the Early Learning Framework;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of parents, children, volunteers, professionals, and community members;
  • A proven ability to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for diverse children and families;
  • Knowledge of child development, family needs and supports, community resources, and early learning pedagogy;
  • A class 5 driver's license; a driver's abstract to be provided annually; and
  • Such other qualifications, skills and abilities as may be needed to meet Ministry requirements or terms of the StrongStart contract.

Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the C.U.P.E. Local 847 Collective Agreement. Current wage is $30.01 per hour.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application package online, which should include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including recent professional development activities
  • Copies of diploma, degree, certifications
  • Three (3) professional references

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Posted On
September 29, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Part Time, Occasional
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
John Allison Elementary
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Certificates & Diplomas