Registered Early Childhood Educator
Department: Children’s Services – Couchie Memorial Child Care Centre Posting Date: July 21, 2023
Location: Nipissing First Nation, ON Schedule: Standard Work Week Job type: Full-time, Permanent Vacancies: 1
Reports To: Manager, Children’s Services Starting Salary: $40, 986.40
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Registered Early Childhood Educator to join our team. As an Early Childhood Educator, you will play a crucial role in providing a safe, enriching, and stimulating learning environment for young children.
The Educator will work closely with all children and employees in a licensed childcare setting to ensure the programs enhance the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development services and/or support by planning age-appropriate curriculum. In accordance with the policies and practices of NFN Children’s Services, the Registered Early Childhood Educator will provide guidance and direction with ongoing supervision of the outdoor/indoor environments.
What you’ll do in the role
Utilize the four foundations of learning – cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development to design and implement a comprehensive curriculum that promotes holistic growth among the children.
Plan and prepare snacks and meals with an awareness of health choices and licensing
Supervise children during all outdoor and indoor play and any other activities during the
Ensure children are dressed appropriately for indoor/outdoor
Implement routines (such as bathroom breaks, washing hands before/after eating food, washing up after getting dirty) which encourage good health and hygiene practices that are effective for learning in children as it helps their independence and confidence/knowledge to make well-informed decisions about their health.
Monitor lunch and snack-time activities encouraging children to eat their lunch. Report any appetite changes or concerns to parents and Mentor and monitor healthy eating.
Ensure children get enough rest during nap time as it can enhance memory, support learning and an opportunity to recharge and re-energize for the remainder of the day.
Plan for outdoor and indoor activity with any necessary tools or equipment needed for children to have that foundation for healthy development and gross/motor skills.
Communicate the schedule daily to children; this assists with transitions, children will feel they have an active role in the classroom and demonstrate responsibility.
Conduct daily health checks of children, record illness and inform supervisor; contact parents as needed.
Know where each child is located by doing regular attendance and safety verification checks, including indoor/outdoor, transition times, nap times and field trips.
Remain on duty until the last child is picked
Maintain up-to-date records for legislative and regulatory
Record daily and monthly attendance, report accidents, incidents and occurrences as required, get appropriate signatures in a timely manner.
Just a few reasons to join Nipissing First Nation
Opportunity to work with a dynamic team with career growth across multiple
Nipissing First Nation prides itself in providing its employees with job security, competitive wages and a safe working environment.
On-the-job training to support your success in the
A defined contribution pension plan
Comprehensive Health Plan including Medical, Vision, Life and Disability
Better than average vacation and leave
What you bring to the table
Must have Early Childhood Education Diploma and registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators
Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a childcare setting, or EarlyON program an
Valid Standard First Aid Training and Level “C” CPR
A recent (within 3 months) Criminal/Police Records check and Vulnerable Persons check
Safe Food Handling Certificate
Proof of completion or willingness to obtain upon employment the following: Food Safe Level 1 Certification, Occupational Health and Safety Training, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Respect for Indigenous culture and willingness to learn
Knowledge of CCEYA (Child Care and Early Years Act) 2014 and Quality First or any regional Quality Assessment Tools
Knowledge of and sensitivity to Indigenous culture, value and beliefs
Experience working with Indigenous children, families and
Excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving abilities, conflict resolution skills, time management and organizational skills.
Excellent verbal and communication skills with coworkers and management, and when collaborating with the community and other organizations.
Strong cognitive and critical thinking skills for assessments, developments and evaluations
Good time management skills, for productivity to be efficient and timely in
Maintain professionalism and boundaries in challenging
Must have the ability to problem-solve and to reason logically when making judgements about information and understanding things.
Exercise patience in the behavioural management of children with various learning and developmental abilities
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and communicate
Ability to act professionally, be reliable and work with minimal
Ability to protect the personal health information of children and maintain a high degree of
Ability to work with children and identify their needs for their cognitive, social, physical and emotional development.
Ability to collaborate with the team of Early Childhood Educators, the supervisor and management, and children alongside with their families to ensure the program runs efficiently and successfully.
Willingness to undertake continuing education or
Nipissing First Nation adheres to the following process for our recruitment practices.
Closing August 4, 2023 – 1st Round
Opportunities are open to all registered Nipissing First Nation Please advise your status in your application
Applicants who are considered Round 2 or Round 3 will not be considered, regardless of when the application is received.
If no suitable candidate is found, the process will proceed to Stage Two
Closing August 11, 2023 – 2nd Round
Opportunities are open to spouses and children of registered Nipissing First Nation members and registered members of other First Please advise your status in your application
Applicants who are considered Round 3 will not be considered, regardless of when the application is received.
If no suitable candidate is found, the process will proceed to Stage Three
Closing August 18, 2023 – 3rd Round
Opportunities are open to all applicants (status and non-status)
The posting will be open until filled
If you are excited by this opportunity and want to be a part of Nipissing First Nation, please apply online by emailing your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:30pm on the application deadline noted above.
Are you a member of NFN? If so, please read below:
Nipissing First Nation supports the training and growth of their members and strongly encourages their members to apply to positions.
Work experience and training opportunities are taken into consideration when screening
Nipissing First Nation members are encouraged to apply to all rounds of employment
As per Section 24(1)(a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, Nipissing First Nation gives preference to First Nation applicants for any employment opportunities.
Miigwech to all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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