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Career Opportunity:

Early Childhood Educator-Special Needs Certification Diverse Abilities & Inclusion Support Worker at Munu Early Learning Centre.

Munu Learning Centre in Nanaimo is operated by AHSABC.


Join our AHSABC Team

We are looking for a caring Early Childhood Educator-Special Needs Certification or Child and Youth Care-Early Years professional to join our Munu Learning Centre Team.

Deadline to apply: December 17, 2023





Aboriginal Head Start Diverse Abilities and Inclusion Support Worker will demonstrate superior standards of practice and competency in the Early Childhood profession and field. Individuals must be skilled at understanding and implementing inclusion strategies, to ensure that all children have equitable access to participate in the childcare program. Interested applicants will focus attention to support care-planning, integrative case management, one-to-one support, and collaborate to create an early learning environment which fosters wonder and excitement for all children.


The intention of the AHS childcare program is to provide a rich early learning experience founded in Indigenous culture and language. The candidate must be highly motivated and strive to provide a high-quality early childhood programming to Indigenous children and families. This heart-centered work requires strong communication skills and interpersonal skills to engage in meaningful relationships with children and families.


The AHS Diverse Abilities and Inclusion Support Worker works as part of the Munu Early Learning Centre team, to model a sensitive approach to inclusion for children with additional support needs. We Invite you to join our team to help our Association to be the best it can be for our children, families, staff, and profession.


To learn about Aboriginal Head Start and our organization, visit us at AHSABC.com and find us on Facebook or IG


Responsibilities:

  1. Participate daily in the childcare program, modelling a sensitive approach to inclusion for children with diverse needs and abilities.

  2. Plan alongside families ensuring family values and goals are leading the support strategies for children with diverse needs.

  3. Coordinate and lead care planning and integrative case management meetings.

  4. Work alongside the care team to ensure necessary referrals are made; proactive communications ensuring follow through.

  5. Work as part of the Munu educator team to ensure support strategies are implemented successfully.

  6. To collaborate in the planning and delivery of high-quality early years program a Munu Early Learning Centre, guided by the AHS Principles and Guidelines.

  7. Commitment to grow caring relationships with children and families, reflecting AHS philosophy of and intergenerational family wellness program.

  8. To work closely with the Munu program team building a supportive and collaborative team dynamic.

  9. A personal commitment to grow professional and personal attributes necessary to meet the needs of the children and families attending the AHS program.

  10. Participate in team meetings and professional development opportunities.

  11. Promote and advocate for high quality early childhood education, Aboriginal Head Start services that reflect the AHS Principles and Guidelines and the BC Early Learning Framework.

  12. Reports directly to the Munu Learning Centre AHS Coordinator.


Requirements:

  • Holds a current Early Childhood Educator Certificate with Special Needs Certification (Issued by the ECE Registry of BC) or hold a Child and Youth Care Degree with Early Years Specialization.

  • Valid First Aid Certificate

  • Experience and knowledge with Aboriginal Head Start.

  • Knowledge, experience, and awareness of diverse Indigenous cultures.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Professional written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent documentation, time/priority management and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently, to analyze a situation, and to develop an approach and plan of action.

  • Creativity and innovation in inspiring high quality program delivery.

  • Experience working with Elders.

  • Experience working with Parents in programs.

  • The Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC has aligned with the Provincial Public Health Order released on October 14, 2021. We have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees at AHSABC. This policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected for employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination by providing a copy of your BC Vaccination Card Passport with the QR code.


Working Conditions:

  • High quality early learning environment founded in Indigenous language and culture.

  • Compensation rate ECE at $28/hour plus a retroactive $4/hour wage enhancement initiative with ECE Certification.

  • Supportive environment which offers operating closures for program planning and professional development to ensure quality programming.

  • Employment includes employer paid health benefits and matched contribution to retirement plan.

  • Full-time position based on 35 hours per week.

To Apply:

Submit a detailed cover letter, complete resume, and two references via e-mail to:

Tammy Aguilera, Programming Director, Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC:

Joan Gignac, Executive Director, Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC


By Sunday, December 17, 2023


NOTE: In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

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