An exciting opportunity exists for an ECE Educator with experience supporting children with complex needs at the Maxxine Wright Early Care & Learning Centre, a program of Atira Women's Resource Society. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about ending violence against women and children. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children and the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.
Experience working with children with complex developmental needs. Experience working with children who have/are experiencing and or have witnessed violence and abuse is a definite asset. Experience working as a team with the primary teachers. Must adhere to a feminist analysis of violence against women and have a commitment to/understanding of anti-oppression work and the intersectionality of oppressions. Must have a well-developed analysis of the impact/legacy of colonization and assimilation and the resulting impact on First Nations, Metis and Inuit women. Must be open to working with women who are struggling with substance use and/or mental & spiritual wellness. Must understand and be comfortable working within a harm reduction framework.
This position works with two other educators to support specific children who are connected to the Centre for Child Development and enrolled at the Maxxine Wright Daycare Centre. As such, a teacher of First Nations, Metis or Inuit ancestry is an asset.
- To plan, carry out, and assess developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that promote the well-being of each child and that respect and reflect the diverse needs of the children.
- Working one-to-one with specific children with complex developmental needs while keeping an inclusive environment with the other children in the centre.
- Working as a team with the other primary teachers.
- Working closely with a child development consultant and other professionals at the Centre for Child Development.
- To ensure the child care environment is healthy and safe for all children.
- To ensure guidance of children's behavior that encourages positive self-concept.
- To ensure positive communication with enrolling parents/legal guardians.
- To contribute to the ongoing operation of the centre.
Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to work under pressure/in crisis
- Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to work collaboratively
- Ability to manage stress
- Ability to learn from experiences
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
An Early Childhood Educator license to practice is required. An Special Needs Certificate and license to practice are an asset. Some form of relevant skill-based training is required either through community programs like those offered at the Native Education College and/or through volunteer training and experience and/or through another relevant workplace experience. Formal education/credentials will count only as much as work experience.
- A valid child oriented First Aid certificate is required
- Food Safe Certificate is an asset
- Infant/toddler Certificate an asset
- Special Needs Certificate an asset
- All positions are subject to a criminal records review
Expressions of interest, including an updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at or dropped off to 101 East Cordova before the deadline noted above; Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Candidates who lack the basic experience and qualifications as set out in the posting will not be considered. Please go to atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of postings.