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Job Number:  41691
Specialized Early Childhood Educator, Maxxine Wright Early Care & Learning Centre
Job Posted: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
(89 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $18.25/hour with three weeks holiday to start, paid sick time, employer contributions to a registere


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Specialized Early Childhood Educator, Maxxine Wright Early Care & Learning Centre


Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but may change dependent on children’s attendance


$18.25/hour with three weeks holiday to start, paid sick time, employer contributions to a registered pension, and a comprehensive benefits package, paid for by Atira.


Open until filled

An exciting opportunity exists for a Specialized Early Childhood Educator at 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 the work of 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.


Must be ECE certified or equivalency, and have at minimum one year experience working with children who are vulnerable and who have complex needs. Experience working with children who have witnessed and or experienced violence and abuse is a significant asset, as is demonstrated working knowledge of the impact trauma has on mothering. 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 moms who may be struggling with substance use and/or mental & spiritual wellness. Must understand and be comfortable working within a harm reduction environment.


We are committed to hiring women who reflect the women who access our services and the communities in which we work. As such, significant consideration will be given to women who meet the qualifications and who are First Nations, Metis or Inuit and or who speak Punjabi, Mandarin, Tagalog, Hindi or Korean, in addition to English. We are especially interested in applications from women who live in and are familiar with the local community.

Primary Accountabilities:

  • 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 and complex needs of children who are vulnerable;
  • To individualize the curriculum and ensure that all activities are accessible;
  • 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;
  • To attend and assist during Family Service Plan (FSP) meetings by providing input;
  • To attend relevant staff in-services and workshops;
  • To carry out goals from FSP and provide regular, direct on-going support to team by modelling strategies;
  • To connect with SCD consultant and parents about any observations of behavioural, cognitive and/or physical changes of designated child/ren;
  • To complete documentation and monitor documentation done by other staff, as required by SCD consultant.


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
  • Excellent computer skills



An Early Childhood Educator license to practice is required. An Infant and Toddler Diploma 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.

Additional Requisites:

  • A valid child oriented First Aid certificate is required
  • Special Needs Certificate is a strong asset
  • Infant/toddler Certificate an asset
  • Food Safe Certificate is an asset
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review
How to Apply:
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Application Process
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 201-190 Alexander Street 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.
Contact Details:
Manroop Johal
Atira Women's Resource Society
201-190 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1B5

Tel: 604-681-4437
www:   atira.bc.ca

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