Job Posting 72135

Child Care Staff
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 11 days (Wed, 30 Jun)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $20-21/hour

Job Purpose

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving immigrant and refugee women and their young children since 1975. We are currently looking for a Pop-Up On-Call Child Care Staff who will be responsible for the delivery of child care to clients of Pop-Up Child Care, a feminist, women-led social enterprise of the Pacific Immigrant Resources Society. The right candidate will be responsible for subbing in licensed child care centres, and childminding in settlement agencies, other non-profits or business organizations around Metro Vancouver. This position will report to the ECE Supervisor.

This position is an on-call position. Pop-Up Child Care is experiencing an increased demand for child care substitutes. *Hours can range between 2.5 to 8 hours per day, typically Monday to Friday. We are seeking candidates who are available for a minimum of 4 days per month (2.5 hour minimum shift), and who have a willingness to work flexible hours including occasional weekends and evenings.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans and implements (with guidance from the ECE Supervisor and in accordance with the BC Early Learning Framework) stimulating, trauma-informed, and developmentally-appropriate early learning activities to meet the diverse needs of children
  • Works collaboratively with the program team (e.g. onsite manager, other childcare or supporting staff and volunteers)
  • Assesses the children’s needs and progress on an ongoing basis, and adjusts plans and activities accordingly with guidance from the ECE Supervisor
  • Maintains attendance and other documentation as per Community Care Facilities Branch requirements for Childminding programs
  • Greets children and uses opportunities to welcome, reassure and become acquainted with parents or caregivers
  • Provides a safe, welcoming and inclusive space to families in the program
  • Sets up and cleans up children’s playroom
    • Ensures playroom is safe and free of hazards
    • Sets up the playroom prior to participant arrival
    • Cleans up and puts away equipment securely after participants have left
    • Ensures to follow Childcare Center policies and sanitation procedures
  • Attends team meetings if required
  • Attends professional development opportunities, staff orientations and trainings as required
  • Participates in annual performance reviews
  • Other duties as required


  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Early Childhood Education Assistant (ECEA) Certificate from an accredited institution
  • Current BC License to Practice as an ECE or ECEA
  • Current Emergency Child Care First Aid and CPR Level B certificate
  • Current Food Safe certificate
  • Special Needs Early Childhood Educator Certificate and Infant and Toddler Educator Certificate is an asset
  • Must be 19 years of age and eligible to work in Canada
  • Documentation in accordance with Community Care Facilities Branch licensing requirements (ie. TB skin test, immunization record, or medical certificate stating physically and mentally able to work with children)
  • Considerable experience working with young children from various backgrounds and ages
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of children, and their families, whose needs may change over time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with parents, community members, and coworkers
  • Mature and responsible attitude towards work
  • Strong time management, planning, organizational, leadership and communication skills
  • Basic Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Google Suite, internet, email, Zoom
  • Second language is an asset
  • Current Criminal Record Clearance
  • A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle to travel between programs across Metro Vancouver would be an asset
  • Willingness to work flexible hours on occasional weekends and evenings is an asset
  • Possession of non-judgmental and genuinely positive attitudes (culture, religion, sexuality, special needs) and freedom from stereotypes
  • Passion for inclusivity and diversity, and interest in being part of a multicultural team is an asset
  • Attitudes and values compatible with the goals and philosophy of PIRS

We thank everyone for their interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Newcomer women, Indigenous women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply. The Pacific Immigrant Resources Society offers a wide variety of services to a diverse community of newcomer women and children. We encourage applicants with lived experience of structural inequity to apply, and in particular those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ2IA+, and those living with a visible or invisible disability. 

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