Job Posting 77146

Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey, BC
closes in 18 days (Fri, 24 Dec)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $20.91 per hour

Division: Settlement and Family Services


Program: Immigration Settlement & Integration Program (ISIP)


Number of Positions: 2


About the Position:

The Childminder is responsible for working in partnership with the Head Childminder to develop the Enhanced Childminding (ECM) Program in order to ensure a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for preschool children (aged 18 months to 5 years) of newcomers with English as a second language.


Reports to: Head Childminder


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans and implements a developmentally appropriate and stimulating ECM program for children between 18 months and 5 years old in partnership, guidance, and support of the Head Childminder
  • Provides everyday language support to children with English as a Second Language (ESL) needs
  • Organizes the provision of nutritious snacks to children of the ECM Program
  • Ensures equipment in the facility is maintained, operational, and safe at all times
  • Remains up-to-date on emergency procedures and Childminding regulations
  • Keeps parents informed of program expectations, activities, and their child’s progress in a clear, appropriate, and sensitive manner
  • Maintains a positive and supportive relationship with parents, staff, and community partners
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Head Childminder

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Certification as Licensed BC Early Childhood Educator to work with infants and toddlers
  • Certification in First Aid with specialization in emergency childcare
  • Certification in Foodsafe is an asset
  • Minimum 2 years of childminding experience
  • Experience working with children from different age groups
  • Experience working with children with extra support needs
  • Experience working with immigrants, newcomers and/or refugees
  • Experience with multicultural clientele and immigrant-related services
  • Knowledge of age-appropriate activities and developmental needs of infants and toddlers
  • Knowledge of common family and parenting issues and needs in an intercultural context
  • Knowledge of local community resources for immigrants and newcomers

Job Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Additional languages considered an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Excellent technical skills in MS office and web-based applications (e.g. MS Teams and Zoom)
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a cooperative team environment
  • Ability to handle the physical demands of childminding

Other Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check Required
  • Vulnerable Sector Check Required
  • Standard child care immunizations Required
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as required



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