Job Posting 78972

Child Care Coordinators
MNBC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Fraser ...
closes in 43 days (Mon, 28 Feb)
full time

CHILD CARE COORDINATOR - 5 Positions

PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION (37.5 hours per week)

 

Locations (1 position available for each):

  • Provincial Office – Surrey,
  • Vancouver Island & Powell River Regional Office,
  • Thompson & Okanagan Regional Office
  • North Central Prince George Regional Office
  • Kootenays Regional Office


CLOSES: open Until Filled


ABOUT MÉTIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork, respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of inherent rights for our Métis citizens, assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Education – Early Years programs team as a Métis Child Care Coordinator.

Reporting to the Child Care Manager, the primary purpose of the Child Care Coordinator is to provide Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) services. To increase the availability and accessibility of high-quality childcare resources and services that support the needs of Métis children and families.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promotes the Ministry of Education – Early Years programs, Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCRR), Affordable Child Care Benefit Program (ACCB), Métis Child Start Child Care Subsidy Program and other childcare related services in the community
  • Assists parents and caregivers in completing the ACCB and Métis Child Start Child Care Subsidy Program applications and forms.
  • Provides information sessions on the ACCB program and how to apply for it to parents and guardians.
  • Liaises with MCFD and other government agents involved in implementation of the ACCB program.
  • Responds to enquiries from parents and guardians seeking childcare and makes referrals to local Child Care Resource and Referral programs and other childcare services based on the parents’ and child’s specific needs.
  • Assists in the recruitment of Registered License-Not-Required (RLNR) childcare providers.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors recruitment, assessment, training, and support strategies for RLNR childcare providers.
  • This individual will work collaboratively with the Ministry of Education Team, Métis families and Métis Chartered communities.
  • Knowledge of early years’ organizations, agencies, and service providers.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook - adaptability and flexibility are essential.
  • Actively participate as a critical member of the Ministry of Education Team to create solutions that advance the successful, efficient, and effective delivery of MNBC Métis early years programs and services.

 


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Degree or diploma in Early Childhood Education, Community Support Work, K - 3 Education or related field, and
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in the early years’ field or public-school system
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the Childcare BC Plan
  • Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered.
  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
  • Previous experience working in an Indigenous Community, with strong knowledge of Métis culture and history, is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Word, Excel and other database/software required by the role

OTHER COMMENTS

  • Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of MNBC.
  • There will be a need to attend meetings and events which may require work and travel outside of the regular business hours.
  • Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license and access to a reliable personal vehicle for work purposes.

 

The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs.

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

MNBC is committed to promoting the health, safety, and well-being of all staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our employees and Chartered Communities is paramount, and vaccination against COVID-19 is a key public measure to reduce the spread and severity of the virus and its variants. As such, we have recently announced all employees, vendors, and visitors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to come to MNBC offices. Effective November 15, 2021: full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to be eligible for employment at MNBC. All individuals must provide Proof of Vaccination, to be verified by Human Resources, as a mandatory condition of their employment.

 

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