Job Posting 84384

Childcare Worker
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Victoria
closes in 26 days (Fri, 29 Jul)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $19.82 per hour

Vacancy Posting – Competition #2022-05-30-CCW-C

Posted: May 30, 2022

Closing date: Ongoing posting until the position is filled

Position: Casual Childcare Workers

Hours of work: On-call

Start date: As soon as possible

Reports to: Childcare Coordinator

Rate of Pay: $19.82 per hour

The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) helps immigrants and refugees meet their social, cultural, and economic goals. Comprised of dedicated staff and volunteers, ICA provides language instruction, support finding housing and employment and a range of other services. In addition, ICA is actively engaged in the community to strengthen connections between immigrants and those born in Canada. Through our work, we are building a strong, diverse, and vibrant community. ICA is a welcoming, passionate, and energetic organization that has been having a positive impact in the Greater Victoria region for nearly 50 years.

Job description

Provides on-site care in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for the pre-school children of participants in ICA’s various settlement and integration programs, including language training; employment; information and orientation. Serves all individuals, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA2+, and those with diverse abilities. Reports to the Childcare Coordinator.

Qualifications

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) certificate, or combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Current Emergency Childcare First Aid and CPR required.
  • Letter from medical doctor, attesting to good physical and mental health, is required; Some lifting of children and objects required.
  • Minimum two years demonstrated successful experience in a childcare setting
  • Experience working with persons from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds is preferred.
  • Experience working with immigrant and refugee children preferred and understanding of immigration and refugee issues.
  • Proficiency in a settlement and/or resettlement language preferred.
  • Indigenous cultural competencies and/or lived experience with Indigenous communities welcomed.
  • Employment requires proof of full vaccination status or exemption documentation.

Key duties/responsibilities

  • Plans and implements a daily program of developmentally appropriate activities for children.
  • Organizes space and equipment and prepares program materials prior to activities; contributes to cleaning-up after program.
  • Attends to children’s physical needs for diapering, toileting, eating, and sleeping;
  • Records and addresses special requirements and needs in a daily log.
  • Follows established procedures for implementing and monitoring safety and hygiene practices for all children.
  • Create awareness of anti-oppressive/social justice issues.
  • Participates in childminding-related training opportunities to stay current on issues impacting ICA’s clients and their children;
  • Participates in regular team and organization-wide staff meetings.
  • Follows all ICA policies and administrative procedures;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Additional Information

  • Some travel to community locations within Greater Victoria may be required. Occasional travel to locations in other parts of British Columbia and/or Canada for purposes like professional development, networking, or conferences may also be required.
  • Some work outside of regular office hours, including evenings and weekends, may be required. Flex time schedules will be made to accommodate non-regular work hours.
  • ICA compensates overtime hours with time in lieu.
  • Valid BC driver’s license and access to a car would be an asset.
  • As a condition of hire, a current, clear criminal record check, including vulnerable populations check, and proof of WHMIS training are required.

Submit a cover letter and current resume (in pdf. format), noting relevant qualifications, experience, language proficiency, and vaccination status to the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, Attention: HR Manager, via email to . This is an ongoing posting until the position is filled. Please quote Competition 2022-05-30-CCW-C in the subject line.

Please note:  This is a unionized position subject to the terms and conditions of our Collective Agreement and of our funding agreements with various funders.  As per the Collective Agreement, internal applicants will be given consideration with respect to filling the position prior to external candidates being hired.  This position is open to applicants of all genders.  This position requires union membership.  Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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