Job Posting 91416

Early Childhood Educator Assistant
Encompass Support Services Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
closes in 5 days (Fri, 10 Feb)
part time

Encompass Support Services Society is an accredited, non-profit agency that provides a wide range of programs and support services in Langley and Aldergrove for over 25 years. We help to build strong, sustainable communities by offering inclusive, accessible services tailored to meet the changing needs of the individuals and community we serve.

At Encompass, we are committed to a journey towards cultural humility and safety; for the well-being of those we serve and those, we work along-side. We gratefully acknowledge that the programs, services and offices of Encompass are on the unceded, sovereign Indigenous lands of the Coast Salish People. This includes the territories of Kwantlen, Katzie, Matsqui and Semiahmoo First Nations. We also acknowledge the Métis and Inuit people who make Langley their home.

Our purpose is to strengthen the health and vitality of community by identifying and responding to community needs, collaborating to enhance the lives of those we serve, while cultivating effective and sustainable partnerships.

Our vision is to empower individuals, to connect people, and to enrich lives. We value community, integrity, excellence, accountability, dynamic leadership and culture, advocacy, diversity, empowerment and collaboration.
Programs and supports are designed to build new skills, to foster healthy, productive lifestyles and to improve access to services within our community. Services are low-barrier, all-inclusive and at no cost to participants. Annually, we provide services to over 2500 individuals and families.

The Opportunity
We are looking for a high energy and motivated Early Childhood Educator Assistant to join our 0-6 coordinator team. This position will provide support with the day-to-day operations of the LEC programs and will carry out responsibilities in a wide variety of areas.

The ideal candidate will have worked as Early Childhood Educator Assistant, preferably in the not-for-profit sector, for a minimum of one year. We are looking for a high energy, can do person, who thrives in a fast paced environment and can handle changing priorities with ease and work well independently.

JOB POSTING : 2023-0100 Early Childhood Educator Assistant
DATE: January 25, 2023
POSITION: Early Childhood Educator Assistant
(Bargaining Unit Exempt Position)
HOURS OF WORK: Part time, Permanent (3 days per week)
22.5 Hours and may include weekend work
SALARY RANGE: CSSEA Wage Grid 6, Step 2 - $20.62
BENEFITS: Not Eligible
VACATION: As per ESS policies
START DATE: ASAP
CLOSING DATE: This posting will remain open until the position is filled

Key Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assists senior staff in monitoring children in indoor and outdoor activities and during rest periods.
2. Assists in planning, preparing and carrying out developmentally appropriate programs and activities.
3. Under close supervision, conducts activities with children on an individual and group basis to promote the development of physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills.
4. Attends to children’s physical needs, which may include diapering, toileting, eating and sleeping.
5. Maintains records, reports problems or concerns to senior staff.
6. Keeps program facilities and equipment safe and clean, reporting any repairs and concerns to senior staff.
7. Perform other related duties as required.

B. Qualifications:
1. Education and Knowledge
-  Grade 12, plus enrolment in Early Childhood Education Certificate program or completing work experience required for licensing.
2. Training and Experience
-  One (1) year equivalent of recent related education, training, and experience
-  Valid First Aid and CPR

3. Skills and Abilities
-  Ability to be flexible, resourceful and possess good time management skills.
- Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, including lifting, and bending.
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of trauma-informed and culturally safe principles of care;
- Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Acts, pertinent regulations, policy, procedures and other statutory and certification requirements (such as the Mental Health Act; Adult Guardianship Act; Child, Family and Community Service Act; and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act);
- Effective listening and consensus building skills that promote communication and a cooperative approach to problem solving and decision making;
- Ability to work effectively with others in a multicultural environment, independently and as part of a team, including understanding the frameworks of other disciplines;
- Ability to maintain professional integrity, boundaries, and confidentiality;
- Ability to make effective referrals in a collaborative manner, reflecting in-depth knowledge of community resources and strong collaborative skills in working with other community partners; and
- Knowledge of systemic issues and risk factors facing under represented y groups including LGBTQ2S+ and Indigenous youth and young adults;
- Knowledge and respect of the diversity of the BC population;

4. Other Information
- Covid-19 Vaccination Status
- Class 4 Driver’s License an asset

At Encompass Support Services Society, equity, diversity, and inclusion at the core of who we are. These principles guide us in our programs and services and in fostering an environment of dignity, respect and belonging. We encourage applications from persons with historical and/or current barriers to equity, who will work respectfully within our inclusive organization and diverse community.

COVID-19 Considerations
Encompass Support Services Society follows the guidelines of the Public Health Officer and WorkSafeBC to ensure all our employees, contractors and volunteers are welcomed into a safe environment.

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