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Early Childhood Educator

Tsleil-Waututh Child and Family Development Centre

Please view the information below for a detailed job description outlining the role and responsibilities. If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact the organization directly and follow any application instructions as described within the job description details below.

Early childhood educator with a puppet and a child with a book

Job Description

Employment Type:

Full Time

Hours Per Week:


Type of Child Care:

3 - 5 Years

Position Start:

August 29th, 2022

Who we are:

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation People currently reside on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC. Since time immemorial we have occupied Village sites all around səl̓ilẃət, also known as Burrard Inlet. This is how we have come to be the People of the Inlet.  Revitalization is important at Tsleil-Waututh, where you will see our language, culture, and stewardship of the lands and waters returned to our people and we are once again prospering the same way our Ancestors had for so many years. We are one of the most progressive Nations in North America because we have deep cultural and spiritual roots, as well as a great affinity for the land and water. This is reflected in our work and interaction with the world at large. Working with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation is a unique opportunity as you will experience the wealth of Culture and strength of business practices.

Job Summary:

The Early Childhood Educator works under the direction of the Manager, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Child and Family Development Centre, the Head Teacher and in cooperation with staff to provide quality, inclusive, emergent child care and family support services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the Centre meets all requirements of the Child Care Licensing Regulations on a daily basis.
  • Plan, carry out, and assess emerging curriculum activities and experiences in harmony with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
  • Child and Family Development Centre’s philosophy and Schedule D of the Child Care Licensing Regulation.
  • Cooperate with management and staff to individualise the curriculum and family services.
  • Ensure guidance of children that encourages positive self-esteem.
  • Ensure positive communications with parents/guardians.
  • Contribute to the on-going operation of the Centre.
  • Facilitate a respectful conflict resolution process when dealing with difficult staff and parent/guardian issues.
  • Implement a problem solving approach with practical solutions when faced with difficult situations.
  • Maintain a neat, orderly and clean environment in all activity and program areas.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information related to the Centre, staff, children and their families.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • Early Childhood Educator Certificate and License to Practice.
  • Infant/Toddler Certificate is an asset.
  • Bachelors’ degree in related field is an asset.
  • Previous experience working with children in a child care/recreation setting.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate.
  • Up-to-date record of immunizations and tuberculosis test.
  • Statement from a medical practitioner indicating adequate physical and psychological capability to work with children and carry out assigned duties.
  • Willingness to participate in work-related courses, seminars and training as required.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Self-motivated and proactive when dealing with conflicts.
  • Must maintain regular attendance and be flexible to accommodate changing schedules.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check.


Work Conditions:

  1. Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach and lift.  Must be able to lift up to 15 kgs and move/react quickly to ensure the safety of children.


  1. Mental Focus
  • This role requires the ability to manage a number of requests and situations at one time. 


  1. Environmental Conditions
  • The work environment is active and noise levels vary from quiet to loud. 


We appreciate everyone's interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Basic ECE

Years Experience Required:


Salary & Benefits:

Salary Based on Experience. Benefits and Pension.


Name of Facility:
Tsleil-Waututh Child and Family Development Centre
Vancouver Coastal Health
Contact Info:
Lucia Costa
Phone: 6049731217
3178 Alder Court
North Vancouver, BC
V7H 2V6
Posted On:
June 18th, 2022

Application Information

Closing Date:
until filled

How to Apply

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