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Early Child Care Educator

Kwigwis Head Start Daycare

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.

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Job Description

Employment Type:

Full Time

Hours Per Week:


Working Hours:


Type of Child Care:

Other: group care

Position Start:

As soon as possible


  Kwigwis Head Start Daycare has an opening for Early Childhood Educator. Position is permanent full time, 35 hours a week Monday through Friday. The Kwakiutl Band offers a benefit package to employees after a probationary period. Wages start at $25 hourly, depending on qualifications and experience. Education opportunities are available.

Job Summary:

  Reporting to the daycare manager, educators will work in the daycare providing high quality care. Early Childhood Educators will provide creative, holistic, and inclusive programming in a group setting supporting children and families. . Programming will incorporate the 6 Head Start components: Culture and Language, Education, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Social Support, and Parent and Family Involvement. Our centre values open honest communication in a supportive, positive working environment. Knowledge of Kwakiutl culture and traditions are an asset.


Basic ECE

Additional Qualifications:

  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Check
  • Valid first aid certificate 
  • Meets the requirements of licensing to practice as an ECE or Assistant 

Salary & Benefits:

The Kwakiutl Band offers a benefit package to employees after a probationary period. Wages start at $25 hourly, depending on qualifications and experience.** Education opportunities are available.

Additional Information:


  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Ability and confidence to work independently
  • Maintain professional standards, confidentiality of daycare and families
  • Flexible, hardworking, empathetic and motivated
  • Patient with a sense of humour
  • Willing to learn
  • Ability to plan and implement developmentally appropriate play- based activities and experiences 


  • Knowledge of the Community Care and Assisted living Act and Child Care Licensing Regulations 
  • Understanding of the development of children and their mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents 
  • Understanding of the importance of inclusivity of children with special needs 
  • Ability to supervise children’s indoor and outdoor activities ensuring required safety standards according to licensing are met
  • Ability to maintain healthy collaborative working relationships with members of staff, community, and other representatives from various organizations
  • Ability to effectively plan and manage time wisely 
  • High professional and ethical standards 
  • Experience in working with First nations communities and/or organizations an asset 

Duties, including but not limited to:

  • Guide and assist children in the development of appropriate eating, dressing and toilet habits 
  • Document and submit written observations of children if there are signs of potential needs
  • Maintain day-care equipment and assist in light housekeeping, cleaning, laundry duties 
  • Maintain a clean facility following the cleaning policies and protocols 
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate play-based activities and experiences 
  • Maintain a safe outdoor environment


Name of Facility:
Kwigwis Head Start Daycare
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Contact Info:
Phone: 250-949-9015
Port Hardy, BC
V0N 2P0
Posted On:
September 12th, 2022

Application Information

Closing Date:
until filled

Submit your resume, references and cover letter:  

 Donna Adlington, Kwigwis Head Start Daycare Manager

E mail:  or Box 1440, Port Hardy BC, V0N 2P0

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