Early Childhood Educator (Full Time)


Metlakatla First Nation


Metlakatla First Nation has an immediate opening for a full-time Early Childhood Educator (ECE) located in Metlakatla, British Columbia. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for providing nurturing care and education to young children in a group setting, in accordance with the goals and curriculum plans of the Centre and the policies and procedures of the Metlakatla Headstart Program.


  • Under the direction of the Headstart Coordinator, establish and carry out a daily activity schedule that incorporates child-directed activity, care routines and transition times;
  • Provide in and out of daycare educational programs and learning activities for children;
  • Provide a daily balance of active/quiet, indoor/outdoor, and individual/group activities;
  • Help children with their personal needs;
  • Organize space, equipment and materials before activities;
  • Assist children in expressing themselves by listening and responding with questions or comments;
  • Assist with the daily operation of the Headstart Program and Facility as needed and requested;
  • Responsible for the constant supervision, safety and wellbeing of the children;
  • Establish and maintain regular communication with parents as needed;
  • Observe and record relevant information on each child’s progress as required by the program and as requested;
  • Share responsibility for maintaining program equipment in good repair; assist with toy/equipment disinfecting;
  • Share responsibility for maintaining the play environments and storage areas in an organized and clutter-free condition;
  • Assist in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by promptly reporting any existing and/or potential workplace hazards to supervisor;
  • Performs all other duties within the scope of the position, as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Early Childhood Education diploma or provincially recognized equivalent
  • Must have a proficient level of organizational and time-management skills
  • Must have a proficient level of computer skills in areas suitable to the requirements of the position
  • Must have the capacity to take the initiative and to multi-task at times to accomplish the tasks and activities assigned
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Metlakatla environment and culture a must
  • Valid Standard First Aid and Level ā€œCā€ CPR; ability to lift (up to 25 kg)
  • Required to submit a CPIC (Criminal Reference Check) with a vulnerable sector screening.
  • Exhibit a high degree of initiative and self-direction
  • Believe in and practices the mission, goals of the program
  • Ability to build trust and positive relationships with families in the program
  • Act as a role model of appropriate behaviour

Submission Deadline:

  • Open until filled.

How to Apply

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