Early childhood educator (E.C.E.)

BrightStart Children’s Academy Ltd. based in Burnaby, BC is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Early childhood educator (E.C.E.) who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. Since 2009, BrightStart Children’s Academy has provided full-service professional early learning and childcare to Greater Vancouver neighbourhoods. The core value of BrightStart is “nurturing a child’s growth.” We see child development as similar to that of a tender seedling; both require patience and nurturing to reach their full potential.

To us, a nurturing environment includes hugs and a sense of acceptance and belonging as much as our Emergent Curriculum. We believe that children who feel safe and cared for will grow up with the confidence, maturity, and knowledge they need to face life’s challenges and opportunities. Our teachers all work toward Kindergarten readiness within the framework of a “nurturing environment.” The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Permanent employment or Full time job. The shift timings include Day and Shift. The position of Early childhood educator (E.C.E.) has been approved by the LMIA

Employer Name: BrightStart Children’s Academy Ltd.
Position: Early childhood educator (E.C.E.)
No. of vacancies: 4
Salary: $19.00 to $20.00 hourly for 40 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Burnaby, BC

Job description

  • The candidate will be required to have knowledge of licensing regulations.
  • The candidate would be responsible for developing and implementing child-care programs that support and promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children.
  • The candidate will be required to lead activities by telling or reading stories.
  • The candidate will be required to lead activities by taking children to local points of interest.
  • The candidate will be required to establish guidelines for behavior.
  • The candidate would be responsible for providing opportunities to express creativity through the media of art, dramatic play, music and physical activity
  • The candidate will be required to guide and assist children in the development of proper eating.
  • The candidate will be required to guide and assist children in the development of dressing habits.
  • The candidate will be required to guide and assist children in the development of toilet habits.
  • The candidate will be required to observe children for signs of potential learning or behavioural problems and prepare reports for parents, guardians or supervisor
  • The candidate will be required to plan and maintain an environment that protects the health, security and well-being of children
  • The candidate will be expected to assess children’s abilities, interests, and needs and to discuss progress and problems with parents and other staff members.
  • The candidate will be required to establish collaborative relationships with co-workers and community service providers working with children.
  • The candidate will be required to have knowledge of Day Nurseries Act.
  • The candidate would be responsible for imparting knowledge to children through fun and play.
  • The candidate will be required to supervise maintain daycare equipment.
  • The candidate would be responsible for participating  research programs concerned with improvements in early childhood teaching methods, as appropriate.
  • The candidate will be required to interacts with parents and community groups; maintains open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement in the program and supporting the child’s family relationships.
  • The candidate will be required to plans and prepares classroom setting; oversees safety and educational programs; supervises children in the classroom; provides a supportive environment in which children can learn and practice appropriate and acceptable individual and group behaviors.
  • The candidate will be required to observe how children use the materials and interact with each other and adults.
  • The candidate will be required to provide positive guidelines such as re-directing, positive language and reinforcement.
  • The candidate will be required to seek out opportunities to recognize and celebrate new developmental achievements
  • The candidate must follow the guidelines of the Education Department and the State.
  • The candidate would be responsible for representing and documenting children’s activities-display of children’s drawings and printing, portfolios.
  • The candidate would be responsible for monitoring and supervising the children constantly.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language
  • The candidate should have a College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum 1 to less than 7 months of working experience in similar industry.
  • The candidate must have Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate
  • The candidate would be responsible for children aged 5 years, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, and infants (3 months – 11 months)
  • The candidate should have their Immunization records.
  • The candidate should have experience with Special Needs Children.
  • The candidate should have experience with Children with an intellectual disability.
  • The candidate should have experience with Children with behavioral issues.
  • The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should be organised and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be reliable.
  • The candidate should be dependable.
  • The candidate should have excellent customer service skills.
  • The candidate should have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • The candidate should have strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • The candidate should have good decision making and problem solving skills.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate will be required to have exceptional listening skills, compassion, and the ability to remain calm at all times.
  • The candidate should have strong working knowledge of childhood development.
  • The candidate should be well-mannered and have a strong sense of responsibility.
  • The candidate must be able to remain calm in a stressful situation.
  • The candidate must be committed to assisting young children in adapting, learning, and growing at this young age.
  • The candidate should be enthusiastic about teaching.
  • The candidate must be able to empathise with those small children and their intense emotional feelings.
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude
  • The ideal candidate will be caring and approachable.

Early Childhood Educator Assistant Skills

  • The candidate will be required to attend staff meetings to discuss progress and problems of children.
  • The candidate will be required to bathe, bottle-feed infants and changing diapers when required
  • The candidate will be responsible for supporting early childhood educators in carrying out programs that promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children.
  • The candidate will be required to lead activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs and  preparing crafts
  • The candidate will be required to prepare snacks and arrange rooms or furniture for lunch and rest periods.
  • The candidate must provide written observations of children to early childhood educators or supervisors.
  • The candidate will be responsible for maintaining daycare equipment as well as assisting with housekeeping and cooking duties.
  • The candidate will be required to assist early childhood educators or supervisors in keeping records.
  • The candidate would be in charge of supervising and coordinating the work of other early childhood educators and early childhood educator assistants.

Work Setting

  •  The candidate will be required to work in Child care centre

Security and Safety

  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate should pass the child abuse registry check.

Work Site Environment

  • The work site environment is air conditioned.
  • The work site environment is noisy
  • Work places are completely smoke free

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • The candidate should be able to work in fast-paced busy environment.
  • The candidate should be willing to work under pressure.
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate should be prepared for doing physically challenging tasks as part of daily work.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in sitting, standing and walking position for long hours.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in bending, crouching and kneeling positions.

Work Location Information

  • The candidate will be required to work in urban area

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, apply through the given options.

By email

[email protected]

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