JOB TITLE: Term Certified Early Childhood Educator
Located within the unceded territory of the syilx people, the Okanagan Indian Band is comprised of six reserves
located in the North Okanagan.
Come join the OKIB Team and enjoy all that the beautiful Okanagan Valley has to offer, including a great
climate, stunning scenery, world-class ski resorts, golf courses, wineries and beaches.
The OKIB offers a welcoming team environment and a rewarding job experience. You can expect a
supportive work environment and a total compensation package which includes:

  • 3 Weeks’ Vacation Pay
  • Extended Health and Dental Benefits
  • Employer Matched Pension Plan
  • 15 Statutory Holidays
  • Paid Winter Holiday Break
  • Cultural Leave
  • Retention Bonuses after years of service
  • 15 Paid Sick Days
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development Opportunities
    Hours of work: Up to 37.5 hours per week
    Start Date: January 2024
    End Date: February 2025 or upon return of incumbent
    Deadline for applications: October 31, 2023
    Email: [email protected]
    Mail or drop off: 12420 Westside Road, Vernon, BC V1H 2A4
    If you have accessibility needs, please contact Hollie Lachuk @ 250-542-4328 ext. 1011
    The successful applicant will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check that includes the
    vulnerable sector and three references

    The purpose of the Early Childhood Educator is to provide a solid and safe foundation for the children which
    fosters their physical, intellectual, emotional, social, creative and very necessary cultural development as an
    individual and as a member of a group. It is important to value the contributions and needs of the parents
    and to work in partnership with them in providing care and education.
    The Early Childhood Educator will provide a quality caring and supportive childcare program to members of
    the community that addresses their unique childcare needs, meets all regulatory standards required by
    federal, provincial and municipal governments, and operates within the Childcare Practitioner Occupational
    Standards and Code of Ethics as defined by the Canadian Childcare Federation.
    Reports to the Snc’c’amala?tn Manager
    Education Program
    ▪ Plan and prepare a quality program based on the centre’s philosophy
    ▪ Plan, organize and lead daily activities designed to stimulate the intellectual, physical and
    emotional growth of children
    ▪ Encourage cooperation and participation of all children in planned activities
    ▪ Create a safe and secure environment
    ▪ Liaise with co-workers and other professionals to meet the needs of the children
    Child Guidance
    ▪ Treat each child with dignity, respect, love, sensitivity and care
    ▪ Use guidance techniques that are age-appropriate, fair, and encourage socially acceptable
    ▪ Adhere to the B.C. Childcare Licensing Regulations
    ▪ Provide interaction with the children as a group and as required on an individual basis
    Health and Safety
    ▪ Observe for signs of ill health upon arrival and throughout the day
    ▪ Monitor and record signs and symptoms of ill health and inform the Room Supervisor
    ▪ Implement the scheduled housekeeping duties
    ▪ Ensure hazardous materials and products are stored and locked in a safe place
    ▪ Teach health and nutrition, rest habits and personal hygiene
    ▪ Maintain hygiene practices
    ▪ Follow the policy for administration of medication
    ▪ Administer basic First Aid as required
    ▪ Maintain constant supervision of indoor and outdoor play
    Parent Liaison
    ▪ Maintain a positive liaison with parents
    ▪ Encourage open communication with parents concerning the needs and progress of their child
    ▪ Respond to questions concerning policies
    ▪ Contribute to the monthly parent newsletter
    ▪ Participate in the planning and implementing of special events, workshops and meetings for parents
    ▪ Act as a resource person
    ▪ Attend centre staff meetings
    ▪ Ensure weekly timesheets are completed every Thursday or prior to taking time off e.g. vacation
    leave, Spring break, etc.
    ▪ Maintains up to date records concerning individual children, attendance, child observations, etc.
    ▪ Communicate to the Daycare Manager any pertinent information regarding children, parents, staff,
    program, etc.
    ▪ Write parent handouts
    ▪ Be informed of current trends in the ECE field
    ▪ Abide by the Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual of the Okanagan Indian Band
    ▪ Abide by the Early Childhood Educators of B.C. Code of Ethics
    ▪ Work cooperatively and show respect for all other centre staff and programs
    ▪ Perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the OKIB policies and procedures
    ▪ Perform other duties as required
    ▪ All persons employed by the Okanagan Indian Band may be required to assist the Band in
    providing emergency services. Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular
    ▪ Early Childhood Educator Certification or Diploma
    ▪ Current First Aid Certificate as per Schedule C of the Childcare Licensing Regulations
    ▪ Approved with a Certificate from the BC Childcare Registry to work as an ECE Educator
    ▪ Experience working with children under the age of six, preferably in a daycare centre
    ▪ Experience working with First Nations communities is an asset
    $28.00 – $29.00/Hourly dependent on education and experience
    Preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal Applicants as per section 41 of the Human Rights Code.