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Envol Strategies: Early Childhood Teacher

Envol Strategies

This is a Full-time position in North Vancouver, BC posted July 22, 2021.

Are you an Early Childhood Educator looking for an exciting new opportunity to make a positive impact in young lives?

Squamish Nation is looking for ECEs for our infant and toddler program to guide children through the unique context of our culture, language, values and land.

About YouYou are motivated by making a meaningful impact on the lives of children who need it most.

You lead by example, act with empathy and have a strong positive energy.

In moments of crisis, you act quickly and take control while maintaining a calm and approachable demeanour.

Your strong emotional intelligence allows you to communicate tactfully, build trust quickly and achieve desirable outcomes with children, parents and stakeholders.Your Role This Early Childhood Educator role is more than childcare.

You will provide holistic support for child and family development, supporting the Ayás Mén̓men Child and Family Services department’s purpose to protect and strengthen families and to provide peace to the children of Squamish Nation.Your key areas of responsibilities include: Develop, implement and lead cultural programs and activities such as story-telling, drumming, reading, singing and field-trips with infants and toddlers.

Contribute to the continuous improvement of a pre-determined curriculum through your observations and interactions with children on the front-line.

Actively manage/de-escalate behavioural challenges or anxieties that may arise with children.

Provide reports on children’s progress to parents, deliver information tactfully and respectfully, and build external relationships that promote program awareness and represent the department.

Ensure adherence to regulatory and licensing requirements.

Represent Squamish Nation values and culture by providing care with empathy and an emphasis on traditional cultural healing and teaching methods.

Contribute actively to Squamish Nation Ayás Mén̓men Child and Family Services team to achieve department and organizational objectives.

Your Background Early Childhood Educator certification with an infant and toddler specialization.

Possession of a valid Early Childhood Educator license or a willingness to obtain.

1-2+ years of experience is an asset, performing responsibilities listed above including aboriginal social issues, case management, social work/social welfare, family studies, infant mental health, early childhood development, and/or special education.

Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements.

Have a professional capacity to recognize and assess children’s abilities, needs and behavioural patterns and shift programming accordingly.

Excellent communication and listening skills with ability to deliver complicated information tactfully and diplomatically.

Demonstrated experience maintaining composure and taking control in high-pressure situations.

High level of emotional intelligence, patience, ‘softness’ in approach, integrity and physical ability to keep up with young children on a daily basis.

Valid CPR/First Aid and FoodSafe certificates.

Technical proficiency with experience using Microsoft Office.

Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

Beginner Squamish language (Skwxwú7mesh Snichim) fluency is an asset, but not required.

Experience working with First Nations communities or non-profit organizations is an asset.

Why Join Squamish Nation This is a unique and exciting opportunity to play a key role in the growth and evolution of Squamish Nation’s Child and Family Services department.

As an Early Childhood Educator with passion and dedication, you will impact lives for generations to come.

In exchange for your valued contribution, you will receive:Generous compensation plan Paid time off to relax and rejuvenate Benefits to look after you and your family, including a generous pension plan Support in your professional development Make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and drive real, innovative change An inclusive, welcoming environment that is open to new ideas Great location in beautiful North Vancouver About Squamish NationSquamish Nation is committed to protecting the strong culture, rich history and bright future of our communities.

We have been a trail blazer within the Metro Vancouver area for many years and are on the verge of new innovation and impact on surrounding communities.

The Squamish Nation government is composed of 16 elected Chiefs and Council, an elected Band Manager and the Squamish Nation Administration.

Our team is people-first and always acts in good faith and honestly for the best interests of the Nation.Visit our website to learn more: www.Squamish.Net Are you excited by this opportunity to help families succeed with Squamish Nation?

Apply today with your resume and cover letter!

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