Cowichan Valley Regional District
Shawnigan Lake Community Centre - Childcare
(Casual, On-Call Opportunities, Non-Union)
Position: Casual ECE Instructor opportunities are available immediately at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre within the South Cowichan Recreation Division, of the Community Services Department at the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Reporting to the Child Care Coordinator, the ECE Instructor works with the Coordinator to develop and implement the Preschool or Group Care Programs including adhering to licensing policies and guidelines. The ECE Instructor assists with Preschool or Group Care administrative duties such as class lists, planning binders, licensing documentations, emergency preparedness and first aid kit, as set out by Child Care Coordinator; plans and implements curriculum; ensures supplies are stocked for Preschool or Group Care Programs and supply lists are given to Child Care Coordinator for purchasing; prepares work for daily activities such as photocopying set up/take down, clean-up, crafts activities etc.; assists the Child Care Coordinator with supervision of leaders, practicum students and job shadow students within the Preschool or Group Care Programs; deals effectively with a diverse group of children and their parents/guardians; provides supervision for all children and positively encourages children at all times; and assists in general with the set-up/take-down of recreation programs when needed and helps maintain the overall tidiness of the facility throughout the day.
Qualifications: A degree in Early Childhood Education with a license to practice in British Columbia. A Child Care Licensing Approved First Aid Course. Licensing requirements include: must be 19 years of age, three (3) letters of reference and a criminal record check. A Class 4 BC Driver’s License would be an asset. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of: computers and Microsoft Office programs; behaviour management techniques and knowledge and experience using child development discipline and guidance principals; and, licensing guidelines and policies. The successful candidate will possess: the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other staff, instructors, general public, users and program participants; the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; the ability to maintain a courteous and friendly manner at all times; the ability to demonstrate strong leadership and organizational abilities; the ability to plan and implement diverse, age appropriate programs and activities that are both educational and recreational; the ability to demonstrate independent judgement and initiative; the ability to effectively organize and maintain records; and, the ability to manage time effectively to complete both administrative and childcare duties.
Hours of Work: As this is a casual opportunity there are no guaranteed hours of work. The hours of operation are typically Monday through Friday with split shifts occurring between the hours of 7:00 a.m. ‑ 6:00 p.m. Hours of work are based on operational need and may vary to accommodate facility events.
Salary: This non-union casual opportunity has a wage range in three steps, $23.53 - $25.64 per hour, as per the Non-Union Wage Scale 15 (2019 rates).
Applications: Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application and resume, in confidence, clearly quoting Competition SLCC19016-E to the Human Resources Division at email@example.com in MS Word or pdf format, or to 175 Ingram Street, DUNCAN BC V9L 1N8, or by fax to 250.746.2522. Applications may be processed as they are received. PLEASE INDICATE IN THE COVER LETTER your availability to work a flexible variety of shifts during the day from Monday through Friday. This competition will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applications may be processed as they are received.