Westbank First Nation – Language & Culture ECE
Located within the traditional unceded territory of the sylix people, Westbank First Nation is a progressive and prosperous self-governing First Nation. The Okanagan Valley truly has it all, including a great climate, stunning scenery, world-class ski resorts, golf courses, wineries and beaches.
Westbank First Nation values diversity and we are committed to creating a healthy, strong and vibrant community through programs and services that promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and healing. Come join our team and become part of an innovative and rewarding place to work.
The Language and Culture Early Childhood Support worker will provide Nsyilxcən language and cultural education and development services to children aged 0-5. The Language and Culture Early Childhood Support worker will be part of the Community Services team, and will work specifically in the Westbank Child Development Center.
- Develops and provides excellent Syilx/Okanagan culturally based programing for the children that promotes Syilx/Okanagan culture and Nsyilxcən language, school readiness, health & nutrition, and social support (connecting families with resources within the WFN community).
- Keeps records as pertinent to the program i.e daily notes, direct support hours, program planning, goals, strategies and communication
- Follows policies and procedures as outlined by the Ministry in accordance with licensing, WFN and WCDC policies and procedures
- Keeps a neat and organized work environment
- Meets and greets parents and guests in a professional manner
- Communicates with the parent and provides written and oral communication regarding all incidences both positive and negative; contributes with families via program newsletters
- Enhances personal skills as part of professional development
- Performs other duties as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned
- Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Westbank First Nation policies, standards and procedures, and as directed by the Westbank Child Development Center Manager
- Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Westbank First Nation and clients
- BC License to practice as an Early Childhood Educator (preferred)
- Valid First Aid with CPR Level B
- Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record
- Valid Food Safe Certificate (preferred)
- Acceptable Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Search)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Computer skills
- Early Childhood Educator experience or Nsyilxcən Language & Culture programming (preferred)
- Experience in preschool Curriculum Development (preferred)
- Previous experience working with children ages 0-5
- Experience working with First Nations children (preferred)
- Administration experience (preferred)
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Is of good character, has the personality, ability and skills necessary to work with children
- Semi-fluent Nsyilxcən Speaker (preferred)
- Ability to teach the Syilx/Okanagan culture to young children
- Public Relations skills
- Ability to work with little direction
- Able to work individually and as part of a team
- Knowledge of Westbank First Nation Community (WFN)
- Working knowledge of support services in the WFN Community
- TB Screen is required annually
A competitive starting salary rate, commensurate with appropriate experience is offered.
Interested applicants should begin the application process by fully completing the MY PRESENCE tab, including the MY REFERENCES. Upon completion, click APPLY NOW, fill in the application form, and ensure your cover letter and resume is attached.
Opportunity is open until Sunday, August 9th , 2020
*Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be accepted*
Position: Westbank First Nation – Language & Culture ECE
Location: Westbank First Nation