Starbright – Early Childhood Educators – Supported Child Development

Starbright is committed to hiring based on merit, and encourage applications from all persons congruent with the principles of the Human Rights Code of British Columbia. Hiring on merit ensures that we have a strong, neutral workforce that is able to provide excellent service to our clients. Our application and hiring processes are non-partisan, fair, consistent and transparent.

Starbright Children’s Development Centre has the following job opening:

Early Childhood Educators – Term-Certain, Temporary Vacancy Supported Child Development Program Assistant

This posting period runs from October 7, 2021 – October 21, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. It is a union position, requiring union membership enrolment, and follows the Community Social Services General Collective Agreement.

This assignment is a temporary, term-certain position commencing as soon as possible, and ending March 31, 2022, with the possibility of extension. When the temporary assignment ends, the employee may continue as an on-call casual employee.

The Supported Child Development Program Assistant provides extra staffing in community-based early learning centres in order to promote the inclusion of children ages 0 to 6 with developmental needs. Our support staff works hard to ensure that children are included within their preschool or daycare settings. Development needs may include complex behaviour, autism, down syndrome, fetal alcohol, or deaf or hard of hearing.

Starbright assignments are within the boundaries of the Central Okanagan, as scheduled. Typically, work assignments may be scheduled within the range of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and clients are assigned by seniority and client needs, with locations variable. Hours assigned will be up to thirty hours per week. The agency closes for two weeks during the holiday season so staff may enjoy time with their families.

The rate of pay starts at $21.63 per hour up to $25.19 per hour.

Upon qualification, a benefit package will be provided in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Benefit packages currently include Medical Services Plan, Extended Health, Dental, AD&D, Group Life and Long-Term Disability. The premiums are 100% paid by the Employer when the criteria has been met.

Here is a summary of qualifications needed for this position:

• Successful completion of a program in Early Childhood
Education
• Current Community Care First Aid Certificate or equivalent
• The candidate must meet criteria set by Community Care
Facilities Branch (Licensing) and hold a current BC Certificate
to Practice as an Early Childhood Educator
• Experience working with young children with developmental
and challenging behaviors would be an asset
• Must have access to reliable vehicle and have a valid current
B.C. Driver’s License
• Equivalent combination of education and experience will be
considered.

Employment in this position is contingent upon a successful Criminal Record Check clearance. As per the Criminal Records Review Act, “Individuals working with children or vulnerable adults directly or potentially have unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults must authorize a Criminal Record Check for their employer or authorized organization.”

Please submit your letter of interest & resume to the attention of: Terri Nakayama, Human Resources via email to humanresources@starbrightokanagan.ca

We appreciate and thank all applicants for their interest, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Application Dates: 10/07/2021 - 10/21/2021
Position: Starbright – Early Childhood Educators – Supported Child Development
Category: ECE
Location: 1546 Bernard Avenue

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