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Employment Opportunity

Early Childhood Educator

Salary: Industry Standard

Position Type: Permanent, Full Time

Closing Date: Thursday August 16, 2018 at 4:30pm

Description

The Dusk’a Head Start Family Learning Centre provides a holistic service, folding families/caregivers into the child development process while responding to special and individual child development needs, and building a strong sense of place, belonging and self-identity with respect to language and culture. The core program for the Centre is based on the Aboriginal Head Start Program with an emphasis on integrated early learning focused on whole family learning, aboriginal language and culture, and support for individual and special needs.

We are seeking to fill a permanent full time Early Childhood Educator position on our team to start August 30, 2018. Services offered by the Centre demand a high level of professional and personal skills with corresponding expectations in regard to professional qualifications and personal wellness. Knowledge of whole family learning, Aboriginal Head Start, aboriginal culture and history are required in order to be successful in the position, as is a knowledge of or willingness to learn Kwanlin Dün history, culture, goals and aspirations.

Qualifications:
• Level III (3) Early Childhood Education designation
• Current successful experience working with children 18 months to 5 years of age in a licensed child care environment demonstrating/modelling healthy and positive behaviours
• Recent experience planning, developing and implementing a variety of recreational, social, life skill and parenting programming and activities relevant to First Nation children which meet group and individual needs
• Experience working effectively in a team environment
• Demonstrated work ethic and the ability to maintain professional confidentiality

Note: An equivalent combination of education and considerable experience in the areas noted above will be equally considered.


Conditions of employment include:
• Early Childhood Certification with a willingness to maintain and continue education
• An acceptable criminal records check
• A valid first aid certificate
• Medical clearance, ’fit to work’ designation & TB test
• Current immunization record
• Valid Yukon Class 5 Driver’s license is an asset, Class 4 license is desirable

Please submit your resume and cover letter by 4:30pm on Thursday August 9, 2018 to: Human Resources, at the KDFN Administration Building (35 McIntyre Drive), via fax (668-5057), or via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Note: For those submitting applications via email, you will receive a manual response stating that your email has been received. If you do not receive this response within two (2) business days, please contact the KDFN HR Department at 633-7800.

Note: The KDFN Hiring Preference Policy will be in effect – please be sure to clearly self-identify.

An eligibility list may be established from this competition for auxiliary on call work and future opportunities.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



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