Early Childhood Educator - #94834
University of Victoria
Posting Close Date Ongoing until filled Please note that positions will close at 4 p.m. on the closing date. FTE 1.0 Salary Grade $4,334.00 - $4,458.00 Additional Posting Information: N/A Salary posted will be pro-rated based on FTE Classification Early Childhood Educator Hours of Work Shifts vary between 7:45 am - 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday Employee Group: CUPE 951 - Regular # of Hires Needed 3 Category Other About this Opportunity
University of Victoria Child Care Services is expanding and opening two new child care programs in early 2024. We are seeking outstanding Early Childhood Educators with Infant/Toddler Educator BC certification to join the UVic Child Care Services team in full-time (35 hours per week), continuing positions in one of our infant/toddler child care programs.
UVic Child Care Services educators are passionate leaders and advocates for the field, who uphold very high standards and provide strong mentorship to ECEs new to the field. At UVic Child Care Services:
- We provide a free in-house professional development program in which we work with our pedagogists who guide inquiry work and research projects, lead seminars and workshops for our ECEs, and provide program support.
- Our ECEs have published journal articles, held exhibits and presented at a number of conferences and workshops.
- Our pedagogy, inquiry work and research align with the BC Early Learning Framework (2019). We practice a Common Worlds Framework approach, which considers our ethical relations with others in the Anthropocene
- -reflecting on place, the legacies of colonialism, reconciliation, and 21st century environmental inheritances. For more information on our theoretical approaches, please visit www.commonworlds.net and www.earlychildhoodcollaboratory.net.
WHY JOIN UVIC:
Here at UVic, our people play a vital role in enabling the university to fulfill its mission and promise to become a university of choice for outstanding students, faculty and staff.
Benefits and Perks*
UVic compensation and benefits are competitive with:
- Comprehensive medical benefits and Employee and family assistance program
- Pension , Basic Life Insurance and Dental Care Benefits
- Access to health and wellness tools and resources to support you in finding work-life balance
- Discounted athletic facility membership
- 10 working days’ vacation in the first year and 15 working days’ vacation in the second calendar year*
- Paid Annual holiday closure between Christmas and New Years*
- Leaves – maternity, parental, adoption, personnel, sick and long term disability
- Diverse range of learning and development opportunities
- Sustainability initiatives including discounted transit passes and a pedestrian and bike friendly campus
- A respectful and supportive work environment and balanced work day that includes paid and unpaid breaks.
- Vacation and paid annual holiday closure entitlement is prorated on the basis of annual full-time entitlement
Note: In addition to the posted salary, ECEs will be paid $4.00 per hour for the BC Provincial Government ECE Wage Enhancement (starting wage of $28.51 + $4.00 per hour = $32.51)
Please contact Kim Ainsworth, Director, Child Care Services at 250-721-6656 or [email protected] for questions related to this job opportunity. For applicants interested in learning more about working at UVic Child Care Services we will be holding a session on 29 November 2023. Please visit this link for more information.
***To apply for this position you must submit a cover letter and resume through the online Careers system***Job Summary
University of Victoria (UVic) Child Care Services provides innovative, creative and responsive child care programs for children from infancy to school age. Child Care Services’ mandate is twofold: 1) providing on campus child care to children of UVic families, and 2) providing support and networking to UVic student families living on and off campus through the UVic Family Centre—the on campus family resource program. All UVic child care programs are based upon the BC Early Learning Framework.
The Early Childhood Educator (ECE) works as a member of the child care centre team providing nurturing care and education to children from infancy to pre-kindergarten age in one of the Child Care or Family Centres, working in ratio in the program under the general supervision of one of the child care centre ECE Supervisors or the Child Care and Family Centre Assistant Manager. The ECE embraces the department’s philosophy and policies, the BC Early Learning Framework, and all provincial regulations to maintain a standard of care that contributes to the Child Care Centre’s philosophy and and overarching ethos.
All staff who work in UVic Child Care Services must be immunized in accordance with the childhood immunization schedule. The ECE must also possess sufficient stamina for full-time work in a busy full day child care centre. The position is physically demanding and includes lifting (if working in Infant/Toddler Centre lifting of children up to 20 kg. will be on a repetitive basis), crouching, bending, standing, outdoor play, and sitting on floor.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills with children, families, staff, practicum students; community agencies, etc.;
- Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment, critical thinking, and creative problem solving;
- Demonstrated ability and strong interest integrating the BC Early Learning Framework in a child care program;
- Ability to plan and implement innovative programming based upon the age and emergent needs of children, setting up suitable play-based environments for young children;
- Demonstrated skills in working collaboratively within a team environment;
- Good organizational skills;
- Demonstrated evidence of ongoing professional commitment and development, and an attitude that supports ongoing learning and self-reflection skills;
- Commitment to the ECEBC Code of Ethics, including confidentiality and privacy of information;
- Ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds, understanding and valuing diversity;
- Ability to handle emergencies skilfully and calmly and in compliance with Child Care Regulations and UVic Child Care Services policies;
- Flexibility to work in different Child Care Services centres and work a range of shifts, according to the operational demands;
- Basic proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Outlook (email and calendar).
- Current Early Childhood Educator Certificate, and if working in the Infant/Toddler Centre, Infant Toddler Educator designation (issued by the ECE Registry of BC);
- Strong knowledge of the BC Early Learning Framework and ability to implement into practice;
- Strong knowledge of current BC Child Care Licensing Regulations;
- Current first aid certificate;
- Ability to provide a clear criminal record check;
- Documentation of compliance in the immunization program per Ministry of Health guidelines (childhood immunizations).
- Entry level opportunity. Equivalent combinations of training, education and/or experience will be considered;
- Experience implementing the BC Early Learning Framework in a group child care setting.
We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose territory the university stands, and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
Equity and Diversity Statement UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.
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