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Early Years Educator’s Assistant

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

November 22, 2020

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service non-profit organization serving Inuit children, youth, and their families. We are dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families. 


Position:  Early Years Educator’s Assistant Hours:  

Fulltime Indeterminate (37.5 hours per week) 

Salary Range:  $38,000 - $47,974 per annum            

POSITION SUMMARY Under the supervision of the Manager of Early Years, the Educator’s Assistant is responsible to collaborate, assist in planning and delivery of a high quality and culturally-based Early Years program. 



• Encourages and facilitates Inuktitut language development in the children and staff;  

• Collect, develop and maintain a wide selection of cultural teaching materials and activities for children in collaboration with other Cultural Teachers; 

• Interacts with children in a gentle, supportive, and positive manner; 

• Is creative in planning, implementing, and evaluating a stimulating and varied program that is age and developmentally appropriate for the children; 

• Provides children with clear direction (i.e. making expectations clear before starting an activity); 

• Makes program adaptions or individualized plans for children as required; 

• Participate in regular teachers’ meetings to share ideas, resources, and activities; 

• Is flexible and adapts to the requests of Early Years Managers for the needs of the children; recognizing that floating from program to program meets its daily needs; 

• Assist in the completion of weekly programing for indoors and outdoors; 

• Assist educators in observing and recording information on each child’s progress; 

• Work closely with other staff to help resolve problems arising in the delivery of programming;  

• Actively participate as a member of the Early Years weekly team meetings and support fellow team members in delivery of services through open and regular communication; 

• With assistance from the Early Years Manager understand and adhere to all regulations of the Child Care and Early Years Act (e.g. child/staff ratios); 

• Identify and report on concerns, issues and hazards related to the safety of the children to Manager of Early Years;

• With assistance from the Early Years Manager comply with all recording and reporting requirements outlined in Inuuqatigiit policies and procedures (e.g. daily log, incident reports, medication administration); 

• Actively participate in annual performance review process; 





• Participate as a team member in supervising children in the Early Years programs; 

• Encourages and supports parents in their use of Inuktitut at home; 

• Identify and report on concerns, issues and hazards related to the safety of the children to Manager of Early Years; 

• Knowledge of COVID-19 Policies; 

• Maintain program equipment in good repair and share responsibility for hygiene; and 

• Sanitizing toys as required and outlined in policies and procedures. 



• Is punctual and maintains good attendance record; 

• Accountable for the well-being of children and staff; 

• Adheres to Inuuqatigiit Early Years Policies and Procedures; 

• Keeps child, parent, family related information confidential at all times; and 

• Demonstrates effective time management skills. 



• Develop positive relationships with children and parents at Inuuqatigiit; 

• Develop supportive and professional rapport with Early Years staff; 

• Act as a role model to promote professional values and ethics within Inuuqatigiit; 



• Communicate as required with parents about child’s progress, including parent meetings, telephone calls, communication books, progress reports and parent teacher interviews; 

• Respond to parent enquiries on an on-going basis regarding their child’s progress or daily activities. 



• Must demonstrate stress resistance and stamina in caring for young children; • Regular physical activity associated with program activities; 

• Possible stress related to safety and security of children, program delivery and communications with parents; and 

• Must have physical ability to access multi-story building and playground while taking care of children.   


• Inuit descent preferred; 

• Strong knowledge of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles, culture, and community; 

• Strong knowledge of Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years; 

• Strong knowledge of How Does Learning Happen document; 

• Knowledge of the needs of Inuit children and families; 

• Experience working with Inuit or Aboriginal communities required; 

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English; 

• Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment; 

• Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment; 



• Vulnerable Sector Check required in keeping with Inuuqatigiit Personnel Policies and Procedures; 

• Medical certification of good health; 

• TB Test if applicable and other immunizations up-to-date; and 

• CPR / First Aid Certification (or willingness to become certified). 



Please apply with cover letter and up-to-date resume before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020 Shelley Watkin, Human Resources Manager Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families 224 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, ON K1L 6P5 


We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent.

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