OTTAWA ABORIGINAL COALITION
Evening Childcare Lead
November 15, 2021
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: Evening Childcare Lead – Early Childhood Educator
Hours: 5-hour evening shifts - Part-Time In-Determinate
Salary Range: $18.00 - $22.72 per hour + 4% vacation pay
Under the supervision of the Manager, Family Well-Being, the Early Childhood Educator plans, coordinates and delivers childcare for Inuuqatigiit Centre’s evening drop-in programs.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan and deliver culturally based and family centred childcare program;
Provide a culturally appropriate program environment for children and parents;
Plan and deliver developmentally appropriate activities for children;
Oversee and mentor junior staff to implement activities and supervise children in their care;
Work in collaboration with staff to develop innovative and creative, culturally appropriate activities
Schedule staffing for evening childcare, address performance concerns and provide feedback for performance review of junior staff, and encourage them in their learning;
Under the direction of the manager, purchase materials needed;
Identify and report on concerns, incidents, issues, and hazards related to the delivery of the childcare program, immediately to the manager;
Comply with all recording and reporting requirements outlined in Inuuqatigiit Centre’s policies and procedures (e.g. incident reports);
Meet all tracking, evaluation and reporting requirements of funder and Inuuqatigiit Centre (e.g. attendance, project statistics, project targets, surveys,etc.);
Understand and adhere to all program policies (e.g. health & safety);
Participate in professional development opportunities as recommended/required by manager;
Attend all staff meetings and training sessions as required;
Communicate with parents following programming when required;
Develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with co-workers, children and families.
Physical ability to access three-story building;
Mental effort is required to deal with stress related tosafety of children, program delivery and communications with parents;
Ensure personal safety precautions are observed at all times; and
Ensure Public Health Guidelines for COVID-19 Pandemic are followed at all times.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Written and spoken fluency in Inuktitut is a strong asset;
Strong of the needs of Inuit children, youth and families;
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment;
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills;
Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations;
Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment;
Good computer skills; and
Highly organized, efficient, and accurate and able to take initiative.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Inuit descent preferred;
Early Childhood (ECE) diploma or equivalency an asset:
Secondary School Diploma or equivalent;
Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities preferred;
Police Records Check-Vulnerable Sector Check required;
Medical certification of good health and record of up-to-date immunizations;
TB Test, if applicable;
Proof of COVID-19 vaccine (Dose 1 &2); and
First Aid/CPR Certification (or willingness to become certified).
Position will remain open until filled. Please apply with coverletter and up-to-date resume to: email@example.com
Shelley Watkin, Human Resources Manager
Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families
230 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.