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Registered Early Childhood Educator (Sivummut)


November 8, 2021



Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service non-profit organization serving Inuit children and youth and their families. Inuuqatigiit Centre is 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 Childhood Educator (Sivummut) – Indeterminate Full-Time

Hours:  37.5 hours – Monday to Friday
Salary Range:
$44,903.00 - $56,898.00 per annum + benefits


Under the supervision of the Manager of Early Years the Early Childhood Educator plans and delivers a high quality and culturally-based Early Years program.


  • Provide a stimulating, caring and culturally appropriate early learning environment for children ages 1, 5-6;

  • Share in the responsibility for planning, preparing, and implementing curriculum to foster development in all developmental domains using a variety of group and individual activities;

  • Recognize and respond to the needs of each child by using developmentally appropriate teaching and child behaviour guidance and strategies;

  • Participate fully and consistently as a team member in caring for the children and in the overall operation of the program centre;

  • Complete weekly program and outdoor plans to be posted in the classroom and distributed to parents on a monthly basis;

  • Be familiar with and follow the Early Years annual workplans;

  • Be familiar with How Does Learning Happen document;

  • Observe, monitor, and track each child’s individual progress and development in accordance withlearning goals the program and Inuuqatigiit Centre’s policies and procedures;

  • Monitor health, safety, and well-being of children;

  • Responsible for the constant supervision, safety, and well-being of children in Early Yearsprograms;

  • Document and assess children’s development;

  • Understand and adhere to all regulations of the Early Learning and Child Care Act (e.g. child/staffratios);

  • Comply with all recording and reporting requirements outlined in Inuuqatigiit Centre’s Early YearsPolicies & Procedures (e.g. daily log, incident reports, medication administration)

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

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


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

  • Adheres to Inuuqatigiit Centre’s Early Years Policy 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 Centre;
Develop supportive and professional rapport with Early Years staff;
Act as a role model to promote professional values and ethics within Inuuqatigiit Centre;
Work closely with other staff to help resolve problems arising in the delivery of programming; and
Actively participate as a member of the Early Years team weekly team meetings and support fellowteam members in delivery of services through open and regular communication.

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;
Support the learning of children in a bi-cultural environment (Inuit and Western world views andways of teaching and learning); and
Recognize the role of Elders and resource people in sharing traditional knowledge with children.

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 communicationswith parents; and
Must have physical ability to access multi-story building and playground while taking care ofchildren.

Inuit descent preferred;
Fluency in Inuktitut an asset;
Knowledge of the needs of Inuit children and families;
Knowledge of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, culture, and practices;
Knowledge of How Does Learning Happen document;
Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma
Registration with the Ontario College of ECE;
Minimum one-year experience working with preschool/toddler age children;
Minimum one-year experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities;
Enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication, and commitment to children;
Knowledge of the needs of Inuit children and families;
Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment;
Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment;
Knowledge of COVID-19 Policies in an Early Years setting;
First Aid/CPR certificate (or willingness to become certified) required;
Current Police Record Check – Vulnerable Sector required in keeping with Inuuqatigiit Centre’sPersonnel Policies and Procedures;
Medical certification of good health; TB test and other immunizations up-to-date; and
Proof of COVID-19 vaccine (Dose 1 & 2).

Please apply with cover letter and resume to:

Position will remain open until filled

Shelley Watkin, HR Manager
Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families 224 McArthur Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1L 6P5

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

This position is dependent upon funding approval.

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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