Preschool Assistant (Temporary Full-Time)

Lax Kw'alaams Wap Suwilaawksa

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Preschool Assistant (Temporary Full-Time)
Date Classified: February 22, 2023 Business Unit: Lax Kw’alaams Wap Suwilaawksa
Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Preschool Teacher or Designate

The Lax Kw’alaams Wap Suwilaawksa has an immediate opening for a temporary full-time Preschool Assistant. The successful person with the direction of the Preschool Teacher will assist with the overall supervision of a group of preschool children. He/she will perform activities that ensure the safety, involvement, and creativity of everyone in the group. You will work cooperatively with the teacher to discuss and aide in the implementation of daily plans in accordance with the current curriculum and incorporating the school education standards.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
▪ With the direction of the Preschool Teacher, conduct daily small-group activities for an assigned group of children, sharing responsibility for large-group activities and using appropriate adult/child interactions strategies with all children.
▪ Share responsibility in the preparation of Daily Plans and the preparation of teaching materials.
▪ Assume responsibility for a classroom at any given time.
▪ Observe and/or participate in parent-teacher conferences, if requested.
▪ Provide coverage for breaks for other staff members, if requested.
▪ Supervise daily lunch and playground activities, field trips and walks.
▪ Promote individualized attention for children by freeing the Preschool Teacher from routine duties.
▪ Work with the Preschool Teacher in all activities, including but not limited to housekeeping, meal service and record keeping.
▪ Immediately report all accidents, near misses, damage or breakages to the Supervisor.
▪ Attend relevant training sessions to ensure you are fully equipped to perform your role effectively.
▪ Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position, as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:
▪ Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in a similar role.
▪ Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECEA) from an accredited institution or must be willing to take the coursework and become fully qualified as a condition of employment.
▪ An Understanding of the issues that affect First Nation children and their families.
▪ Excellent interpersonal skills with parents and community members.
▪ Mature and responsible attitude towards work.
▪ Willingness to work flexible hours.
▪ Valid WHIMS Certificate; satisfactory Criminal Record Check and a Drug Test if requested.
▪ Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
▪ Excellent hand-eye coordination; excellent level of physical fitness and health.
▪ Proven ability to maintain confidential information and files.
▪ Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to establish rapport with people of all educational and occupational
backgrounds; a strong commitment to working safely and cleanly.
▪ Be honest and trustworthy; respectful; possess cultural awareness, sensitivity and flexibility.
▪ Valid BC driver’s license with clean driver’s abstract. Fully COVID vaccinated (at least 2 shots).

Compensation & Benefits
▪ Wages will be $20.05 hourly.
▪ This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.

Submission Deadline:
▪ March 3, 2023.
▪ Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.
▪ We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the HR Department at [email protected]
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