Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

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Assistant Teacher--Sandpiper Program

Facility: Muddy Boot Prints
City: Vancouver
Type of Child Care Preschool

Our west side Sandpiper Program is seeking an Assistant Teacher. The position is available immediately  OR for starting in September for the 2019-2020 school term. In the event of a September start, a week of paid training during our summer camps would be expected.

We visit local parks between Main St and MacDonald. This is an outdoor program for children aged 2.5-5yrs that happens every day regardless of the weather. There is no indoor facility. From time to time the children will ride public transit, visit a seniors home etc. Our ideal candidate would have a passion for getting children outside and into nature. While outdoor education experience is preferred, it's not mandatory.

Qualifications Basic ECE

Additional Qualifications:

  • Exprience in outdoor education is prefered.
  • Candidate must have all necessary outdoor clothing.
  • CPR Cert
  • Local VPD Criminal Record Check
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers
  • Experience talking to parents in a kind manner

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of working in a preschool or daycare setting.
  • Preference is given to candidates that have had experience teaching in an outdoor setting.
  • ECE certification or ECEA
  • Can be attending school to obtain ECE certification

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the safety of the children in the parks.
  • Developing emergent curriculum based on the children's interests.
  • Ability to work confidently alongside co-teacher.
  • Assisting children in connecting with nature via various methods such as plant identification, basic knowledge of local wildlife (birds, insects etc)
  • The physical ability to carry a large back pack.
  • A commitement to creating and supporting community.

Salary & Benefits:

$18-$20/hr based on experience.

Basic Details

Position Start Date:
As soon as possible
Employment Type:
Part Time
Employment Term:
Hours Per Week:

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Belva Stone
Phone Number:
Vancouver, bc

Application Information

Application Closing Date:
until filled
Application Instructions:
Email Application
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