Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning


Special Needs Early Childhood Educator

Facility: YWCA Metro Vancouver, Crabtree Corner Early Learning and Care Centre
City: Vancouver
Type of Child Care: Infant/Toddler
Qualifications: Other

Additional Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have Early Childhood Education certification as well as experience working in a child care facility.  Special Needs certification is required to this position and Infant Toddler certification is preferred and would be an asset.  Speaking a second language would be an asset. Individuals will be team players interested in maintaining a positive, professional, and supportive learning environment. A criminal record check will be required and references will be contacted.

Successful applicants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, exemption requests must be supported by valid, legal documents.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Charting all information (re child's day);
  • Updating as to where each child is, who needs what
  • Greet all parents and children when they arrive;
  • Know and follow each child's individual schedule;
  • Give and receive information to other staff members, to/from parents;
  • Housekeeping and Laundry
  • Environmental set-up;
  • Program planning, implementation and evaluation;
  • Working with children in both programs at the centre, 0-3yrs and 3-5yrs
  • Monitor and assess children's health;
  • Monitor daily intake of food and liquids;
  • Written developmental reports on the children (for staff reference and parent interest)
  • As required, working one on one with a child referred by Supported Child Development
  •  Attend meetings and liaise with Supported Child Development and Behaviour Consultants and other service providers as required;
  • Implement and follow guidance provided by service providers, such as Speech and language therapist, Occupational therapist, Physiotherapist, Supported Child Development and Behavioural consultants and other providers as needed

Salary & Benefits:

Starting at $21.56 per hour + wage enhancement for qualified ECEs. Benefits also include paid time off, defined benefit pension plan and health benefits including extended health and dental, Health & Fitness Centre Membership and more.

Basic Details

Position Start Date:
As soon as possible
Position End Date:
March 31st, 2023
Position Notes:
Grant Term Full Time 35 hrs per week (7hrs x 5 days/week) Starting date: As soon as possible Ending date: March 31, 2023 (Possible extension by renewal of the Inclusion Contract)
Employment Type:
Full Time
Employment Term:
Hours Per Week:

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Mariko Ikeda
535 Hornby St Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8

Application Information

Application Closing Date:
August 10th, 2022 (or until filled)
Application Instructions:
Email Application
Other Application Instructions:

How to Apply:

We’ve been striving to change lives throughout Metro Vancouver for more than 100 years. Last year, our programs and services helped 40,000 people. Interested in joining us? Candidates are invited to send resumes by August 10, 2022 to:

Mariko Ikeda, Manager, Child Care Operations

YWCA Metro Vancouver

535 Hornby St.

Vancouver, BC  V6C 2E8

email: mikeda@ywcavan.org

YWCA Metro Vancouver is committed to ensuring that the application and interview processes are accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations in submitting your application, or have other questions, please contact the hiring manager as listed.  All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, transferrable skills, lived experience, and business need. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit ywcavan.org.

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