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Current Job Openings with VNS

  • Deadline for all applications: July 21, 2023

  • Submit cover letter & resume here

  • Applicants will be contacted if considered for an interview.

 

 

ECE Manager

Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

Full-time Position: Monday to Friday; 7h/day

Term: September 2023 through June 2024

Salary: $25 - $28/hour + $4/hr provincial ECE Wage Enhancement

Additional Benefits: Paid holidays and closures, $200 per year professional development funding, transit pass stipend

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certified BC Early Childhood Educator (ECE) 

  • First Aid Certification

  • Criminal record check

  • Forest School Practitioner's Certification would be an asset

  • Coyote Mentoring Training would be an asset

 

Job Description:

​In addition to the duties of the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) as described in the posting below, the Program Manager & Team lead is responsible for

  • Overseeing license-related activities including inspections, reporting, day-to-day requirements, and compliance

  • Leading a team of 2-5 ECEs and ECE-As in day-to-day operations of VNS programs

  • Leading on-site risk management by assessing weather conditions, tides, logistics, and other safety considerations

  • Leading communication with parents to support children to play, rest, and grow

Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

Full-time Position: Monday to Friday; 6.5h/day

Term: September 2023 through June 2024

Salary: Starting at $23/hour + $4/hr provincial ECE Wage Enhancement

Additional Benefits: Paid holidays and closures, $200 per year professional development funding, transit pass stipend

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certified BC Early Childhood Educator (ECE) or Early Childhood Educator Assistant (ECE-A) with demonstrated applicable experience

  • First Aid Certification

  • Criminal record check

  • Forest School Practitioner's Certification would be an asset

  • Coyote Mentoring Training would be an asset

Job Description:

  • To support emotional, physical, developmental wellbeing of children, families, and staff in day-to-day happenings and operations in a primarily outdoor setting with children aged 3-5

  • Support day-to-day operations of the program in a team setting 

  • Ensure the well being of all children and staff are at the forefront of daily decision making

  • Deliver and implement an emergent curriculum based on the children's lead in various areas of exploration

  • Maintain a safe outdoor classroom by completing daily site checks

  • Provide multiple ways of communication with families and caregivers to ensure healthy, positive relationships are formed and maintained on a regular basis, through weekly reflections, and in person communication.  

  • Maintain relevant certifications and participate in professional development offered through various sources

  • Record, assess, and evaluate the happenings at nature school on a regular basis 

  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings

  • Note: in addition to the regular and customary classroom responsibilities and duties, employees may, subject to mutual agreement, be assigned reasonable additional duties both inside and outside the classroom, which may be necessary for the proper functioning of Victoria Nature School

Forest School Educator

Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

Part-time Position: Tuesday & Thursday mornings; 6hr/week;

Term: September 2023 through June 2024

Salary: Starting at $23/hr

Additional Benefits: Paid holidays and closures, $200 per year professional development funding

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience caring for children aged 3 to 5

  • First Aid

  • Criminal record check

  • Certified BC Early Childhood Educator (ECE) or Early Childhood Educator Assistant (ECE-A) would be an asset

  • Forest School Practitioner Certification would be an asset

  • Coyote Mentor Training would be an asset

 

 Job Description

  • To support emotional, physical, developmental wellbeing of children, families, and staff in day-to-day happenings and operations in a primarily outdoor setting with children aged 3-5

  • Maintain a safe outdoor classroom by completing daily site checks

  • Support day-to-day operations of the school in a team setting 

  • Ensure the well being of all children and staff are at the forefront of daily decision making

  • Deliver and implement an Emergent curriculum based on the children's lead in various areas of exploration

  • Provide multiple ways of communication with families and caregivers to ensure healthy, positive relationships are formed and maintained on a regular basis, through weekly reflections, and in person communication.  

  • Maintain relevant certifications and participate in regular professional development offered through various sources

  • Record, assess, and evaluate the happenings at nature school on a regular basis 

  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings 

  • Note: in addition to the regular and customary classroom responsibilities and duties, employees may, subject to mutual agreement, be assigned reasonable additional duties both inside and outside the classroom, which may be necessary for the proper functioning of Victoria Nature School

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