Posted Jul 7, 2022Early Childhood Education Assistant



Business: Conayt Friendship Society
Address: Merritt BC


Agriculture Education


Job Title: Early Childhood Educator Assistant

Report To:     Head Start Coordinator


Employment Type: Full Time

Hours Per Week: 35-40

WAGE: $19.00/hour

Type of Child Care: 3 - 5 Years/0 – 3 years of age

Position Start: As soon as possible


Job Summary:

Early Childhood Educator Assistants work as a team to provide a caring, safe, and nurturing environment and age-appropriate program for children 0 - 6 years of age. 


Job Details:

  • Follow BC childcare licensing regulations, Aboriginal Head Start policies and procedures, Conayt Aboriginal Head start Policies
  • Discuss the program’s daily events with family members at drop-off and pick-up times, connect and assist the elders.
  • Adhere to Conayt Aboriginal Head Start Staff Manual and Parent Handbook.
  • Provide a daily balance of active/quiet, indoor/outdoor, and individual/group activities.
  • Carry out a daily schedule that incorporates child-directed activity, care routines and transitions times.
  • Organize space, equipment, and materials prior to activities.
  • Set up daily routines to take advantage of embedded learning opportunities that surrounds the 6 components of the Aboriginal Head Start
  • Provide experiences that promote children’s understanding of their own and other cultures and value system.
  • Plan and carry out activities that promote problem-solving play with the Lead teacher of the room.
  • Represent and document children’s activities-display of children’s drawings and printing, portfolios
  • Participate in short- and long-term planning 
  • Seek out opportunities to recognize and celebrate new developmental achievements.
  • Encourage and assist each child in carrying out daily routines.
  • Provide daily opportunities for each child to choose to be alone.
  • Engage each child individually each day.
  • Observe how children use the materials and interact with each other and adults.
  • Use observations to expand play and plan activities that recognize individual differences.
  • Work with resource staff and other specialists to plan, carry out and review individual program plans.
  • Set reasonable behaviour expectations
  • Provide positive guidelines such as re-directing, positive language, and reinforcement.
  • Immediately address problem behaviour without labeling the child.
  • Establish enjoyable daily eating routines.
  • Attend to children’s physical needs for diapering, toileting, eating and sleeping
  • Seek out opportunities to recognize and respect family’s child-rearing practices



  • Basic ECE
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with children, parents, and co-workers and ensure consistent positive, professional communications with them
  • Fluent in knowledge of child-care development, guidance and discipline, routines, and transitions
  • Strong work ethic: self-motivated individual who has initiative
  • Ability to assist with set up of classroom to facilitate a positive, cultural, learning environment for children
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and multi-task in a dynamic environment
  • Track record of being able to work collaboratively in a team, but also able to work independently with initiative
  • Creative and independent problem solver


Additional Qualifications:

  • First-Aid/CPR certification
  • Criminal record check (to be completed during the hiring process)
  • At least 3 references
  • Knowledge of surrounding language and culture 
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Compliance with Conayt Friendship Society COVID-19 Vaccination Policy


As per Section 16 of the Federal Charter of Human Rights Act, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.


Interested applicants, please submit a cover letter and resume to:


Attention: Conayt Friendship Society, Head Start Program

PO Box 1989, 2164 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt, BC V1K1B8


Email to or fax to 778-661-1019

Deadline: open until position filled


** All resumes will be carefully reviewed, however, only those applicants invited to an interview will be contacted.


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