Early Childhood Educator

30 hours per week starting October 04, 2021

New Westminster Family Place welcomes all families by supporting them with services and resources that empower them to thrive and our Early Childhood Educator is a key component of that mission. The Early Childhood Educator will work closely with the entire staff team including partners to plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 0-6. The Early Childhood Educator will have a strong arts background and a passion for multi-disciplinary arts engagement and be able to plan, set up, facilitate and deliver programming based on a systematic plan for lessons, discussions and feedback that adapt to the variety of learners in the family place environment. This role also has a community care element where you are able to provide referrals, support, guidance and problem solving to parents and caregivers to address issues related to family functioning.


  • Successful completion of a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, and a Community Care Facilities Branch B.C. License to Practice.
  • A valid Child Safe First Aid Certificate.
  • Locally relevant knowledge about the state of the early years and family supports in New Westminster and the Lower Mainland
  • A comprehensive understanding of group dynamics and family processes
  • A basic comprehensive understanding of a wide variety of topics in the field of family life education, including child development, attachment theory, trauma informed practice and self-care.
  • Excellent organization, time and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal behaviour and communication skills
  • Experience in working with vulnerable populations and an understanding of issues that may impact families in crisis and/or in low income situations
  • Demonstrated experience and capacity working with diverse populations
  • Proficient computer skills

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a position is 30 hours/week
  • This position pays $22.50/hour + a comprehensive benefit package
  • Starting with 15 vacation days/year + generous sick and family responsibility leave
  • Professional development spending account and comprehensive, ongoing, internal professional development options

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, set up and facilitate the delivery of early childhood development programming daily using a systematic plan of lessons, team collaboration, feedback and community partnerships
  • Utilize the coach approach to support parents, caregivers and children
  • Provide parent-education and support interventions directly to families and children
  • Enhance family and community support network, particularly in concrete needs, such as food, housing, health, or education
  • Co–facilitate parent education, family and child support programs, and workshops
  • Focus on relationship building with all families, children and caregivers
  • Utilize appropriate crisis management strategies in the event of a crisis
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all professionals in the community related to individual and family support services
  • Liaise as appropriate with other agencies/professionals for purposes of consultation
  • Maintain an emotionally safe, respectful and inclusive environment in the drop-in programs
  • Provide programs in a culturally safe, responsive, inclusive and welcoming environment
  • Maintain enhanced health and safety standards in accordance with Family Place policy
  • Develop and maintain healthy and professional relationships with families
  • Create clear referral pathways and connect families to the general and enhanced supports they need, when they need them
  • Collect data for program progress and/or statistical reports and maintain necessary records/files on program
  • Other related duties as assigned.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

To apply: Please submit resume with cover letter to info@newwestfamilies.ca