ECE Assistant

Fort Nelson First Nation
    December 20, 2022
    Job Type
    Some experience required
    Salary Type
    Hourly Rate
    FNFN, Fort Nelson, First Nation, Dehzona, ECE, Early Childhood Education
    British Columbia


    FNFN is an inclusive employer and we invite all qualified persons to apply. For more details about this job posting please view the careers page of our website.

    Our employees help us uphold our community driven vision for a "Strong Healthy Proud Self-Reliant Nation."

    Our story: We are "the People of the Land" and have occupied our traditional territory for tens of thousands of years. We are professionals and business people, and we continue to be hunters and gatherers who move around our territory with the seasons, and with the animals that sustain our way of life and livelihood. We have a commitment and obligation to care for and protect our people, our rights, and our ecosystem, for past, current, and future generations. We are one of 6 First Nation's belonging to Treaty 8. To learn more visit

    What’s in it for you: Frequently referred to as the Serengeti of the North, we are located in the majestic Northern Rockies of British Columbia - our traditional territory is like no other. When you choose us for employment, you are choosing a unique work opportunity and life experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you love wildlife and the outdoors, you will love our northern plains that meet the magnificent Northern Rockies Mountains, and all the supernatural experiences they contain. Our territory is blessed with an abundance of wildlife and natural landscapes that are the dreams of every wildlife photographer and outdoor enthusiast. The eco tours, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating and motorized recreation in our territory are some of the best outdoor adventures in the world, drawing large numbers of international tourists annually. Our community and surrounding area are small, and even those who stay for a short time build friendships that last a lifetime.

    As an employer we embrace opportunities to work with you, to help you cultivate the next best steps in your career, and to support your work life balance so that you can enjoy all that our territory has to offer. We recognize all federal and provincial general holidays, our offices shut down for 2 weeks in December each year, continuing full-time entry level jobs are awarded 3 weeks’ pro-rated vacation leave, group benefits are available to employees working continuously (and most work terms greater than 12 months), pension benefits are available for employees in permanent jobs, we score and grade jobs for pay equity placement on our point band salary scale. Our Human Resources staff works with our employees and management to continuously seek improvements that foster exemplary employer-employee relations.

    You are a good fit if: you value working for a municipal-type operation that is dedicated to improving quality of place for our community members, you meet the minimum qualifications identified in the job posting, you enjoy working in a team based and highly collaborative work environment, you understand that onboarding in a continuous process that requires us working with you and you working with us to optimize the employment experience.

    If we seem like the right fit for your personal goals, we welcome an opportunity to learn more about you and your resume.

    The Job: The Early Childhood Educator Assistant provides care for infants and preschool- to school-age children under the guidance of Early Childhood Educators. This employee plays an important role in supporting infants and children and their families and assists children in activities that stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth and ensure their security and well-being. Duties include assisting with care and support services for individual children which may include specialized childcare, as well as group activities. The Assistant promotes healthy development, supports good choices, teaches developmentally appropriate skills and physical activities, and provides cultural enrichment activities designed to promote holistic health and spiritual wellbeing, and aims to strengthen children and family relationships.

    Candidate Profile: You have a passion for working with children, and have a good level of energy and physical fitness to perform the work, as well as good interpersonal skills including good listening skills to gather information and to ask questions in order to carry out assigned tasks and to provide routine information to other employees. You are courteous in your engagement with parents and service providers and the general public. Your competencies include: Relationship Centered Practice, Teamwork, Listening/Engagement, and Communication.



    • Early Childhood Educator Assistant Certificate (please note that certificated Responsible Adults and persons registered in an ECE program are welcome to apply and may be considered for hire as a Child Care Assistant provided there is a demonstrated/validated commitment to achieve ECEA certificate).
    • First Aid, CPR Level C
    • Certificated (/post certification) must be willing to act as the ECE exemption on the floor in the absence of the ECE(s) to allow Deh Zona Day Care to maintain ratios while operating with lesser qualified staff
    • Minimum 19 years of age
    • Experience working with children
    • Character references demonstrating suitability for working with children
    • Physician note stating fitness to work in a Day Care setting will be required before an offer is made
    • The ability to complete duties in a safe manner, following established safety rules
    • Good organizational, time management, and prioritizing skills
    • Good communication, and writing/documentation skills
    • Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to child/family privacy.
    • No barriers to working with any member of the community.
    • Compliance with, as well as disclosure and release to Fort Nelson First Nation and regulatory body/s of immunization/vaccination status, including COVID-19 vaccines and TB screening requirements.
    • Criminal Record Review Program assessment (renew every 5 years); or willingness to obtain.
    • Valid BC Driver’s License and factor report/abstract.
    • Ability to provide own transportation to and from work.

    How to Apply


    Closes: When filled. Rate listed is starting rate for new ECE Assistant. Rate offered to the successful incumbent is pending certification(s), skills, experiences, knowledge. *Preference may be given to qualified First Nation’s applicants. Kindly forward your cover letter and resume to:


    * Constitution Act, 1982 [Section 35]; Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [Section 15(1)]; Canadian Human Rights Act [Section 16(1)]; Employment Equity Act [Section 5(a), 10(b)]; Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [Article 22]; ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries.

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