SUPPORTED CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ASSISTANT
REGULAR PART TIME (2 POSITIONS)
Internal and External posting
Starbright is committed to hiring based on merit, and encourage applications from all persons congruent with the principles of the Human Rights Code of British Columbia. Hiring on merit ensures that we have a strong, neutral workforce that is able to provide excellent service to our clients. Our application and hiring processes are non-partisan, fair, consistent and transparent.
DEPARTMENT: Supported Child Development
POSTING PERIOD: October 30, 2019 to November 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm
COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT: Community Social Services General Services Collective Agreement
UNION: Health Sciences Association of BC
STATUS: Regular part time
START DATE: As soon as possible
END DATE: ongoing
HOURS OF WORK: As assigned, up to 35 hours a week. A typical work day occurs between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Top-up and staff meeting hours up to 40 hours per week as per Local Issues. Schedules are based on assigned hours of work – client or location may vary.
Schedules are offered in order of seniority.
CENTRE CLOSURES: The centre is closed for two weeks to allow staff to enjoy their family during the holiday season.
LOCATION OF WORK: Starbright, early learning centres, daycares, and after school programs within the boundaries of the Central Okanagan, as assigned.
HOURLY RATE: $19.45 – $22.65 as per JJEP Grid 10 of the Collective Agreement, April 1, 2019.
BENEFITS: Upon qualification, a benefit package will be provided in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Benefit packages currently include Medical Services Plan, Extended Health, Dental, AD&D, Group Life and Long Term Disability. The premiums are 100% paid by the Employer when criteria has been met. Spouse and/or dependents can also be included on the benefit plan. There are twelve paid sick days a year pro-rated per hours of work. Sick pay is paid out at 80% of regular earnings.
JOB SUMMARY: The Supported Child Development Program Assistant provides extra staffing in community-based early learning centres in order to promote the inclusion of children ages 0 to 12 with developmental needs. Our support staff works hard to ensure that children are included within their preschool or daycare settings. Development needs may include complex behaviour, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, or deaf or hard of hearing.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Successful completion of a program in Early Childhood Education
 Current Community Care First Aid Certificate
 The candidate must meet criteria set by Community Care Facilities Branch (Licensing) and hold a current BC License to Practice as an Early Childhood Special Educator
 Experience working with young children with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors.
 Must have access to reliable vehicle and have a valid current B.C. Driver’s License
 Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
 Employment in this position is contingent upon a successful Criminal Record Check clearance. As per the Criminal Records Review Act, “Individuals working with children or vulnerable adults directly or potentially have unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults must authorize a Criminal Record Check for their employer or authorized organization.”
Please submit your letter of interest & resume to the attention of: Terri Nakayama, Human Resources via email to humanresources@starbrightokanagan.ca
We appreciate and thank all applicants for their interest, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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SENIOR SUPPORTED CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ASSISTANT
TEMPORARY VACANCY – MATERNITY LEAVE
Internal and external posting
Starbright is committed to hiring based on merit, and encourage applications from all persons congruent with the principles of the Human Rights Code of British Columbia. Hiring on merit ensures that we have a strong, neutral workforce that is able to provide excellent service to our clients. Our application and hiring processes are non-partisan, fair, consistent and transparent.
DEPARTMENT: Supported Child Development
POSTING PERIOD: October 30, 2019 to November 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm
COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT: Community Social Services General Services Collective Agreement
UNION: Health Sciences Association of BC
STATUS: Term Position, temporary vacancy (maternity leave coverage)
START DATE: As soon as possible
END DATE: October 31, 2020 with the possibility of an extension
HOURS OF WORK: As assigned, up to 35 hours a week. A typical work day occurs between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Top-up and staff meeting hours up to 40 hours per week as per Local Issues. Schedules are based on hours of work – client or location may vary.
Schedules are offered in order of seniority.
CENTRE CLOSURES: The centre is closed for two weeks to allow staff to enjoy their family during the holiday season.
LOCATION OF WORK: Starbright, early learning centres, daycares, and after school programs within the boundaries of the Central Okanagan, as assigned.
HOURLY RATE: $22.02 – $25.65 as per JJEP Grid 10 of the Collective Agreement, April 1, 2019.
BENEFITS: Upon qualification, a benefit package will be provided in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Benefit packages currently include Medical Services Plan, Extended Health, Dental, AD&D, Group Life and Long Term Disability. The premiums are 100% paid by the Employer when criteria has been met. Spouse and/or dependents can also be included on the benefit plan. There are twelve paid sick days a year pro-rated per hours of work. Sick pay is paid out at 80% of regular earnings.
JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Supported Child Development Assistant assists the Supported Child Development (SCD) Team Leader by providing data support, documentation support, implementation support and other related duties. The process of any of these duties is under direct supervision of the SCD Team Leader, and/or the Operations Manager and Executive Director as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Community Care First Aid Certificate
 The candidate must meet criteria set by Community Care Facilities Branch (Licensing) and hold a current BC License to Practice as an Early Childhood Special Educator
 Two-year diploma in the area of office administration including Microsoft efficiency, with a specific proficiency in Word and Excel.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
 Minimum two years of experience as an Early Childhood Educator
 Ability to provide mentorship to co-workers
 Superior interpersonal skills
 Superior oral and communication skills
 Superior time management and organizational skills
 Proficient computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
 Proficiency working in the Nucleus database
 Superior knowledge of early intervention services, principles of family support and community-based services
 Equivalent combination of education and experience
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
 The Senior Supported Child Development Assistant position has a bona fide physical job requirement as the job includes working with vulnerable children. The Senior Supported Child Development Assistant must be physically able to perform the duties of the job as required.
 Employment in this position is contingent upon a successful Criminal Record Check. As per the Criminal Records Review Act, “Individuals working with children or vulnerable adults directly or potentially have unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults must authorize a Criminal Record Check for their employer or authorized organization.”
 Valid current BC Driver’s License
 Access to reliable transportation
Please submit your letter of interest & resume to the attention of: Terri Nakayama, Human Resources via email to humanresources@starbrightokanagan.ca
We appreciate and thank all applicants for their interest, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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