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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
EXTENDED POSTING PERIOD: September 6, 2019 to September 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm
COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT: Community Social Services General Services Collective Agreement
UNION: Health Sciences Association of BC
STATUS: Casual
START DATE: As soon as possible
END DATE: Ongoing
HOURS OF WORK: Varied based on need – Monday to Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Hours are assigned based on seniority. Location and client may vary.
CENTRE CLOSURES: The centre is closed for two weeks to all 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: As this schedule will be typically under the hours to qualify, benefits are not included in this package. In lieu of vacation and statutory holiday pay, an additional 10.2% of gross earnings in added to every pay.
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.
 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
We appreciate and thank all applicants for their interest, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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