Casual Early Childhood Educator

Competition Number: 24006

Job Title: Casual Early Childhood Educator

Department: Recreation, Culture & Community Services

Employment Type: Casual; On-Call

Salary: $30.82/hr plus 12.4% in lieu

Posted Date: January 24, 2024, 12:00 am

Closing Date: March 31, 2024, 11:30 pm

Last Modified: January 24, 2024, 1:25 pm

Posting: Open

Status: Interviews will be initiated prior to closing


The City of Courtenay invites applications for the position of Casual, On-Call Early Childhood Educator in the Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department.

The Recreation Programming Division is responsible for the provision of programs and leisure opportunities for all age groups and abilities year-round.  The Division promotes healthy lifestyles and works with individuals and community groups in the provision of recreation services.

Our organization's culture is demonstrated by our Corporate Mission and Core Values.


The Early Childhood Educator assists in the planning and facilitation of program activities in a licensed preschool setting; monitors the work of preschool support workers; provides input and suggestions on lesson plans and outdoor activities to the preschool and early years supervisor.


  • Grade 12 or equivalency;
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate from a recognized educational institution;
  • Current Child Safe or Safety Oriented First Aid-Emergency Level-Childcare and CPR-C;
  • Current Criminal Record Clearance;
  • Eligible for Early Childhood Educators of BC membership;
  • Some (1 year) experience in preschool teaching;
  • Sound knowledge of the Child Care Licensing Act;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Leadership skills and abilities to provide and promote positive values and early childhood development;
  • Ability to deal tactfully with sensitive issues concerning children;
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team;
  • Physical ability to frequently lift preschool children and equipment such as tables and chairs.

The current hourly wage rate is $30.82.  This is a casual, on-call position.  Hours of work could be between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.  Casual employees receive 12.4% in lieu of vacation entitlement, statutory holidays and benefits. 

If you have the qualifications along with the passion to help the City of Courtenay be the most livable City in British Columbia, then submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Casual Early Childhood Educator”.  Submit your application through the “Apply” button below.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those short listed will be contacted.


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