Preschool Support Worker

Competition Number: 24007

Job Title: Preschool Support Worker

Department: Recreation, Culture & Community Services

Employment Type:

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: April 8, 2024, 2:23 pm

Posting: Closed



The City of Courtenay invites applications for the position of “Preschool Support Worker” in the Recreation, Cultural and Community Services Department of the City of Courtenay.  This is a non-union position.

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 ourCorporate Mission and Core Values.


Primary responsibilities include providing the necessary one-on-one care and support in a licensed preschool setting to identified children funded through the Child Development Centre in accordance with the established care plans which allow for their successful participation and fosters the maximum benefit of being in a group setting.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Grade 12 or equivalency
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate from a recognized educational institution or Early Childhood Education Assistant from a recognized educational institution
  • Occupational Certificates, Licenses, Association Memberships:
  • Early Childhood Education – Special Needs Diploma
  • 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
  • some (1 year) experience working with children who require extra support
  • 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 modify or make suggestions to programming related to children with diverse abilities.
  • ability to work well as a part of a dynamic team providing care and support to identified children in accordance with care plan.
  • physical ability to frequently lift preschool children and equipment such as tables and chairs

Hours of work could be between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.  The current hourly wage rate is $30.82/hr.  An additional 12.4% of gross wages is paid in lieu of vacation, statutory holidays and benefits.

Interested persons who meet the above qualifications and are available to respond to assignments on short notice should submit a resume outlining how they meet the qualifications, along with a covering letter by clicking on the “Apply” button below.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

We sincerely thank all applicants – only those short-listed for interviews will be contacted.


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