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FT Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) - Child Care

  • Status:
    Full-time, permanent
  • Location:
    449 Hill St, London
  • Hours:
    38.75 hours per week
  • Salary:
  • Paid Time Off:
    3 weeks of vacation, plus sick days, spiritual/cultural leave
  • Benefits:
    Comprehensive health, dental, life insurance and more!
  • Pension:
    HOOPP (defined benefit pension plan)
  • Deadline:
    Open until May 24, 2024 or until filled

We are excited to be growing our team and are looking for RECEs who have a passion for connecting children with their Indigenous culture and providing exceptional childcare.

We are proud to offer an excellent benefit plan, extensive paid time off, a fantastic pension plan, and opportunities to grow in your knowledge of Indigenous cultures and in your role as an RECE!

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC)is a diverse, multiservice Indigenous health and wellness agency who proudly operates Nshwaasnangong Child Care and Family Centre.

Nshwaasnangong is a place for Indigenous young children and families to honour, rekindle, and express their identities as Indigenous Peoples; where kindness and compassion helps everyone to have a sense of belonging; where we nurture our well-being, while living in sync with community and all creation; where we engage deeply with questions and possibilities.

Our centre offers licensed child care and a nurturing environment for up to 88 children, ages 0-6, to learn, develop, and connect with their Indigenous culture. Our Child Care Centre is adjoined with our Family Centre that provides a place for young children, families and youth to participate in ceremonies, land-based learning, knowledge exchange and connect with community supports.

The Position: Our Registered Early Childhood Educators are kind and forward-thinking individuals who provide a culturally rich child care curriculum. This position reports directly to the Centre Manager and collaborates with a team of RECEs and Educational Assistants.


· Bring Nshwaasnangong’s Program Statement to life by reimagining early childhood education and emergent curriculum within an urban Indigenous context

· Collaborate with the child care team to create and maintain a culturally relevant curriculum within their classroom (Infant, Toddler, Preschool)

· Maintain a healthy, safe and inclusive environment

· Collaborate with the team to create a flexible daily schedule for their classroom, ensuring a dynamic and well-balanced day for the children in the room (Infant, Toddler, Preschool)

· Collaborate to review curriculum, share ideas, assess curriculum, and support a positive atmosphere of teamwork

· Initiate respectful and culturally safe relationships with families, community partners, helpers, Elders and Language keepers

· Keep up-to-date on relevant Early Childhood Education and maintains  a registration in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators


· Post-secondary diploma or degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent

· Registered member of the College of Early Childhood Educators

· Preferably a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in an Early Childhood setting

· Knowledge of the Indigenous histories, cultures, creation stories, and language of the Indigenous population in the London area a strong asset

· A demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and promoting the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children

· A demonstrated commitment to language revitalization and reclaiming cultural identities

· Experience as an Indigenous language learner an asset

· Knowledge and experience with licensing under the Child Care Early Years Act

· Knowledge of Indigenous pedagogical approaches that support How Does Learning Happen, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years

· Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

· Able to meet the legislative requirements for working in a licensed child care setting

· Obtain and maintain a clean and current vulnerable sector police check as a condition of employment

· Valid government issued driver’s license or access to reliable transportation

· Up-to-date immunization and records

· Willingness to participate in Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, teachings, and ceremonies

This job may require additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre.

SOAHAC values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer; however, hiring preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants (please self-identify). SOAHAC is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to careers@soahac.on.ca.

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