BIAK – Bonnechere Inòdewiziwin Abinòdjìnjish Kikinàmàgan is a new Early Years Child and Family program that provides Indigenous Cultural Teachings to off-reserve Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, families, and caregivers.  We are looking for a highly motivated Registered Early Childhood Educator to inspire and be part of this new and innovative program

Term Contract Hours:  35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary:  hourly rate to be negotiated
Closing Date: April 18, 2018   


The Registered Early Childhood Educator is responsible for the delivery of core program services including but not limited to:

  • Discussions and information sharing about early learning, child development, parenting (including pre-and post-natal), nutrition, play and inquiry-based learning, and other topics that support their role
  • Assisting families in building connections with outside community resources and supports through information-sharing
  • Facilitating programs and services that build responsive adult-child relationships and encourage children’s development, exploration, play, and inquiry- as supported by How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years
  • Responding to parent/caregiver concerns about their child’s development through conversations, observations, and education
  • Assist with Cultural Teachings with certified Cultural teachers.


  • Early Childhood Diploma and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators (RECE)
  • Previous work (2 years experience) in a licensed childcare or community/family resource setting is preferred
  • Indigenous Cultural knowledge would be an asset but is not mandatory

 Core Competencies:

  • Willingness to work flexible hours, some evenings and weekends
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as a multi-disciplinary team member is required
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principals of best practices in the field of Early Learning is essential
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of guiding documents such as: How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, Think Feel Act, etc.
  • Previous experience working with children with special needs is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (French an asset)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required
  • Current immunization records
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (current within 6 months) and a vulnerable sector screening

Working Conditions:

  • Work is generally completed within an office environment in Pembroke, Ontario
  • Travel throughout Renfrew County to various schools and daycare centers is required

If you wish to become a member of our team, please submit your resume with cover letter in a word or PDF document, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications on or before April 18, 2018.   Please include your daytime contact number and email address.  We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.    Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:   Nancy Ward, email: