Early Childhood Educator

Tr’ondek Hwech’in
Tr'ondek Hwech'in Government
Front Street, Dawson City, Y0B1G0, Canada (Dawson City, YT)
Part time
Hours / week:
Not Specified
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:


Early Childhood Educator – Term
Department: Education
Location: Tr’ondek Hwech’in Offices – Dawson, YT
Posting Date: September 11, 2023
Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 40-60
Start Date: Immediately
Salary: Level 2 – 5 ($25.42 – $33.80/hourly, depending on YG childcare level designation)

Closing Date 4:00pm (YST): September 22, 2023

Reporting to the Tr’inke Zho Manager, this position is responsible for the supervision of up to and including children ages eighteen months to twelve years old. The position is responsible for carrying out the section programs to meet the individual needs of the children in these areas, and ensuring YG regulations are followed at all times. This position works in close partnership with other Early Childhood Educators including the Aboriginal Head Start Teacher(s), to care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children attending Tr’inke Zho.

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term, or auxiliary on-call vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit a cover letter & resume clearly demonstrating the qualifications below, as selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide. Applications will not be accepted without a cover letter and resume.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma or coursework in Early Childhood Education or related academic field of study. An equivalent combination of education, experience, skills and abilities may be considered.
  • YG Level 1 Early Childhood Educator designation or currently in the process of completing two 45-hour ECE courses to obtain Level 1 certification. (NOTE: wage level is commensurate with certification level).
  • Experience working with children (e.g. infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged) in an early childhood setting or related environment.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Experience or knowledge working with First Nation children and families.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development theory, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of YG Child Care regulations.
  • Ability to maintain and communicate the importance of strict confidentiality.


  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and in a team, and meet deadlines.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with families.
  • Ability to manage interpersonal conflicts and challenging child behaviors.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Criminal record check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.
  • Medical clearance, TB test and OPEN immunization record. 
  • Standard First Aid Certification and CPR.

A detailed job description is available upon request.

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