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  • Full Time

  • Year Round

Do you enjoy a rewarding job of helping children grow intellectually, socially and emotionally? Are you able to work in a team environment and bring positivity, reliability and a fun outlook? Do you have the energy and enthusiasm to look after children all day, keeping them engaged with games, exercises, meals and education? Will you bring patience, compassion and creativity to your work place every day?

What if you have the right skills but don’t have the right certification? We will pay for your ECE Assistant or Responsible Adult certification, which are entry-level courses so that you can start working at the childcare center. Further funding is available for continuing certification courses through our Education Fund.

What skills are we looking for? We are looking for staff that will complement our Staff Team in a variety of roles and responsibilities including but not limited to:
Plan and implement activities and programs to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program
Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable
Implement positive discipline when required
Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand
Ensure adequate equipment and activities provided
Ensure equipment and facility are clean, well maintained and safe at all times
Collaborate with co-workers to coordinate weekly schedules of activities for staff and parents
Ensure all Fernie Child Care Society Policies and Procedures are well known and effectively implemented at all times
Communicate effectively with children, parents, Manager and Board of Directors

Are there requirements for the jobs?

Yes, a valid certificate is required for the ECE, ECE IT, ECE Assistant and Responsible Adult positions. All candidates will require a criminal record check, character references, copy of certificate and valid First Aid/CPR training

If you aren’t yet certified we can help fund the entry levels courses and if you want to take further courses we can help with funding for those too.

Employment Types:

Full-time Part-time Substitutes


ECE IT starting at $21/hour
ECE starting at $20/hour
ECE Assistant and Responsible Adults starting at $17/hour

Employee Benefits:

Group Health benefits available to full time staff (Life Insurance, AD&D, Long Term Disability, and extended medical benefits)
3 weeks paid vacation per year (includes 2 week Christmas closure)
12 paid days for sick leave per year
Yearly bonus
$6 ECE wage enhancements based on monthly hours worked
Up to 3 days of unpaid leave for bereavement
Pay in lieu of Easter Monday and Boxing Day closures
Up to 3 hours per month for program planning
Compensation for First Aid renewal and Criminal Record check renewals Education Fund for further education courses and workshops is available. 50% off fees for staff children and Staff appreciation events

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 35-40 per week

Salary: $17.00-$21.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site childcare
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay

Work Location: In person


44 Mt. Washburn St. , Fernie, BC, V0B 1M4


$17–$21 an hour