Early Childhood Development

Aboriginal Head Start Day Care

Early Childhood Education Positions Available


Wachiay Friendship Centre Society located in Courtenay, British Columbia is currently building a new Aboriginal Head Start Daycare centre scheduled to open in July 2019. We are seeking qualified staff with experience working in an early childhood education environment.


Our program will include an Infant and Toddler program licensed for 8 children and a 3 – 5 year Program licensed for 22 children.  We need qualified Early Childhood Educators with Infant and Toddler and Special Needs certification and Indigenous Cultural Educators to join our Early Years Team. 


We are looking to hire:


Infant and Toddler Educators

Early Childhood Educators / Special Needs Educators

Early Childhood Education Assistants

Indigenous Cultural Educators



  • Early Childhood Education Certificate

  • Infant Toddler Educator Certification

  • Special Needs Educator Certification recommended

  • Criminal Record Review successfully completed.

  • Immunization record required.

  • Valid Food Safety Certificate.

  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate.

  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License required.

  • Essential computer operations & software skills required.

  • Prefer two years minimum directly related experience working with & supervising children, delivering structured curriculum & classes, care and supervision including children with Canadian Aboriginal ancestry.

  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants with Canadian born Aboriginal ancestry.



  • The daycare will operate Monday to Friday 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM daily with staggered shifts to provide required staffing coverage for children.



  • All positions are fulltime employment 7.5 hour shifts Monday to Friday with 1 hour for lunch daily.

  • Wages for all positions are $53,625 annually including MERC’s which equates to $25 per hour not including MERC’s.

  • Annual vacation entitlement starts at 15 work days per year.


Application Process:

Applications require (1) a covering letter indicating the position you are applying for (2) a resume of education and past employment information chronologically stating applicable experience. And (3) Letters of support or reference may be included at your discretion.

Submit applications via:

 Email to:




Mail to:

Aboriginal Head Start Daycare Employment Application

Wachiay Friendship Centre Society

1625 McPhee Avenue

Courtenay, BC, V9N3A6


In Person:

Applications received at Reception must be contained within an envelope that is addressed ‘Aboriginal Head Start Daycare Employment Application”.  Applications not contained in a sealed envelope will not be received.


We thank all individuals who apply and appreciate your interest in the advertised positions. Our advertisements commonly draw applications from all over the world and thus we are unable to write a letter of response to everyone. If your application is received via email we will provide you with a response advising you if you were shortlisted or not shortlisted for an interview. Please be advised that we will not conduct interviews online, via telephone, skype or with individuals residing outside the Province of British Columbia.