Early Childhood Educator Assistant - Education & Career Opportunity

Posted: September 14, 2021

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Education and Career Opportunity: 

This exciting career opportunity will offer the successful candidate, guaranteed employment with the District of Tofino’s Community Children’s Centre upon completion of specific requirements. The District is offering a paid education opportunity to complete the coursework to qualify as an Early Childhood Educator Assistant through Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute (delivered online). The cost of tuition and related requirements will be paid by the District of Tofino.

More information about the coursework required is available on the Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute website here.

Upon successful receipt of an ECEA certificate and related requirements, a full-time permanent position as Child Care Worker will be available to the candidate at the Community Children’s Centre, a licensed childcare facility offering group care for children aged 30 months to school age.   This is a permanent employment opportunity upon successful completion of all education requirements and a probationary period.

A detailed job description for the Childcare Worker position is available on the District’s website at www.tofino.ca.

This position offers a full range of competitive benefits, including a pension plan, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between CUPE Local 118 and the District of Tofino.  The current hourly rate for a Child Care worker with an ECEA certificate is $21.23 plus benefits.

Applicants interested in pursuing this opportunity do not require any certifications, however, must meet the minimum entrance requirements for registration at Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute:

  • Completion of English 12 or equivalent
  • Ability to provide two character reference letters in PDF form.
  • Students must be 19 years of age
  • Current criminal record check stating you have no limitations to working with children
  • Personal Health Declaration

The successful candidate must meet the following requirements before employment will be offered:

  • Proof of Early Childhood Education Assistance certification
  • Proof of valid Child Safe First Aid certificate
  • Criminal Record Check Clearance
  • Doctor’s note assuring physical and mental ability to work with children
  • Immunization history
  • Two written character references


To learn more about this opportunity, interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter outlining your interest in this opportunity and resume, in confidence, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021, by:

Email:                    employment@tofino.ca

Subject Line:        Community Children’s Centre – ECEA Education and Career Opportunity

The District thanks all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contact