Employment Opportunity: Early Years Coordinator

Temporary Part-time Employment Opportunity

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society

Early Years Coordinator  

January 2019 – January 2020 - 12 hours per week

This position is to fill a 12-month maternity leave.  As the Early Years Coordinator, you will develop, staff, plan and schedule the programs for the Family Centres in Kaslo and in Meadow Creek.  You will also act as liaison between NKLCSS and JV Humphries/Jewett Schools in regards to Early Years programming.

Preferred qualifications and skills:

  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree with a focus on studies pertaining to young children, youth and families,  or equivalent training and experience
  • 2 years related experience, preferably in a community setting
  • Ability to provide supportive and inclusive family and child centred services
  • Supervisory skills
  • A collaborative attitude, strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Current first aid certificate (training provided if needed)
  • Driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes.
  • Criminal Record Check will be required.

Wage: $19:50 per hour.

This is one of two openings currently being posted.  Applicants are welcome to apply for one or both positions. The Strong Start Facilitator position can be viewed at http://nklcss.org/home/article/employment-opportunity-strong-start-facilitator

Please submit resume to Executive Director at North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society.  Fax 1-250-353-7694 or email executivedirector@nklcss.org.

Detailed job description below.

The deadline for applications is November 23 or until the positions are filled.  Only those shortlisted will be contacted.


Full Job Description:

Job title: Early Years Coordinator

Last updated:  October, 2018

Wage: $19.50 per hour

Job/Position Summary:

The Early Years Coordinator is an employee of North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society (NKLCSS).  The Early Years Coordinator will coordinate and organize programs for children under the age of six and their families. The position entails managing the Kaslo and Meadow Creek Family Centres, supervising program facilitators, child minders and volunteers, collecting stats and fulfilling reporting requirements, and collaborating with community partners. 

Services are delivered in the Kaslo and Meadow Creek Family Resource Centres. 

All staff will adhere to policies developed by the NKLCSS Board and guidelines developed by the Executive Director. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Develop, staff, plan and schedule the programs for the Family Centres in Kaslo and in Meadow Creek.
  2. Organize and advertise Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program sessions in Kaslo and Meadow Creek
  3. Coordinate and seek funding for the Baby-Supplies Cupboard and Child Car Seat program
  4. Coordinate Service Provider visits to Kaslo and Meadow Creek Family Centres to facilitate client access and referral with external service providers.
  5. Find and train facilitators, child-minders and volunteers for a variety of NKLCSS Early Years programs
  6. Network with parents, local service providers and provincial Association of Family Resource Programs to develop the Family Centres
  7. Supervise and/ or collaborate with NKLCSS early years staff ensuring required documentation is being kept.
  8. Act as the conduit between parents and NKLCSS as to recommended improvements
  9. Ensure program stats are collected and evaluations are completed.
  10. Report to NKLCSS administration and/or funders as required (For example the Provincial Office of the Early Years, School District 8, and BC Council for Families).
  11. Participate in outreach activities as time permits including the Kaslo Early Childhood Committee, Child and Youth Committee and Parenting Program Advisory Committee
  12. Inform all relevant staff when participants have safety and/or legal issues that we may need to take action on (No Contact Order, custody issues, etc.)
  13. Inform Executive Director and Finance Manager of funding opportunities which could enhance the Family Centre services
  14. Raise the profile and awareness of the Centres through newsletters, advertising, posters and emails as needed.
  15. Provide opportunities for parents to share information and experiences and to develop supportive networks in the community
  16. Demonstrate understanding and experience of working within a strength-based model of support
  17. Liaise with JVH and Jewett school administration to ensure safe and efficient program delivery and scheduling of programs.
  18. Attend professional development when timing and funding allows to remain informed of current research and best practice in the field.
  19. Communicate with Early Years staff about professional development opportunities that are relevant to their position.


Supervision Received

The Early Years Coordinator reports to the NKLCSS Executive Director.

Supervision Given

The Early Years Coordinator supervises all Early Years staff, including direct supervision to the Parent Support Coordinator, Strong Start Parent and Child Time Facilitators, Nobody’s Perfect Parenting program facilitators, Childminders and Volunteers.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • A diploma or Bachelors Degree in Human Services with a focus on studies pertaining to young children, youth and families.
  • Two years of relevant experience preferably in a community setting
  • Supervisory skills
  • The ability to create a welcoming environment for a diverse group of families. Will provide support, inclusion and respect equally to participants of all cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, income levels, ages, races and religions.
  • Conflict resolution skills are important
  • Teamwork, good communication skills and strong professional boundaries are essential
  • Collaboration with and referrals to other professionals is required
  • A Food Safe Certificate is desirable
  • A First Aid Certificate is mandatory (training provided if necessary)
  • Drivers licence and access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes
  • Criminal Record Check will be required



The position is located in Kaslo and will also require travel to Meadow Creek


12 hours per week: January 2019 – January 2020 plus up to 12 hours during December for orientation.

Salary and Benefits:

Wage: $19.50 per hour

Benefits: professional development budget and a warm and inviting working atmosphere.