Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Daycare/Headstart Early Childhood Educator

October 27, 2022

Community Posting

Kinistin Saulteaux Nation

Kinistin Daycare/Headstart Employment Opportunity

POSITION: 1 Early Childhood Educator

Reporting directly to the Daycare Coordinator and supervised by the Kinistin Education Principle, the Early Childhood Educator is responsible for carrying out the duties as outlined herein.


  1. Adhere to the Personnel Policy Manual as set out by the Kinistin Saulteaux Nation Chief and Council.
  2. Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  3. Must understand, support and participate in the community enhancement initiatives in working towards the vision of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation which improves the quality of life.
  4. Greet parents and discuss their child’s development and accomplishments.
  5. Develop and carry out programming based on:
  • The children’s interests, developmental level and abilities.
  • Saulteaux culture and language.
  • Ability to speak Saulteaux fluently an asset
  1. Maintain center routines and daily schedule.
  2. Arrange rooms and equipment for lunch and rest periods.
  3. Assist children to learn good eating, dressing and toilet habits.
  4. Attend staff meetings to discuss progress and concerns regarding children.
  5. Assist supervisor in keeping records.
  6. Maintain day-care equipment and assist in housekeeping duties.
  7. Seek additional funding through grants and fund-raising activities to enhance the Daycare program.
  8. Work with other staff to coordinate completion of above duties.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned by the Daycare/Headstart Coordinator or Kinistin Education Principle within the scope of duties.


  1. Minimum: Early Childhood Education Orientation, preferably ECE Certificate
  2. Provide a Criminal Record Check, and Vulnerable Sector Check with your Resume
  3. First Aid /CPR Certificate, Safe Food Handling Certificate, and WHMIS
  4. If individual does not possess ECE certification or the other listed qualifications, must be willing to take classes to complete these within the first year of employment
  5. Must provide a Medical Certificate, including TB Test results and Updated Vaccine
  6. Be able to physically able to lift ‘little ones’ and get ‘down on the floor’ to play with children
  7. Valid Saskatchewan driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle is considered an asset and
  8. The ability to speak Saulteaux, an effective understanding of Saulteaux culture and spirituality, and experience working with First Nations communities is preferred.


  1. Enjoy spending time with children – observing and playing with them, encouraging their learning, guiding their behavior, helping them solve conflicts.
  2. Able to model appropriate behavior and language for children.
  3. Ability to deal creatively and effectively with problems.
  4. Ability to use different methods to help children learn.
  5. Open to learning new approaches and methods.
  6. Good organizational skills.
  7. Ability to work cooperatively with other staff.
  8. Patient and kind, but firm when necessary.
  9. Ability to build healthy relationships with parents, children and staff.

Deadline for Applications: Until Filled

Submit a resume, cpic, vulnerable sector check and cover letter via email, mail, or fax to:

Loretta Nippi                                                            Human Resources

Daycare/Headstart Coordinator                             Kinistin Saulteaux Nation

Kinistin Daycare/Headstart Center                         P.O Box 2590

P.O Box 2590                                                             Tisdale, SK

Tisdale, SK                                                                S0E 1T0

S0E 1T0                                                                      Email:

Email:                                Fax: (306) 873-5235

Fax: (306) 873-2887


Cyrus Smokeyday


Kinistin Education Center

P.O Box 2590

Tisdale, SK

S0E 1T0


Fax: (306)873-2887


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Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites – open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

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