White Cloud

The White Cloud Head Start Program provides Aboriginal preschool children with a positive sense of themselves and their culture.  The program offers them the opportunity to develop and learn different skills to be successful in the school system.  White Cloud provides supports, programming, and appropriate resources for parents.  We empower parents to assist their children at the beginning of their educational journey.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, plan, implement, coordinate, and schedule all classroom activities and provide a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for the children, families, and community members.
  • Responsible for overall classroom management and instruction.
  • Plan instructional activities to meet the children’s unique developmental needs, strengths, and interests.
  • Be aware of, and adhere to, the current policies and procedures of the program and Bent Arrow
  • Be familiar with the Child Welfare Act and child care licensing.
  • Design yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily activities utilizing the yearly plan and assessment tools, as well as other available resources.
  • Integrate Aboriginal culture and language concepts into the classroom curriculum and activities, with the support of the Cultural Educational Assistant.
  • Implement recommendations as made by professionals that have assessed individual children in the areas of high needs.
  • Involve all staff in the classroom operation by planning activities for individual children and groups according to the child’s developmental level.
  • Be responsible for petty cash and appropriate paperwork of all spending.
  • Work as part of a team, and report any and all concerns through the proper channels.
  • Assist in training staff, volunteers or practicum students.
  • Complete and implement all IPP’s.
  • Other duties, as assigned by the Team Leader.
  • A more detailed and informed list of responsibilities and duties will be provided by the Team Leader.


  • The incumbent must have a Degree in Education from an accredited institution with credentials in the field of Early Childhood Development.
  • Early Childhood Development Certificate or Diploma preferred with a minimum of two years’ experience in the field.
  • Day Care First Aid and CPR is mandatory and MUST be obtained within the first three months of hire.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Services Intervention Check (within 5 months) must be completed and handed in prior to commencement of employment.
  • Cultural Awareness is an asset. All staff receive cultural training within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Food Handlers Certificate is an asset, and must be obtained within the first 3 months of hire.

Skills and Abilities

  • Incumbent must be self-motivated, non-judgmental, reliable, punctual, organized, open to being a lifelong learner, and be able to follow direction from the Team Leader.
  • Good Oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Understanding of the issues facing families and communities.
  • Committed to working with Aboriginal children and families, and community.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and cultural activities are required as part of the profile of this position.

Start Date

Full-time from mid-August, 2017 until the end of June, 2018.  One month of paid orientation will begin June 1, 2017.  This is a yearly contracted position, which is renewed annually.

Salary and Benefits

  • Annual salary depending on experience, working approximately 34.50 hours per week.
  • Paid Sick and Wellness Days.
  • Extended Health Benefits – 50/50 cost share (taxable benefit).

How to Apply

Please apply with cover letter and resume to: hr@bentarrow.ca.

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only success applicants will be selected for interviews.