Job Title: Childminder
Program: Indigenous Early Years
Location: 717 Princess Ave. Vancouver, BC V6A 3E4
Status: Casual, Union (BCGEU)
Wages: $19.48/hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 11:59 PM PDT

Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society (VAHS) is a not-for-profit organization located in the Downtown Eastside community for over 30 years. VAHS programs are designed by and for urban Aboriginal people to promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Our services include a Primary Care Clinic, a Dental Clinic, a cultural team of Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and Indigenous Early Years programs.


VAHS Indigenous Early Years (IEY) is seeking a Casual Childminder. Under the supervision of the Director of Indigenous Early Years, the Childminder will provide care to children attending on-site groups offered at the IEY programs. The Childminder prepares activities for the children and serves child-friendly snacks prepared by our Cook. The Childminder tries to incorporate Indigenous cultural activities to enhance and develop a sense of cultural pride for the children.

This is a casual BCGEU union position with a starting wage of $19.48/hour.


  • Watches and engages with children while in the childminding room
  • Develops play areas suitable for children to play and engage safely
  • Informs parents when their child needs diapering
  • Cleans and sanitizes the room and toys before and after every group
  • Inspects toys and utilities for safety, checking for wear and tear, and disposing unsafe materials

A valid BC Driver's License and access to a safe, reliable vehicle would be an asset.

We strongly encourage people from under-represented communities to apply, including but not limited to: Indigenous, Black, and people of colour; disabled people; and 2SLGBTQIA+ people of all genders. In alignment with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) applicants are preferred. In your cover letter, please self-identify at your comfort level.


Please email your current resume with a cover letter to:
Mary Clifford, Director of Indigenous Early Years
Email: [email protected]
Email Subject Line: Casual Childminder Position

All VAHS job applications require a resume and a cover letter; please submit both in PDF format.

Closing Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 11:59 PM PDT

VAHS thanks all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.