Early Childhood Educator

Location – Prince George

(Permanent Part-Time)

Purpose:

Provides support and direct care to children under 3, including special needs children or infants/toddlers, to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth.

Reports to:

The Family Programs Manager

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, carries out and evaluates developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for children using modelling, observing, questioning, demonstrating and reinforcing techniques. Develops daily program schedules that includes indoor/outdoor, active/quiet and individual and group activities.
  • Identifies the abilities, interests and needs of children and develops individualized and group curriculum based on these. Recommends referrals or additional services or work in consultation with professionals such as behavioural therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of First Nation’s communities,   cultures and issues.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of social service agencies and the services they provide; ability to liaise with government, community members and support agencies.
  • Reports on progress, behaviours and other issues related to children.
  • Contributes to reports for children moving on to elementary school. Maintains required records and statistics.
  • Participates in preschool planning and evaluation of programs offered by the organization. Provides recommendations for change to the supervisor.
  • Provides work direction to early childhood educator assistants as required.
  • Attends to the children’s physical needs that may include diapering, toileting, eating and sleeping.
  •  Administers first aid and medication in accordance with established policy.
  • Ensures a healthy and safe environment in which the children can interact. Identifies and removes potential hazards.
  • Communicates with families about children’s growth and development. Requests input from and participation of parents in the development of programs. Confers with parents with regard to unusual or problematic issues.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Early Childhood Education Certificate, preference to Infant Toddler and or Special Needs certification
  • At least two (1) years’ recent related work experience, working within a feminist framework

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with program delivery, within the program service model framework
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication, oral and written
  • Knowledge about violence in relationships, substance abuse and misuse, emotional, physical, and mental abuse, the effects of trauma on the lives of women and their dependent children, and systemic pressures that marginalize women and their dependent children
  • Possess extensive knowledge of child development and assessment
  • Good working knowledge and ability to facilitate family functioning and development; in conjunction with working knowledge of attachment theories
  • Strong understanding and ability to model RIE (Respectful infant Educare)
  • Proficient computer knowledge and skills
  • Well developed organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player

 

Salary Range:

$17.47 – $20.34 (collective agreement)

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday – 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Anticipated Start Date:

November 25, 2017

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume by noon November 9, 2017, to Shannon Smith,

Family Programs Manager – Young Parent Program

in person or by email: shannon@pgefry.bc.ca

 

Shannon Smith

Community, Social and Justice Programs Manager

Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society

1575 – 5th Avenue

Prince George, BC, V2L 3L9

(250) 563-1113

 

This is a Union position.