Early Childhood Educator

Job ID #33

Terms of Employment - Full Time

Responsibilities:

  • Leads their room into continued success which is defined by the success of its students and peers.

  • Understands and complies with provincial, municipal, (Day Nursery Act), Kidz Kare`s policies and procedures

  • Ensure all service programs provide the highest quality of care, service to all participants and their families.

  • Plans and implements a consistent curriculum in accordance’s to Kidz Kare high standards.  Selecting age appropriate materials for the age group; sets up both indoor and outdoor activities for children in accordance to the weekly pre planned program.

  • Attends required curriculum training and all other relevant professional development opportunities as deemed necessary by the Supervisor and/or the companies affiliates.

  • Completes required documentation of children’s development and interactions.

  • Participates and applies knowledge from research to child’s learning

  • Understands legal responsibilities regarding abuse and Identifies the indicators of abuse and is prepared to report signs of child abuse to the Children’s Aid Society

  • Seeks opportunities to deepen connections and increase engagement of parents and children in care, providing further opportunities to them to get more evolved with Kidz Kare and all its affiliates.

  • Demonstrate appropriate behaviours in line with Kidz Kare’s Mission, Vision and most of all align with our core values.

  • Adheres to work schedule to ensure program stays within ratio and provides required adequate notice to supervisor regarding unexpected scheduling changes.

  • Participation in special events within the centre, community and/or within company from time to time.

  • Ensures the overall health and safety of children enrolled in the program are the first priority.  Maintaining a clean and healthy environment a must while still being able to identify children and staff who are unwell.

  • Reviews all food items to ensure food allergies/restrictions are consistently being upheld

  • Giving feedback to parents and families in regards to child’s overall well-being

  • Other classroom duties as required

 Requirements :

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma or Degree

  • Must be registered and a member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators

  • Minimum of 6 months of experience working with young children

  • Excellent problem solving and human relations skills with a commitment to diversity and equity are essential to interact with both our children and staff.  Experience and sensitivity in dealing with food restrictions/allergies, etc.

  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and great communication skills both written and oral.

  • Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, ability to work split shifts, early morning and mid-late afternoons, and evenings.

  • Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort:  Lifting up to 45 lbs, bending and stooping, sitting crossed legged on the floor, etc., without assistance

  • Must be able to work outdoors for at least 2 hours daily year-round; may be exposed to heat, humidity or cold, etc.

  • Excellent organizational and priority-setting (time management) skills to ensure that student activities are implemented; prioritized a variety of tasks.

  • Open-minded, teachable, dedicated to excellence, driven, creative and organized

  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast pace and dynamic environment

  • A capacity to work with a team and be part of a large multi-service organization while still being able  to work independently

     Above & Beyond:

  • Has additional Post-Secondary Education that pertains to Children and or has their teaching certification

  • Has been in a leadership role before

  • Has a working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Has ambition to become a supervisor

  • Up to date  First Aid, CPR, Immunization

  • Self manages on-going professional development

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