Registered Early Childhood Educator

Job ID: #127

Center: St. Stephen's Community House

Salary: $25.31/hour

Accepting Applications Until: 4/29/2016

Job Description:

• Responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of an age-appropriate program to enhance the children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development in accordance with the Child Care Early Years Act, ELECT and Early Learning and Care Assessment for Quality Improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

In co-operation with the Senior Teacher,

  • Responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating a physically safe and emotionally stimulating and supportive environment showing sensitivity to the individual needs of children in all aspects of development.
  • Ensure that program practices are consistent with the regulations and guidelines set out by the Child Care Early Years Act, Early Learning and Care Assessment for Quality Improvement and the policies, procedures and philosophy of St. Stephen’s Community House.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the daily program: is a balance of active/quiet, indoor/outdoor, individual/group activities
  • Promotes and enhances creativity in all program areas i.e. arts & crafts, dramatic play, cognitive play, music appreciation, science and nature, fine/gross motor and sensory activities
  • Promotes positive social experiences and respect for others and self-sufficiency
  • Provides experiences and play materials that actively promote anti-racist and non-sexist attitudes
  • Responsible for the orderly arrangement, appearance and learning environment of the classroom including checking that activity areas, toys and equipment are safe and sanitary and setting up and tidying up for activity areas
  • Responsible for the safety and general well being of the children at all times by conducting daily health checks, recording illnesses and contacting parents, administering medication as directed by physicians and maintaining accurate records
  • Administer report and document all first aid incidents
  • Responsible for observing and assessing children’s progress and behaviour. Complete written development profiles of each child. Recommend referrals of children to outside agencies for Special Needs as necessary
  • Discuss children’s progress, behaviour and health with parents/designated individuals, answer questions regarding children, the group and the centre while maintaining confidentiality
  • Ensure positive communication with parents that include promoting parent involvement
  • Direct staff, students and volunteers
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as recording attendance, petty cash, recommending purchases of new equipment, documenting accidents and medication administration, adjust staff scheduling and ensure children’s files are updated

ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in parent meetings and staff meetings
  • Attends staff development workshops to remain current in the Early Childhood Education field
  • Attend staff meetings and House meetings as required
  • Participate in supervision and an annual performance review process
  • Cooperates and participates with health and safety legislation and instructions for a safe and healthy work space

QUALIFICATIONS:
• ECE diploma and Registered member of College of Early Childhood Educators
• Three years of full time work experience with infant children in a child care setting
• Working knowledge of the Child Care Early Years Act, ELECT and Early Learning and Care Assessment for Quality Improvement
• Ability to maintain neat and accurate records and to prepare reports
• Ability to handle emergencies, crisis and hostile behaviour
• Holder of valid, current Standard First Aid Certificate
• Ability to assume responsibility for the operation of the centre during the temporary absence of the Senior Teacher/Manager/Director
• Current police vulnerable services sector check
• Ability to work as a viable member of a team

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