Early Childhood Educator

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Job title: Early Childhood Educator
Department: Education – Child & Family Learning Centre
Employment status: Full time – 1 Year Contract
Posting Date: March 6th, 2024
Closing Date: March 19th, 2024 @ 12:00pm

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Director of Education & Children & Family Learning Center Supervisor, the Early Childhood Educator is responsible for the daily care of the children registered at the centre as well as the planning and implementation, of age-appropriate programs to enhance the children’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. All duties and responsibilities will be in accordance with the Child Care and Early Years Act and program philosophy.

Preferable skills & Qualifications:
Candidates will be screened according to the listed criteria. It is the responsibility of the candidate to indicate that she/he meets the following criteria:

  • A Secondary School Graduate Diploma (Grade 12)
  • Post-Secondary Diploma in the Early Childhood Education
  • Registered Member of College if Early Childhood Educators
  • Clear Criminal Reference Check upon hire;
  • Current First Aid & CPR.
  • Experience working with First Nation Children and Families

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Promote the philosophy and mandate of the Biigtigong Children and Family Learning Centre
  • Maintain communication and establish a working relationship with community organizations, children, parents and elders.
  • Ensure that Band Members are well informed of the Children and Family Learning Centre through promotional activities, encouraging feedback from members
  • Pursue personal professional development by attending relevant training workshops, seminars and meetings when required.
  • Works in consultation with the supervisor and other staff to provide age-appropriate developmental programs to enhance the children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.
  • Uses a variety of teaching techniques including modeling, observing, questioning, demonstrating, and reinforcing.
  • Plan and provide a daily balance of active/quiet, indoor/outdoor, and individual/group activities. Implements a schedule that incorporates child-directed activity, care routines and transition times
  • Prepares activities, crafts, circles, etc.
  • Provide Positive social experiences including sharing, cooperation, respect for others and self sufficiency
  • Plans and carries out activities that encourage problem solving
  • Plans and carry out developmentally appropriate activities and experiences in accordance with the program philosophy
  • Design and develop a program curriculum as per the learning centre guidelines
  • Learn and utilize Nishnaabeg tradition, language, culture and world view in the daily planning and care of the children of the centre
  • Perform other duties as required

Candidate must be flexible in their role with the possibility of job placement taking place at both the Children and Family Learning Center and the Elementary School when the need arises.

How to apply:
Please forward a cover letter, resume and three professional references by email to recruitment@picriver.com

Angela Boudreau, Finance and Administration Director
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, P.O. Box 193, Heron Bay, Ontario POT 1RO

Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered & WILL automatically be screened out