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Early Childhood Educator Director

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Early Childhood Educator Assistant 2019

Care giver support group facilitator volunteer position.

 

#1) JOB TITLE: Early Childhood Educator- Director

Employer: New Ross Preschool Society

Closing Date: 

Contact Name: Diane Veinot / Katie Hirtle

Phone: 902-277-2533

Email: newross.communitypreschool@gmail.com

Location: 4689 Highway 12, New Ross, NS

Hours: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

Salary: Based on level of ECE

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Early Childhood Educator Director is responsible for directing and operating a day care program in the community of New Ross, to successfully achieve its mission, vision and philosophy, and licensing requirements for children aged 18 months to 5 years.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Early Childhood Educator Director is the lead Educator and is responsible for: Providing leadership to ensure children have a happy, safe, family-friendly environment, facilitating healthy growth and development, through play-based learning and nurture.

Client Services
• Collaborates with staff to select and design curriculum; providing leadership in promoting best-practices.
• Develop and implement child-care programs that support and promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children.
• Plan and lead activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, taking children to local points of interest and providing opportunities to express creativity through the media of art, dramatic play, music and physical activity.
• Plan and maintain an environment that protects the health, security and well-being of children.
• Guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing and toilet habits.
• Assess the abilities, interests and needs of children and discuss progress or problems with parents and other staff members.
Management & Administrative Functions
• Direct and lead staff, train staff, coordinate staff scheduling and sets positive tone for the Centre
• Coordinate and prepares plans, and provides leadership
• Oversee day to day operations of the Centre
• Ensures the Centre is a safe environment for all children and staff
• Lead and ensure successful implementation of Centres policies, procedures, licensing requirments and Provincial Day Care Act Regulations
• Collaborate with the Board of Directors to establish and revise policies and procedures, prepare budgets and manage finances, hire staff
• Build strong partnerships with organizations
• Observe children for signs of potential learning or behavioral problems and prepare reports for parents, guardians or supervisors.
• Complete paperwork, reports and documentation pertaining to operational standards.

Other duties as required
• Coordinate special events for the program.
• Help coordinate fundraising efforts for the program.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

• Strong leadership skills. Able to lead a staff team and interact in a professional manner. Management skills and experience an asset.
• Financial management skills, or a willingness to learn.
• Problem solving skill; Manage time and prioritize task.
• High level of motivation to develop skills needed for the position, and pursue professional development.
• Knowledge of licensing requirements and Provincial Day Care Act Regulations and their application. Able to ensure successful implementation, and a safe place for children and workers.
• Proficient in using the computer.
• Create a positive environment for children to grow and develop and work environment.
• Demonstrate attention to detail to ensure accuracy of written information.
• Provide mandatory Child Abuse Registry and Vulnerable Sector checks.
• Lead and maintain partnerships and positive relationships with organizations and families.
• Work both independently, and collaboratively with co-workers, families and other participating members and partners.
• Use excellent communication skills (written and oral), organization and administrative skills.
• Enjoy and work well with children.
• Work 40 hours + per week on a permanent full time basis.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The Early Childhood Educator must possess:

• Level 2 or 3 Classification under the Day Care Act and Regulations 40(1) of Day Care regulations.
• Current First Aid Certification.

Salary: To be negotiated, qualifications dependent.

Required Skills:

Essential Skills: Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working With Others, Continuous Learning

Employability Skills: Motivation, Confidence, Good Attitude, Adaptability, Accountability, Time Management, Teamwork, Stress Management, Presentation

How To Apply:

Send resumes to newross.communitypreschool@gmail.com

#2) JOB TITLE: Early Childhood Educator

REPORTS TO: Early Childhood Educator Director

POSITION SUMMARY:
Our Early Childhood Educator is responsible for organizing and operating a day care program in the
community of New Ross for children aged 18 months to 5 years.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Early Childhood Educator is responsible for: Creating a warm, family friendly environment that
supports the families of New Ross and surrounding area with their child care needs.
Client Services
• Develop and implement child-care programs that support and promote the physical, cognitive,
emotional and social development of children.
• Plan and lead activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, taking children to local points
of interest and providing opportunities to express creativity through the media of art, dramatic
play, music and physical activity.
• Plan and maintain an environment that protects the health, security and well-being of children.
• Guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing and toilet habits.
• Assess the abilities, interests and needs of children and discuss progress or problems with parents
and other staff members.
• May supervise and coordinate activities of other early childhood educators and early childhood
educator assistants
Administrative Functions
• Observe children for signs of potential learning or behavioural problems and prepare reports for
parents, guardians or supervisors.
• Complete paperwork, reports and documentation pertaining to operational standards.
Other duties as required
• Assist with special events of the program.
• Assist in fundraising efforts for the program.
• Ensures centre meets all Day Care licensing requirements and in accordance with the Day Care
Act and Regulations

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
The Early Childhood Educator should be able to:
• Demonstrate attention to detail to ensure accuracy of written information.
• Manage time and prioritize tasks.
• Work closely with other staff and interact in a professional manner.
• Provide mandatory Child Abuse Registry and Vulnerable Sector checks.
• Establish and maintain positive relationships with community based programs, organizations and
families.
• Work independently with minimal supervision and understand the collaborative approach with
co-workers, families and other participating members and partners.
• Use excellent communication skills (written and oral), organization and administrative skills.
• Demonstrate a willingness to pursue professional development.
• Enjoy and work well with children.
• Work 40 hours + per week on a permanent full time basis.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The Early Childhood Educator must possess:
• Level 2 Classification under the Day Care Act and Regulations 40(1) of Day Care regulations.
• Experience in day care or a related field.
• Current First Aid Certification.
Salary: To be negotiated, qualifications dependent. Hourly wage $17.00 per hour if level 2
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing date to apply: Open until filled

We thank all interested candidates for applying. However, we will only be contacting those
individuals that we wish to interview.

All applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter or resume that they meet essential
qualifications of education and experience in order to be considered for further assessment. Please
forward cover letter, resume, and three references electronically, in Adobe PDF or Word format, to
Diane at nrfrcnewross@hotmail.com

#3) JOB TITLE: Early Childhood Educator Assistant

REPORTS TO:  Director

 POSITION SUMMARY:  

Assist Early Childhood Educators in the delivery, organizing and delivery of a day care program in the community of New Ross for children aged 18 months to 5 years.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Help create a warm, family friendly environment that supports the families of New Ross and surrounding area with their child care needs.

Client Services

  • Support Early Childhood Educators in carrying out programs that promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children.
  • Lead child-led activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, taking children to local points of interest and providing opportunities to express creativity through the media of art, dramatic play, music and physical activity.
  • Provides an environment that protects the health, security and well-being of children.
  • Guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing and toilet habits.

Cooking and Provision of Food:  

  • This position may include planning and preparing homemade nutritious meals and snacks, clean-up, and guiding and assisting children at meal time, served family style.

 Other duties as required

  • Follow Centre Policies and Procedures and other Day Care requirements.
  • Assists in completing paperwork and documentation.
  • Assist with special events of the program and fundraising as requested.

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

The Early Childhood Educator Assistant should be able to:

  • Provide mandatory Child Abuse Registry and Vulnerable Sector checks.
  • Work collaboratively and positively with staff and families.
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Use excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an eagerness to pursue professional development.
  • Enjoy and work well with children.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The Early Childhood Educator Assistant must possess:

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Current First Aid Certification or willingness to complete ASAP.
  • Experience in a day care or working with children

 Hours: Flexible Hours, Approximately 25 hours/week. Additional hours may be acquired through a split shift providing 32.5 hour total. 

Salary: $12.00/hr.  Permanent position.

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing date to apply:  We will interview all candidates as resumes come forward.

We thank all interested candidates for applying. However, we will only be contacting those individuals that we wish to interview.

Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references electronically, in Adobe PDF or Word format, to Diane at nrfrcnewross@hotmail.com