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Early Childhood Educator – Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Early Childhood Educator – Float

REPORTS TO: Director of Education

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Education, the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) will work with classroom teachers of the deaf of and hard of hearing and directly within our early childhood programs providing high quality care and creative programming. This ECE position will “float” between programs given  need, occasionally serving as a substitute ECE. Working in collaboration with Teachers of the Deaf, Speech Language Pathologists and other ECE’s, this position is responsible for supporting children in the Centre’s licensed and academic programs.  Children at the Centre are typically aged 3 years to grade 3. ECE’s will ensure that children are well supervised and provided with developmentally and academically appropriate programing in keeping with the Centre’s listening and spoken language philosophy.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Current BC License to Practice
  • Documentation in accordance with Community Care Facilities Branch licensing requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with parents, community members
  • Minimum 2 years experience serving children in a licensed program
  • Excellent organizational skills and early childhood programing creation and facilitation.
  • First Aid an asset, or must be willing to certify.

Skills and Attributes

  • Early Childhood Educator License to Practice in BC
  • Infant/Toddler Educator Certificate, Special Needs Educator Certificate, or additional

courses/training related to child growth and development are assets

  • Experience working with children in a child care/educational/recreational setting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C Certification
  • Clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening required (Police/RCMP and Ministry)
  • Knowledge of complex learning needs of children with hearing loss and societies, organizations and service providers serving children and families (or willingness to learn).

FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervising children
  • Taking part in school activities
  • Preparing teaching materials
  • Preparing art and other activities
  • Monitor the wellbeing of children in class, working in collaboration with the classroom teacher to address any issues that may arise
  • Monitoring children’s amplification technology including hearing aids and implants
  • Supporting language development
  • Provide behavioural support
  • Support social development
  • Participate in professional development
  • Ordering supplies
  • Taking enrollment

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Full Time 8 month term position.  Continuation of employment in Fall 2018 dependent on negotiated funding for the academic year September 1 – June 30. The hours for this position are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Occasional after hours activities in support of Centre

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to Loretta Richardson, Director of Education Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC at lrichardson@childrenshearing.ca.