The incumbent holds an Early Childhood Education Diploma and has a minimum of three years experience as Lead Educator and is expected to create early learning experiences and environments that support learning through play. The incumbent guides play and documents children’s progress. The incumbent works collaboratively with the school team, and in particular the Half-Day Kindergarten teachers where Extensions programming is offered. The job is involved in planning inquiry-based programming that follows the Alberta Early Learning and Care Framework (FLIGHT) and is responsible for providing an enriched environment.
This is a casual position, with no guarantee of hours to be worked.
- Explore early learning play experiences including art, music and drama
- Collaborate in creation of developmentally appropriate play experiences
- Consult and collaborate with teacher and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) members to ensure continuity with strategies and supports for children with diverse needs
- Assist in the design and adaption of customized programming to address cultural needs
- Design and develop programming based on student interest and in collaboration with the school team
- Use the FLIGHT framework to plan experiences that enhances development and dispositions to learn
- Maintain child documentation for visible learning (I.E – learning stories and portfolios as outlined in the FLIGHT framework)
- Communicate with families to share child’s experiences and developmental growth
- Mediate with children, families and staff to resolve problems
- Collaborate with outside agencies
- Provide personal and physical care
- Provide social and language development support
- Work closely with children to nurture relationships and foster growth
- Build relationships with post-secondary institutes to facilitate student field placements
- Participate in relevant opportunities to enhance the early learning and care field
- Participate in sessions and regular call backs in collaboration with the teacher
- Diploma in Early Childhood, plus three years of directly related experience
- Early Childhood Supervisor Certification
- Early learning specialization (courses to include child development, communication, emergent curriculum and environments)
- Knowledge of the challenges and strengths of English Language Learners (ELL) and settlement services in the community.
- Knowledge of community and program development best practices
- Knowledge of emerging multi-media technology and equipment, Microsoft programs including Excel, Outlook and databases
- Knowledge of program planning and project management techniques
- Knowledge of workplace safety and awareness of Occupational Health and Safety regulations
- Strong teamwork skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively with school teams
- Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to influence decisions
- Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities
- Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information
- Strong consultation, facilitation and needs assessment skills
- Good research and analysis skills
- Flexible with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work with a wide variety of clients and needs both within and outside of the district
Closing Date: September 30, 2021
Edmonton Catholic Schools offers a comprehensive benefits program as part of its total compensation package, based on contract status. Prior to employment, successful candidates will be required to submit Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check documents. Candidates must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Edmonton Catholic Schools offers a comprehensive benefits program as part of its total compensation package, based on contract status.
Prior to employment, successful candidates will be required to submit Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check documents.
Candidates must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.