Early Childhood Educator

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Job Opportunity

Required full time to work at Peguis Free Spirits Child Care Centre with floor supervisor, child care assistants and children ages 3 months to 6 yrs. The Early Childhood Educator is to assist in all areas of the centre, to provide care and education to all children enrolled in daycare and to be a role model for all children at work and in the community.

Early Childhood Educators are expected to perform tasks and/or activities in the following areas:

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Maintain constant supervision of all children during indoor and outdoor play periods
  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment for children and adults by performing light housekeeping duties and simple repairs.
  • Assist children in self-help skills and models good hygienic practices
  • Performing a quick safety check of playground and equipment
  • Is responsible to read over each child’s registration forms and know of any health or safety concerns
  • Report and document accidents and injuries to the parents and supervisor before completion of shift
  • Release children only to the authorized individuals
  • Observe children daily for symptoms of common childhood conditions and illnesses
  • Reports incidents of suspected abuse upon discovery as per Centre policy and the Child Abuse Protocol
  • Responds warmly to children’s physical needs such as diapering, toileting, eating and napping

PROGRAM PLANNING

  • Plans for and implements a balance of active/quiet, indoor/outdoor, free/structured, individual/group activities that will encourage the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development at a level appropriate for each the children
  • Assists with the preparation of activity programs based on the Centre’s philosophy and policies
  • Preparing equipment and supply orders based on the needs of planned activities
  • Guides, demonstrated and encourages children’s activities throughout the day 
  • Organizes space, equipment and material prior to activities
  • Participates as a member of a team with others in the Centre, including director, substitutes, students, volunteers, parents: respects each individual’s ideas, opinions and suggestion.

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

  • Is responsible for getting to know each child, their behaviors and how to handle them, on a manner that does not degrade the child but encounters the to use self-control
  • Sets realistic expectations appropriate to their ages and assists them to help themselves 
  • Models appropriate conduct in and around the centre setting, ie: using words, walking in the centre, modeling usage of toys and equipment
  • Arranges the centre so that children will know and remember how to act in each area
  • Uses positive guidance methods, such as praising and encouraging (verbally or physically), redirection when necessary
  • Assists children in expressing themselves by listening and responding 
  • contributes to the and follows the behavior management guidelines established by Centre
  • Document and report recurring negative behavior 

WORKING WITH FAMILIES

  • Respect and accept each child and their families as a whole
  • Be warm and welcoming when a parent brings their children to the centre
  • Informs parents about their children’s experiences at the day care on a regular basis
  • Suggest and or provides activities that parents can share with children at home
  • Recognizes and respects the culture, social background, child rearing and religious belief and practices of the family
  • encourages parental involvement  in the ongoing activities of the centre
  • Encourages open communication with the parents, by being attentive, polite and friendly
  • Inform other staff of any problems the child may be having at home and any instructions the parents may have to deal with these problems

PROFESSIONALISM 

  • Follows the policies of the centre and is able to explain them when necessary
  • Is subject to and respects all Peguis First Nation employee policies
  • Dresses appropriately and models cleanliness and good hygienic practices
  • Owns their positions, takes pride in their work, and is self-directed to excelling in that position
  • Is punctual and does their share of the workloads
  • Works as part of a team and is courteous to fellow employees
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings or workshops
  • Maintains confidentiality

Other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Level 2 – Early Childhood Educator classification from a recognized educational institution.
  • Updated clear child abuse registry check
  • Updated clear criminal record check
  • Current First Aid/child CPR certificate
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and own transportation
  • Applicants are encouraged to bring a portfolio.  
  • Must have knowledge of MB childcare regulations
  • Honest, trustworthy and respectful in your approach with children.
  • Able to implement programs to meet children’s social, physical, intellectual, cultural and emotional needs.
  • Apply ELCC policies, procedures, guidelines and standards.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

All applicants will be thoroughly screened through a review process.

Salary is based on qualifications and experience.

Submit your cover letter, resume with 3 references and updated criminal record and child abuse registry check to:

Geraldine Monkman –Director

Peguis Free Spirits Child Care Centre (drop off)

Box 29       Peguis, MB.        R0C 3J0 (by mail)

DayCare.DIR@peguisfirstnation.ca(email)

204-645-3686 (fax)

Deadline for resumes:          Wednesday, January 16, 2019

We thank you for your interest; however, please note, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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