Applicants are invited from qualified individuals to join a casual pool for the Early Childhood Care & Education programs at North Island College.
Individual applicants will be eligible to teach in one or more of theoretical, learning centers, or clinical practice instruction courses at the Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni, or Mixalakwila (Port Hardy) campuses, with potential travel to other sites, dependent on course deliver and clinical placements.
The successful candidate will implement creative strategies in the preparation and delivery and delivery of learning and/or practicum activities; use initiative in providing documentation and follow-up with regard to student concerns and problem resolution; and, bring facilitation skills to management of conflict. The schedule for this assignment will be flexible to meet the needs of the program.
The teaching faculty of North Island College are responsible for implementing the College's vision, goals, and objectives as they relate to teaching and learning. To carry out their teaching assignments, faculty use organizational skills, relational skills, and their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, and curricular design. In addition, they have a responsibility to serve as role models for students and colleagues.
Please read the Immunization requirements for Health and Human Services Faculty, located under the Health and Human Services link located on the left menu list.
In accordance with the Criminal Records and Review Act, it is mandatory that faculty hired under the Health and Human Services department have a clear Criminal Record. Faculty members must provide a Clear Criminal Record Check (CRC) to the Human Resources Department prior to the commencement of employment. Please scan your CRC for attachment. If your CRC is not available at the time of application, please attach a copy of your CRC Consent form. For more information and necessary forms, click on the Health and Human Services link located on the left menu list.
The responsibilities and typical duties listed below constitute a generic job description for teaching faculty whose responsibility may be for the delivery of scheduled classes, the support of self-paced, on-line, and distance courses, and/or instruction and supervision in laboratories (learning centres), and practicums.
- Creates a Positive Climate and Culture;
- Effective Communication Skills;
- Effectively Develops Goals & Objectives;
- Focuses Effectively on Key Results and Priorities;
- Demonstrates a Focus on Continuous Improvement;
- Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Duties and Responsibilities
- To plan and prepare learning materials for instructional environments;
- To use a variety of approaches and materials, as appropriate, in order to address different learning needs;
- To teach in assigned subject areas and to include in courses, and in course outlines, all required subject matter or skill activity;
- To direct student learning in a positive, supportive, and caring environment;
- To be available to students regularly during scheduled office hours and classroom hours, to discuss their progress and other issues that influence their learning. (See Policy #3-03: Cancellation Notification for Instructional Activities);
- To clearly communicate in writing learning outcomes for programs and courses, and the way in which learners will be evaluated against those outcomes;
- To design and conduct evaluations or appraisals of students and to keep students informed of their progress;
- To submit grades in a timely manner, in accordance with Policy 4-15, Reporting Final Grades;
- To maintain records of student enrolment and achievement and other records required by the College and affiliated agencies. At the end of employment with the College, to submit marks and student records to the Department Chair.
2.0 TYPICAL PROFESSIONAL DUTIES OF INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY
- To be aware of, and to work within, College educational policies;
- To be aware of the Education and Strategic plans and to contribute to their development and assist in the achievement of its goals and objectives;
- To advise the Department Chair, within a reasonable time frame, of items that need to be ordered so that inventories of books, supplies, and equipment are adequate for the courses taught;
- To advise the Department Chair regarding enrolment management (recruitment and retention) strategies for their areas of responsibility;
- To advise the Department Chair responsible, and the appropriate Administrator and/or Campus Health and Safety Committee, of any health and safety concerns and to assist, where possible, in rectifying the problem;
- To demonstrate knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment;
- To maintain continuous professional development of competencies and qualifications as required in the appropriate discipline;
- To participate actively as a contributing member of the College community on College committees and other College-wide activities, where appropriate;
- To participate in department meetings and other department activities during normal working hours, when possible;
- To undertake other related responsibilities and duties which may be assigned by the College when course load permits.
Required Education & Experience
- Education in Early Childhood Care and Education or related field at the level of a Bachelor and Master's degree, or equivalent combination of education and current related experience may be considered;
- Minimum three years of recent experience in Early Childhood Care & Education settings preferably in a supervisory position and/or teaching in an ECCE program with practicum supervision experience;
- Current awareness of community-based ECCE issues and experience with working collaboratively to address these issues;
- Current or recent experience in working with First Nations communities
- Current related teaching experience at the post-secondary level;
- Experience with online learning management systems, i.e. Blackboard LEARN;
- Experience using a variety of creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning within a distributed teaching-learning and classroom environment;
- Experience with or interest in aboriginal and/or international ECCE education;
- Experience with curriculum development including curriculum design for the use of teaching/learning technologies;
- Experience teaching online and by ITV is required;
- ECEBC membership in good standing.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritize, and efficiently meet deadlines;
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
- Proficiency in the use of computer applications and the Internet.
Special Instructions to Applicants
NIC-NICFA Salary Scale February 9 - March 31, 2019