Early Learning and Child Care Consultant

Government of Saskatchewan - La Ronge, SK (30+ days ago)

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Early Learning and Child Care Consultant - EDU001161

Employment Type: Permanent Full-time
Location(s): SK-LaRonge and Area-La Ronge
Ministry: 005 Education
Salary Range: $27.026 - $33.871 Hourly
Grade: SGEU.08.

The Ministry of Education is committed to quality early learning that supports positive child development, enhancement of literacy and student achievement for all Saskatchewan people. By putting the needs of each and every student first, we will ensure that our province has a highly skilled and highly educated population that will contribute to the success of our province.

The Early Learning and Child Care Program has an exciting permanent full-time opportunity for an Early Learning and Child Care Consultant in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. Reporting to the Program Manager for the Northern region this position is responsible for:

Developing, licensing, and monitoring child care services;
Supporting parents and caregivers;
Assisting community groups and individuals to meet their child care needs;
Actively working towards the recruitment and retention of new licensed family child care providers in the area;
Ensure information about early childhood care and education is available to the public; and
Enforcing The Child Care Act and The Child Care Regulations, 2015.

To be successful in this position you will be a strong verbal and written communicator who is able to:
Establish and maintain strong working relationships with a diverse group of people;
Effectively mediate and negotiate solutions with various stakeholder groups in a diplomatic manner;
Identify needs and issues and determine an appropriate course of action to address concerns;
Independently plan and prioritize responsibilities in order to achieve work objectives; and
Prepare and deliver presentations related to child care.

Typically, the knowledge and experience required in this position would be acquired through:

Experience as the Director of a child care centre and related early childhood education;
An equivalent amount of related education and experience will also be considered.

A valid Saskatchewan driver’s license is required as overnight travel to different northern communities is required.

What we offer:
Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals
A competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits package including pension
Paid vacation, earned days off (EDO) and other types of leave (maternity/paternity/adoption, family/personal leave, sick leave)
Inclusive work environments
Advancement opportunities
Flexible work arrangements
Northern District allowance bi-weekly
Employees who complete one year of service are entitled to Special Northern Leave of an extra week's vacation

Note: This position is based in La Ronge; however, consideration will be given to other communities located in the north west side of the province.

To learn more about the Ministry of Education, please visit our website: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/government-structure/ministries/education

To explore what Northern Saskatchewan has to offer, please visit:

http://www.explorelaclaronge.ca/

https://www.laronge.ca/

Preference will be given to qualified equity group members who self-declare in this online application, as identified in "diversity groups" below
Diversity Groups: Aboriginal persons

Hours of Work: B - SGEU Field 37.33 - one day off every three weeks
Number of Openings: 1

Closing Date: Feb 24, 2020, 5:59:00 AM