Early Childhood Educator

Friends for Life Childcare Centre - Hatchet Lake, NS (12 months ago)

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Job Summary

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

Hatchet Lake, NS

Employer:

Friends for Life Childcare Centre Inc.

Salary:

Hourly: min. $15, max. $22 for 40.0 hours per week plus additional hours as needed

Supported benefits package as well as contribution toward an RRSP

Anticipated Start Date:

ASAP

Terms of Employment:

Permanent Full-Time

Number of positions:

2 Full time and Substitutes

Job Requirements:

Languages

English

Education

Completion of University/College

Credentials (certificates, licenses, memberships, courses, etc.)

Early Childhood Education Diploma or Degree

Experience

Experience an asset

Work Setting

Early Childhood Education Centre

Children's Ages

3months - 5 years

Early Childhood Education Skills

Plan and develop early learning programs; Provide care, supervision and guidance of daily activities through an emergent curriculum; Provide opportunity for creative expression through the mediums of art, dramatic play and music; Assess the developmental level of children; Prepare progress reports and discuss with parents, other staff members and liaisons; Extensive knowledge of the NS Daycare Act and Regulations.

Philosophy

At Friends for Life, we appreciate the mixed emotions you have when starting an Early Learning Centre for the first time. This is a significant milestone in a child’s life as well as a difficult time for parents. We will ensure that our dedicated, qualified staff will help make this transition a smooth one so that when you, the parent, needs to be elsewhere there will be no worries. We believe that Friends for Life is a starting point for your children that will lead them into a lifetime of friendships as they grow up together in our community. First and foremost, we will provide your children with constant supervision in a safe, educational, yet fun environment. Together we will enhance your children's learning and stimulate their development so that they can be the best that they can be!

As Educators, we believe that children learn best through play, role modeling, and imitation. It is through these best practices that our children will develop a sense of curiosity, which will lend them the opportunity to explore and utilize the world around them through their senses. It is through our warm, inviting, and joyful atmospheres that our children will excel through our programs. Our daily programs are based upon the children's interests however, our teachers will provide some structured activities while encouraging responsibility and fostering independence among them. Our inclusive, emergent, and developmentally appropriate curriculum will allow our children to experience a love for all learning. Friends for Life will embrace all children and encourage our families and community to come together and join us in our learning experiences.

Additional Skills

Physically able to perform teaching job; Warm supportive attitude toward children and families; Flexible and adaptive in relation to changes in the program; Work collaboratively as part of a team and throughout individual assignments; Confident in personal and professional abilities as a teacher.

Characteristics:

Available; Caring; Challenging; Committed; Creative; Flexible; Ability to individualize; Knowledgeable; Ability to motivate; Organized; Prepared; Reflective.

Security and Safety

Criminal record check; Vulnerable Sector Search; Child abuse registry check; First Aide CPR Level C

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

Combination of sitting, standing, walking, lifting; light cleaning duties; classroom orientation

Transportation/Travel Information

Own transportation

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $32,000.00 to $46,000.00 /year

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)