North Bay Indigenous Hub -Employment Opportunity
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR-EARLYON
FULL TIME PERMINANT WITH BENEFTIS (COMP #2021-06-25)
Under the direction and supervision of the Child Care Supervisor, the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) is responsible for the delivery of the EarlyOn program that will provide a warm and welcoming environment where parents and caregivers can socialize and learn together in a safe and culturally nurturing environment and children can participate with a focus on early learning.
The ECE will engage children and families that supports development of the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional well-being of the participating children. The ECE will aim to engage parents and caregivers while making meaningful connections through activities, connecting to resources and professionals trained in early childhood development.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual programing will be offered by EarlyON. Rate of pay $20/hr.
• Early Childhood Educator Diploma.
• Must be registered and a member in good standing in the College of Early Childhood Educators.
• Experience working in a childcare setting, or EarlyON program setting considered an asset.
• Knowledge or passion for learning of Indigenous culture, history, and ways of being.
• Knowledge of Child and Family Services Act.
• Knowledge of Indigenous language is an asset.
• Demonstrated experience in time management.
• Proficient computer experience in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook.
• A recent (within 3 months) Criminal/Police Records Check and Vulnerable Persons Check.
• Proof or willing to obtain certificates of completion for privacy training and occupational health and safety training.
• Must be able to work flexible shifts to meet programing needs.
• Ability to provide immunization record.
• Current First Aid and CPR with AED.
• A valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of Indigenous wellness and priorities.
• Knowledge of community-based children’s programs and services.
• Knowledge of and ability to implement “How Does Learning Happen?” Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.
• Knowledge of standardized assessment tools and their applications that most appropriately address current First Nation Early Childhood Development.
• Knowledge of and ability to effectively implement various early learning models, interventions, and promising practice approaches to address First Nation Early Childhood Development.
• Ability to create and implement both virtual and in person programming.
• Excellent facilitation and coordination skills for groups.
• Experience and/or understanding of the benefits of sensory interventions.
• Skills in program design, development, implementation and evaluation design and measurement which integrates western and traditional practice or approaches.
• Ability to identify and implement quality assurance measures to ensure effective service delivery.
• Willingness to undertake continuing education/training.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving abilities and conflict resolution skills.
• Excellent time management, organizational and administrative skills.
• Knowledge of program reporting.
• Ability to work in a manner respectful of First Nations culture, values, and beliefs.
• Ability to protect the personal health information of clients and maintain high degree of confidentiality.
• Ability to act professionally and work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to work as a multi-disciplinary team member.
roviding culturally based early learning and development programs.
• Including critical reflection, collaborative inquiry, recognition of the environment as a teacher and pedagogical recording in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an early learning and development program.
• Providing information to the community on healthy childhood development and learning including information on How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.
• Supporting the implementation of emergent play-based curriculum and pedagogical recording.
• Supporting and promoting positive relationships between children and their families.
• Support the school readiness program.
• Collaborating with the team to offer activities such as field trips, community cultural events or activity days.
• Advocating for the interests of the children of the North Bay Indigenous Hub’s Child Care Services.
• Facilitating referrals and coordinating access to screening and assessment services.
• Active team player and contribute towards NBIH Child Care Centre goals and standards.
• Assist with cleaning and sanitization duties.
• Cooperate with break and lunch coverage and openness to support vacation and sick time coverage when necessary.
• Follow and support NBIH Child Care Centre’s curriculum.
• Adhere to NBIH reporting guidelines and documentation requirements.
• Communicate regularly with peers, supervisor and families.
• Supporting parents, children, families to connect with multi-disciplinary diagnostic teams, other supports and services.
• Developing linkages with other community-based early childhood related services.
• Other duties as required.
POSTING IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED
A current Criminal/Police Records Check and Vulnerable Persons check is a requirement for this position.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and three (3) current references to: Jennifer Lalonde, Human Resources Manager
North Bay Indigenous Hub - Giiwedno Mshkikiiwgamig
1040 Brookes Street
North Bay, ON P1B 2N6
T: (705) 995-0060
Miigwech to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants. However, the position is open to all applicants.