2 – Early Childhood Educators

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Required full time to work at Peguis Free Spirits Child Care Centre with director, supervisor, early childhood educators, child care assistants, other staff and children ages 10 months to 12 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
  • 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 of 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, demonstrates and encourages children’s activities throughout the day
  • Organizes space, equipment and material prior to activities

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 them 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
 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 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 open communication and parental involvement in the ongoing activities of the centre
  • Inform other staff of any problems the child may be having at home and any instructions the parents may have

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 II – Early Childhood Educator classification from Manitoba’s ECE program institution (or recognized equivalent)
  • Updated clear child abuse registry check & updated clear criminal record check
  • Current First Aid/child CPR certificate
  • 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.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS OF WORKING AT OUR CENTRE (after probationary period)

  • Competitive salaries; the centre follows the 2018-2019 MCCA competitive salary scale
  • Benefit package and pension plan
  • Priority for child care enrolment
  • Positive work environment
  • Paid statutory and local holidays; ex: Aboriginal Justice day, Indigenous Day
  • Paid one hour lunch and two-15 minute breaks
  • Paid professional development opportunities
  • Three weeks paid annuals after one year of employment

All applicants will be thoroughly screened through a review process.

Early Childhood Educators Level II classification start at $19.85 per hour; Wage 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 submission: Friday, July 17, 2020

Tentative interview timeframe: July 20-24, 2020

Scheduled start date : Tues. Aug 4, 2020

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

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