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Title Early Childhood Educator
Division Faculty of Community Services and Health Sciences
Category Support Staff
Type Temporary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $27.46 - $31.83 per hour
Band G
Hours 35 hours per week
Campus Nelson Mandela Child Care Centre
Effective Date September 16, 2013 - March 24, 2014
Duties  
  • Provides behaviour guidance and ongoing supervision of playroom, playground, group, individual and routine activities.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and healthy environment by performing periodic safety checks of equipment, facilities and identifies children who are unwell.
  • Plans and implements a program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Demonstrates and explains effective curriculum and guidance strategies; provides on the spot feedback, direction and support to the Early Childhood Educators and Early Childhood Assistant students.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with parents through open communication by daily written charts, daily interactions, formal parent interviews and parent information sessions.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of E.C.E theory, practice and issues.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications
 
  • Two-year Early Childhood Education diploma from a recognized post secondary institution or the AECEO equivalency.
  • Must be registered with the College of E.C.E. and be in good standing as of April 1, 2009.
  • Current St. John’s Ambulance or Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate.
  • Minimum one year post diploma experience in a licensed preschool/childcare setting.
  • Proven ability to design a curriculum.
  • Ability to provide guidance and feedback to E.C.E. students and E.C.A.’s; high degree of diplomacy and tact.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; exceptional observation and reporting skills.
  • Ability to spend most of the day at the child’s level, i.e. sitting on the floor, or on child height chairs.
  • Able to bend, stoop and lift child to adult height (up to 20 kg) and to move children’s furniture or equipment to prepare room for programming needs.
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and human relations skills and a commitment to diversity and equity are essential to interact effectively with the College’s diverse child, student and staff population. 
 
NOTE: All candidates will need to provide a current dated police reference check.
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
 
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
 
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 13-128
Closing Date September 23, 2013