ECE Worker (Appendix D/Temporary Assignment) Contract Dates June 2013 to July 2014
Under the direction of the ECE Lab School Manager and following general guidelines, the incumbent works as a member of a team responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Seneca College ECE Lab School. The ECE Worker is responsible for ensuring a positive experience for children, staff, parents and ECE students in accordance with the Newnham Campus ECE program and all relevant standards and regulations.
• Monitors the physical environment and the program as implemented to ensure that they meet the standards of the Day Nurseries Act, Public Health, Fire regulations and Metro Criteria; recommends and acts upon modifications as necessary. • Communicates effectively with parents, ECE students, children, ECE Faculty, and staff while exercising tact and sound judgment and respecting confidentiality. • Identifies unusual situations (i.e. behavioural irregularities, signs of illness, allergies) and assumes responsibility for ensuring that appropriate action is taken. Provides first aid in cases of emergency. • Schedules and develops written plans, according to our philosophy, to meet the individual and group needs of the children; incorporates programs of indoor and outdoor activity that promote the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of the children and incorporating the ELECT/Best Start Framework; as well as occasional field trips and classroom visits. • Prepares and organizes material for use in learning centres, small groups and group times; implements the daily program as planned. • Provides training and guidance to ECE students and ECE supply staff (casual, part-time) and orients them to the ECE Lab School program. • Performs other duties including attending and participating in staff and parent meetings, occasional work nights, fundraising events, and participating in Seneca and ECE Lab School promotion and publicity.
• A two-year diploma in Early Childhood Education and member of the College of Early Childhood Educators. • Valid First Aid and CPR certification, up-to-date medical, TB test and immunization and a Vulnerable Sector Screening Program – Police Reference Check are required. • One year of experience working in a professional Child Care setting with children 18 months to 5 years old. • Minimum one year of experience monitoring ECE students. • Strong communication (verbal and written) and excellent interpersonal skills, self-confidence, adaptability and flexibility are essential to relate to the multi-cultural/racial/able staff, students, parents and children. • Effective organizational, scheduling and time management skills, as well as the ability to function as a member of a team. • Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of the Metro Operating Criteria, ELECT/Best Start and Emergent Curriculum is required. • Strong observation and documentation ability to facilitate observation and documentation of each child’s learning (e.g. artwork, water play, etc.) for developmental planning purposes.
35 hours Monday – Friday, over time as required SHIFT ROTATION: Shifts may vary - Starting as early as 7:15 AM or ending as late as 6:00 PM.
June 17, 2013 External
June 23, 2013
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Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.