Early Childhood Education Worker (4214 - Early childhood educators and assistants)
Employer: Expanding Imaginations Child Care Inc.
Location: SE Calgary, AB
Salary: $16.83 to $17.14/hour for 40.00 hours/week
Vacancies: 1 Vacancy
Terms of employment: Permanent, Full time
Start date: As soon as possible
Employment conditions: Morning, Day
Education: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years preferably in early childhood education or related discipline.
Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years’ experience in child care
Experience with Special Needs Children: Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD)
Transportation/Travel Information: Public transportation is available
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Repetitive tasks. Physically demanding. Attention to detail. Combination of sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching and kneeling. Manual dexterity.
Personal Suitability: Punctuality, Flexibility, Dependability, Effective interpersonal skills, Team player, Interpersonal awareness, Judgement, Reliability, Values and ethics
Additional Skills: Maintain daycare equipment and assist in housekeeping and cooking duties. Plan and organize activities for school-age children in child-care programs before and after regular school hours. Attend staff meetings to discuss progress and problems of children.
Early Childhood Educators Specific Skills: Develop and implement child-care programs that support and promote the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and creative development of children. Lead activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs and taking children to local points of interest. Provide opportunities to express creativity through the media of art, dramatic play, music and physical activity. Guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing and toilet habits. Observe children for signs of potential learning or behavioural problems and prepare reports for parents, guardians or supervisor. Establish guidelines for behaviour. Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with co-workers and community service providers working with children. Assess the abilities, interests and needs of children and discuss progress or problems with parents and other staff members. Plan and maintain an environment that protects the health, security and well-being of children. Implement strategies as recommended by a child’s IPP or therapist team. Build familiarity using pictures for communication with children. Work with children with Autism, ADHD, Speech and physical delays in an inclusive setting.
Work Setting: Child care centre
About the Company:
Expanding Imaginations Child Care is a place where children and families come first. When children are going through a hard moment in life we look at the root of what’s going on and bring in any supports needed to help the child through it. For this reason, we have higher than usual number of children with challenging behaviours or who are diagnosed with ADHD, ADD and some who are diagnosed of autism, speech delay, social/emotional delay and anxiety.
Our Program Philosophy:
Play -Spontaneous play where children get to choose their activities and how they engage in them provides the freedom to develop in areas they are interested in. Children’s minds are constantly seeking input and they naturally choose activities that challenge themselves; they are learning and having fun simultaneously!
Attachment -A child care centre is a “home away from home”; a place that is safe and loving where parents and caregivers join together to support the growth of each child. We believe attachment-based care, where a child care provider is linked to a child and his or her family for as long as possible, promotes emotional development; where trust is learned and love is felt.
Family -Family is on the front-lines of raising a child - they are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - nothing is more important. Our doors are always open, families are encouraged to participate in the program in whatever capacity they want and are able to. We stay in constant communication, and do not believe that family and child care should be separate but blended together. Respect for every child and his or her family is pertinent, regardless of make-up, race, religion, ability and culture.
Community -Children may be a little “drop” in the world but they can make a big ripple that reaches many. Empowerment, empathy and respect are learned by interacting and helping others in our world, whether in Deer Ridge, Calgary, Canada or around the world.
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