Registered Early Childhood Educator ID: 57696

Deadline Date: 2018/12/10

Location: Thunder Bay


Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 401 N Cumberland Street
Start Date:
 35 per week
 45000.00 per year
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Varied
 Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion, Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
The Registered Early Childhood Educator shall have responsibility for the following:
1. Development and Implementation of Programming for Young Children and their Families:
- Plan, carry out, and assess developmentally appropriate activities and experiences in harmony with the centre's philosophy.
- Establish and carry out a daily activity schedule that incorporates child directed activity, care routines and transition times
- Plan, prepare, and provide nutritious snacks and meals.
- Provide adequate equipment, resources, and activities relevant to programs.
- Ensure equipment and the facility are clean, well maintained and safe at all times.
- Assist children in expressing themselves by listening and responding with questions or comments that extend conversations
- Maintain good communication with families.
- Develop culturally appropriate programs and activities.
- Establish policies and procedures including acceptable disciplinary policies.
- Be familiar with emergency procedures.
- Seek opportunities and partnerships that support children in the community.
- Provide home visitations and other tailored family support services.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Deliver teaching practice in accordance with the ELECT Framework.
- Be a supportive, positive and contributing member of the TBIFC community, both sharing and accepting constructive feedback.
- Participate in an aspect of the program by being involved in and leading academic, outdoor education, and other learning trips.
- Serve as a role model to other members of the TBIFC community.
- Engage and communicate effectively with parents.
2. Supervise Children in the Program(s):
- Ensure children are supervised at all times.
- Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games and storytelling.
- Build children's esteem.
- Establish routines and provide positive guidance.
- Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable.
- Implement positive discipline when required; model positive discipline and behaviour.
- Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand.
- Maintain knowledge and awareness of current early childhood education best practices and trends.
- Provide opportunities that foster healthy parent-child interaction, support positive attachment and resiliency skills development.
- Provide a warm, safe, and caring environment that is kept orderly, clean and appealing; the environment should allow the child to grow and explore.
- Use observations to expand play and plan activities that recognize individual difference.
3. Program Delivery:
- Plan agendas, secure necessary resources, organize and deliver programming and special activities as per annual service plan.
- Encourage culturally appropriate early intervention and prevention strategies including child development, health, nutrition, home safety, parent / child interaction, social, physical and intellectual development, coping strategies, etc.
- Use a variety of teaching techniques including modelling, observing, questioning, demonstrating, and reinforcing
- Plan menus, shop for necessary supplies, supervise volunteer involvement in food preparation, prepare and serve food to children and families as appropriate.
- Drive the Centre van as needed; properly install appropriate car seats; maintain mileage records.
- Ensure Criminal Background Checks and vulnerable sector screening are secured and assessed for individuals volunteering in the program.
4. Program Administration:
- Develop and maintain current, accurate and confidential participant files that reflect assessment, services and outcomes.
- Complete participant intake procedures.
- Collect statistical data, including maintaining attendance records and recording individual contacts with participants.
- Participate in case audits, compliance audits, program evaluations and any other specially designed processes that may be undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the Early ON Child and Family Program.
- Keep apprised of relevant legislation or policy changes in relation to the early childhood field.
- Provide promotional support for program.
- Assist in developing annual work plans and reporting in Annual Reports and Narratives.
- Maintain knowledge of community resources and services for appropriate referral and linking of families to support networks.
- Submit written reports to the Executive Director / Director of Operations outlining programming activities, committee work, Friendship Centre activities, and other reports as required.
- Compile and submit statistical data using designation database systems.
- Maintain comprehensive and up-to-date client files and systems that are essential components of good program management, which demonstrate the program is being delivered according to proposed work mandate and work plan.
- Respond to correspondence and information requests as required.
- Complete internal administrative tasks, time sheets, mileage logs, personal expense reports, etc.
5. Community Development & Outreach:
- Initiate and maintain contact with community agencies, families, groups, and networks.
- Attend, participate, and/or facilitate relevant meetings, conferences or workshops as a representative of the Aboriginal Family Support Program as required.
- Promote the program and services of the Early ON Child and Family Program and/or other TBIFC programs.
- Respond to general enquiries the Early ON Child and Family Program's purpose, processes and procedures and/or any other information being requested.
- Research appropriate agencies for relevant referrals, resources and available community programs.
- Network and liaise with other TBIFC programs, community agencies, funding sources, etc.
- Assist in developing promotional materials that advertises the program's services and upcoming events.
- Organize and/or participate in public education about early childhood and family support workshops for the community.
- Support and participate in the development of Indigenous community child and youth initiatives.
6. Training and Professional Development:
- Participate in relevant conferences, training workshops and related courses and meetings for professional development as required or directed.
- Attend workshops, staff meetings, etc. as directed.
- Keep apprised of relevant legislation or policy changes in relation to the early childhood and social services fields.
- Identify professional development / training needs and brings to the attention of the Director of Operations for approval.
7. Health and Safety:
- Observe health, fire and safety regulations; uphold health and safety standards.
- Ensure that the Health and Safety policies incorporated into daily working practices are adhered to.
- Maintain Standard First Aid Level C with AED certification.
- Maintain current Safe Food Handling certification.
- Report all accidents, injuries and illnesses to the manager or delegate and record such incidents in the daily log book and as a serious occurrence if necessary.
8. General Duties:
- Perform other duties relevant to the program as assigned by the Executive Director / Director of Operations or designate.
- Observe and uphold the policies, procedures, and practices of the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre.
- Actively recruit, train and provide supervision to student placements, volunteers, etc.
- Ensure that client files and tangible resources (i.e. bus tickets, food vouchers, gift cards, etc.) are secured in a locked filing cabinet on a daily basis.
- Actively promote and participate in community and TBIFC annual activities in keeping with the mandate and philosophy of the Friendship Centre.
- Work with other members of the team to ensure a wholistic program of care is maintained addressing the physical, psychological, and social needs of the service users.
- Attend the Friendship Centre Annual General Meeting.
- Ensure the premises and program resources are safe and secure.
- Work within an Indigenous culturally competent framework.
1. Preferred diploma in Early Childhood Education and/or equivalent experience.
2. Must have and maintain membership with the College of Early Childhood Educators.
3. Knowledge of the ECE Code of Ethics and the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.
4. Knowledge of child development theories and practices, emerging trends in early childhood education, determinants of health, and supportive, preventative programming.
5. Ability to effectively interact and relate to children and their families.
6. Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
7. Ability to lift / carry and supervise children.
8. Knowledge of Indigenous culture and experience working with Indigenous persons; understanding of the northern cultural environment; knowledge of an Indigenous language(s) will be considered an asset.
9. Ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; effective verbal and listening communication skills.
10. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including database applications.
11. Excellent case and file management skills, stress management and time management skills.
12. Group facilitation, team building and decision making skills; ability to problem solve.
13. Effective crisis intervention skills.
14. Ability to work flexible hours, possibly evenings and/or weekends.
15. Current First Aid / CPR Certificate.
16. A clear criminal reference check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance will be a condition of employment.
17. Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Will require a valid Drivers Abstract upon hiring.
The Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.
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How To Apply:
 Submit cover letter, resume, and references to the attention of the Hiring Committee

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Hiring Committee
Position Title:
Company Name:
 Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
 401 N Cumberland Street
Postal Code:
 P7A 4P7
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