Richmond Society for Community Living is a medium sized non-profit agency that provides support and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. We are currently accepting applications for an:
Early Childhood Educator (37.5 hours weekly)
We are looking for that special someone to join us and bring that innovative spark with them. You will enjoy working closely alongside your experienced colleagues, and an excellent support network of dedicated professionals. Our rewards often come in the form of the satisfaction from the supports we provide to those we serve. Everyone on our team is an essential piece. Everyone's contribution is noticed and recognized. Your skills and capability will be tested, enabling you to grow personally and professionally, and there is always room for advancement. This is an opportunity to share your knowledge, leadership spirit, and creative capabilities highlighted through the day to day support work you will provide to the individuals we serve.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
We are looking for a genuine team player who welcomes challenges and strives for the inclusion of others. Come and work amongst like-minded people with integrity, who thrive in advocating for others and have an innovative passion towards the work they do. You will receive all the support you need from our team, as we work together to support the children and positively impact their lives.
•Plan and organize a safe environment and supervise children to protect their safety and personal well-being at all times while in care. Make sure equipment and physical environment is maintained free of safety or health hazards.
•Plan, execute and evaluate daily programming using the curriculum and approach approved by the agency to promote children’s optimal emotional, cognitive and physical development. Encourage active learning to build self-esteem in an inclusive and respectful environment. Facilitate planned and spontaneous experiences.
•Observe children’s strengths, areas of challenge, emerging skills and interests. Plan, implement, evaluate and revise programming to meet individual and group needs. Collaborate with other staff as applicable
•Demonstrate positive adult/child interaction, use effective and appropriate communication with children, promote children’s independence and problem solving skills, build children’s confidence, assist children with understanding and dealing with the consequences of their behaviour and model mutual respect and kindness
•Communicate sensitively and appropriately with parents/families. Provide meaningful feedback and information regarding their child’s learning and development, emerging skills and interests and the purpose of activities
•Liaise with other agencies and individuals to support children’s progress and success
YOUR ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
•Strong communicator in written, verbal, and nonverbal areas, and respectful team players, and sensitivity to people from diverse cultural, health and socioeconomic backgrounds.
•Minimum one years' experience in a similar position.
• An ECE Diploma/Degree or equivalent and experience in working with families and children, including children with special needs.
•Ability and experience to deliver inclusive programming.
•Current First Aid
•Clear Criminal Record Check
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