NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
Date of Posting: June 1, 2016
Title: Child Care Teacher
Length: Casual (10 positions)
Hours of Work: Varied up to 24 hours
Wage: $30.94 - $35.16 per hour
Location: Region of Waterloo, Five (5) Children’s Centres
Description of Duties:
Provides early childhood education programs that meet the developmental needs of children enrolled in the Region’s corporately-operated Children’s Centres; ensures compliance with the Child Care & Early Years Act (CCEYA), Child & Family Services Act (C&FSA), and Regional policy & procedures; and maintains the standards and practices of the HighScope Curriculum Approach to Early Childhood Education.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Knowledge of teaching methods, principles and practices related to Early Childhood Education, acquired through completion of a post-secondary diploma/degree in Early Childhood Education, plus 2 years of related experience working with children under 5 years of age.
- Must meet and maintain requirements detailed in the Child Care & Early Years Act; must be a Registered Early Childhood Educator in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario; provide proof of and maintain a record of immunizations including TB test, as recommended by the local Medical Officer of Health; complete and maintain valid certification in standard first aid, including infant and child CPR; and provide a vulnerable sector Police Records Check, prepared no earlier than six months before hire, and every five years thereafter; must complete an annual "Offense Declaration."
- Must be eligible for HighScope certification with the HighScope Educational Research Foundation within 12 months of start of employment.
- Knowledge and experience with inclusive practice, child development, child guidance, child health and nutrition, and special needs children. Knowledge and experience with the HighScope Curriculum Approach to Early Childhood Education. Knowledge of the Child Care & Early Years Act and related Regional policy.
- Human relations skills, including knowledge of communication and observational techniques.
- Ability to read professional journals/manuals and participate in job training workshops to maintain current knowledge in the field.
- Ability to document observations of children’s behaviour and development each day and create written daily program plans based on observations and knowledge of child development; maintain documentation on each child in the classroom and prepare written reports for meetings with parents, team members and external consultants; and prepare application packages and supporting documentation for teacher certification with the HighScope Educational Research Foundation.
- Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly while interacting with children daily and adapt communication strategies to meet individual children’s needs; communicate with parents, team members, and other professionals to share information and solicit feedback and input into discussions; respond to questions and inquiries from parents; and discuss occurrences in the centre with the supervisor and other members of the team.
- Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
Please apply online at www.regionofwaterloo.ca before 11:59 PM on June 13, 2016 quoting competition number 2016-1439. Or send your resume to: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Human Resources and Citizen Service, 150 Frederick Street, 3rd floor, Kitchener, ON, N2G 4J3 by 4:30 p.m. For more information about this job, please access the job description through our website. Thank you for your interest in this job; however, we will only be corresponding with you if you are selected for an interview.
The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.
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