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Job Description

Job Title: Lead Early Childhood Educator

Program: Circles of Care and Connection

Reports To: Program Manager                                   

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission: Inspiring families to build caring relationships with each other, their neighbours and the broader community.

Our Vision: A vibrant, joyful child and family community where families connect, share, learn and grow.

Circle of Care and Connections Objectives

CCC  provides intensive early childhood and family-focused settlement and developmental support to young refugee children (0-6) and their parents/caregivers that enhance successful integration into their communities.

Job purpose

The Lead Early Childhood Educator is a member of the staff team responsible for planning and implementing the Welcome to Canada ECD program for refugee families.  The position  works closely with child and family support settlement workers and other staff  to provides a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all participants. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, implements, and evaluates a full range of age and developmentally appropriate activities that are inclusive and stimulating for all children  (includes fine and gross motor activities, free and imaginative play, family circle time).
  • Creates and maintains a welcoming, emotionally safe, respectful and inclusive environment
  • Liaises with CFSW  in making referrals to community resources
  • Works with staff team to maintain appropriate supplies and resources for the playroom
  • Models positive adult-child interactions that promote intellectual, social and emotional healthy development.
  • As part of staff team works collaboratively with other community agencies as required
  • Participates in the development and implementation of special events programs as required
  • Fulfills other duties as required
  • Carry out routines/curriculum of the program
  • Ensure safety and overall well-being of all children in care
  • Establish positive relationships with families and their children
  • Lead with cleaning and tidying duties and maintains appropriate health and safety standards in the playroom

Qualifications

  • ECE certificate from BC ECE Registry
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • Signed Medical Practitioner Statement regarding your physical and emotional suitability to care for/work with children
  • Up to date BC Immunization and Tuberculosis records
  • Experience and knowledge of early childhood development
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative as well as  to be flexible and make on the spot decisions depending on the needs of the program
  • A combination of experience and training working with refugee and immigrant

families

  • Excellent oral and written English language skills
  • Comfortable working with clients with little or no English
  • A second language is an asset

Working conditions

  • This is a 30 hours per week position until March 2017 (or beyond dependent on funding)
  • Competitive salary with  an excellent benefits package

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Sanja Sladojevic, Program Manager at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 10, 2016.

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Mount Pleasant Family Centre invites families with children 0 to 6 years old to become a member. Members are entitled to free drop-in programming, a supervised playroom, a comfortable space for adults to talk and meet other parents and caregivers, and much more.

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