Job Posting 63279

Child Care Educator
Bissell Centre
Edmonton area
closes in 5 days (Fri, 17 Jul)
full time

Through our vision of eliminating poverty in our community and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, our work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. By addressing multiple needs, Bissell Centre provides a holistic approach to helping families and individuals.   For more information, please visit www.bissellcentre.org

 

Are you a person who is passionate about engaging with children? Are you an active, motivated person who thrives in a team setting? Currently, Bissell Centre is seeking the right individuals to fill 4 Permanent, Full-time positions of a Child Care Educator.   

 

Early Childhood Development Educators work with children ages 0-6 and are responsible for creating and developing an environment that meets the individual, social, physical, intellectual and emotional needs of the children.  We are an engaged team who believe in actively co-learning, co-researching and co-imagining possibilities alongside and in relationship with children, families, other educators, and professionals.

 

Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Application of the Flight: Early Childhood Curriculum of Alberta
  • Implementation of Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQs)
  • Ensure all play and learning activities are conducted in a safe and healthy atmosphere
  • Develop activities that consider each child’s individual interests and developmental levels
  • Develop activities that enhance self-esteem and encourage children’s independence, social interaction and creativity
  • Establish rapport and trust with children and parents/caregivers
  • Adapt or modify activities to enable children with special needs to participate
  • Documentation of observations and program planning
  • Perform other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:  

  • Child Development Certification
  • Level 2 or 3 is considered an asset
  • Child Welfare Information Check
  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • First-Aid Certification in Child Care
  • Familiarity with GRIT & ASaP is considered an asset
  • Minimum 6 months’ related working experience

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong listening and verbal communication skills with children, parents/caregivers and ECD staff
  • Good written and oral communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Good working knowledge of possible signs of abuse/neglect
  • Good working knowledge of Daycare Licensing Standards and Accreditation
  • Familiarity with issues of poverty and Edmonton’s urban core
  • Must be able to lift and carry approximately 40 lbs

 

Bissell Centre offers above average industry benefits including; employer subsidized medical and dental benefits, life insurance, disability, outstanding vacation and more!

 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter by July 17, 2020 to:

 

Sylvianne Robinson

Manager, Early Childhood Development

Bissell Early Child Care Development Program

E-mail:

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

 

Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.

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