The Burnaby Neighbourhood House serves as a community focal point – a place where families and individuals can go to get support and services; a place where new immigrants become involved in their community and can find information and resources that will help them with their adaptation and integration into the community; where seniors and youth can gather; and where all these groups can come together in activities and events that aim to link generations and cultures and create a stronger community.
It seeks the involvement and input of community members in the development and implementation of supportive programs and services. It draws residents together to create a healthier community through their involvement.
The position of Preschool Leader requires positive, energetic, and experienced people. The support leader is there to facilitate the inclusion of children who require extra support and are responsible for engaging with and supervising children (ages 2.5-5 years) in a busy program setting. This role involves: assisting in planning and implementing daily activities, managing behaviour, providing learning opportunities and support for participants, attending to the developmental (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive) needs of participants and their families, supporting volunteers, and providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for participants to engage in activities.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Promotes Neighbourhood House program philosophy by ensuring programs have the opportunities to interconnect and achieve client integration across program areas.
2. Engage with children in a variety of activities that support their development.
3. Supervise participants and ensure safety in the program.
4. Performs first aid treatment.
5. Assists supervisor in planning monthly program appropriate for preschool children.
6. Assists supervisor in documentation of children’s development.
7. Assists supervisor in training staff team on individual support guides.
8. Assists other members of the staff team in engaging and working with children who require extra support.
9. Assist with sets-up and take down of the program.
10. Works in cooperation with staff and volunteers, to implement and evaluate programs.
11. Works within budget limits.
12. Works with and provides leadership to volunteers.
13. Talks with parents/caregivers on a regular basis.
14. Participates in regular staff meetings and training sessions.
15. Develops positive relationships with participants and act as a role model and mentor.
16. Supervises participants on trips away from the centre.
17. Assists with light cleaning and centre maintenance.
18. Performs other duties as required.
1. Must be at least 19 years of age.
2. Knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding diversity and multiculturalism.
3. A high level of functional spoken and written English skills sufficient to ensure successful communication with staff, children and parents
4. 1-2 years of experience providing care and mature guidance to school-aged children who have been diagnosed with: Autism, ADHD, ADD, ODD, OCD, Cerebral Palsy, visual impairment or other developmental delays
5. 1-2 years experience providing care and mature guidance to preschool children in a daycare, preschool or recreational setting.
6. Completion of ECE basic certificate.
7. Completion of ECE Special needs (an asset)
8. Current 1st Aid and CPR certification.
9. Current criminal record search.
10. Current Level 1 Foodsafe certificate or Food Safety Certificate (http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/food-safety-module/files/home.htm)
11. Healthy Eating in Child Care Setting Certificate (https://learninghub.phsa.ca/Courses/6820/healthy-eating-in-the-childcare-setting-division-of-responsibility-model)
12. Anaphylaxis in Child Care Setting Certificate (http://www.allergyaware.ca/)
13. High 5 – PHCD Certificate (http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/recreation_parks/recreation/high_five/overview.htm)
14. Early Learning Framework Certificate (http://ocr.openschool.bc.ca/course/index.php?categoryid=6)
15. Connecting with Families Certificate (http://ocr.openschool.bc.ca/course/index.php?categoryid=6)
16. Documented compliance with BC’s immunization and tuberculosis control programs.
17. Second language (an asset).
18. Class 4 Driver’s License (an asset).
Hours of Work & Rate of Pay:
Staff work hours vary depending on the needs of the program. Hours are allotted based on a person’s availability, needs of the program and a person’s performance. During school breaks preschool programs do not run, preschool staff may have the opportunity to get additional hours in the school age programs. Starting wage is $19.83 ($15.20 if you do not meet all training requirements at the time of hiring but will increase once completed). Note, additional hours as a program leader have a rate of $17.49. 4% holiday pay will be added to pay for first year, after this time employees are eligible for 2 weeks paid holidays
Preschool Leaders report to and are supported by the Preschool Supervisor.
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