Are you passionate about nurturing young minds and creating a positive learning environment for children who learn differently? Are you driven to help children overcome the impact of poverty and help neurodivergent learners harness their superpowers? We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Early Learning Teacher to join our team beginning in the 2023-2024 program year.
This role works in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals utilizing the principles of Flight Framework, SCERTs, and Safe Management practices to help children ages 2.8 to 5 years. With the support of the Site Supervisor, you will lead of team of educators to create an inclusive classroom environment that focuses on play-based learning.
Major Functions and Responsibilities:
- Develop and implement age-appropriate, play-based lesson plans and activities for children between the ages of 2.8 to 5 years utilizing the principles of Flight Framework, SCERTs model and Safe Management training.
- Provide leadership and direction to the classroom team to implement program plan while fostering strengths of the team.
- Foster a safe, supportive, and engaging learning environment that encourages exploration and curiosity.
- Provide individualized attention and support to meet the unique needs of each child in the classroom.
- Promote social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development through creative play and educational activities.
- Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team to ensure a cohesive and well-rounded program plan.
- Monitor and track children’s progress, keeping detailed records to support completion of Individual Program Plan (IPP) to share with parents and administrators.
- Communicate effectively with parents, providing regular updates on their child’s development and goals.
- Ensure the classroom is organized, clean and well-maintained at all times.
- Follow all safety protocols and procedures to ensure the well-being of the children.
- Bachelor’s degree in education (Early, Special or Elementary Education).
- Current Alberta Teaching Certification (Interim or Permanent).
- Experience working with children aged 2 to 5 years of age.
- Strong understanding of early childhood development principles and best practices.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with children, parents, and colleagues.
- Creativity and enthusiasm for designing and implementing engaging learning activities.
- Knowledge of inclusive early learning environments and supporting children with social/emotional growth
- Patience, empathy, and the ability to create a nurturing environment for young learners.
- Flight curriculum and SCERTs model familiarity (asset)
- Basic computer skills for Office 365, MS Office
- As the workload and operational requirements shift, it may be required that you change locations, dates, and/or hours of work.
- A security clearance with vulnerable sector completed is required for all newly hired employees.
- Child intervention check is required for all newly hired employees.
- Standard first aid certification required within 30 days of employment.
- Safe Management training through the employee will be required within one year of employment.
- Availability to work Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.
Job Location: Westmount and Mill Woods
- 80 hours bi-weekly, Monday – Friday
- ½ hour paid lunch daily
Type of Position: Regular Full Time – 10 months/year with program closures that match a standard school year.