Early Childhood Educator Wanted - Ready, Set, Go! Preschool (Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary) is seeki
** To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration on our website www.....ca on our career page. This position is listed as "RSG Teacher"
Lead Teacher Position
Ready, Set, Go! Preschool Program
Full Time Term 37.5hrs/week
Contract term: August 28, 2017-June 29, 2018
Make a difference in the life of a child
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is a leading provider of quality programs to children and youth, with a $20 million dollar operating budget, that supports the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 38,000 young people and their families each year.
Come join an energetic and fun team that is committed to providing deserving children and youth with hope for the future. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary provide a supportive environment in which to share your experience, develop your skills, and take on new challenges.
If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is the place for you!
The Preschool Teacher will facilitate the implementation of the Ready, Set, Go! program at the Bowness Boys & Girls Club. The program will be play-based and flexible, designed to meet the wide range of developmental needs of participating children. In addition to offering a play based program, the Teacher will encourage and support parents in their attempts to provide a variety of learning experiences at home. Particular attention will be given to early literacy issues in this program, with consideration of and sensitivity to the literacy levels of parents/caregivers. Also, a primary focus will be on assisting children and parents in their awareness and understanding of emotional literacy. A strong focus of the program is facilitating awareness and understanding of emotional literacy for parents and children and support the children to be ready for their transition to kindergarten. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Setting up and planning for a play based program offering a variety of developmentally appropriate activities for preschoolers
Promoting the program in the community prior to September start-up
Developing plans to meet the specific needs of individual children when necessary
Identifying developmental delays and making recommendations for screening
Collaborating with a therapy team (program partnership) who works directly in the classroom
Implementing early literacy activities including parents whenever possible
Modeling constructive behavior management techniques and positive parenting strategies
Modeling good communication skills and healthy problem solving strategies
Involving parents in the various aspects of the program as volunteers
Suggesting developmentally appropriate activities for parent and child to engage in at home
Participating in and promoting Boys and Girls Club events when appropriate
Understanding and implementing Alberta Child Care Licensing Regulations and BGCC Policies
Working in partnership with other agencies whenever necessary
Keeping comprehensive records and completing monthly program update
Bachelor or Education or Early Childhood Diploma
A minimum two years experience working with families and 2-4 years of supervisory experience
Certification as a Child Development Supervisor
Strong interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
Must have strong planning, organizing, problem-solving and leadership skills
Must be able to work independently and effectively in a team environment
Current Standard First Aid/Basic Rescue CPR certificate
A Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector search and Child Intervention Record Check
Please Note: Successful candidates will complete criminal record check and child intervention record check at the time of new hire paperwork. A criminal record check and child intervention record check dated within 6 months of the interview date will also be accepted.
We offer the opportunity to be part of a creative and positive work environment, a competitive salary, supports for professional development, opportunity for advancement and the chance to be part of a national organization dedicated to supporting youth to develop skills for life. We are a committed equity employer. Please visit childcareadvantage.com to view full details and to apply. FREE REGISTRATION and lots of jobs to choose from!