Rompers Preschool, Thompson Community Centre
Thompson Early Learning is looking to expand our dedicated team of Early Childhood Educators!
We are seeking qualified Early Learning professionals who echo our child-centred and play-based philosophy.
If you are a team player, are passionate about how children learn, enjoy following and expanding on children's interests through play-based and inquiry-based multisensory experiences, and are confident, knowledgeable and experienced in working with children with diverse abilities, - you are encouraged to apply!
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Type of Child Care:
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September 12th, 2022
Other: See Below
Salary: As per Richmond Community Associations Job evaluation - Support Worker:2: $20.54-21.79 per hour (Rate effective Sep 2021; Sep 2022 rate under review)
- Benefits package including medical, dental and paid sick leave after three months probation for employees working 20 hours or more per week.
- This position can be combined with other employment opportunities to reach or exceed 20 weekly hours, should candidate qualify.
Reporting to the Preschool Coordinator, provides support when a child requiring extra support is in attendance. Ensures the well-being of the child(ren) in the program and promotes their development in assisting the child(ren) in their physical, social, emotional and daily life skills development. Examples of specialized supports may include, but are not limited to communication and social skills development, personal hygiene, emotional support, severe behaviour intervention and management, and physical/mobility assistance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Contribute to the development and implementation of Individual Service Plans or Care Plans for children requiring extra support.
- Incorporate children requiring extra support into regular programming when possible or ensure alternate plans are available.
- Identify the abilities, interests and needs of children and recommend individualized and group activities based on these.
- Provide program staff with direction and relevant information to develop and/or adapt an indoor and outdoor environment that allows for accessibility and safety of children requiring extra support.
- Be involved in the programming process to ensure activities accommodate and promote inclusion in all aspects of the program.
- Conduct activities with child(ren) on an individual and/or group basis.
- Discuss background information with parents.
- Report incidents and concerns to supervisor.
- Recommend referrals or additional services for children with professionals such as behavioural therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists in cooperation with Preschool Instructor.
- Attend regular staff meetings with staff, families, and other organizations.
- Work with appropriate agencies to acquire resources for children requiring extra support.
- Attend to child(ren)’s physical needs, which may include toileting and eating.
- Assist child with developing appropriate social skills.
- Assist with the development and evaluation of the Care Plan with staff, families, and other organizations.
- Monitor children in indoor and outdoor activities and during rest periods; conduct activities with children on an individual and group basis.
- Ensure classroom safety as outlined by Child Care Licensing Regulations; follow proper facility protocol.
- Administer medications as required in accordance with established policy
- Keep program facilities and equipment safe and clean, reporting any repairs and concerns to senior staff.
- Record pertinent information daily in the communication book.
- Responsible to document and report child abuse to supervisors and the Ministry.
- Responsible to fill out Incident and First Aid Report forms.
- Other related duties as assigned and may vary according to facility.
- May be required to produce and/or contribute to referrals, reports, etc. for parents or other professionals.
- Successful completion of a recognized post-secondary program in special needs assistance equivalent to Early Childhood Education Post Basic (Special Needs Specialization) certificate or an Education Assistant (EA) certificate.
- One year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of training, experience and/or education.
- Emergency Child Care First Aid or Standard First Aid including CPR Level C or higher
- BCRPA High Five - Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification (or willing to obtain)
Licensing Requirements (if applicable) prior to start date:
- Criminal Record Check (CRRP – Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General)
- 19+yrs of age
- Immunization Record
- ECE certificate, or Family Child Care license
- Post basic ECE training
- Training/courses in behavioural/developmental challenges, autism spectrum, special needs therapies
- Completed guiding and caring courses
- 2nd language
- Sign language