Early Learning Facilitator
Edmonton Catholic Schools
Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Catholic Schools is a large urban school district whose mission is to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another. The District is comprised of over 42,000 students and 5,000 employees in 96 schools plus other sites.

Position:
New

Position Status:
Permanent

Hours Per Week:
28

No Months Per Year:
10

Rate of Pay:
$34,592 - $48,408

Empl Group:
Unifor
The job is responsible for developing and delivering a variety of family programs in Early Learning that are specifically designed for children up five years of age, their parents and family members. The incumbent may deliver family programs, as well as plan and assist in educational program delivery together with teachers in non-traditional classroom settings.

The incumbent requires specialized knowledge in the area of Early Childhood Development to handle key facets of the job. The job works independently in planning communication with parents and requires the incumbent to be, autonomous and responsible. The job supervises lower-level Educational Assistants providing support in delivery of family programming.

Job Responsibilities:
Develop and deliver family programming – including transition programs prior to children entering into Early Learning programs.
Develop programming in collaboration with a teacher for non-traditional classroom programming. Non-traditional classroom programs include a variety of settings such as recreational centre, mobile bus, daycares, etc.
Supervise lower-level Educational Assistants on a day-to-day basis including training, coaching, delegating and evaluating work
Act as supervisor of Educational Assistants during absences of the itinerant teacher
Consult and collaborate with the Early Learning team to support inclusive programming i.e. the development of safe, appropriate verbal and emotional environments in early childhood settings, understanding of receptive and expressive language and strategies, fine motor strategies, etc.
Coordinate all facets of family programming, including registrations, organizational details, logistics and delivery
Gather resources, materials required for programming by: exploring the creative curriculum in programs for early learning and care; selecting, planning and implementing creative experiences to support the development of literacy, numeracy/mathematics, art, music and drama; creating developmentally appropriate curriculum and planning concepts, including planning for play
Collaborate with stakeholders involved in other initiatives in the city to establish consistent policy development and program planning
Make recommendations on future resource needs for day cares; consult, plan and collaborate with schools and community partners in the development and implementation of programs
Support capacity building with other personnel within the Early Learning environment including participation in hiring of childcare workers
Maintain knowledge through professional development activities

Qualifications:
Degree or diploma in an area related to early learning, plus three years of directly related experience
Early learning specialization (courses to include child development, communication, emergent curriculum and environments)
Knowledge of the challenges and strengths of English Language Learners (ELL) and settlement services in the community.
Knowledge of community and program development best practices
Knowledge of emerging multi-media technology and equipment, Microsoft programs including Excel, Outlook and databases
General knowledge of the district’s operations and business
General knowledge of school systems and structures, community services for children and families,
Knowledge of program planning and project management techniques
Knowledge of workplace safety and awareness of Occupational Health and Safety regulations
Advanced verbal and written communication skills
Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical clients
Strong consultation, facilitation, needs assessment, research and analytical skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work with a wide variety of clients and needs both within and outside of the district
Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and work within tight timelines
Strong problem solving skills and the ability to influence decisions
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Verbal and written communication skills – including digital literacies.
Must be able to work independently as well as collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams
Close date: February 22, 2019

Edmonton Catholic School District offers a comprehensive benefits program as part of its total compensation package, based on contract status.

Prior to employment, successful candidates will be required to submit Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check documents.

Candidates must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.