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 34,000 students and 3,000 employees in 88 schools and other sites.
This position is responsible for developing and delivering a variety of family programs in Early Learning that are specifically designed for children up to five years of age and their parents. The incumbent may deliver family programs, as well as plan and assist in educational program delivery together with teachers in non-traditional and 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 Educational Assistants (EA) providing support in delivery of family programming.
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 center, mobile bus, daycares, etc.;
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.
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;
General knowledge of school systems and structures, community services for children and families;
Knowledge of emerging multi-media technology and equipment, Microsoft programs including Excel, Outlook and databases;
Strong consultation, facilitation, needs assessment, research and analytical skills;
Must be able to work independently as well as collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams.
This is an Out of Scope, 10 month, Level 3, 0.5 FTE (17.5 hrs. /week) position to commence August 29, 2013 with a salary range of $22,014 - $27,517.
Please email a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2013 to:
Corinne King, Manager, Staffing
Human Resource Services
We thank all candidates for their interest. Only applicants considered for the position will be contacted.