Preschool Teacher
Heartland Agency & Educational Services - Calgary, AB

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"The Heartland Agency is dedicated to helping children and families by providing programs that advance optimal development, advance children's emotional, physical and intellectual health, increase children's safety, and link families with their communities for more positive family outcomes."

The Heartland Agency is a special education and treatment program serving children between 3 and 5 years who come from a variety of 'at risk' situations, including backgrounds of trauma, abuse, neglect and poverty. We are currently seeking an energetic and dynamic individual to join our Agency as a Preschool Teacher at our main location (Currie Barracks).

Position Details:

The teacher is directly responsible for the delivery of the children’s programs. They will be able to plan and implement creative, developmentally appropriate programming that meets the unique needs of the children in their classroom. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Planning, preparing and implementing the daily lesson plans for the classroom
Writing Individual Program Plans (IPPs), and ensuring that they are carried out appropriately and effectively by members of the classroom team (i.e., Educational Assistants)
Completing home visits with families to review children’s progress via the IPP, and share strategies to assist in skill carryover between environments
Consulting with management, therapy team and classroom team to review, brainstorm and implement strategies
Assisting with self-help skills where needed, including toileting and diapering children
Ensuring that classroom practices meet with Daycare Licensing, Accreditation, Alberta Education and Health & Safety standards
Providing classroom leadership and coaching to ensure team cohesiveness
Participating in at least one bussing component throughout the day

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Education degree
A valid Class 5 driver’s license and willingness to obtain a Class 4 license
Current first aid certification (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)
Current criminal record check (including vulnerable sector check)
Experience with a special needs population is an asset

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter via email or by fax at (403) 590-1044

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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