Early Childhood Educator
Wee Care Developmental Centre - Halifax, NS

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Wee Care Developmental Centre is a non-profit daycare dedicated to a positive learning environment that supports children in their development. We require an Early Childhood Educator to join our professional team of Early Childhood Educators.

The Role:

The Early Childhood Educator is responsible to provide a safe, caring and developmentally appropriate early learning environment for children. The children at the centre range from 4 months to 5 years. The Early Childhood Educator will use the centre’s philosophy, programs and policies to maintain and enhance the centre’s reputation for excellence. The centre provides an enriched environment with quality learning experiences through emergent curriculum. We are an inclusive centre and the Early Childhood Educator will be responsible to work with children with special needs. This role requires a team oriented approach, complemented by strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to form collaborative relationships with children, families, co-workers and community resources.

The Early Childhood Educator will develop child care programs that provide an opportunity for creative expression through the mediums of art, dramatic play and music. The Early Childhood Educator will assess the developmental level of children, prepare progress reports and discuss with parents and other staff members. The Early Childhood Educator will maintain daycare supplies and equipment. The Early Childhood Educator will provide supervision and guidance of daily activities, field trips and special activities.

Terms: This is a full-time, permanent, unionized position, 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday.
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $26,000.00 to $29,000.00. Yearly for 40 hours per week.
Benefits: As per collective agreement, Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Life Insurance
Benefits, Group Insurance Benefits, Vision Care Benefits

About the Ideal Candidate:
 MUST have an Early Childhood Diploma or Early Childhood Degree
 Experience working with children with special needs an asset
 Experience working in day care setting an asset
 Exceptional time management, multi-tasking and organizational skills
 Flexible, patient, professional, prompt and reliable attendance at work
 Creative, enthusiastic, caring
 Must have valid Criminal Record Check
 Must have Child Abuse Registry Check
 Must have First Aid and CPR
 Promotes ethical practices and attitudes of the Nova Scotia Child Care Association
 Working knowledge of:
Nova Scotia Daycare Act and Regulations
Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, including WHMIS

How to Apply:
Application can be sent via e-mail by June 12th, 2013. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will begin as suitable candidates are identified. All applications are treated as confidential. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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