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Early Childhood Educator Wanted – Seeking Part Time Rece For Our Warm, Play Based Co Operative Playschool.

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This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 30, 2019.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with a cover letter.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please clearly mark your application with “RECE” in the subject line.

Contact: Hiring Committee Beaches Cooperative Playschool wwwca gmail.com Beaches Co-operative Playschool (BCP) BCP is a non-profit, community centered, parent-run co-operative.

The primary purpose of the playschool is to provide a safe, stimulating learning environment that respects the close parent/child bond.

The children are able to learn through play as they are offered a wide variety of age-appropriate stimulating opportunities with each child free to develop at their own pace.

At BCP, we offer a warm, caring environment for children; where parents are encouraged to be part of their schooling experience.

We’re looking for a teacher with a sunny and out-going personality, who can work well in a team and also take direction if required.

This job is perfect for someone who is looking for more experience and is keen to learn.

While this is a part-time position for afternoons only, there will be opportunities to work morning overtime shifts from time to time.

Playschool Teacher The teacher is a Registered Early Childhood Educator responsible for assisting in program development for a class of children ranging from 3.5 years -5 years old.

The teacher supports the school’s Supervising Teacher, as well as an executive board made up of parent volunteers.

Program and Hours: Kindergarten Prep (3.5 years to 5 years) Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m.

to 4:30 p.m.

(Program runs from 1:00 p.m.

to 4:00 p.m.) Education and Certificates Required
• Early Childhood Education Diploma, Registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators
• Clear Medical assessment and TB Test
• Valid Police Reference and Vulnerable Sector Check
• Valid Standard First Aid and Infant Child CPR-Level 3 (16 hour course)
• Valid Safe Food Handler certificate
• An understanding of Ontario child care legislation and standards, including the Child Care and Early Years Act 2014 and Toronto Public Health and Licensing Regulation.

• 3 years experience preferred Additional Core Competencies
• Strong programming skills and familiar with ELECT principle and “How Does Learning Happen”
– Ontario Pedagogy Learning
• Working knowledge of AQI standards
• Excellent behaviour management skills, including problem solving, positive reinforcement and redirection strategies, implemented in a gentle and caring manner
• The ability to plan and implement a well-rounded program that meets the needs of the children and their families
• Strong interpersonal skills and good English verbal communication skills
• Ability to take initiative Job Description and Responsibilities Child Related Duties:
• Execution of a high quality preschool program following an emergent curriculum and utilizing the E.L.E.C.T philosophy for age groups presented
• The teacher is expected to be familiar with and adhere to, when applicable, the Behavioural Management Policy and Procedures in the BCP policy manual
• The teachers should work together to bring any behavior management concerns to the executive in a timely manner
• The teacher is expected to be familiar with and adhere to the Playground Policy
• Inspect playground daily for safety and set up before the children arrive
• Maintain safety standard within school and know serious occurrence procedures
• Develop and maintain a nurturing relationship with each child
• Promote social skill development through play
• Set up and tidy up equipment each day
– indoor and outdoor, based on weekly curriculum, goals and children’s interests
• Work with appropriate committees and participate on committees to benefit the program, (i.e.

liaise with parents to assist with party days and special events, liaise with Equipment Chair regarding equipment maintenance or purchase, provide information to Parent-Teacher Liaison)
• Provision of periodic reports, verbal not written or formal, on the progress of each child: for the parents, and the school’s progress as a whole: to the Executive as requested
• Do evaluations of children, in collaboration with other teachers, to monitor interests, development and areas of concern
• Submit program plans to Supervisor of Programming in a timely manner
• Create and update class displays, as per AQI recommendations Daily Teacher Duties:
• Maintain attendance records and other BCP records
• Check telephone messages
• Run tap water for 10 minutes to flush out lead
• Open and close school on a daily basis (including lock/unlock ramp and main doors, turn on chimes on classroom door)
• Mix bleach solution
• Organize toys that have been washed by committee and return them to their regular location
• Empty the garbage and recycling daily
• Create shopping list to be submitted to BCP Shopper once a month
• Other duties as directed by Public Health, the Ministry of Education, Child Services or the Executive Committee Periodic Teacher Duties:
• Practice fire drills, maintain record and understand record keeping
• Keep anecdotal report, post a notice of any communicable diseases and record all significant incidences in health and injury book
• Record and maintain up to date child illness information in their file
• Check broken/fixed toys for safety as needed
• Organize and rotate books according to children’s interests/programs and seasons
• Clean and Organize playground shed seasonally
• Attend four BCP General meetings per school year and 1 staff meeting per week
• Complete the behavior management forms annually for the school’s other teachers
• Order and keep inventory of supplies and equipment
• Maintain tidiness and organization of the equipment cupboard and classroom shelves
• Order new equipment in consultation with Equipment Head
• Encouraged to attend workshops and conferences to make up for P.A.

Days.

• In March the teachers shall submit a list of recommended purchases (supplies, equipment) and program suggestions (requiring funds) to the Executive and these recommendations shall be considered when the budget is being set for the following year.

The teachers should also maintain a wish list throughout the year
• Liaise with Teacher Replacement Coordinator to cover expected absences for personal days, professional development and meetings
• Co-ordinate and provide a schedule to the Laundry Committee Shared Duties (with other staff):
• Ensure washroom is tidy and clean at the end of each class
• Ensure kitchen area is tidy and clean at the end of each class
• Ensure classroom is a healthy and safe environment
• Ensure floor is swept and mopped at the end of each class