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Education Assistant (EA)

The EA works under the supervision of an EI coordinator.

The primary role of the education assistant is:
To work as part of the Program Unit Funding (PUF) team (coordinator, therapists and parents.)
Support the child in the classroom environment following the goals and strategies on the child’s Individual Program Plan (IPP).
Daily documentation of the child’s progress.

Requirements:

  • Minimum high school diploma.
  • Preferred education is an EA diploma or equivalent post-secondary education.
  • Experience working with children with special needs and/or with difficult behaviours is an asset.
  • Experience working on communication/speech/language is an asset.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR – level C certification; can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame.
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19
  • A current criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.

Send your resume and cover letter to: careers@foothillscreative.org

Early Learning Coordinator (ELC)

Reports to – Early Intervention Director

The primary role of the Early Learning Coordinator is:
To manage a caseload (combination of PUF, MM and ELL-funded children) as assigned by the EI Directors
Facilitate and participate in screening activities at partner sites
The ELC is the team lead for a child’s Early Learning Team (EAs, classroom teachers, parents, therapists)
Develop the child’s Individual Program Plan in collaboration with the EI Team and facilitate IPP meetings and ongoing team communication
Orient, supervise, support and evaluate EAs

Duties include:

  • Lead the child’s EI Team (classroom teachers, education assistants, therapists and parents) for each child on their caseload.
  • Collaborate with the EI team to create and set goals.
  • Assess the child’s needs and determine which therapy services are required
  • Regular classroom visits to monitor a child’s progress ongoing
  • Periodic observations of all the therapy services for the child.
  • Develop the child’s program plan including extended site-based programming, family and community programming (Complete the child’s Program Plan)
  • Support monitor and mentor the EA in implementing the child’s IPP goals and supporting them in the classroom.
  • Maintain digital files for school sites and children’s records
  • Ensure EAs have any resources they require
  • Ongoing collaboration and communication with the child’s EI team.
  • Developing a Teacher Growth Plan for the year. This includes a mid-year update and final evaluation.
  • Meet with EAs on a monthly basis to provide coaching as required including sharing ideas, techniques, strategies, problem solving, and support.
  • Evaluate EAs at the end of each academic year

Send your resume and cover letter to: careers@foothillscreative.org

Preschool Early Learning Educator

Reports to – The preschool director works under the supervision of the preschool director.

The primary role of the preschool early learning educator is:
Plan and implement a program that encourages physical, social, and cognitive development of each child and that follows the policies and philosophy of the school.
To instruct children in activities designed to promote all aspects of development and growth needed for primary school.
Adapt the program to the needs of the individual child with concern for his/her interests, special needs, talents and individual style and pace of learning.
To implement administrative duties and daily operations of the preschool as directed by the
preschool director.

Requirements

  • Level 3 Early Childhood Educator
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience.
  • Experience working with children with special needs and/or with difficult behaviours an asset.
  • Experience working on communication/speech/language an asset.
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft office (word, excel, SharePoint)
  • Proficiency in the English language both written and verbal.
  • A current criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Send your resume and cover letter to: careers@foothillscreative.org

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