thompson early learning

We are currently looking for qualified Early Childhood Educators to join our team in the following positions:

  • Preschool Instructor 1: 2019-2020 School Year 
  • Preschool Instructor 2: 2019-2020 School Year
  • Preschool Support Worker: 2019-2020 School Year
  • Substitute Preschool Instructor (ongoing)

Please send your resume, cover letter and supporting documents by the deadline(s) listed above to Anna Thymis, Preschool Coordinator


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Preschool Instructor 1 – 2019-2020 School Year

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Preschool Coordinator, Community Facilities Coordinator or Director of Child Care Services, assists with the development and implementation of a comprehensive community based preschool program for ages 3-5yrs and/or 2yrs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Programming
*Assist with the development, planning and implementation of a comprehensive preschool program; organize and lead preschool activities, special events, fundraising and field trips; develop preschool curriculum

Supervisory
*Assist volunteers and practicum students in the classroom

Customer Service/Communication
*Attend to children’s physical needs, which may include toileting and eating
*Provide information to visitors wanting to hear about the program and/or see the classroom
*Communicate problems or concerns with children, families, staff and external agencies
*Recommend referrals or additional services for children with professionals such as behavioural therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists

Safety/Risk Management
*Monitor children in indoor and outdoor activities and during rest periods; conduct activities with children on an individual and group basis
*Ensure classroom safety as outlined by Health Medical Safety regulations; follow proper Centre protocol
*Administer medications as required in accordance with established policy
*Keep program facilities and equipment safe and clean, reporting any repairs and concerns to senior staff

Administrative
*Plan and organize classroom layout
*Order supplies and equipment
*Work with agencies to acquire resources for children
*Attend regular meetings with preschool instructors, Supervisor and where appropriate
*Responsible to document and report child abuse to supervisors and the Ministry
*Responsible to fill out accident report forms
Other related duties as assigned and may vary according to facility.

Required Qualifications:
*Grade 12 plus enrolled and working towards in an Early Childhood Education certificate and one year’s experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
*BCRPA High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification (or willing to obtain)

Licensing requirements prior to start date:
*Standard, Childsafe or Emergency First Aid including CPR C
*Police Information Check,
*Physician’s note,
*19+yrs of age,
*Immunization Record

Desirable Qualifications:
*Post Basic ECE Training
*Reggio Workshops
*Montessori Certificate
*2nd language
*Sign language
*Music background
*Food safe

Days of Work: September 2019 – June 2020
12.75 – 28.75 Hours Weekly, depending on availability
Salary: $19.60 – $20.80 per hour
Benefits package after three month probation period for staff working 20 hours or more per week
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Preschool Instructor 2 – 2019-2020 School Year

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Preschool Coordinator, Community Facilities Coordinator or Director of Child Care Services assists with the development and implementation of a comprehensive community based preschool program for ages 3-5yrs and/or 2yrs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Programming
*Plan, implement, organize and lead preschool activities, special events, fundraising and field trips; assist in developing preschool curriculum
*Assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive community based preschool program for ages 3-5 and or 2 years

Supervisory
*Assist in the hiring of preschool staff; provide work direction to Preschool Instructor I
*Assist volunteers and practicum students in the classroom setting

Customer Service/Communication
*Attend to children’s physical needs, which may include toileting and eating
*Provide information to visitors wanting to hear about the program and/or see the classroom
*Attend regular meetings with preschool instructors and Preschool Coordinator
*Communicate problems or concerns with children, families, staff and external agencies
*Recommend referrals or additional services for children with professionals such as behavioural therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists

Safety/Risk Management
*Monitor children in indoor and outdoor activities and during rest periods; conduct activities with children on an individual and group basis
*Ensure classroom safety as outlined by Health Medical Safety regulations; follow proper Centre protocol
*Administer medications as required in accordance with established policy
*Keep program facilities and equipment safe and clean, reporting any repairs and concerns to senior staff

Administrative
*Plan and organize classroom layout
*Provide input into budget; order supplies and equipment
*Work with agencies to acquire resources for children
*Attend regular meetings with preschool instructors, Supervisor and where appropriate
*Responsible to document and report child abuse to supervisors and the Ministry
*Responsible to fill out accident report forms
*Other related duties as assigned and may vary according to facility.

Required Qualifications:
*Grade 12 plus an Early Childhood Education Certificate and two years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
*BCRPA High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification (or willing to obtain)

Licensing requirements prior to start date:
*Standard, Childsafe or Emergency First Aid including CPR C,
*Physician’s note,
*19+yrs of age,
*Police Information Check,
*Immunization records
*Desirable Qualifications:
*Post basic ECE training
*Reggio workshops
*Montessori certificate
*2nd language
*Sign language
*Music background
*Food safe

Hours of Work: September 2019 – June 2020
12.75 – 28.75 Hours Weekly, depending on availability
Salary: $21.56 – $22.88 per hour
Benefits package after three month probation period for staff working 20 hours or more per week

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Preschool Support Worker – 2019-2020 School Year

Job Summary:
*Reporting to Association Child Care Coordinator or Director of Child Care Services, provides support when a child requiring extra support is in attendance. Ensures the well-being of the child(ren) in the program and promotes their development in assisting the child(ren) in their physical, social, emotional and daily life skills development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Programming
*Contribute to the development and implementation of Individual Service *Plans or Care Plans for children requiring extra support.
Incorporate children requiring extra support into regular programming when possible or ensure alternate plans are available.
Identify the abilities, interests and needs of children and recommend individualized and group activities based on these.
*Assist program staff to create an indoor and outdoor environment that allows for accessibility to and safety of children requiring extra support.
*Ensure activities accommodate and promote inclusion in all aspects of the program.

Customer Service/Communication
*Conduct activities with child(ren) on an individual and group basis.
*Discuss background information with parents.
*Report incidents and concerns to supervisor.
*May recommend referrals or additional services for children with professionals such as behavioural therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists in cooperation with instructor/leader.
*Attend regular staff meetings with staff, families, and other organizations.
*Work with appropriate agencies to acquire resources for children requiring extra support.
*Attend to children’s physical needs, which may include toileting and eating.
*Assist child with developing appropriate social skills.
*Assess Care Plan given by staff, families, and other organizations.

Safety/Risk Management
*Monitor children in indoor and outdoor activities and during rest periods; conduct activities with children on an individual and group basis.
*Ensure classroom safety as outlined by Health Medical Safety regulations; follow proper Centre protocol.
*Administer medications as required in accordance with established policy
*Keep program facilities and equipment safe and clean, reporting any repairs and concerns to senior staff.

Administrative
*Record pertinent information daily in the communication book.
Responsible to document and report child abuse to supervisors and the Ministry.
*Responsible to fill out Incident and First Aid Report forms.
Other related duties as assigned and may vary according to facility.

Required Qualifications:
*High school graduation and up to 6 months experience working with children or an equivalent combination of education and experience
*Police Information Check
*Emergency Child Care First Aid or Standard First Aid including CPR B or higher
*BCRPA High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification (or willing to obtain)

Licensing Requirements (if applicable):
*19+ years of age
*Physician Note
*Immunization records

Desirable Qualifications:
*ECE certificate or family license with min. 40 hours of work experience
*Post basic ECE training
*Training/courses in behavioural/developmental challenges, autism spectrum, special needs therapies
*Completed guiding and caring courses

Days of Work: September 2019 – June 2020
Hours vary based on availability and classroom needs
Salary: $17.82 – $18.90 per hour