Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society


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On-Call Child Care Worker

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Child Care Centre Supervisor, you will be responsible to provide an early learning program conducive to the needs of Aboriginal children, 3, 4 and 5 years of age.  Child care providers not only look after children making sure they are safe and given the correct nutrition, but they are also responsible for keeping them stimulated. Typical day-to-day activities might include developing the child's language through storytelling, or improving their social skills by giving them teamwork projects such as building sandcastles. They may also give children creative activities to complete such as painting or dancing.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide and  implement lesson plans/activities a pre-school early learning program
  • Keeping in mind that each child is unique in their developmental level, strengths and interests
  • Provide educational and cultural teachings and/or opportunities
  • Consult with Wisdom committee on matters related to delivery of Culture and Language
  • Ensure all children receive appropriate screening (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) throughout the year
  • Follow up on screening referrals
  • To assist children and families in accessing community activities
  • To provide other related activities, time to time
  • Provide written reports (case notes) on a weekly basis
  • Be familiar with and abide by policies set forth by the agency
  • Be familiar with Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
  • To attend regular staff and/or parent meetings as scheduled
  • To participate in additional training as assigned by the director 
  • Abide by the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society’s Code of Confidentiality

REPORTING LINE: The Teacher is directly accountable to the Childcare Supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.Ed. or other human resource related degree/diploma or at least 3 years of experience
  • Alberta Child Care Certification (min status 'Worker' formally level 2)
  • Combination of education and experience
  • Ability and experience working with First Nations children
  • Awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture and issues
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • CPR & First Aid certification
  • Must submit a Child Welfare and Criminal Record Check.
  • Class 4 driver's license


Ongoing Application

Please submit your Cover Letter, Resume, Copy of Diploma/Degree, Criminal Records Check and Child and Youth Information Module to:

Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society

241 Stafford Drive North Lethbridge, AB T1H 2A5

Email: humanresources@opokaasin.org

Phone: (403)380-2569

Fax: (403)327-6775


Opokaa’sin thanks you for your interest!

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



 

OPOKAA’SIN EARLY INTERVENTION SOCIETY

 

Childcare Provider – Job Description

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Opokaa’sin requires a Childcare Provider to be responsible for guiding and nurturing children, from 19 months to 4.5 years of age, in a holistic approach to play based learning and fostering a child’s disposition to learn. Under the supervision of the Childcare Center Supervisor, the Childcare Provider will assist children by encouraging developmental skills in the five developmental domains. Childcare Providers not only nurture and support children’s development during hygiene, feeding, exercise and play times, but they are also building meaningful relationships as co-learners, co-researchers, and co-imaginer of possibilities with the children and families they serve. Typical day-to-day activities might include developing the child's language through sharing of stories, or improving their social skills by exploring different teamwork projects, like building sandcastles together. They may also provide children with creative activities to explore such as painting or dancing, keeping children active, stimulated and learning – creating a warm, safe and engaging atmosphere. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise, guide and participate with children in daily planned activities
  • Plan appropriate activities and possibilities that encourage curiosity, exploration and problem solving appropriate to the developmental levels of the children, activities that are culturally appropriate and represent diversity
  • Be sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs, and be willing to adjust planning daily
  • Provide educational, cultural teachings and/or opportunities, interact with children to encourage their involvement
  • Consult with Wisdom committee on matters related to delivery of Culture and Language
  • Plan, prepare and implement daily activities as they relate to the Play, Participation and Possibilities framework
  • Provide a warm, safe and caring environment  that is kept orderly, clean, and appealing
  • To assist children and families in accessing community activities
  • Track attendance and maintain good communication with parents on a daily basis, Hi Mama online database
  • Be familiar with and abide by policies set forth by the agency and Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act
  • Work with other staff members to form positive, supportive team atmosphere by attending team/staff meetings
  • Complete 20 hours Professional Development throughout the year
  • Abide by the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society’s Code of Confidentiality
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Completion of an Early Childhood Education Certificate/Diploma (two to four year program), Child & Youth Care Diploma and/or other Human Resource related certificate/diploma.
    • Alberta Childcare Certification
    • Minimum three years of experience; can be a combination of education and experience
    • Ability and experience working with culturally diverse and vulnerable populations
    • Awareness and understanding of Indigenous culture and language
    • Excellent written & oral communication skills
    • CPR & First Aid certification
    • Must submit  a current (three months) Child Welfare and Criminal Record check with a vulnerable sector
    • Class 4 driver’s license, preferred

 

REPORTING LINE: Reports to the Childcare Center Supervisor

 

All potential applicants are required to submit a Criminal Records Check, Child and Youth Information Module, and provide three (3) references, cover letter and resume as a part of their application package. Please state in your cover letter which age group you prefer to work with, 19 month to 3 years or 3 years to 4.5 years.

Screening Criteria: Please be advised that in order to be considered for the position applicants must clearly indicate how they meet criteria. Failure could result in elimination from hiring pool.

 

Submit complete package to:

 

Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society

241 Stafford Drive North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2A5

ATT: Human Resources

Email:  humanresources@opokaasin.org

Phone:  (403) 380-2569  |  Fax:  (403) 327-6775


Application Deadline: ON-GOING

Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society

Educational Assistant

Term Position - October 1 to December 31 with the possibility of an extension

Job Description

 

Position Summary:

The Educational Assistants support students as part of a multidisciplinary team with teachers and other support personnel to provide meaningful instruction. Educational assistants also help teachers with non-instructional tasks.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for all students to be included in the classroom and school.
  • Implement lesson and behavioral plans for students as directed by the teacher.
  • Motive and encourage students to participate in learning activities.
  • Use effective instructional strategies to help students with lessons and assignments.
  • Demonstrate activities, set up and dismantle displays, play spaces and work spaces.
  • Observe and report student behavior and progress
  • Assist students who have physical and personal care needs.
  • Facilitate and encourage positive student behaviors.
  • Collect and prepare learning materials and use assistive technology to support student learning
  • Assist with school-wide special events and activities
  • May supervise children during lunch and recess breaks or field trips
  • Support students to develop healthy relationships at school.
  • Participate in training and all staff meeting and parent meetings as requested
  • Assist in all other tasks assigned by the program supervisor as requested

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in CYC diploma, Educational Assistant and/or Early Childhood Diploma
  • Awareness and understanding of Nitsitapii culture and issues.
  • Ability to speak in and write in Blackfoot would be an asset
  • CPR & First Aid 
  • Must submit Child Welfare and Criminal Records check (CYIM & CRIM)
  • A valid Driver’s License (class 4 would be an asset

 

 All potential applicants are required to submit a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector, Child and Youth Information Check, and provide three (3) references, cover letter and resume as a part of their application package.

 

Submit complete package to:

Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society

241 Stafford Drive North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2A5

Email:  humanresources@opokaasin.org

Phone:  (403) 380-2569         Fax:  (403) 327-6775


Application Deadline: August 27, 2017