Full Time Early Childhood Educator – 1 Year Term

Shearwater Children’s Centre

Full Time Early Childhood Educator – 1 Year Term

If you are at least a Level 2 ECE professional looking to work in a supportive, professional work environment that honors your credentials by supporting paid programming time, paid benefits including Health, sick and vacation time, on-site training, mentorship opportunities, as well as not requiring non ECE related activities such as cooking/cleaning, please consider applying.

Responsible to the Director, the Early Childhood Educator is responsible for the health and well being of children in a licensed child care facility as well as the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the program and curriculum.


  • Responsible for program development and curriculum implementation of toddler and preschool programs in cooperation with other ECE’s; in accordance with developmentally appropriate practice.

  • Work collaboratively with other ECE’s in a team environment.

  • Responsible for the use of team teaching techniques to provide children with stimulating age appropriate activities.

  • Provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environment to enhance development in all areas, while providing for the health and social well-being of the children.

  • Use of appropriate behaviour guidance techniques

  • Establish and maintain effective communication with children, staff, parents, and Director.

  • Responsible for the orientation of new children and their parents to the Centre

  • Responsible to maintain an inviting, clean and healthy classroom environment.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director


  • Treat children and staff with dignity and respect.

  • Believe in the philosophy, goals and inclusion statement of the Centre.

  • Believe in and practice the mission and goals of the MFRC.

  • Act as a role model of appropriate behaviour.

  • Sound judgement and a mature attitude.

  • To work cooperatively as a member of the child care team, facilitating a team environment through personal behaviour, work contributions and sharing of expertise and knowledge.

  • Effective interpersonal skills; exhibiting a supportive, positive approach.

  • A high degree of personal initiative and good planning and organizational skills

  • When personal resources are challenged; have the ability to be energetic, resilient and maintain a sense of humour.

  • Continue personal and professional development in related areas.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Desired Knowledge, Experience and Education

  • Must possess a Nova Scotia Level 2 or 3 Classification in Early Childhood Education.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with children ages 18 mos.- 5years

  • Current First-Aid and CPR certification (Standard “C”)

  • Current Criminal Records, Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Abuse Registry Check required.

(Should you be selected for an interview, be prepared to bring all documentation)

Applications are being accepted until 24 June 2016

Start Date: 11 July 2016

Starting Annual Salary: $32000 (includes ECE Grant) and based on Classification Level, Education & Experience.

Benefits: 40 hour work week, Employer paid Health Coverage, paid Vacation & Sick Time, Professional Development Allowance, paid Programming Time and more.

All interested please forward resume to:

Alana Gates, Assistant Director

Email: Alana.Gates@forces.gc.ca

PO Box 298, Shearwater, NS B0J 3A0

Fax: 902-720-1943

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