Full Time Inclusion Coordinator


Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre Daycare

Full Time Inclusion Coordinator

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.

The Inclusion Coordinator will work in partnership with all Early Childhood Educators and the Director to ensure the implementation of our Centre’s Inclusion Statement. To provide support to ensure program adaptations, enhancements and accommodations are made so all children can fully participate in all activities; this may mean working with multiple programs or children at one time.

H&R MFRC Daycare receives funding from the Department of ECDS to sustain an inclusive child care program. This funding does not provide one on one care to individual children with disabilities.

Client Relations

  • Ensure the confidentiality of all families in our Child Care Centre and clients of the MFRC

  • Effectively communicate with the Director and ECE’s regarding program plans, parents’ concerns and matters pertaining to the children attending the program

  • Ensure ongoing daily communication as required with parents to provide status updates on children and the program as it relates to our inclusion practices

  • Liaise with parents as needed to provide follow up

  • Use of appropriate behaviour guidance techniques

Program Delivery

  • Implementation of the Supported Child Care Funding Work Plan

  • Implementation and education of our Centre’s Inclusion Statement

  • Implementation and education of the six Principles of Inclusion

  • Take the lead in goal setting, collaboration and evaluation with ECE’s, parents, and external professionals for individual children’s progress, i.e. Routine Based Plans

Administration Responsibilities

  • Ensure ongoing daily communication with the Director to provide status updates on children, program, ECE’s as it relates to our inclusion practices

  • Coordinate and participate with parents, ECE’s and/or external professionals to set up team meetings or complete professionals’ reports as needed

  • Act as a point of contact and work in partnership with external professional to set up visits and observations to ensure minimal program disruptions

Competencies

  • Treat children and staff with respect and dignity regarding individual needs, talents, interests, handicaps, pace and style of learning, religion, and socio-economic backgrounds

  • 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

  • Effective interpersonal skills; exhibiting a supportive, positive approach

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

Desired Knowledge, Experience and Education

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

  • Specialized training for working with children with disabilities is an asset; including development and implementation of Individual Program Plans (IPP’s)

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

  • Willingness to attend professional development and training for inclusion of children with disabilities and/or special needs.

  • 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 29 July 2016

Start Date: 12 September 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:

Chris Saldon, Personnel Administrative Services

Email: Christina.Saldon@forces.gc.ca

PO Box 298, Shearwater, NS B0J 3A0

Fax: 902-720-1943


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