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.
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
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
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
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
PO Box 298, Shearwater, NS B0J 3A0