even-start-program

Teacher

Heartland Agency’s EvenStart program is currently seeking compassionate and dynamic teachers to join our team for the upcoming 2016/2017 school year. Working together, we will offer programming that advances children’s emotional, physical and intellectual health, and links families with supports to promote more positive family outcomes.

Position Details: 

As the leader in the classroom, your role is to inspire those around you and bring joy to the classroom environment. Working with at-risk children, many who have come from backgrounds of trauma, abuse neglect and poverty, you must be able to bring laughter, understanding, and creativity with you to work each day.  Responsibilities include:

  • Create a safe and nurturing environment for children
  • Plan, prepare and facilitate centre-based learning under a Reggio Emilia inspired framework
  • Plan for the development of the whole child, and for modifications required for individual children
  • Meet deadlines for completion of required paperwork (e.g., IPPs, progress reports, day plans, etc.)
  • Communicate child progress to parents and caregivers through in-home visits
  • Collaborate with therapy, classroom, and management teams
  • Assist with self-help skills where needed, including eating, toileting and dressing
  • Participate in at least one bussing component daily

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education degree; early childhood education and/or special education would be a definite asset
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and willingness to obtain a Class 4 license
  • First aid certification & criminal record check (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)
  • Experience/knowledge around working in a Reggio inspired environment is an asset; willingness and openness to learn more about this approach is required
  • Excellent time management and problem solving skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Along with a current resume, all interested applicants are asked to include responses to the following questions:

  1. In a few sentences, describe your image of a child.
  2. Please complete the following statements with a couple of words:
  1. a)When a child doesn’t do well, it is because _________.
  2. b)The most important skill for working alongside children is __________.
  3. c)I am applying for this opportunity because __________.

Positions are available at multiple locations; please indicate site preference with application (Currie Barracks: Building B4, 2452 Battleford Ave SW; Monterey Park: 6908 26th Ave NE; Signal Hill: Bay 2A, 1919 Sirocco Drive SW). Resumes will be accepted by fax (403-590-1044) or email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted in mid-July.