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“Every child’s first instinct is to love…imagine a world that cherished that instinct.”

 

Educational Assistants

 

Heartland Agency’s EvenStart Program offers holistic support services to children, many from backgrounds of poverty, trauma, abuse, and neglect. EvenStart provides programming that supports the growth and development of children’s social-emotional and learning needs within a centre-based setting, offering the support of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of teachers, educational assistants and therapists.

Hiring is ongoing throughout the year for energetic and dynamic Educational Assistants to work within our multi-disciplinary team. Positions are available at multiple locations (please indicate preference for location on cover letter)

 

Position Details:

The EA implements and facilitates daily classroom plans under the supervision and direction of the classroom teacher. 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 (but are not limited to):

· Create a safe and nurturing environment for children

· Collaborate with therapy, classroom, and management teams

· Develop and implement activities and strategies to address individual goals

· Organize and prepare daily plans/strategies for children to address unique needs (e.g., visual schedules, curriculum modifications, sensory strategies, etc.)

· Assist children in play activities to address their goals

· Communicate child progress to parents and caregivers through in-home visits

· Assist with self-help skills where needed, including eating, toileting and dressing

· Assist with classroom maintenance, material preparation and set-up

· Participation in up to 2 bussing components throughout the day (either as a rider or driver)

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

· Alberta Child Care Certification (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)

· A valid Class 5 driver’s license and willingness to obtain a Class 4 license

· First aid certification & criminal record check with vulnerable sector check (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)

· Experience with a special needs population is an asset

 

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter to mail@heartlandagency.org.

 

 

 

“Every child’s first instinct is to love…imagine a world that cherished that instinct.”

 

Teacher

Heartland Agency’s EvenStart Program offers holistic support services to children, many from backgrounds of poverty, trauma, abuse, and neglect. EvenStart provides programming that supports the growth and development of children’s social-emotional and learning needs within a centre-based setting, offering the support of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of teachers, educational assistants, and therapists.

Hiring is ongoing throughout the year for compassionate and dynamic Teachers to work within our multi-disciplinary team. Positions are available at multiple locations (please indicate preference for location on cover letter)

 

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

 

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter to mail@heartlandagency.org.