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Preschool Support Worker

Facility: Rompers Preschool - Thompson Community Association
City: Richmond
Type of Child Care: Preschool
Qualifications: Other

Additional Qualifications:

  • Emergency Child Care First Aid or Standard First Aid including CPR Level C or higher
  • Criminal Record Check (CRRP – Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
  • 19+yrs of age
  • Immunization Record

Desirable Qualifications:

  • ECE certificate preferred
  • Family Child Care license
  • Additional post basic ECE training
  • Training/courses in behavioural/developmental challenges, autism spectrum, special needs therapies
  • Completed guiding and caring courses
  • 2nd language
  • Sign language

Required Experience:

  • Successful completion of a recognized post-secondary program in special needs assistance equivalent to Early Childhood Education Post Basic (Special Needs Specialization) certificate or an Education Assistant (EA) certificate.
  • One year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of training, experience and/or education.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Preschool Coordinator, provides support when a child requiring extra support is in attendance. Ensures the well-being of the child(ren) in the program and promotes their development in assisting the child(ren) in their physical, social, emotional and daily life skills development.  Examples of specialized supports may include, but are not limited to communication and social skills development, personal hygiene, emotional support, severe behaviour intervention and management, and physical/mobility assistance.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Programming

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Individual Service Plans or Care Plans for children requiring extra support.
  • Incorporate children requiring extra support into regular programming when possible or ensure alternate plans are available.
  • Identify the abilities, interests and needs of children and recommend individualized and group activities based on these.
  • Provide program staff with direction and relevant information to develop and/or adapt an indoor and outdoor environment that allows for accessibility and safety of children requiring extra support.
  • Be involved in the programming process to ensure activities accommodate and promote inclusion in all aspects of the program.

Customer Service/Communication

  • Conduct activities with child(ren) on an individual and/or group basis.
  • Discuss background information with parents.
  • Report incidents and concerns to supervisor.
  • Recommend referrals or additional services for children with professionals such as behavioural therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists in cooperation with Preschool Instructor.
  • Attend regular staff meetings with staff, families, and other organizations.
  • Work with appropriate agencies to acquire resources for children requiring extra support.
  • Attend to child(ren)’s physical needs, which may include toileting and eating.
  • Assist child with developing appropriate social skills.
  • Assist with the development and evaluation of the Care Plan with staff, families, and other organizations.

Safety/Risk Management

  • Monitor children in indoor and outdoor activities and during rest periods; conduct activities with children on an individual and group basis.
  • Ensure classroom safety as outlined by Child Care Licensing Regulations; follow proper facility protocol.
  • Administer medications as required in accordance with established policy
  • Keep program facilities and equipment safe and clean, reporting any repairs and concerns to senior staff.

Administrative

  • Record pertinent information daily in the communication book.
  • Responsible to document and report child abuse to supervisors and the Ministry.
  • Responsible to fill out Incident and First Aid Report forms.
  • Other related duties as assigned and may vary according to facility.
  • May be required to produce and/or contribute to referrals, reports, etc. for parents or other professionals.

Salary & Benefits:

As per Richmond Community Associations Job evaluation:

  • $20.54-21.79 per hour (Rate effective Sep 2021; rate under review)

Additional Notes:

The program at Rompers Preschool is play-based, child-centred and emergent influenced.   The Early Childhood Educators are responsive to children’s interests and co-create curriculum with the children. Topics of interests are explored in groups to foster an inviting, engaging, and collaborative social setting, and to create meaningful developmentally appropriate learning experiences.  The depth and length of learning are determined by the children’s sustained interests. Focus is placed on the process of experiences and on fostering healthy social-emotional development. Components of this program include free play time, open ended art, group time, music and movement, sensory activities, STEM, nutritional break, and a large emphasis on outdoor learning.  

Rompers Preschool promotes inclusion. It is our goal to serve the diverse needs of any child in our community.  Children of all abilities may be enrolled provided the centre can meet the needs of the child and their family as well as the safety of all other children enrolled in our program.

Basic Details

Position Start Date:
January 3rd, 2023
Employment Type:
Part Time
Employment Term:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
Weekday mornings, 9-19 hours/week

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Anna Thymis
Phone Number:
604 238-8497
Email:
athymis@richmond.ca
Address:
5151 Granville Ave Richmond, BC V7C 1E6
Website:
www.thompsonearlylearning.com

Application Information

Application Closing Date:
December 11th, 2022 (or until filled)
Application Instructions:
Email Application
Other Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a detailed resume with cover letter that reflects their knowledge skills and abilities relevant to the position to:   Anna Thymis, Preschool Coordinator, athymis@richmond.ca 

Deadline to apply:   11:59pm on Sunday December 11, 2022, or until position filled.

Posting will remain open following this deadline to be considered for future employment opportunities.

Thompson Community Association thanks all applicants in advance for their interest. However, only those candidates under further consideration will be contacted.

 

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