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Posted: 
2021-10-27
Job Type: 
Full Time
Employment length: 
Permanent
Language requirements: 
English
Education requirements: 
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Job experience: 
1 year to less than 2 years
Job industry: 
Education
Job Location: 
Kitchener
The Board wishes to support a more diverse workforce. All qualified applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply and applicants may choose to indicate if they are from a group who has experienced racial or social discrimination. Self-identification data will be used as a consideration in this posting. Aggregate data will be stored anonymously to support improvements to the Boards hiring processes.Registered Early Childhood Educators (This posting is open to all Registered Early Childhood Educators AND the Graduating class of 2022)

(RECE-2021-03)

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board serves over 38,000 learners and provides services to students in 50 schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12 and adult learners) across the Waterloo Region.The Board conducts intentional recruitment and selection as it seeks to achieve a state of greater equity for employees and students and to diversify its workforce.All qualified applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply and applicants may choose to indicate if they are from a group who has experienced racial or social discrimination. Self-identification data will be used as a consideration in this posting. Aggregate data will be stored anonymously to support improvements to the Boards hiring processes.

General Description of Duties:

As a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) you will be available for daily occasional, long term and permanent (full and part time) assignments. The responsibilities of the position include collaborating with other educators to plan and implement the Early Learning Kindergarten program within a classroom setting and/or taking the lead in implementing age appropriate learning for groups of students as part of the Extended Day Program.The RECE will deliver faith-based Early Learning Programs in an environment that enhances childrens cognitive, physical, social, spiritual and emotional development.Minimum Job Requirements to be considered for daily occasional, long term occasional and permanent assignments*: Knowledge and understanding of Ministry of EducationsKindergarten Program Document

Experience in planning and implementing age appropriate programs

Knowledge of related legislation and pertinent Board policies and directives such as, but not limited to Administration of Medication and/or Special Services

Ability to stand/walk for extended periods and move/carry equipment for program; and must be able to physically assist children as required (e.g. lifting)

Basic computer competency

*See Application section regarding Catholicity requirements.

Required Skills: Ability to communicate (both oral and written) in a professional manner with children, parents, staff and the general public

Proven ability to follow organizational policies and procedures in an appropriate and timely manner

Strong organization and time management skills

Demonstrate knowledge of classroom management Desirable Assets: One year experience as an ECE in an Early Learning or Childcare setting is preferred however new graduates or current ECE students on track to graduate this spring are welcome to apply

Current certificate in First Aid and CPR

Responsibilities for Both Kindergarten and Extended Day programs: Partner with classroom educators and other designated staff to plan and implement the Early Learning Kindergarten and Extended Day Program(s) through developmentally appropriate curriculum-based activities

Collaborate with classroom educators and other designated staff to support individual students identified needs, strengths, interests and stages of development

Observe, monitor and assess the development of pupils in Kindergarten and/or Extended Day Program

Collaborate with classroom educators and special education teacher to carry out specialized activities to support learning for children requiring an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Collaborate with extended day team to implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the Extended Day Program expectations

Maintain a healthy, physical, emotional and social learning context for students

Provide a variety of experiences to strengthen pro-social skills such as sharing, problem solving and cooperation

Provide guidance in washroom routines, dressing and lunchtime activities

Maintain appropriate records for students (e.g. health, attendance, etc.) respecting confidentiality and adhering to all privacy legislation

Collaborate and maintain set-up of classroom (e.g. display, organization of materials etc.)

Where applicable, attend staff meetings, appropriate school-level meetings and professional development activities

Perform related administrative functions as required such as attendance and billing in the extended day program

Complete any duties as assigned by principal or ECE Supervisor Additional Responsibilities for Extended day program: Provide supervision and age-appropriate programming for children aged 4 to 12 years

Perform related administrative functions as required

Communicate with parents and school staff as appropriate

Facilitate nutrition breaks

Complete other related duties as assigned by the principal or ECE Supervisor

Rate of Pay for Daily Occasional Supply: $21.87 per hourRate of Pay (Grid) for Permanent & Long Term in an Assignment 40 consecutive days or more :

$21.87- $28.59 per hour**

*based on years of experience while being a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators*

**A shift allowance is provided to qualified RECEs in a permanent or long term 10:30 am to 6:00 pm assignment.Schedule and Hours of Work:

Full-time positions: 7 hours/day plus to 1 hour per day unpaid lunch

Part time positions: 3.5 hours/day Schedules will vary from school to school and will range from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

RECEs are normally called for assignments that range from a start at 8:00 am to those that end at 6:00 pm

Long Term assignments may include schedules that commence at 7:00 am to 2:30 pm or 10:30 am to 6:00 pmM inimum Application Requirements to be considered for daily occasional and long-term occasional assignments: Copy of Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate. A Catholic Confirmation certificate is necessary ONLY if you were baptized in affiliation with a Christian denomination other than Roman Catholic.

A complete Declaration of Commitment available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

Member in Good Standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators

Copy of Early Childhood Education diploma

Current cover letter and resume

Two (2) professional references (one reference must be immediate supervisor)

M inimum Application Requirements to be considered for permanent assignments:

Catholic Pastoral Reference form: please complete priest reference form for Designated Early Childhood Educators available on our website https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

Copy of Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate. A Catholic Confirmation certificate is necessary ONLY if you were baptized in affiliation with a Christian denomination other than Roman Catholic.

A complete Declaration of Commitment available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

Member in Good Standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators

Copy of Early Childhood Education diploma

Current cover letter and resume

Two (2) professional references (one reference must be immediate supervisor) Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: https://wcdsb.simplication.com

A Complete Application Checklist for Designated Early Childhood Educators can be found at:

https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/wcdsb-complete-application-checklist-designated-early-childhood-educator/ Please ensure all documentation required in the checklist is submitted - incomplete applications are not considered.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm on November 29,2021.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified. Virtual (video) interview dates TBD

Orientation session: TBD.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified. To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca. If you require a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code. Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Boards Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Background Check. For further information on Criminal Background Checks, please refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.