Early Childhood Educator Job in Calgary, Alberta
START DATE: Immediate
Looking for the next step in your ECE career? Now hiring Educators and Mentors at TOPP KIDS Out Of School Clubs
OOSC & Summer Camp Educators wanted! (Calgary & Okotoks)
TOPP KIDS Out of School Clubs is a blend of Childcare, recreation, and education delivered first by developing positive relationships and mentorships between participants, educators and communities using our PLAY, GROW, LAUGH & LEARN framework. We serve 9 communities across Calgary and Okotoks, hosting 14 Out of school care and KindiClub enrichment programs and camps during those “critical hours” before and after school, and throughout the summer for children ages 5 -12 .
Our focus on providing a PLAY-focused curriculum with educational and developmental benefits that develop LIFE SKILLS*, while also placing emphasis on providing safe, affordable, accessible, high-quality care.
Our core concept is simple: WE GROW PEOPLE – We focus on providing opportunities for growth and education for professionals and children sector-wide.
We lead the sector in OOSC programs- providing safe, nurturing, and creative environments for children using our "Play, Laugh, Learn & Grow" philosophy.
We pride ourselves on our team of early childhood educators and professionals, trained to use their creativity and personal strengths to create innovative programming with children and build meaningful relationships with families and communities.
The strength of our program is in the experience, expertise, and dedication of our staff. "Family Members" (our educators) are provided with ongoing training, resources, and the freedom to create a unique learning environment following our guidelines. We provide many opportunities for educators to share ideas and grow professionally. Our team creates a caring and nurturing atmosphere that fosters each child's creativity and positive self-image. We strive to strengthen each child's own identity while instilling LIFE SKILLS critical to healthy development.
Job Description: Become an " Active Play Coordinator!"
ACTIVE PLAY COORDINATOR (Educator)
As an Active Play Coordinator, your job is to work as a core part of the team, providing a safe, fun, club-based environment both indoors and out for children registered in TOPP KIDS programs. You will be responsible for ensuring daily duties are executed with excellence- outlined in your portfolio and making sure there is a high level of fun and excitement for the children at all times. You will act as a support to everyone on the team and be in charge of co-planning and preparing outstanding activities that inspire and motivate children to be involved while providing them the chance to develop leadership skills. You report directly to the Program Coordinator.
The Active Play Coordinators additional qualities/skills needed are:
Strong supervision and leadership skills
Strong communicator, both written and oral communication
Knowledge and familiarity with the previous Child Care Licensing Standards, measures, and process
Knowledge of the jurisdiction of the Alberta Child Care Act
Possession of basic computer and technological skills, especially Word, Excel, Adobe, and the internet (preparation of documents in various formats such as PDF, Word, etc., electronic file naming, uploading documents).
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of inner workings/staff/children/ families
Ability to maintain a routine, transitions, and expectations effectively and consistently
Attention to detail with a focus on goals
Excellent follow-up and takes initiative
Ability to be physically active and play
Spirit of teamwork and professionalism
Ability to convey a Family Run Feel
* ***And most of all, HAVE FUN!!! ****
The successful candidate must hold or be willing to complete a First Aid Certification and a Police Clearance with Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Intervention Check.
Previous experience with school-age children and/ or previous childcare administrative work and experience with the Flight Curriculum Framework are assets.
Early Childhood Development Certificate (Levels 1 - 3) or willing to obtain within 6 months
Exhibit strong leadership qualities and initiative
Strong organizational and communication skills
Passionate about childcare, growth, and development
Own transportation to and from shifts
We currently are looking to also fill the following positions:
• Active play Coordinator- Science, Multi-Culturalism & Events portfolio
• Active play Coordinator- Arts & Expression portfolio
• Active play Coordinator- Active Play & Physical Literacy portfolio
We are currently hiring for locations including:
* St. Mary's School (Okotoks)
* Coventry Hills Elementary (N.E)
* Prince Of Wales Elementary (SE)
* St. Philip F.A Elementary (SE)
* Maple Ridge Elementary (SE)
* Copperfield Elementary (SE)
* Evergreen Elementary (SW)
* Holy Child Elementary (SE)
* McKenzie Lake Elementary (SE)
Were are looking for strong and dynamic leaders to APPLY TODAY and JOIN OUR FAMILY!
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact us online at www. toppkids .com !
*COVID-19 Vaccinations required (full vaccination is required)
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
To keep our educators safe we have created industry-leading policies and practices, use innovative cleaning devices and disinfectant and provide all necessary PPE, and complete a comprehensive safety training.