e4c is a not-for-profit organization that works across Edmonton, helping people get what they need to tackle life’s challenges. At e4c, we are working to limit, alleviate and ultimately eliminate poverty in Edmonton. Everyone has a story and we believe in a future where poverty isn’t part of it.
As a Professional Practice Lead (Classroom), you will provide mentorship, coaching and direction to the Teachers regarding program delivery in the multi-disciplinary team. Provide support to the Program Support Manager in areas such as administration, program and staff evaluation and community development. Ensure programming reflects the parameter of case management and e4c missions, visions, values and standards.
Hours: Part-time: 22.5 hours per week: Typically Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm; may require work in evenings and/or weekends
Why Join Our Team
- Build relationships and connect people to the work we do.
- Engage with individuals in meaningful opportunities, which positively impact those we serve.
- Be a part of a supportive team, dedicated to professional and personal growth.
In Your Role You Will
- Plan, develop and implement play based programming in conjunction with multi-disciplinary teams to reflect needs and diversity of families served.
- Mentor, train and coach staff, students and volunteers.
- Develop, administer and execute program-related assessments and evaluations.
- Support site managers in performance evaluation of staff in a timely manner to support on-going staff development.
- Provide on-site orientations to new staff by following program procedures to ensure clarity of roles, responsibilities and understanding of the program, Head Start standards and e4c.
- Follow-up and debrief on critical incidents and/or crisis situations in conjunction with leadership team.
- Facilitate Communities of Practice groups amongst teachers to aid in best practices, case management, professional standards, curriculum development and implementation, report writing and other duties.
Education and Certifications
- Degree in Education.
- Alberta Education Permanent Professional Certificate.
- Police Check with Vulnerable Sector.
- Intervention Record Check.
- Childcare First Aid and CPR.
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
- Proof of Vehicle Insurance, Registration and 3 year drivers abstract.
- Master’s Degree in Education
- Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) training.
- Child Development Certificate.
- 5+ years’ Teaching experience.
- 3+ years’ coaching and mentoring experience, including staff leadership, program management, project start-up, expansion, enhancement and innovation.
- 3+ years’ experience working with pre-school aged children.
- Experience working with socially, economically, and / or culturally diverse children and their families.
- Experience with children experiencing developmental delays or receiving external funding an asset.
- Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team is an asset.
- Working knowledge and experience with resiliency, trauma-informed and solution focused practice.
- Equivalencies may be considered with a combination of work experience and education.
- Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, database applications and computer operations
- Working knowledge and experience in fostering a team environment providing reflective supervision
- Multi-Disciplinary Approach – a component which identifies ‘what people need to possess and ‘what they need to achieve’ in the workplace’; an ethical component concerned with integrating knowledge of culture, values and social awareness into professional practice; a component that emphasizes self-reflection in action; the capability to effectively implement evidence-based interventions in the service configurations of a modern best practices; and a commitment to working with new models of professional education and responsibility for lifelong learning.
- Teamwork - the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with staff, colleagues, and stakeholders to achieve collective results.
- Communication - The ability to understand and be understood by individuals and groups using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills; strong group facilitation, communication, writing and computer skills.
- Organization Awareness - possess and utilizes a broad understanding of agency policies, processes and resources.
- Innovative - ability to challenge, take risks and generate new ideas to improve operations or create new opportunities.
- Personal Effectiveness - the ability to demonstrate skills, knowledge and an attitude that enable them to effectively carry out the job and to maintain personal health over time.
- Integrity and Ethical Behavior - a clear understanding of ethical and business practices.
- Service Orientation - an understanding of clients’ needs and strives to meet or exceed client expectations.
- Results Driven – Understands the performance requirements of the role and is accountable to deliver results.
Thank you to all those apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.