Heartland Agency offers holistic services to children and their families that supports the growth and development of their social-emotional and learning needs within a centre-based setting. With the support of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of teachers, educational assistants, support workers and therapists, Heartland is committed to helping each child, regardless of their circumstances, reach their full potential.
We are currently seeking a creative, enthusiastic and experienced full-time Education Coordinator to join our team. This position is based out of our Mayland Heights location, (1625 18th Street NE), and will commence as soon as possible.
The Education Coordinator is responsible for tasks related to the successful operation of the children’s programs and curriculum, participating in the delivery of a dynamic early intervention program for children ages 3-6. 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 of this position include (but are not limited to):
Ensures that the curriculum requirements of Alberta Education are met
Ensures the completion of IPP’s and report cards. Provide training to staff on how these should be completed, and reviews/edits documents
Utilize knowledge of child development and best practice to provide modeling, coaching and mentorship to program staff
Ensure policies, procedures and practices are effectively in place to meet the standards of various governing bodies (i.e., Alberta Education, Child Care Licensing, Health & Safety, etc.)
Participate as a member of the management team to provide input into program delivery and forward-thinking initiatives
Participates in staff recruitment and hiring
Participates in intake and registration
Participates in day-to-day operational requirements (i.e., staff absences, coverage needs, daily paperwork, etc.)
Qualifications and Requirements:
Degree in Early Childhood Education is preferable. Related education and/or experience may be considered, with a focus on demonstrated skills.
Experience with special needs population as well as awareness of Trauma Informed Practice is an asset
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Strong leadership and time management skills
Ability to work in a fast passed, team environment
First aid certification & criminal record check with vulnerable sector check (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter via email. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.