We are currently searching for Strong Start Program Workers. The current rate of pay is $23.80 per hour plus 15.5% in lieu of
A certificate or diploma, in Early Childhood Education; minimum of five years current related experience (e.g. teaching, recreation,
social work, community development); training and experience working with children up to 5 years of age; training and experience
working with families in a facilitative role; experience in creating, planning and implementing for a parent participation learning
program; working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and relevant Microsoft Office Suite programs; valid Standard First Aid
Certification with CPR; demonstrated ability to be culturally sensitive, creative, collaborative and resourceful; ability to respect the
confidential nature of all information relating to students, parents, and teachers; meets the physical requirements of the position;
ability to work independently and as a member of a team; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties are performed under the supervision of the Director of Instruction K-12 or designate; establishes and posts a daily schedule
of activities for the program with participant involvement; ensures that the activities available for children reflect the stages of child
development and encourages creativity and language development; plans and prepares active, participant oriented, circle time
once or twice daily that involve stories, songs, puppets and props; makes connections with service providers in the community and
facilitates referrals for families where necessary; makes connections with school personnel to facilitate a smooth transition for
families into the formal school system; follows proper work procedures, observes all regulations pertinent to the work, maintains a
good working relationship with other employees, and cooperates in maintaining a healthy learning and working environment;
performs other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor; student supervision as required by the Principal or Vice Principal.
We can only consider qualified applicants who submit a complete application package including:
- Full completion of the Portfolio sections labelled: Personal Information, Language Skills, Experience, Education and References
- Copy of certificate/diploma
- Letter of application / chronological résumé (optional)
Successful applicants will be required to successfully complete the district’s medical form and criminal background check as a condition of employment.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
We thank all applicants for their interest in School District 71 (Comox Valley).
An Equal Opportunity Employer.