Effective Date: April 1, 2017
Next Revision Date: April 1, 2020
Position: Call In Staff
Responsible to: Site Supervisor
Under the direction of the Site Supervisor and the Early Childhood Educator, the Call In Staff is responsible to carry out the daily duties within a team to provide high quality education and care to children within our programs.
- An Early Childhood Education Diploma and a member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators or equivalent.
- Knowledge of Emergent Curriculum and “How Does Learning Happen?”
- General understanding of the legislation as it relates to the Child Care and Early Years Act.
- Current Standard First Aid and Infant/Child CPR certification.
- Current vulnerable sector check.
- Immunizations are up-to-date in accordance with local medical officer of health.
- An ability to articulate play and inquiry based pedagogy.
- A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child development.
- Excellent verbal and written skills.
- Is a life-long learner and is able to set goals and strategies to guide professional learning and development.
- Work in accordance with the Code of Ethics Standards of Practice with the College of Early Childhood Educators (if applicable).
- Adhere to all North Lambton Childcare Centre Policies and Procedures.
- Abide by the strategic plan: vision, mission, values and belief statements.
- Ability to use basic information technology.
- Remain current with trends and research in the early years and with professional practice in the field of early childhood education.
- Adhere to Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act standards.
- Participate in regular safety training (i.e. Worker Health and Safety Awareness, WHMIS, etc.).
Program and Practice
- Apply the approaches in “How Does Learning Happen?”, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, to guide the program and curriculum.
- Apply pedagogical approaches to foster inclusive learning environments and experiences that encourage exploration, play and inquiry.
- Incorporate the four foundations to provide best experiences and outcomes for children and families:
- Provide opportunities for a variety of outdoor play experiences including gross motor and highly active play, investigating and exploring the natural world, and age-appropriate risktaking and testing limits.
- Set up the environment to be open-ended and invitational for children to explore and express themselves.
- Incorporate the approaches set out in the NLCC Program Statement and participate in the monitoring practices to ensure these approaches are visible in the program.
- As a co-learner with children and colleagues, use a variety of techniques such as observation, documentation and reflection to inspire exploration and provocation.
Relationships with Children
- View children as competent and capable, curious and rich in potential.
- Support each child to manage their own behaviour (self-regulation). This is encouraged with positive behaviour guidance strategies.
- Support the program to be responsive to each child’s development, interests, strengths and abilities.
- Foster positive warm interactions with each child.
- Promote and support an environment that is rich in culture and support the development of anti-bias learning and understanding.
- Respect the dignity and rights of each child, understanding that the prohibited practices outlined in the Child Care and Early Years Act are not condoned.
Relationships with Parents
- Foster engagement and ongoing communication with parents (i.e. dialogue, posted written documentation, etc.)
- Create an environment that welcomes in families; inviting their perspectives and providing opportunities for meaningful participation (that they are most comfortable with) on an ongoing basis.
- Engage in reciprocal relationships with parents and families to better understand their child by learning about them, with them and from them.
Relationships with Staff
- Develop positive relationships with colleagues using open communication and being respectful and supportive.
- Work collaboratively within a team to provide safe, secure, healthy and inviting environments for children and families.
- Provide input to support collaborative inquiry to share and learn with one another.
Relationships with the Community
Work collaboratively with team members to provide opportunities for children to explore the local community; to learn, discover and make connections with the world around them.
Health and Safety
- Ensure each child’s health needs are supported and recorded.
- Ensure children are supervised at all times and ratios are maintained.
- Release children only to persons authorized by parent/guardian.
- Ensure a standard of hygiene is maintained in compliance with policies, procedures and practices.
- Respond positively and consistently to children’s additional needs/requirements – diet, allergies, development, etc.
- Ensure the environment, including play materials, are safe, both indoors and out.
- Administer first aid and attend to children’s ailments. Respond to serious occurrences as required and report to Site Supervisor or designate immediately.
- Promote and model good eating habits with the children.
- Ensure the safety and wellbeing for parents, caregivers and other professionals participating in our programs.
- Lift small children, equipment and supplies.
- Maintain an adequate energy level and ability to meet the physical needs of the job.
- Ensure that equipment is respected and maintained to an optimal level of safety.
- Complete appropriate forms and records, as required, in a timely fashion.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all aspects of the programs, children and families.
- Maintain the daily written record book.
- Adhere to all NLCC policies and procedures and those in accordance with Child Care and Early Years Act.
- Other duties as required.