Early Learning Inclusion Facilitator

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is seeking a dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic individual to offer on-site support, consultation, modeling and coaching for inclusion to staff working in early childhood environments. The facilitator will be part of NBACL's Focus on Inclusion Program, supporting families and staff in building reciprocal relationships with each other, Family and Early Childhood Educators (formerly known as Early Intervention); speech therapists, as well as associations/organizations which support and advocate for very young with children with a disability and/or additional needs (i.e. Family Supports for Children With Disabilities).

As an Early Learning Inclusion Facilitator, you will offer professional development related to inclusion of all children; strategies for inclusion, principles and philosophies of inclusion as well as supporting and communicating with families and professionals. You will also provide resources, ideas and strategies to build the capacity of all staff to better include children in early learning environments.

The facilitator will be located in the Miramichi region with regular travel required to early learning and childcare centers throughout the Northern and North-East regions of NB. This is a contract position, 40 hours per week.

Responsibilities

Supporting early childhood educators in their role of fully including children with disabilities/additional needs in their programs and environments;

Observing in early years and after school environments, documentation of observation, report writing;

Consultation with staff, families and community partners;

Organizing and dissemination of resources, strategies and ideas to teams within centers, community partners and families.

Qualifications

Minimum of an Early Childhood Education Certificate or diploma and/or Bachelor of Elementary Education;

Courses and/or training related to Inclusive Education and/or certificates of professional development in inclusion with additional experience working with young children who possess a disability/additional need;

Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle necessary for daily work related duties and willingness to travel throughout the assigned work area and province;

Current and Valid Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Persons Check;

Fluency in French and English would be considered an asset.

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About New Brunswick Association for Community Living

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is looking for enthusiastic, energetic individuals committed to the vision, values and philosophy of inclusion. We are very proud to be a 2017 Globe and Mail Employee Recommended Workplace Award winner. Come and join our #teamawesome!

NBACL is a provincial, voluntary, nonprofit organization that works on behalf of children and adults with an intellectual disability and their families to ensure that persons with an intellectual disability live meaningful lives and participate in society as valued and contributing members. NBACL works with the individual, their families, employers, educators, governments and communities to change lives, change communities and defend rights.

New Brunswick will be an inclusive society in which all citizens feel that they belong, and in which all individuals have the means and opportunity to participate in the social and economic life of the province (NBACL/ANBIC, 1999).

Our staff members work provincially, based out of our six regional offices located in Fredericton (head office), Moncton, Saint John, Edmundston, Bathurst and Miramichi.