Early Learning Consultant
in Moncton, NB

Moncton, NB
Full-time - Permanent
$53,456 - $74,776 / year
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Competition Number: 22-2000-C62

 Early Learning Consultant
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Contract (1 year) starting January 30, 2023

At the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD),
we are dedicated to fulfilling New Brunswick's educational mission.

Check out what it is like to work at the Government of New Brunswick, where we are working together as One Team One GNB to improve the lives of New Brunswickers every day!

The Opportunity:

The Early Childhood Development Division is responsible for the development and implementation of the New Brunswick Child Care Curriculum.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is looking for a person to fill the position of Early Learning Consultant for the Early Childhood Development branch for the District scolaire francophone sud.

The Role:

Reporting to the director of the Early Childhood Services Branch, the successful candidate will collaborate in the design, planning, facilitation and delivery of training to early learning child care staff for preschool children.

What you will do:

  • Co-construct, plan and modify professional development workshops and learning modules individually, as a team and in collaboration with the Early Learning Specialist that align with the curriculum framework and based on observations and feedback from the sector.
  • Lead and support a collaborative approach for professional learning focused on enhancing reflective practice, advancing pedagogical leadership and building upon existing quality.
  • Provide access to resources, materials and on-site support to increase administrator and educator understanding of high-quality practices related to language-rich programs, inclusionary practices and responsive environments for young children.
  • Evaluate the implementation of the Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum framework using specific tools such as the Collaborative Assessment Tool. Communicate with and recommend compliance directives to the Quality Assurance Monitor, as appropriate.
  • Provide on-site coaching and mentoring based on individual facility needs and challenges in response to specific curriculum issues and to support the development of quality improvement plans focused on improving practices and understanding of the Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework.
  • Provide professional learning sessions and workshops tailored to needs of community-based initiatives and other early childhood programs and services currently under the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the districts.
  • Participate in joint initiatives within the School District to support positive transitions and learning experiences during the early childhood period, 0-8 years.
  • Promote the Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum framework to a variety of audiences to inform and increase public understanding.
  • Support inclusionary practices and implementation of inclusion policies.

Who you are:

You have a thorough knowledge of the early childhood sector and early childhood education centres. You have the ability to evaluate inclusive early childhood education practises with attention to detail and analyze results in order to intervene to reduce gaps. You are able to facilitate groups, virtually or face-to-face, and coach individuals. You have the ability to adapt quickly, provide high quality customer service and collaborate with other team members and partners. You are customer focused and able to operate within the values of the New Brunswick Public Service. 

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • A bachelor's Degree in Education, Psychology or related field, and a minimum of four (4) years of experience in the field of early childhood development and/or education.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Extensive knowledge of and practice inNB Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework or Curriculum éducatif des services de garde francophone du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Written and spoken competence in French is required. Please state your language capability. 

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with various types of technology that facilitate communication and collaboration via distance.
  • Knowledge in adult learning principles.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge related to developmental or curriculum theory.
  • Certificate of completion NB Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework or Curriculum éducatif des services de garde francophone du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Developing Others
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Results Orientation
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Relationship / Network Building
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Creative Thinking / Innovation

Technical Competencies:

  • Knowledge of Training / Instructional Techniques
  • Presentation Skills
  • Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge
  • Knowledge of Group Facilitation Techniques
  • Planning and Organizing Skills

Operational requirements:

  • Some travel within the province

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Wage:Pay Band 4 - $53,456 - $74,776 annually.

Work environment:

  • Office location: Moncton.
  • Office layout: cubicles.
  • Opportunity for remote-style work occasionally, as required.
  • Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15-4:30 p.m.; evening and weekend work required (occasionally).
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment.

What can GNB offer you?

  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training.
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services
  • 1 paid Volunteer Day per year to give back to your community.
  • 1.25 days/month of paid vacation.

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & Safety.

How to apply:

We encourage applicants to apply online at www.ere.gnb.ca by November 27, 2022, indicating competition number 22-2000-C62. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Human Resource Services
Place 2000, 250 King Street
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H1
Telephone: 1-506-444-4909

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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