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Early Learning Consultant
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Two-year contract
Open
Saint-John

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:

Our vision is to build an early learning and childcare system of high quality that families can rely on and where every child receives appropriate services enabling them to reach their full potential. In recognizing the importance of a child's early years, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is committed to enhancing quality, accessibility, and affordability to support families in our province.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is hiring knowledgeable, collaborative, and results oriented individuals to fill the role of Early Learning Consultant in the Anglophone South School District territory.

The Role:

Reporting to the Regional Director of Early Childhood Services and working within the early childhood teams in the Anglophone South School District, the successful candidates will be part of a team of Early Learning Consultants who provide pedagogical guidance, coaching and mentoring to early childhood educators and directors through individual on-site coaching, the establishment of communities of practice, and professional development workshops/learning opportunities aligned with the values, goals and principles of the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assess curricular practices using the Collaborative Assessment Tool -Validation (CAT-V.) to support annual quality improvement plans related to curriculum implementation and sustainability.
  • Collect and collate relevant data and information to support the objectives of the Professional Learning Strategy.
  • Apply and select strategies for coaching and mentoring that foster a culture of continuous improvement where early childhood professionals (educators, administrators, inclusion support workers) develop self-awareness, refine skills and engage in reflective practices.
  • Co-construct, plan and modify professional learning modules and workshops in collaboration with the Early Learning Specialist to ensure alignment with the curriculum framework through reflection, observation and feedback from the early learning and childcare sector.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study.

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

We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

To be successful in this role you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field such as Psychology or Education, and a minimum of four (4) years 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 in the Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework.
  • You have experience in facilitating meetings and trainings for groups, either virtually or face-to-face, and in coaching individuals.
  • You can 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.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Plase state your language capability.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working in a licensed early learning and childcare facility as an early childhood educator.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring adult learners.
  • Experience with various types of technology that facilitate communication and collaboration via distance.
  • Experience and knowledge related to developmental or curriculum theory.

Behavioural Competencies:

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

Technical Competencies:

  • Knowledge of Training/Instructional Techniques
  • Presentation Skills
  • Knowledge of Group Facilitation Techniques

Operational Requirements:

  • Travel within the Province.

Wage:
Pay Band 4: $54, 548 - $76,284 annually.

Work environment:

  • Office location: 500 Woodward Ave., Saint John
  • Standard hours of work: Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; evening and weekend work required (occasionally).
  • We promote a scent-free environment.

What can GNB offer you?

  • 1 paid Volunteer Day per year to give back to your community.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including paid sick time accumulation.
  • 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.
  • 1.25 days/month of paid vacation.
  • 1.25 days/month of paid sick time.

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 mail at the following address, or by email at [email protected] by February 22, 2024, indicating competition number 23-2000-C51. 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: 1-506-259-1908

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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Competition Number: 23085
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