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Sessional Instructor, Early Childhood Care & Education (PA OGE)

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Position Details

Posting Number

Posting Number F1109
Position Information

Position Title Sessional Instructor, Early Childhood Care & Education (PA OGE)
Division Health & Human Services
Department Early Childhood Care and Education
Supervisor Title Dean, Faculty of Health & Human Services
Location Port Alberni(PA)
Posting Type Internal/External Posting
Position Status Sessional
If Others, please specify
New Position or Replacement? New
Position End Date (if temporary) 12/20/2024
Desired Start Date 08/26/2024
Weekly work schedule (please indicate the start and end times for each day of work)
ECC 140
Seminar: Monday / 1:00-3:00
Practicum: Wednesday / 9:00-3:00

ECC 168
Tuesday / 1:00-4:30
% 15%
Pay Grade The annual salary range is $70,437- $112,872 (at 100% appointment) and is based on qualifications, experience, and the placement criteria of Article 14 of the NICFA Collective agreement.
Position Summary
Applications are invited from qualified individuals to instruct in the Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma program at North Island College.

This sessional instructional assignment, up to 15%, involves teaching one or more of the following theory and/or practice courses to a cohort of international ECCE diploma students at the Port Alberni campus using a face-to-face delivery method. Practicum placements will take place in a community practice setting and may require travel. Applications need to have access to reliable transportation.

Within your Cover Letter please identify what of the following courses you are interested in instructing. Please see Weekly Work Schedule for dates/times.

ECC 140: Practice Experience I

ECC 168: Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Childcare Settings

The successful candidate will implement creative strategies in the preparation and delivery of theory and/or seminar and practice activities; use initiative in providing documentation and follow-up with regard to student concerns and problem resolution; and, bring facilitation skills to management of conflict. The schedule for this assignment will be flexible to meet the needs of the program.

The teaching faculty of North Island College are responsible for implementing the College’s vision, goals, and objectives as they relate to teaching and learning. To carry out their teaching assignments, faculty use organizational skills, relational skills, and their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, and curricular design. In addition, they have a responsibility to serve as role models for students and colleagues.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Please read the Immunization requirements for Health and Human Services Faculty, located under the Health and Human Services link on the left menu list.

In accordance with the Criminal Records and Review Act, it is mandatory that faculty hired under the Health and Human Services department have a clear Criminal Record. Faculty members must provide a Clear Criminal Record Check (CRC) to the Human Resources Department prior to the commencement of employment. Please scan your CRC for attachment. If your CRC is not available at the time of application, please attach a copy of your CRC Consent form. For more information and necessary forms, click on the Health and Human Services link located on the left menu list.

The responsibilities and typical duties listed below constitute a generic job description for teaching faculty whose responsibility may be for the delivery of scheduled classes, the support of self-paced, on-line, and distance courses, and/or instruction and supervision in laboratories, and practicums, etc.
Position Competencies
- Creates a Positive Climate and Culture;
- Effective Communication Skills;
- Effectively Develops Goals & Objectives;
- Focuses Effectively on Key Results and Priorities;
- Demonstrates a Focus on Continuous Improvement;
- Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Duties & Responsibilities
1.0 INSTRUCTIONAL
- To plan and prepare learning materials for instructional environments;
- To use a variety of approaches and materials, as appropriate, in order to address different learning needs;
- To teach in assigned subject areas and to include in courses, and in course outlines, all required subject matter or skill activity;
- To direct student learning in a positive, supportive, and caring environment;
- To be available to students regularly during scheduled office hours and classroom hours, to discuss their progress and other issues that influence their learning. (30 hours/wk.) (See Policy #3-03: Faculty Absence from Class – Cancellation of Classes);
- To clearly communicate in writing learning outcomes for programs and courses, and the way in which learners will be evaluated against those outcomes;
- To design and conduct evaluations or appraisals of students and to keep students informed of their progress;
- To submit grades in a timely manner, in accordance with Policy 4-15, Reporting Final Grades;
- To maintain records of student enrollment and achievement and other records required by the College and affiliated agencies. At the end of employment with the College, to submit marks and student records to the department Chair.

2.0 TYPICAL PROFESSIONAL DUTIES OF INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY
- To be aware of, and to work within, College educational policies;
- To be aware of the Education and Strategic plans and to contribute to their development and assist in the achievement of its goals and objectives;
- To advise the Department Chair, within a reasonable time frame, of items that need to be ordered so that inventories of books, supplies, and equipment are adequate for the courses taught;
- To advise the Department Chair regarding enrollment management (recruitment and retention) strategies for their areas of responsibility;
- To advise the Department Chair responsible, and the appropriate Administrator and/or Campus Health and Safety Committee, of any health and safety concerns and to assist, where possible, in rectifying the problem;
-To demonstrate knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment;
- To maintain continuous professional development of competencies and qualifications as required in the appropriate discipline;
- To participate actively as a contributing member of the College community on College committees and other College-wide activities, where appropriate;
- To participate in department meetings and other department activities during normal working hours, when possible;
- To undertake other related responsibilities and duties which may be assigned by the College when course load permits.
Required Education & Experience
- Education in Early Childhood Care and Education or related field at the level of a Bachelor and Master’s degree, or Bachelor and Master’s degree in progress, or Bachelor’s degree and willingness to begin a Master’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and current related experience will be considered;
- Minimum three years of experience in Early Childhood Care & Education settings and/or teaching in an Early Childhood Care & Education program with practicum supervision experience;
- Current awareness of community-based Early Childhood Care & Education issues and experience working collaboratively to address these issues;
- Experience with or interest in aboriginal and/or international ECCE education;
- Current related teaching experience at the post-secondary level; and/or experience teaching adults;
- Experience with curriculum development including curriculum design for the use of teaching/learning technologies;
- Current ECEBC membership in good standing.
Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrate a commitment to current Early Childhood Care and Education philosophies and practices;
- Experience using a variety of creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning within a distributed teaching-learning environment and classroom is an asset;
- Ability to demonstrate effective team behaviours, support cooperative and effective working relationships, and contribute to shared team goals;
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritize, and efficiently meet deadlines;
- Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills;
- Experience with and willingness to learn, online learning management systems, i.e. D2L Brightspace.
- Proficiency in the use of computer applications, the internet, and with MS Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams.
- Valid BC driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please scan copies of your transcripts into one document for attachment. If your transcripts are not available at the time of application, please attach a letter or certificate of confirmation from the educational institution.

Please read the Immunization requirements for Health and Human Services Faculty, located under the Health and Human Services link located on the left menu list.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Open Date 06/14/2024
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Description
Faculty Sessional
Additional Information
If you are an internal applicant and you have received advanced notice of layoff in an appointment letter, or if you are currently laid off for all or a portion of your workload, please note this at the commencement of your cover letter, and include the effective day of layoff and the percentage of the layoff.
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Criminal Reference Check