New job Early Childhood Consultant in Northwest Territories

Early Childhood Consultant

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Norman Wells, NT.

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

The ECC is also responsible for the provision of effective supp01ts and monitoring of activities to ensure the effective management and accountability of early childhood program funding. The ECC is responsible for ensuring that the NWT Child Care Act is adhered to and the ECDL initiatives, including implementation of the Right from the Start Early Childhood Development Framework and Action Plan, are supp01ted throughout the Region.
The position works closely with the Early Childhood Licensing and Program Suppo1t Coordinator, to supp01t the licensing and inspections process as prescribed under the NWT Child Care Act. The ECC may also work closely with ECE colleagues across multiple divisions, often as part of a team-based approach, as it relates to ECDL work.
The ECC controls a budget that varies depending on the region they work in, with spending and contract authority of up to $80,000 and contract authority up to $80,000.

  • Extensive and intimate knowledge of the NWT communities, Aboriginal peoples and culture, including NWT Aboriginal leadership, leadership systems and community leaders; Seasoned awareness of Aboriginal educational, social and cultural issues and challenges, specific to, but not limited to, the NWT.
  • Knowledge of and experience with early childhood development theories and their application to programming to ensure programs benefit from evolving thought in the field.
  • Knowledge of human resource development and adult learning theory and practices to ensure assistance to community groups, early childhood boards and staff is appropriate to these audiences.
  • Knowledge of the content and interpretation of the NWT Child Day Care Act and Standards Regulations; High levels of knowledge and expertise in Early Childhood Education; Developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood.
  • Knowledge of child development, pedagogy, and instructional leadership.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Enrolment in, or completion of an undergraduate degree in early childhood education and four (4) years of related work experience, including a minimum of three (3) years of successful teaching in a northern, licensed early childhood program and one (1) year in a supervisory position.
Proficiency of the incumbent in at least one NWT Aboriginal language or French would be an asset.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360
Tel (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

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