Pedagogist

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: 14

Work Location: All locations in BC, with a focus on Interior Health Authority Region (particularly Kamloops and the Okanagan areas of Salmon Arm, Armstrong, Vernon, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos) and all areas in the Lower Mainland.

Please note, there are multiple wholly grant-funded, temporary full-time contract opportunities available with an expected end date of July 31, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

 

About Western

With an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses.

 

About Us

The BC Early Childhood Pedagogies Network (ECPN) is a public forum for the advancement of early childhood pedagogies and the establishment of an accessible provincial network of pedagogists to support early childhood educators in British Columbia.

 

Responsibilities

The Pedagogist is a professional role responsible for leading early childhood educators’ pedagogical development and their licensed child care facilities’ pedagogical projects. The pedagogist works with educators, programs and staff in their local work context. The role aims to foster democratic, experimental and socially just cultures of early childhood education aligned with the vision of the BC Early Learning Framework. The Pedagogist not only engages in dialogical processes but also invents pedagogies that challenge the status quo.

Qualifications

Education:
-   Undergraduate degree in education or related field, or equivalent experience in education 
-   Master’s degree in education or related field is preferred

Experience:
-   5 years' experience in the early years field 
-   Demonstrated experience in collaborative educational projects
-   Demonstrated experience producing and engaging with pedagogical narrations (pedagogical documentation)
Preferred Experience:  
-   Experience  in a leadership role in an early learning and care environment (e.g., senior educator position, practicum placement mentor, pedagogical leader/facilitator)
-   Demonstrated experience supporting early childhood educators, programs and/or staff in the production of and engagement with pedagogical narrations (pedagogical documentation)
-   Writing and presenting related to early childhood education and/or leadership (e.g., academic and professional journals, websites, conferences, workshops)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-   Demonstrated innovative, critically reflective early years practice
-   Comprehensive understanding of postfoundational, reconceptualist, anti-racist, post-colonial theories and practices in early childhood education
-   Comprehensive understanding of the BC Early Learning Framework’s vision, principles and areas of learning, and description of pedagogical narrations
-   Strong written and oral communication skills to clearly express ideas in an objective manner, and adapt communication style to suit the situation and audience
-   Ability to visit all of the early years programs in their pedagogical hub 
-   Personable and courteous in working relationships with educators, children and families in the early years program, colleagues and visitors
-   Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve goals
-   Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite, with an ability to navigate and participate in e-learning platforms
-   Ability to research resources for enhancing and supplementing educators’ pedagogical development 
-   Understanding the implications of the TRC Calls to Action for early childhood education
-   Understanding of community capacity building principles 
-   Awareness of the issues within the early years community in the region is an asset 

 

Background Checks

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce a current BC Ministry of Justice Criminal Check from a police service prior to commencing employment.

 

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

 

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.

Application Instructions

To apply, visit the Western University job board https://recruit.uwo.ca and enter Job Id: 23653

Organization
BC Early Childhood Pedagogies Network
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