Early Childhood Inclusive Learning & Wellness Coordinator

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Closing date: Apr 26, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ECE Early Chilhood Development

Job Code: 14227

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) invests in and provides for the development of residents of the NWT, enabling them to reach their full potential, lead fulfilling lives and contribute to a strong and prosperous society.

ECE helps northerners go places through various learning opportunities that encourage their continued personal development throughout life, from early childhood to adulthood. In keeping with the priorities of Northern leaders and elders, the languages, cultures and heritage of the NWT form the foundation of ECE programs and services.


Job Information

Reporting to the Director of Early Childhood Development and Learning (ECOL), and located in Yellowknife, the Coordinator is responsible for managing, supporting, promoting and actively encouraging early childhood inclusive learning and early intervention strategies that are:

  • Child, learner and family centered,
  • Culture-based, process-oriented and developmentally appropriate practices,
  • Interactive, experiential, and cognitively challenging

in accordance with the Child Daycare Act and Regulations, the Education Act, Departmental philosophy, guidelines, directives, curricula and regulations, the Right from the Start: Early Childhood Development Framework and Action Plan, Education Renewal and Innovation (ERI) Framework and Action Plan and other inter-jurisdictional initiatives.

The Coordinator works closely with ECE colleagues across multiple divisions, often in a team-based approach including early childhood coordinators and consultants and K-12 coordinators. The position also works closely with colleagues and educators across the NWT, Yukon, Nunavut, and other jurisdictions in Canada.

ECE is committed to the renewal and innovation process in early childhood, K-12 and adult and post-secondary. Substantial changes to programming, policy and curriculum approaches may result from this work. It is anticipated that this Coordinator position will require substantial inter-disciplinary theme and project-based work and the ability to work within and across groupings.

This position works closely with the other divisions to support and contribute to the achievement of the Department's goals and initiatives related to Inclusive Learning and Wellness.

The Coordinator controls a budget of up to $250,000, with spending authority of up to $50,000 and contract authority up to $50,000.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained through:

Enrolment in, or completion of a Master's Degree in Education and five (5) years of related work experience, including a minimum of five (5) years of successful Early Childhood and/or JK-12 northern classroom teaching experience.

The successful candidate may also obtain the above qualifications through enrolment in, or completion of, a Master's Degree in Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy with five (5) years of experience working with children in early childhood settings, as well as extensive experience in development, delivery and implementation of wellness initiatives, such as early interventions, inclusive learning and/or self-regulation.

Proficiency of the incumbent in at least one NWT Aboriginal Language would be an asset.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.65 per hour to $64.05 per hour (approximately $104,618 - $124,898) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14227         

Closing Date: April 26, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445