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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Job Posting: Coordinator HIPPY Britannia

The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a home and community based preschool education program that helps parents learn how to become their children’s first and best teachers.

HIPPY Britannia is in its 9th year as the most effective school-readiness program available to families.

www.hippycanada.com

Educational Qualifications:

A degree in early childhood, elementary, family or adult education, social work or any other related field.

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong training and leadership capabilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs and interests of families from low socioeconomic communities
  • Willingness to work as a productive and collaborative team member
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills
  • Prior experience in one or more of the following areas is an asset: educational administration, community mobilization, parent empowerment/family support, child/family advocacy or staff development

Responsibilities:

After successful completion of the preservice training seminar, the HIPPY coordinator has responsibility for:

  • Executing the HIPPY program in accordance with the terms specified in the contractual agreement
  • Recruitment and selection of eligible HIPPY families and paraprofessional staff
  • Ongoing supervision and training of paraprofessionals, this includes the planning and execution of an appropriate staff development plan
  • Making periodic home visits
  • Planning and executing bi-weekly group meetings which includes role playing the subsequent week’s activity packet and the provision of an enrichment activity
  • Timely completion and submission of detailed reports generated by the HIPPY Management Information System and other documentation as requested by HIPPY Canada
  • Planning and preparation for initial and regular site visits by HIPPY Canada staff or a designee
  • Establishing effective partnerships with other community service organizations in order to ensure optimal service delivery to participating families
  • Participation in local (regional) and national HIPPY conferences and meetings

This is a contract position. There is a 3 day-a-week training and orientation period effective April through June. The full-time renewable position is September, 2008 through June, 2009. Britannia is a not-for-profit society.

Please send your resume and covering letter to:

Mike Evans, Community Education Director

Britannia Community Services Centre

1661 Napier Street

Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4

E-mail: hippybritannia@gmail.com

Fax: 604 713-8265

Should you require further information, please email your questions to HIPPY Britannia

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