Early Care and Education Support Teacher: ECD

Early Care and Education Support Teacher: ECD

The Pebbles Project seeks to employ an ECEP Support Teacher (ECD) based in Citrusdal.To apply please click here

The Pebbles Project reserves the right to not fill this position. If you have not been invited for an interview after 3 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Job titleEarly Care and Education Support Teacher: ECD
DepartmentJunior Management
Position reports toArea Manager in Citrusdal and ECEP Programme Manager in Stellenbosch.
Ordinary location(s)Citrusdal
Requirements• Teaching degree or diploma with a minimum of 1 years’ experience.
• Clean driving license and own vehicle.
• Fluent written and spoken Afrikaans.
• Excellent computer, administration and organisational skills.
• Working hours are from Monday to Friday, 08h00 – 17h00.
Critical performance areas
Programme Development On-site supportECEP staff developmentCentre ManagementGeneral Admin
Purpose of Position
This position is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of the Early Care and Education Programme for the Pebbles Project.  

Programme Development and Training
• To assist the ECEP ECD Programme Manager with the development of the ECEP ECD initiative.
• To provide input for the development of the ECEP ECD initiative.
• To provide support to the ECEP ECD facilitators by on-site support and training.
• To present any other initiatives as requested by the ECEP ECD Programme Manager.
• To assist with the identification of learners with learning difficulties and refer individual cases to the SEN Programme Initiative Manager.

On-Site Support
• To present training to the ECEP ECD facilitators on the Pebbles Project ECEP ECD initiative and activities.
• To assess the ECD beneficiaries twice a year to compile learner reports and certificates.
• To ensure, under the direction of the ECEP ECD Programme Manager, that the ECEP ECD Programme initiatives are implemented correctly.
• To present training to the ECEP ECD facilitators on effective classroom management.
• To present training to the ECEP ECD facilitators on the presentation of lessons and activities.
• To take overall responsibility in advising the ECEP ECD facilitators with the layout of the ECD centre.
• To purchase and distribute all the educational resources as required by the individual centres, as directed by the ECEP ECD Programme Manager.
• To ensure that a cluster of centres have all the needed resources/equipment to function productively.
• To supervise any volunteers that have been assigned to the ECEP ECD support teacher. Meeting with new volunteers who are placed on the designated cluster of farms and maintaining regular contact with these volunteers. Assist with completing reports or records for these volunteers. Day-to-day supervision of volunteers, when in charge of managing these volunteers. Ensure that all the necessary arrangements are in place for them to efficiently complete the volunteering experience.
• To organise the collection of all ECEP ECD registers on a monthly basis and to inform the ECEP ECD Programme Manager of any discrepancies in this regard.
• To facilitate quarterly parent meetings and one on one meetings when required.
• To ensure the general upkeep of communication with parents and ensure they are informed about their child’s involvement in any of the Pebbles Project programmes. Facilitate the dissemination of all programme documents.
• To organise two open-days per year at the centre in collaboration with the SEP support teacher.
• To assist the Area Manager with the Health and Safety for a cluster of centres.
• To manage the centre waiting list and procedures for the intake of new children.
• To assist the ECEP Programme Manager with any Department of Social Developments processes and procedures.
• To support the Pebbles Project social workers if/when relevant. Conducting home visits with the Social Worker when necessary.

ECEP Staff Development
• To take overall responsibility for the ECEP external staff development, guiding them to proficient their skills when possible.
• To take overall responsibility for the quarterly ECEP ECD staff evaluations.
• To conduct quarterly employee performance development meetings with the external ECEP ECD facilitators.
• To assist and conduct the necessary HR processes with the Pebbles external ECEP staff, as well as with staff members on the farms’ behalf.
• To manage the leave administration of the ECEP staff members.
• To assist Human Resources with induction of ECEP staff members.
• To attend all the ECEP staff training, to streamline the communications between the office and the facilitators when required.

Centre Management
• To take overall responsibility for the general upkeep of the building and outdoor areas of all the centres assigned to the ECEP Support Teacher. The COO must authorise any building renovations.
• To take overall responsibility for all the ECEP communication with the relevant farms and centres.
• To create a building assessment and needs list and to annually update and prioritise.
• To source and liaise with service providers and super building projects.
• To manage and liaise with any renovation volunteers.
• To manage, maintain and take responsibility of the building and landscaping of outdoor play areas.
• To take overall responsibility for checking the centre inventories, under the direction of the ECEP ECD Programme Manager. All centre inventories need to be checked 6 monthly, unless a centre closes down / staff member resign, in which case a complete stock take must take place. The following stock take after a centre closes down / a staff member resigns, only need to be done 6 months later.

General Admin
• To assist with the planning of the ECEP staff and beneficiary year end functions.
• To plan and execute the year-end prize giving with the ECEP ECD support teacher at the relevant centres.
• To complete monthly farm newsletters for the designated cluster of farms, which needs to be sent to farm owners no later than the 7th of each month.
• To assist the programme managers by putting together the monthly farm schedules and identify any amendments if required.
• To sort and distribute donations fairly between farm clusters.

Protecting babies, children and young people from child abuse and neglect is integral to the work of the Pebbles Project

Protecting Children Policy InformationThe Pebbles Project Trust has zero tolerance of child abuse.  Protecting babies, children and young people from abuse and neglect is integral to the provision of services we deliver to these children and their families. It is a core responsibility for all Pebbles Project staff.  

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