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Job type: Contract position

Location: United Kingdom/Ireland

Are you a Hanen member who trains or consults to early childhood educators? Are you committed to promoting the best possible early learning environments for all children? Take your impact to the next level by joining The Hanen Centre’s expanding team of Workshop Instructors!
 



What you’ll be doing

Hanen Instructors lead online workshops for English-speaking participants around the world. Using the Zoom platform, you’ll lead dynamic and interactive certification workshops that have been re-developed for online delivery. You’ll train professionals to lead the Learning Language and Loving It  Program for early childhood educators and to use the Hanen approach with educators in their early childhood settings.


Interested in a challenge?


This is an exciting role that requires a significant time commitment. Training for the position can take between 10-18 months and includes auditing a workshop and co-leading a number of workshops with a senior instructor. Once you are a Workshop Instructor, you will offer approximately 6 online workshops each year.
 

You’ll love this role if you:

  • believe in the value of equipping educators with responsive-interaction strategies to support the language, literacy, and social skills learning of all young children.
  • are comfortable presenting in an online setting. 
  • enjoy meeting new people and making connections.
  • are looking for a personal and professional challenge by learning new teaching, organizational and networking skills.


Qualifications

  • Learning Language and Loving It certification and current Hanen membership.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Facility using online platforms such as Zoom.
  • You need to have offered at least two full Learning Language and Loving It programs to groups of educators in the last 4 years as per the cooperative agreement.
  • You must be able and intend to offer at least one Learning Language and Loving It Program or Teacher Talk™ Training per year on an ongoing basis. In order to teach others how to run Learning Language and Loving It, you will need to draw upon your ongoing personal experiences.

Training Requirements

Five training workshops plus an audit – You must be able to commit to an audit of a Learning Language and Loving It online workshop plus five training workshops in a 12 to 18-month period. We try to provide this training within a relatively short time frame in order to facilitate transfer of learning from one workshop to the next. Training workshops involve co-leading parts of the workshop with a senior instructor, taking on increasing amounts of instruction and getting support and feedback throughout. Once you’ve successfully completed these five workshops, you’ll be considered a "full" instructor and can lead workshops on your own.
 
Please note that significant preparation time will be required and is on the Trainee Instructor’s own time.

How to Apply

Please email Janice Greenberg, Director of Early Childhood Education Services, at Janice.greenberg@hanen.org with your CV and a cover letter with the following details:

  • Why you believe you are right for this position.
  • Your workplace details and how Learning Language and Loving It fits into its service delivery.
  • How many full in-person Learning Language and Loving It Programs you have led, along with the years and locations in which they took place.