This position is part of the Professional Educators and Child Care Staff (PECCS) Bargaining Unit.
Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Casual EarlyON Child and Family Centres Program Facilitator is responsible for: overseeing the day-to-day operation of his/her assigned EarlyON Child and Family Centre; working in collaboration with the Principal and school staff to provide a high quality, play-based, developmentally appropriate program that reflects the needs of the community; ensuring consistent program delivery; providing a family literacy program that focuses on developing literacy and numeracy skills; modeling parent-child interactions; facilitating parenting education that promotes a positive home/school partnership; collecting relevant data; monitoring program registration and attendance and maintaining up-to-date and accurate records; providing a nutritious snack daily to the children attending the program; and providing a welcoming, safe, nurturing, inclusive, positive, and respectful environment that recognizes individual differences.
Qualifications and Required Knowledge and Education:
A thorough understanding of early childhood development. and knowledge of elementary school operations. Two years’ experience working in an environment with children from birth to age 6 and their families, parent and/or caregiver, trained and certified in providing First Aid and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of adult education principles, experience working in high need communities, as well as the ability to speak a second language is an asset. Incumbent must have knowledge of school board policies and procedures related to early years programs and to the operation of the school system, have the ability to work with minimum supervision within a multicultural environment, and can respect and work with a diverse range of children and families of all backgrounds and abilities; demonstrates sensitivity to individual needs of children in a multi-ethnic and multilingual environment; demonstrates initiative and creativity; has the ability to model healthy adult-child relationships and positive discipline; and adapts well to changing demands. As an effective team player, this position works collaboratively with parents, caregivers and teaching staff to achieve goals, group facilitation, consensus building, and problem-solving skills, and proficient in the use of computer technology.
These skills would normally be acquired through completion of a two-year community college program in Early Childhood Education, or equivalent. Registration with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators is required, and a minimum of two (2) years experience working within a parent-child and/or child care is required. Valid First Aid certification/CPR is required.
Order of Consideration:
Applications will be considered in accordance with the PECCS Collective Agreement.
1. Regular full-time and part-time employees within PECCS bargaining unit;
2. Term and casual employees within PECCS bargaining unit;
3. External candidates.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:
If you require accommodations in the interview process, please identify the nature of the accommodation required at the time an interview is offered.
Personal information is collected pursuant to the Education Act and will be used to determine the eligibility for employment with the OCDSB. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Human Resources, 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean, Ontario K2H 6L3.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is committed to equity for all students and staff and to delivering the highest quality education through a qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of the students and communities it serves.