Child Care Consultant
(1 contract position ending August 2019)
START DATE: ASAP
Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre strives to give children and their families the skills and knowledge not just to cope, but to thrive. Established in 1998, we are an accredited charitable organization providing prevention, early intervention, children’s mental health and autism services primarily in Scarborough and East York. We work in partnership with families and communities to strengthen the emotional and social well-being of children and promote their healthy development. Serving almost 13,000 people last year, Aisling Discoveries vision is a community where all children reach their full potential.
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week. May be required to work non-standard work hours such as evenings and weekends as determined by service needs. Work is most often performed in a broad variety of locations, including centre-based and home child care settings, office, school, family homes and community settings.
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for providing a range of prevention and early intervention, child focused consultation and direct services to promote optimum functioning of the child, aged birth to 12, within the child care environment. Training, coaching and consultation for early childhood educators, parents and community professionals. Services take place primarily in the child care centres and community. Develop and deliver special programs and projects in collaboration with community partners.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Early Childhood Education Diploma or equivalent college diploma and Special Needs Resource Certificate or equivalent certificate/diploma. 2-3 years of relevant experience working with infants, toddlers, preschool and school aged children. Demonstrated motivation to seek further education, knowledge and skills beyond the minimum requirements. Ability to operate computers and related technology comfortably and efficiently. Excellent oral and written skills. Possess and maintain, in good standing, a valid Ontario driver’s license with access to the use of a vehicle. Must be a member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators.
- Conduct assessment of child’s functioning and individual needs and provide observation and written individualized program planning, behaviour management strategies related to children to child care centres.
- Provides observation, assessment, support and referrals to appropriate services for families.
- Provides information, training, coaching, modelling and consultation in the area of special needs to child care centres and families.
- Facilitates training to child care staff, programs, families and community.
- Maintains appropriate up-to-date records, reports and progress plans and other administrative requirements.
REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Sound knowledge of child development, theoretical models and interventions in working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and children with a broad range of special needs and their parents.
- Direct experience in working with children that have special needs and their parents.
- Excellent assessment and group work skills including principles of adult education and learning.
- Knowledge of the community served by the Agency; and a demonstrated understanding of access and equity issues; and awareness and sensitivity to diversity in the workplace and within the community.
- Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and time management skills.
- Ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary team with minimal supervision.
- Fluency in a second language is an asset.
- Considerable local travel is required.
SALARY: $54,102 - $61,775
*Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.