Family Support Facilitator (EarlyON) - PLASP Child Care Services
Family Support Facilitator (Part-Time) – EarlyON Centre
There are three positions available at three new centre locations including: Aloma Crescent PS (Brampton), Floradale PS (Mississauga) and Munden Park PS (Mississauga). Hours for this position will be approximately 20 hours per week.
There is an anticipated start date of September 2020, but this is subject to change.
PLASP Child Care Services is an award winning charitable organization operating on a not-for-profit basis, providing high quality licensed programs, for children up to 12 years of age since 1975. PLASP operates in more than 230 schools providing before school, lunch, and after school programs, EarlyON centres and 28 early learning and child care centres, providing full day care.
PLASP Child Care Services will be opening additional EarlyON centres in September 2020. The EarlyON centre is a child and family centre offering free drop in programs for caregivers and children from birth to 6 years of age. These programs allow caregivers and children the opportunity to participate in active, play-based learning opportunities together such as storytelling, sing-alongs, creative art experiences and more. Caregivers can also seek and receive advice from Early Childhood professionals while connecting with other families within the community. PLASP programs provide fun, age appropriate activities for children 0 to 12 years of age. Programs follow the Ministry of Education pedagogy, How Does Learning Happen? (HDLH?) The EarlyON centres will operate year-round including during March Break and in the summer months.
PLASP is committed to hiring, training, and fairly compensating staff. We employ qualified educators who have a positive and sensitive attitude towards children. PLASP staff receive a competitive salary and benefit package, RRSP program, access to an Employee Assistance Program, Employee Wellness Program, life-long learning and training opportunities and opportunities for growth and advancement. All Ontarians have the right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination or harassment. We believe that everyone has worth and value, and that all staff are entitled to be respected, supported, and treated fairly by their co-workers and supervisors.
THE POSITION INVOLVES…
The successful candidate will provide a full range of duties, including:
- Providing leadership to the EarlyON staff team and is responsible for the onsite day-to-day operations
- Working collaboratively with school administration in providing positive experiences for children and families in the community
- Creating and providing a welcoming and inclusive environment where children and families engage in learning through play and inquiry as is consistent with the How Does Learning Happen? (HDLH?) pedagogy
- Engaging caregivers in conversations that support the positive development of children and provide or referring caregivers to resources and specialized services that will support them
- Completing program assessment on an on-going basis
- Planning and providing resources and/or events and programs that support the interests and well-being of the families served
- Working with program staff to provide programming that is reflective of the culture and unique needs of the children and families attending the program
- Modeling and demonstrating positive adult-child interactions for parents and caregivers
- Planning adult workshops for caregivers that are relevant to the needs of the families
- Collecting and report data on program
- Attending workshops, conferences and seminars which promote both professional and personal growth
THE PREFERRED CANDIDATE WILL HAVE…
- An Early Childhood Education Diploma (RECE)
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience delivering programs to children and families
- Demonstrated knowledge of local community resources and services
- Experience working with groups of children between the ages of 0 to 6 years and with adults
- Strong leadership skills
- A positive and sensitive attitude towards children and caregivers
- Experience in delivering and coordinating outreach events, workshops and activities especially in multicultural and inclusive environments
- In-depth knowledge and experience applying play and interest based learning from the How Does Learning Happen? (HDLH?) pedagogy; is an asset
- The ability to communicate effectively in non-judgmental ways with children, parents, community partners, school staff and coworkers;
- The ability to adapt to ongoing program changes
- A flexible and willing attitude towards lifelong learning and professional development
- Excellent relationship building skills and demonstrated ability to network
- Strong research and excellent computer skills
- A valid Standard First Aid with Level C CPR certificate
- A valid original Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check, completed within the last six months
- Up-to-date immunization records
- The ability to speak another language is an asset
- A positive and supportive working environment
- Growth and learning opportunities
- A competitive compensation package
- An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children
HOW TO APPLY…
If you meet all of the above requirements, please send your cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com no later than August 7, 2020 and use the code: PR121-FSF.
PLASP Child Care Services is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.
Please visit www.plasp.com for more employment information.