The 519

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Coordinator, Child and Family Support Programs

Dec 09, 2018
Toronto, Ontario
Early Career

PRIMARY FUNCTION

Reporting to the Supervisor, Early Childhood Programs, this full time position is responsible for leading the planning and delivery of The 519’s LGBTQ2S Mobile EarlyON programming focused on supporting children 0 to 6 years, families, caregivers, and prospective families of diverse identities and configurations. This includes delivering LGBTQ2S inclusive satellite programming in various locations across the City of Toronto as well as contributing to the development of resources and mechanisms that build the capacity of EarlyON partners to create safe and affirming spaces for queer and trans communities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Work with partner sites to deliver programs and events in a manner which strengthens family relationships, fosters the building of healthy peer support networks, and meets the diverse and evolving needs of LGBTQ2S families across the City of Toronto;
  • Lead the development of daily program plans, in several different locations across the City of Toronto, which meet the developmental interests, abilities, needs and strengths of children, and provide opportunities for language/listening development, and interaction between caregivers and children;
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with other EarlyON providers, Toronto Children Services providers and community-based organizations offering programs and services to families and children;
  • Develop and maintain innovative learning/play areas and activity centres which encourage play-based learning and foster appropriate peer interactions;
  • Use needs assessments and program evaluation tools, to identify and measure the impacts and benefits of early learning activities for children and families;
  • Work as part of various staff teams to ensure the safe setup, operation, and take down of programs and special events;
  • Assist with completing scheduled maintenance, cleaning / sanitization of program toys and equipment;
  • Contribute to the design and maintenance of welcoming program spaces, e.g. developmentally and culturally appropriate, and free of bias and stereotypes;
  • Liaise with children and caregivers through programs and special events, providing information and informal referrals as required;
  • Strengthen engagement and integration with a range of sectors which intersect with children and families to ensure a coordinated and responsive approach to delivering services;
  • Assist with coordination, scheduling and training of students and program volunteers as required;
  • Participate in staff meetings, program development sessions, and team building opportunities as required;
  • Support The 519’s broad activities, adhering to applicable policies and procedures;
  • Maintain appropriate record-keeping, conduct research, analysis, and prepare reports and statistical information as required;
  • In consultation with the Supervisor of Early Childhood Programs, ensure that related funding applications, financial and statistical reports are completed within established timelines;
  • Participate on relevant networks as The 519’s representative, reporting regularly to direct supervisor on emerging issues and opportunities;
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Current registration with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators and a minimum of five years working in an early years setting;
  2. Demonstrated experience supporting families and their children, parents / caregivers and prospective parents;
  3. Ability to travel frequently to mobile sites on a rotating basis, including working with a diverse range of staff, students and volunteers at multiple sites;
  4. Experience planning, and facilitating participant driven programs and services and special events;
  5. Working knowledge of legislation relevant to a family support program setting, including the Child and Family Services Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act (MFIPPA);
  6. Familiarity with early learning frameworks;
  7. Experience working with LGBTQ2S-led families, LGBTQ2S communities, and/or gender diverse children;
  8. Excellent group facilitation experience;
  9. Knowledge of relevant community resources;
  10. Highly developed conflict resolution, and problem solving skills;
  11. Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  12. Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings and travel extensively across the City of Toronto;
  13. Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office, spreadsheet, and database applications;
  14. Valid Emergency First Aid and CPR level C (Infant/Child) certification;
  15. Food Handler Certification from an accredited program.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Position Status

Full-Time Continuing

Union Status

Union Position – CUPE Local 2998

Annual Salary

$25.15 per hour (Wage Grade 9), plus benefits and pension plan

Hours of Work

Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm (40 hours per week), some evening work will be required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Email cover letter and resume to Careers@The519.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018, quoting Job 18-31 in the cover letter and in the subject line of the email.

If you choose, you may provide us with the pronouns you would like us to use in your email or your cover letter. We will respect these pronouns throughout the hiring process.

The 519 actively encourages applicants from all equity seeking groups.  The 519 embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.  We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  No agencies please.

 In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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