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DATE OF POSTING: November 22, 2021

POSITION: Child Development Worker – Contract Supply

Part Time – Up to 24 hours

POSTING NUMBER: 2021 – 33

AVAILABLE: Immediately – Temporary until end of September 2022

LOCATION: Operating out of our Neighbourhood Centres

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:         

  • Benchmark
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and must be a registered ECE, plus a minimum of two years’ experience in a preschool or day care setting
  • Provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 (subject to duty to accommodate under applicable human rights legislation)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Manager of the Child Development Unit

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under Supervision of Unit Manager:

  • Work on an on-call basis with the ability and flexibility to work a variety of hours on short notice
  • Plan and deliver child and family centred Early Years 0-6 Program at identified sites in Brantford/Brant County, within the framework of “How Does Learning Happen” pedagogy that contribute to the children’s learning development and well-being with the assistance/collaboration of other program staff, volunteers, students, parents and caregivers.
  • Monitor and keep records on progress of individual children; prepare reports when required
  • Work collaboratively with other agency staff, community professionals and parents to develop, coordinate and deliver quality programs in a cohesive manner
  • Ensure rooms and equipment are maintained properly and in compliance with safety and health standards
  • Collaborate with community teams and service providers to offer programs in resource centres that are inclusive
  • Monitor and maintain records on progress of parent in achieving their parent-         training goals, during parent-child interaction time
  • Provide feedback to parents on their child’s progress and needs, as necessary
  • Maintain functional knowledge of CYFSA
  • Maintain statistics, as required

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Demonstrated competence as a teacher in an early childhood setting; working effectively with children and families in a planned process-oriented, goal-directed method
  • Knowledge of Child Care and Early Years Act and standards as they apply to child care settings
  • Understanding of impact of poverty on family functioning.
  • Ability to work co-operatively and negotiate effectively within a team setting, the program, the agency and outside resources
  • Knowledge of community resources including ability to make appropriate referrals
  • Knowledge of child development and behaviour management
  • Knowledge of attachment, separation and loss issues
  • Understanding of the impact of poverty on families
  • Knowledge of human behaviour and motivation
  • Demonstrated skill in conducting programs for the individual and the group
  • Demonstrated ability to reinforce positive parenting practices
  • Committed to AOP values of  justice, equity, respect of the beliefs and traditions of others
  • Knowledge of anti-black racism
  • Knowledge of the impact of residential school and colonization
  • Committed to Brant FACS community based philosophy
  • Understanding of Indigenous practices and impact of colonization
  • Committed to including the voice of children/youth and families as part of our service planning and delivery

SALARY RANGE: $ 23.29 – $ 30.57 / hour

Brant Family and Children’s Services is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applicants from African Canadian, Indigenous, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ communities to apply and to please self-identify in their cover letter.

We are committed to creating an accessible environment for all. Please let us know if you have any accommodation needs. We thank all applicants; however only those considered for interviews will be contacted.

APPLICATION: Applications in writing, with resume will be accepted electronically at:

Human Resource Department

Brant Family and Children’s Services

70 Chatham Street, P.O. Box 774

Brantford, ON   N3T 5R7

Email: employment@brantfacs.ca

CLOSING DATE:    December 6, 2021 @ 4:30pm