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Early Years Program Workers (Job Inventory) 

Full-Time/Part-Time Casual  
Status Casual positions  
Opportunities Available  
Category Parent-Child and Youth Services  
Open Date 9/9/2020  
Close Date 11/30/2020  

We are seeking qualified Early Years Program Workers (EYPW) to work as a member of the Early Years team to deliver quality early years programs (Community playgroups and/or Childcare-Headstart Nursery School supply) to families with children years 0-6. This position is ideal for ECEs/ECE candidates, or Early Years professionals with equivalent training.

The EYPW’s will deliver services that stimulate healthy child development and support healthy parent/caregivers – child relationships.

These individuals will also deliver programs that align with provincial guidelines and best practices for early years programming as described in the How Does Learning Happen? Framework, as well as the Childcare and Early Years Act 2014,and meet all health and safety standards.

Words that are meaningful to us in our everyday work:

• Child-led programming • Socio-emotional growth • Attachment-guided practices • Non-judgmental • Outdoor nature play • Parent engagement • Inclusiveness • Meaningful relationships • Special Needs • Social determinants of health • Community Resources • Healthy Active living • Early referral •

Program-related activities include but are not limited to -

EarlyON context – Under COVID19 directives

  • Delivers quality playgroups that enhance child welfare and development and align with the How does Learning Happen? Framework.
  • Implements daily program activities to ensure smooth running of the program, including circle time, snacks time, room set up and take down.
  • Works with EarlyON team to uphold quality and safety standards for playgroup programs.
  • May occasionally assist parents and caregivers with behaviour management during group activities, in a manner that supports children’s emotional and mental health.
  • May occasionally assist parents with the use of parent-friendly screening tools such as LookSee, and Nutristep, .
  • Assists clients with registration process, as needed.

Headstart Context – Under COVID19 directives

  • Works with the Headstart teachers to supervise up to 24 children and deliver program content in a stimulating learning environment for groups pre-schoolers, in accordance with How Does Learning Happen? CCEYA, and all other mandated directives.
  • Participates in all activities and transitions to ensure smooth running of the program, including circle time, mealtime, nap time routines (setting up, cleaning up tables, putting away dishes, sweeping floors, setting up and putting away cots and supervising children during nap time).
  • Works with the Headstart team to ensures quality and safety standards for the Nursery School program.
  • Works within the team to manage and guide children’s behaviours as needed in a manner that support children’s emotional and mental health.
  • May occasionally ride on the bus.

Shared Program Responsibilities:

  • Set-up environments that foster healthy physical, cognitive, emotional, social and creative growth and development in children ages 0 – 6 years in a developmentally appropriate way.
  • Models appropriate interactions with parents/caregivers and children by engaging in developmentally appropriate activities;
  • Reports observations and concerns regarding children’s developmental needs to the team for follow-up.
  • Participates in space and toy disinfecting in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines under COVID19, as required.
  • Works respectfully and responsively with children and their families and caregivers.
  • May assist with cooking duties upon request.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding client information and client files.
  • Participates in assigned administration duties.
  • Perform other related duties assigned from time to time by Program Coordinator.
Position Requirements

Professional Experience

  • 3 to 5 years experience working in Early Childhood/playgroup drop-in settings with children ages zero to six years, and/or experience working in a licensed childcare environment.
  • Strong knowledge of child development and behaviour management, consistent with the foundations of Early Childhood Education .
  • Familiarity with the How Does Learning Happen? Framework and Childcare and Early Years Act.
  • Understanding of attachment and trauma-informed care.

Key Competencies

  • Experience in a non-profit, community-based organization.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and experience working with culturally diverse populations essential.
  • Commitment to the healthy development of children and support of vulnerable families.
  • Understanding of issues relevant to working with low-income (multi-risks) parents/caregivers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish appropriate relationships with children, families and caregivers.
  • Ability to supervise children and/or engage with children and their families in a manner consistent with the goals and philosophy of the program and the community health centre.
  • Familiarity with the use of computers and/or tablets.

Linguistic Profile

  • Fluency in English is required. French/English bilingualism is preferred.
  • Fluency in another language relevant to our client population is an asset.

Personal Suitability

  • Sensitivity to the needs of marginalized and diverse clientele.
  • Commitment to health promotion concepts, strategies, and philosophy.
  • Commitment to community-based health care and social services, and strength-based philosophy and practices.


  • Regular access to a vehicle required.
  • Availability to work evenings and occasional weekends if required. (Early-On)
Salary Range $17.59 - $21.01 per hour  
Reports to Early Years Program Coordinator  
Position Early Years Program Workers  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Brittany Bourdon  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number PAR-20-00007  
Location Carlington CHC  
About the Organization Carlington Community Health Centre is a non-profit organization that puts today's most pressing health care challenges at the heart of their service delivery. We turn to the best professionals and employees to help improve the health and well-being of our community. We build trusting relationships with our clients and deliver quality services through a wide range of health and social services to parents and children, youth and teens, adults, and seniors.

We look to help community members resolve problems and advance concerns in the community by providing organizational support and advocacy assistance to local groups and associations.

Our mission is to improve, support and promote the health and well-being of the people and diverse communities we serve!
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

CCHC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from the BIPOC, LGBTQ+ communities and persons with disabilities.  
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