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Headstart Teacher RECE Permanent/Regular Full-time 35 hours/week  

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Status Regular-Permanent, Full-time 35 hours/week. Start date: September 2021. ***Open-ended job opportunity, encouraging qualified applicants to apply today!***  
Opportunities Available  
Category Parent-Child and Youth Services  
Open Date 7/20/2021  
Close Date  

The Headstart Teacher-RECE (HST) is an experienced RECE and works as a member of the Headstart teaching team to improve the life situations of high-risk children and their parents by teaching, modelling, and broadening life experiences and expectations. The HST provides a safe, caring, and developmentally appropriate environment for children ages zero (0) to five (5) years of age within the requirements of the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) and adheres to a child-centered, emergent curriculum programming philosophy heavily focused on socio-emotional skills development and guided by the How Does Learning Happen framework and attachment theory principles.

Must have the ability to work in accordance to all MEDU / Public Health directives in pandemic context.

Program-Related Activities

  • Provides a stimulating, welcoming, and safe learning environment for groups of infants, toddlers, and/or pre-schoolers, in alignment with ELECT and How Does learning Happen? principles.
  • Plans and implements developmentally-appropriate emergent curriculum and activities for groups of children.
  • Responds to children’s needs in a manner that support positive relationships and social emotional growth, using attachment theory principles.
  • Informally assesses each child’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive and language learning needs and plans activities to address both group and individual needs.
  • Identifies children with special needs or learning challenges and makes appropriate referrals in consultation with the Headstart Team (e.g. to speech-language pathologist and family support community worker) and implements any recommendations by the specialist in consultation with the parents.
Position Requirements

Education and Training

  • Must be a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE), in good standing.

Professional Experience

  • Three to five years full-time experience in Early Childhood settings with children ages 0 to six years; experience in Headstart settings an asset.
  • Experience and flexibility working in diverse community-based programs with families facing multiple health risks and barriers (e.g., low income).
  • Experience working with children with special needs and/or challenging behaviors.

Key Competencies

  • Knowledge of child development and behaviour management.
  • Understanding of family dynamics and issues relevant to working with low-income (multi-risks) parents/caregivers.
  • Extensive understanding of the developmental needs of children and demonstrated ability to use this understanding in program practices.
  • Established ability to supervise children in a manner consistent with the goals and philosophy of the program and the community health centre
  • Knowledge of Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) an asset.
  • Familiarity with attachment theory principles and trauma-informed care an asset.

Linguistic Profile

  • This position is not designated under Carlington’s French Language Services Plan.
  • Fluency in English is essential.
  • French/English bilingualism is preferred.
  • A third language relevant to our client population is an asset.


  • Availability to work Monday to Friday, regular working hours (8:00 - 5:00pm).
Salary Range $23.56/hour - $27.70/hour  
Reports to Coordinator of Early Years Programs  
Position Headstart Teacher  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Brittany Bourdon  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number PAR-21-00010  
Location 900 Merivale and Community locations  
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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