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Early Childhood Educator - EarlyON 

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Status Temporary. Term duration: October 2021 - October 2022, with the opportunity to extend.  
Opportunities Available 17.5hrs + possibility of additional relief hours for coverage. Applications will be reviewed as they come in. Apply asap.  
Category Parent-Child and Youth Services  
Open Date 9/22/2021  
Close Date 10/5/2021  

The Early Childhood Development Worker-RECE (ECDW) delivers playgroups, early years programs and support services to families with children 0-6 as part of the Carlington EarlyON team. The ECDW ensures that programs and services are welcoming, inclusive, and offer opportunities and environments that stimulate healthy child development in order to maximize their potential within the contexts of both the family and the community. ECDWs also work with family members, caregivers, and communities to recognize and support the developmental needs of children and parenting skills. They ensure that programs and services meet all regulatory standards and are aligned with provincial guidelines and best practices for early years and EarlyON programming in the community. Must have the ablility to work in accordance to all MEDU / Public Health directives in pandemic context.

Program- and Outreach-Related Activities

  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and delivers quality programs that enhance child welfare and development and that align with children, family, and community needs and How Does Learning Happen? framework. These programs may include playgroups, school readiness programs, workshops and other structured programs to promote healthy child development.
  • Creates environments that foster healthy physical, cognitive, emotional, social and creative growth and development in children ages 0 – 6 years in a developmentally-appropriate way.
  • Works with and supports the child care workers to ensure quality and safety standards for child care and playgroup programs.
  • Develops weekly program planning display for playgroups that highlight alignment of activities with the How Does Learning Happen? Framework and EarlyON guidelines.
  • Works respectfully and responsively with children and their families and caregivers.
  • Supports parenting skills development through modelling, one-on-one discussion, regular workshops, and other means.
  • Acts as a role model in interactions with parents/caregivers and children; helps to guide children’s behavior both in group activities and on a one-on-one basis in home settings as required.
  • Supports parental awareness of child development and the importance of early identification through the use of parent-friendly screening tools.
  • Identifies children who may have learning challenges and refers to appropriate specialists, e.g. speech pathologist.
  • Assists the Family Support Community Workers in the development and delivery of enriched child development programs.
Position Requirements


  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) required.
  • Must be a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE).
  • Valid First Aid certificate, CPR (infant and child).

Professional Experience

  • Three to five years full-time experience working in Early Childhood settings with children ages 0 to six years.
  • Experience in running playgroups and drop-ins targeting families/caregivers with young children.
  • Relevant experience in early child development and work with families and communities.
  • Experience and interest in working with marginalized and diverse clientele, such as low-income, high-needs, and newcomer families, and a variety of multicultural communities.
  • Experience in program planning and delivery.

Key Competencies

  • Strong understanding of the developmental needs of children and demonstrated ability to use this understanding in program practices.
  • Knowledge of child development and behaviour management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the importance of Attachment and Trauma-informed practice.
  • Established ability to supervise children in a manner consistent with the goals and philosophy of the program and the community health centre.
  • Understanding of family dynamics and issues relevant to working with low-income (multi-risks) parents/caregivers.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and establish appropriate relationships with families and caregivers.
  • Ability to integrate new knowledge gained through professional development and current leading practices into new and on-going programs to ensure highest programming quality.
  • Ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, in English.
  • Excellent organizational skills; flexibility; ability to adapt to changing situations; self-motivated and energetic.

Linguistic Profile

  • Fluency in English is essential; French/English bilingualism is preferred.
  • A third 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.
Salary Range $23.56/hour - $27.70/hour  
Reports to Early Years Program Coordinator  
Position Early Chilldhood Development Worker 2  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Brittany Bourdon  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number PAR-21-00013  
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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