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Early Years Program Workers 

Full-Time/Part-Time Casual  
Status Casual/relief position(s), additional hours may be available.  
Opportunities Available Shifts available immediately at the Headstart Nursery School (Licensed Childcare). Applications will be reviewed as they come in. Apply asap.  
Category Parent-Child and Youth Services  
Open Date 8/26/2022  
Close Date  

We are seeking qualifiedEarly Years Program Workers (EYPW)to work as a member of our Early Years team. The EYPW may work within the Headstart Nursery School (Licensed childcare) and/or the EarlyON Child and Family Centre. The EYPW will support healthy child development and healthy parent/caregivers child relationships, and support smooth program operations.

The EYPW will deliver programs that align with provincial guidelines and best practices for Early Years programming as described in theHow Does Learning Happen?Framework, as well as the Childcare and Early Years Act 2014, and meet all health and safety standards.

Headstart Context Under COVID19 directives

  • Works with the Headstart teachers to supervise children and deliver program content in a stimulating learning environment for groups of pre-schoolers, in accordance withHow Does LearningHappen?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 childrens behaviours as needed in a manner that support childrens emotional and mental health.

EarlyON Centre context Under COVID19 directives

  • Works with the EarlyON team to deliver quality programming that enhance child welfare and development and align with theHow 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 work at the EarlyON centre main location and/or community outreach locations, as needed.

In both Headstart and EarlyON context:

  • 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 childrens 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.

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

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
  • Regular access to a vehicle required.
  • Availability to work evenings and occasional weekends if required. (Early-On)
  • Fluency in English is essential; French/English bilingualism is preferred.
  • RECE considered an asset.

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.
Salary Range $17.59 - $21.01 per hour (plus the $2.00 wage enhancement)  
Reports to Coordinator of Annavale Headstart Nursery School & Early Years Program  
Position Early Years Program Workers  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Brittany Bourdon  
Number of Openings 2  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number PAR-22-00018  
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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