Interested in joining our team? 

 

Contact us today, or browse our current openings below, to find out about current volunteer and employment opportunities!

 

North Hastings Children's Services welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  

Algonquin Inodewiziwin EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Program Coordinator

A.    Reporting

Under the direction of the Planner, in collaboration with the NHCS Coordination Team and reporting to the Executive Director.

 B.    Position Summary

The Program Coordinator will manage an Algonquin culturally sensitive child and family centre and create Algonquin language and cultural immersion environments for children and their families throughout coordinated on-site and outreach services with NHCS EarlyON Programs.   The position is responsible for the development and effective and efficient operation of the Algonquin Inòdewiziwin EarlyON Child and Family Centre, ensuring operation within the established policy, procedures, outcomes and resources.

C.    Duties and Responsibilities

1.         Compliance with legislation and policy requirements

2.         Reliable information and decision making process

3.         Operational Management

4.         Program Management

5.         Human resources management

6.         Financial Management

7.         Community partnerships

8.         Professional Development

9.         Perform other duties as assigned from time to time by the Planner or Executive Director.

 D.    Qualifications

The qualifications for the Program Coordinator position are as follows:

1. Educational Requirements;

a)     University degree or college diploma in a field of early childhood education, child development, family studies, Indigenous Studies or a related field.

b)    Current First Aid and CPR Certificate

2. Knowledge and skill requirements;

a)     Must be able to speak the Algonquin language

b)    Lived experience with Algonquin Culture

c)     Supervisory experience

d)    Experience in the field of early childhood education

e)     Knowledge of outdoor learning strategies

f)     Experience in adult education/family support

g)    Knowledge and skill to provide professional expertise and guidance to staff and volunteers.

h)     Excellent written and verbal communication skills

i)      Experience in program planning, development and evaluation

j)      Computer literacy level to meet program requirements

k)     Confident and consistent decision making skills

l)      Resourcefulness and flexibility to meet the needs of the organization and demands of the position

m)   Ability to work independently and as a team member to achieve outcomes and deadlines

n)     Ability to balance demands/priorities and manage effectively

o)    Ability to be a positive role model to program staff

p)    Competent financial monitoring skills

3.  Demonstrated competence and good judgment to:

a)     Handle emergencies, crisis, and hostile behaviour.

b)    Maintain control in difficult and frustrating situations.

c)     Use professional judgment on a daily basis within guidelines established by provincial legislation and established policies and procedures.

d)    Provide support and supervision to staff members.

e)     Accommodate competing demands.

f)     Communicate orally and in writing to parents, staff, community agencies and the public.

g)    Make effective group presentations.

h)     Maintain confidentiality

            

E.    Working Conditions

The working conditions of the Program Coordinator position include the following:

a)     Work is generally performed in office and community settings.

b)    Flexible hours with some evenings and weekends required.

c)     Work involves regular driving.

d)    Occasional overnights may be required to attend professional development or training.

e)     Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting and lifting.

 

F.    Employment Conditions

The employment conditions of the Program Coordinator include the following:

a)     Valid Ontario Driver's License and reliable car.

b)    Employees must inform their personal insurance company that they may use their vehicle for work related business.

c)     Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check

d)       Hastings County Children's Aid Society Check.

G.    Terms

Full-time position, benefit package available, wages to be determined based on qualifications and experience.  Probation wage ranging from $42278 to $52488/year.

Site for the Algonquin Inodewiziwin EarlyON Child and Family Centre will be in Maynooth Public School, Maynooth Ontario with outreach taking place around North Hastings.

Please send resume and cover letter with reference to the Algonquin Inòdewiziwin Coordinator position to Jessica Anderson, Executive Director at janderson@nhcs.ca  by 4:30PM April 9th, 2018.  c/o North Hastings Children’s Services, 20 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft ON K0L 1C0.

 

North Hastings Children's Centre

Early Childhood Educator

One Contract and one permanent

North Hastings Children’s Services requires energetic, motivated individuals to promote young children’s physical, emotional, intellectual and social skills.  Hours and length of contract will be based on ratios and the needs of the program with full time scheduled shifts. Notice and other entitlements provided would be limited to what is in the Employment Standards Act.

The successful candidates will require;

·         Excellent communication skills with a positive attitude

·         Ability to develop satisfying relationships necessary to support and work with children

·         The ability to work effectively within a team and execute an age-appropriate program for children between 0 to 6 years of age.

·         Knowledge of How Does Learning Happen? and the application of the pedagogy in the classroom.

·         Registered Early Childhood Educator with at least 2 years’ experience working in a licensed child care setting. 

·         Current First Aid/CPR certificate required.

The following are terms to this employment agreement.

·         The rate of pay is in accordance with the NHCS Salary Grid. 

·         Must be available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM up to 40 hours/week.

·         Must be available for flexible hours and days of work, and may be changed or cancelled depending on parent and child needs.

·         Age group may be subject to change

North Hastings Children's Services welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a copy of the job description or any questions, email janderson@nhcs.ca. Forward cover letter and resumes to North Hastings Children’s Services, 20 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft ON K0L 1C0 or janderson@nhcs.ca  Attention:  Jessica Anderson, Executive Director and identify the position being applied for by April 23, 2018. 

Algonquin Inòdewiziwin EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Early Childhood Educator

Job Summary:

The EarlyON Child and Family Centre Early Childhood Educator will provide assistance to indigenous and non-indigenous families, caregivers and communities to support their efforts in raising children aged 0 to 6 years.

Duties include:

·                     Plan and implement learning activities for children ages 0-6 years at Maynooth Centre location and throughout North Hastings                                  outreach locations.

·                     Provide informal support and modeling for parents/caregivers attending early learning activities and training programs.

·                     Work collaboratively with the Early Years team and community support agencies to provide supports to families.

The successful candidate will require;

·                     A Vulnerable Sector Police Check, and Valid Ontario Drivers License.

·                     Two years College diploma in the field of early childhood education or university degree in child development.

·                     Registered and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators.

·                     Demonstrated understanding of Emergent Curriculum/Play Based Learning

·                     Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·                     Confident and consistent decision making skills.

·                     Resourcefulness and flexibility to meet the needs of the organization and demands of the position

The following are terms to the employment agreement:

·                     The rate of pay is in accordance with the NHCS Salary Grid.  ($18.87 to $21.65/hr)

·                     Must be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM up to 35 hours/week.

·                     Must be available for flexible hours and days of work including some evenings and rotating Saturdays

·                     Regular driving and may require use of personal vehicle.

 

Early Childhood Educators who are Algonquin will receive priority interviews.

Please forward resumes by May 14, 2018 to North Hastings Children’s Services, 20 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft ON K0L 1C0 or janderson@nhcs.ca  Attention:  Jessica Anderson, Executive Director and identify the position being applied for.

Experience Summer Camp

Counselor in Training (CIT)Team Lead

Job Summary:

Reporting to the ESC Coordinator, the Experience Summer Camp CIT Lead will be responsible for the day to day supervision of the Counselors in Training and children aged 5 through 12 and act as the designate when the Coordinator is not on site.

Contract Period:  41 hours of prep and meeting prior to commencement of

June 25th to Aug 24th 41hrs/wk

Pay: $18.87/hr    

Responsibilities:

  1. Fundraising assistance
  2. Development and implementation of Summer Camp Activities that support children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional needs
  3. Ensure the child’s environment is healthy and safe
  4. Recruitment, leadership and direction to the CIT staff of Experience Summer Camp
  5. Support CIT staff to guide children’s behaviour in ways that encourage positive self-concept.
  6. Ensuring NHCS Policies and Procedures and other program regulations are adhered to on a daily basis
  7. Act as the designate when Coordinator not on site
  8. Other duties as required

Qualifications

·         Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written with children, parents and co- workers

·         Ability to carry/lift moderately heavy items

·         Current First Aid and CPR required

·         Job requires patience, dedication, energy, enthusiasm and caring

·         Ability to direct, instruct and care for the children

·         Ability to deal with non-routine situations

·         Ability to handle emergencies, crisis and hostile behaviour

·         Ability to maintain and control in frustrating situations

·         Ability to work co-operatively with others in a team environment while providing work direction

·         Ability to accommodate competing demands

·         College or University courses related to children

·         Supervisory experience

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

·         Vulnerable Sector Check – Criminal Records Check

·         Highland Shores Children`s Aid Check.

Resumes are accepted electronically only. When applying, please quote Experience Summer Camp CIT Lead Position to:  janderson@nhcs.ca ATTENTION: Jessica Anderson, Executive Director by 8 am April 19, 2018.

Experience Summer Camp

Swim Counselor

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the ESC Coordinator.  Experience Summer Camp –Swim Counselors will be responsible for the delivery of the Experience Summer Camp Program for children aged 5 through 13. They will also be deemed those who will provide lifeguarding support when campers may participate in swim activities.   

Contract Period:  June 25th to August 24th 41 hours per week

Pay Rate: $17.81/hr

The ESC Swim Counselor will be;

Responsible for ensuring excellence at Experience Summer Camp 2018 through providing a fun, safe experience at camp.  Responsible for the day to day supervision of children, implementing programming in collaboration with other staff within ESC.  They will also be deemed those who will provide lifeguarding support when campers may participate in swim activities.   

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

•        Assist in the Experience Summer Camp programming

•        Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.

•        Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.

•        Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers.

•        Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal physical and emotional health needs.

•        Be alert to the location to ensure safety, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to;

·         Further responsibilities include the supervision at the swimming area

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Standard First aid/CPR/AED.

·         Current Lifeguard Qualifications

·         Proven skills with a minimum of two years of experience working with children.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

·         Vulnerable Sector Check – Criminal Records Check

·         Highland Shores Children`s Aid Check.

Resumes are accepted electronically only. When applying, please quote Experience Summer Camp Swim Counselor to:  janderson@nhcs.ca Attention: Jessica Anderson, Executive Director by May 21, 2018.

Experience Summer Camp

Enhanced Support Counselor

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the ESC Coordinator and CIT Lead, the Experience Summer Camp Enhanced Support Counselor will be responsible for the delivery of the Experience Summer Camp Program for children aged 5 through 12 with exceptionalities.

Contract Period:  June 25th to August 24th 41 hours per week

Pay Rate: $14/hr

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•        Assist in the Experience Summer Camp programming

•        Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.

•        Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.

•        Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers.

•        Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal physical and emotional health needs.

•        Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to;

·         Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Standard First aid/CPR/AED.

·         Proven skills with a minimum of two years of experience working with children.

·         Experience working in the service system with children with special needs.

·         Knowledge of strategies designed to promote inclusive environments and curriculums in community child care settings.

·         Comprehension of the principles of inclusion.

 EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

·         Vulnerable Sector Check – Criminal Records Check

·         Highland Shores Children`s Aid Check.

Resumes are accepted electronically only. When applying, please quote Experience Summer Camp Enhanced Support Counselor to:  janderson@nhcs.ca Attention: Jessica Anderson, Executive Director by May 1, 2018.

Experience Summer Camp

Counselor Positions

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the ESC Coordinator, Experience Summer Camp -Counselors will be responsible for the delivery of the Experience Summer Camp Program for children aged 5 through 12.

Contract Period:  June 25th to August 24th 41 hours per week

Pay Rate: $14/hr

The ESC Counselor will be;

Responsible for ensuring excellence at Experience Summer Camp 2018 through providing a fun, safe experience at camp.  Responsible for the day to day supervision of children, implementing programming in collaboration with other staff within ESC. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

•        Assist in the Experience Summer Camp programming

•        Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.

•        Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.

•        Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers.

•        Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal physical and emotional health needs.

•        Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to;

·         Other duties as required

 QUALIFICATIONS

·         Standard First aid/CPR/AED.

·         Proven skills with a minimum of two years of experience working with children.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

·         Vulnerable Sector Check – Criminal Records Check

·         Highland Shores Children`s Aid Check.

Resumes are accepted electronically only. When applying, please quote Experience Summer Camp Counselor to:  janderson@nhcs.ca Attention: Jessica Anderson, Executive Director by May 1, 2018.

Want to Volunteer? Contact our Executive Director, Jessica Anderson at janderson@nhcs.ca for more information!

Early Childhood Educator
Relief Staff

We are currently looking to hire an educator starting immediately.  This position will be covering a variety of vacations and absences in all of our programs including the Ontario Early Years Programs and Licensed Child Care Programs up to 40 hours per week.  Pay is in accordance to the NHCS Salary Grid and will receive the Ontario Wage Enhancement Grant for eligible hours.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work full time on PA days, March Break, Winter Break and Summer. 
  • Preference will be given to those who have an ECE Diploma or Degree and who are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators.  Interviews will be granted to those with Child and Youth Worker (CYW) diploma, Social Service Worker (SSW) diploma or diploma in related field with child care experience.
  • Must be able to obtain a clear recent Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check and meet health requirements, have First Aid and CPR (infant and child) up-to-date, and provide three references.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to lift 20lbs.
  • NHCS reserves the right to limit the notice entitlement upon termination to the minimum standards of the Employment Standards Act.

Experience and Abilities;

  • Must have theoretical knowledge of the practice of early childhood education and is able to “plan and deliver inclusive play based learning and care programs”. 
  • Program creatively in a play-based, emergent environment, supportive of children and their families in compliance with the NHCS Program Statement and the Child Care and Early Years Act.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Ministry of Education pedagogical documents including “How Does Learning Happen” and “Think, Feel, Act”
  • Be flexible, show initiative, work well with teaching team and independently, adhering to centre policies.
  • Fundamental knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Child Care Early Years Act, College of ECE Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

North Hastings Children's Services welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  Please forward resume as soon as possible to North Hastings Children’s Services, 20 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft ON KOL 1C0 or janderson@nhcs.ca.  Attention: Jessica Anderson and identify the position being applied for.

 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Join our Board of Directors!

Do you want to make a difference in our community? Do you have financial, fundraising or human resources experience?

Help provide leadership and direction for the services we provide to children and their families in North Hastings.

Email our Board Chair, Tina Doucet at northernon@hotmail.com or our Executive Director, Jessica Anderson at janderson@nhcs.ca for more information and application. Elections take place at our Annual General Meeting in April every year.