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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.  

Licenced School Age Coordinator

Permanent position – 25 hours per week plus additional hours as required.  Position start date effective January 14th, 2019.  Probation hourly rate will be $24.23/hour plus eligible Wage Enhancement Grant hours $2/hour. Hours will consist of weekdays 12:30-5:30pm but may vary according to the needs of staff, program and community networking.  Benefit Package offered after one month.

 Job Description:

The Coordinator will supervise the licensed after school and summer school age programs through oversight of planning and the educators. The Coordinator is required to help plan programs that provide stimulating materials and experiences that engage children’s curiosity and thinking through play based approaches. The Coordinator must have a high degree of objectivity and have the capacity to form meaningful relationships with children and their families, staff and volunteers, based on a genuine interest in helping them achieve the North Hastings Children’s Services (NHCS) Program Statement Goals. The Coordinator must ensure procedures carry out the requirements under the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) and policy decisions of NHCS. 

Requirements:

  •  Must be an Early Childhood Educator and be a registered member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators. 

  • Ministry of Education approval of the candidate

  • Clear Vulnerable Sector police reference check and clear Highland Shores Children’s Aid Screening

  • Minimum of 2 years as a RECE, preferred experience in a program supervisor or designate role in a School Age program

  • Working knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) and Occupational Health and Safety Act

  • First Aid and CPR (infant and child) and immunizations up-to-date

  • Ability to work and travel from head office in Bancroft and the different School Age sites in North Hastings using own vehicle

 Experiences and Abilities:

  • Working collaboratively with leadership team and school teams to create a smooth transition between the Early Years and schools

  • Appreciation and understanding of “How Does Learning Happen; Ontario’s Pedagogy of the Early Years” and outdoor learning

  • Working collaboratively with the leadership team and community support agencies to promote the programs and provide supports to families.

  • Relating joyfully and respectfully to children, parents, staff and volunteers

  • Providing leadership and motivation/direction to staff through evaluation, training and development

  • Being a self-starter, possessing strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Providing professional judgment on a daily basis within the guidelines established by the Child Care and Early Years Act and program policies

  • Exhibiting a working knowledge of personnel and organizational policies and the ability to operate the program

  • Managing emergencies, crises, hostile behaviour, and other non-routine situations

  • Observing, implementing, documenting and evaluating developmental programs in accordance with the needs of each child individually and in group situations

Please forward resumes by December 14th, 2018 at 8 AM to North Hastings Children’s Services, 20 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft ON K0L 1C0 or janderson@nhcs.ca  Attention:  Jessica Anderson and identify the position being applied for. This position will remain open until the successful candidate is hired.

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 ($17.81 to $18.87/hr starting) and will receive the Ontario Wage Enhancement Grant for eligible hours ($2/hr).

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.