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York River School Age Program

Licensed After School and Summer School Age Program

Early Childhood Educator

Posting Date: January 7 to 21, 2018

 

We are currently looking to hire an educator starting in the new year.  Permanent position – 16 hours per week.  Position start date effective January 14th, 2019.  Pay is in accordance to the NHCS Salary Grid ($19.87 to 23.42/hour plus eligible Wage Enhancement Grant hours $2/hour).

 Requirements:

  • Ability to work full day hours on PA days, March Break, Winter Break and Summer which takes place at York River Public School.  After School hours are a minimum of 3 hours per day from 2:30 to 5:30 pm plus one hour per week for grocery shopping and Full Day Hours are a minimum of 5 hours.

  • Preference will be given to those who have an ECE Diploma or Degree and who are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators. 

  • 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.

  • 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” for school age children.

  • 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.  

Please forward resumes 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.

EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Program Facilitator

Early Childhood Educator

One Year Contract

Posting Date:                     January 7 to 28, 2019

Contract End Date:            March 2020

Job Summary:

Reporting to the EarlyON Coordinators and in co-operation with other centre team members, this position will design and implement various activities that 1) Engage Parents and Caregivers 2) Support Early Learning and Development 3) Make Connections for Families.   

The Facilitator will provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and language development of each child while being sensitive to the needs and preferences of families.  The successful candidate will strive to achieve a good balance between children’s self-initiated learning and adult-led activities in a learning environment based on each child’s developmental level, strengths, needs, interests and experience.  Will undertake a team approach to duties and perform other related duties as required to support the effective operation of the EarlyON Programs. The EarlyON Child and Family Centre Early Childhood Educator will provide assistance to 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 the Bancroft EarlyON Centre, Algonquin Inodewiziwin Centre and throughout North Hastings outreach locations.

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

  • Provide community connections with service providers

  • Provide Healthy Food and Wellness Programs to educate parents on the importance of healthy eating

  • 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.

  • A successful Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society Check

  • 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.  ($19.87 to 23.42/hr)

  • Must be available Monday through Saturday 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

  • NHCS reserves the right to limit the notice entitlement upon termination to the minimum standards of the Employment Standards Act.

  • Internal applicants may be able to resume their previous position after the end of the contract

Please forward resumes 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.

Licensed School Age Program Coordinator

and

EarlyON Program Facilitator

Early Childhood Educator

Split position

 Posting Date:                    January 7 to 28, 2019

Contract End Date:         March 2020

One Year Contract with extension depending on funding – 37.5 hours per week.  Position start date effective January 28th, 2019. Pay will be in accordance with the NHCS Salary Grid (Coordinator Rate for 4 hours/day at $24.23 to 27.66/hour plus eligible Wage Enhancement Grant hours $2/hour, EarlyON Facilitator 3.5 hours/day ($19.87 to 23.42/hr). Hours will consist of weekdays and some weekends 9am to 5:30pm but may vary according to the needs of staff, program and community networking.  Benefit Package offered after one month.

 Job Description Coordinator:

 The Coordinator will supervise the licensed after school and summer school age programs.  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, direct the programs and oversee the staff. 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.

As part of the Complex Family Support Team, the School Age Coordinator will also provide resources and support to School Age children and their families in school and EarlyON settings.

Job Description Program Facilitator:

This position will design and implement various activities that 1) Engage Parents and Caregivers 2) Support Early Learning and Development 3) Make Connections for Families. 

The Facilitator will provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and language development of each child while being sensitive to the needs and preferences of families.  The successful candidate will strive to achieve a good balance between children’s self-initiated learning and adult-led activities in a learning environment based on each child’s developmental level, strengths, needs, interests and experience.  Will undertake a team approach to duties and perform other related duties as required to support the effective operation of the EarlyON Programs. The EarlyON Child and Family Centre Early Childhood Educator will provide assistance to families, caregivers and communities to support their efforts in raising children aged 0 to 6 years.

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 travel from head office in Bancroft and the different School Age sites currently in Bancroft, Maynooth and Birds Creek 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 as required

  • 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 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.

Youth Community Connector

One Year Contract

 Posting Date:  January 7 to 21, 2019

Contract Period End Date: December 20, 2019 with possibility of extension.

We are currently looking to hire a Youth Community Connector contract starting immediately.  Pay is in accordance to the NHCS Salary Grid ($24.23/hr) 20 hrs/wk.

Job Summary:

 Reporting to the Executive Director, the Youth Community Connector (YCC) will provide a wide range of support for youth to have embedded roles for the development of YOURSPACE, a youth centre with wrap around services and supports in North Hastings.  The YCC will provide expertise and facilitate youth access for consultation, complete funding applications and plan as indicated. The Youth Connector will aid the Coordinator to identify, deliver, and measure programs and services that focus on empowering youth to make changes to support learning and development, engage parents and caregivers and make connections to programs and services available. This position works from a minimal barrier, harm reduction perspective to build relationship and rapport with, and help meet the needs of youth who live in North Hastings. The YCC will support the youth with a connection to Elders and Indigenous community connections as well as co-facilitate the Youth Advisory Board meetings and projects.

Requirements:

  • Child and Youth Worker or Social Services Diploma

  • Minimum five years related work and/or volunteer experience with youth aged 12 to 21

  • Ability to work at various NHCS sites across North Hastings including schools and public spaces

  • Have a valid Ontario Drivers License and use of a personal vehicle for errands if necessary.

  • Preference will be given to those who have experience in a variety of NHCS programs.

  • Must have a clear recent Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check and meet health requirements, have First Aid and CPR (infant and child) up to date.

  • NHCS reserves the right to limit the notice entitlement upon termination to the minimum standards of the Employment Standards Act.

  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.

 Experience and Abilities:

  • Commitment to low-barrier, non-judgmental, and harm reduction approaches

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with youth

  • Ability to build rapport and build positive relationships with youth, including youth with varying levels of mental wellness, substance use concerns, challenging behavior, and complex health and social needs.

  • Ability to identify the needs and wants of members/participants as a priority and respond in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person’s experience for service strategy

  • Perform administrative tasks such as completion of forms (intake, assessment, other), collecting statistics, informing reports, informing and implementing surveys and evaluation tools, contributing to grant proposals

  • Strong personal and professional boundaries

  • Knowledge of relevant resources and commitment to ongoing learning

  • Understanding of the impacts of colonization on Indigenous peoples

  • Understanding of the impacts of violence/ abuse and trauma and the interconnectedness with mental health and substance use

  • 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 within a planning 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.  

Please forward resume to North Hastings Children’s Services, 20 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft ON KOL 1C0 or to 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.

Please note we do not have any vacancies on the NHCS Board at this time. We are in the process of revisiting our working committees and would accept letters of interest for these committees as well as volunteering in a variety of our programs.