(2) EarlyON Resource Workers - Permanent Part Time
EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer parent-child interactive programs on a variety of early years’ topics and interests by facilitating small group sessions. EarlyON uses emergent programs for parent-child interactive sessions, with a focus on healthy child development and on the skills and strategies necessary for parents and caregivers to promote children’s readiness to learn and overall healthy development.
Working 21 to 25 hours per week (shifts vary including evenings and Saturdays on an as needed basis) and reporting to the Children’s Services Supervisor, the Resource Worker will be a part of the EarlyON team, and is responsible for creating learning environments that reflect effective practices; facilitating developmentally responsive and interactive programs with parents/caregivers and their children up to the age of 6 years and providing relevant information and referrals to families in Dufferin County.
What you’ll do
- Interacting with children and their parents/caregivers during play and inquiry-based learning
- Facilitating age specific programs and special events
- Engaging parents/caregivers in discussions regarding their child’s development and learning
- Facilitating Programs in centre, outdoors and virtually while keeping in line with health and safety guidelines
- Supporting families/caregivers by providing agency referrals and contact information
- Working with partners to enhance services to families and promote programs
- Setting up environments/programs to reflect effective practices, and are inclusive, accessible, appropriate and safe
- Conducting administrative duties including: maintaining program attendance records, conducting orientations with new families; providing and documenting referrals; data entry of participants and outreach efforts; responding to voicemail and e-mail messages; occasional social media posts
- Attending staff meetings and professional learning opportunities
- Provide parents/caregivers with resources that reflect early years “best practices” and current research in child development.