RECE Facilitator – EarlyON Centre
PLASP Child Care Services is an award winning charitable organization operating on a not-for-profit basis, providing high quality licensed programs, for children up to 12 years of age since 1975. PLASP operates in more than 230 schools providing before school, lunch, and after school programs, an EarlyON centre and over 25 early learning and child care centres, providing full day care.
PLASP Child Care Services opened their first EarlyON centre in September 2018. The EarlyON centre is a child and family centre offering free drop in programs for caregivers and children from birth to 6 years of age. These programs allow caregivers and children the opportunity to participate in active, play-based learning opportunities together such as storytelling, sing alongs, creative art experiences and more. Caregivers can also seek and receive advice from Early Childhood professionals while connecting with other families within the community.
PLASP is committed to hiring, training, and fairly compensating staff. We employ qualified educators who have a positive and sensitive attitude towards children. PLASP staff receive a competitive salary and benefit package, RRSP program, access to an Employee Assistance Program, Employee Wellness Program, life-long learning and training opportunities and opportunities for growth and advancement. All Ontarians have the right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination or harassment. We believe that everyone has worth and value, and that all staff are entitled to be respected, supported, and treated fairly by their co-workers and supervisors.
PLASP kindergarten and school age programs provide fun, age appropriate activities for children 4 to 12 years of age, both indoors and outdoors. Programs follow the Ministry of Education pedagogy, How Does Learning Happen?
Hours of work for this position will be 17.5 hours per week and the daily shift hours are 9:15 AM – 12:45 PM, Monday to Friday.
THE POSITION INVOLVES:
The successful candidate will provide a full range of duties, including:
Create and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where children and families engage in learning through play and inquiry as is consistent with the How Does Learning Happen? Pedagogy (HDLH?)
Engage caregivers in conversations that support the positive development of their child and provide and/or refer parents to resources and specialized services that will support them;
Complete program assessment on a bi-annual basis
Work with staff to provide programming that is reflective of the culture and unique needs of the children and families attending the program
Model and demonstrate positive adult-child interactions for parents and caregivers
Plan adult workshops for caregivers that are relevant to the needs of the families
Collect and report data on program
Attends workshops, conferences and seminars which promote both professional and personal growth
THE PREFERRED CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
An Early Childhood Education Diploma and must be a Registered Early Childhood Educator
Minimum of 2 years’ experience delivering programs to children and families
In-depth knowledge and experience applying play and interest based learning using the How Does Learning Happen?
Experience working with groups of children between the ages of 0 to 6 years and with adults
Experience working in multicultural and inclusive environments
A positive and sensitive attitude towards children and caregivers
Ability to communicate effectively in non-judgemental ways with children, parents, community partners, school staff and coworkers;
A flexible and willing attitude towards lifelong learning and professional development
Excellent relationship building skills and demonstrated ability to network
Strong leadership skills
Strong research and excellent computer skills
Holds a valid Standard First Aid with Level C CPR certificate
Has a valid original Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check, completed within the last six months
Up-to-date immunization records
Ability to speak another language is an asset
A positive and supportive working environment
Growth and learning opportunities
A comprehensive benefits package, including an RRSP matching program and an EAP
A competitive vacation package
An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children
HOW TO APPLY…
To apply please send your cover letter and resume to resumes @ plasp.com with the subject line RECEFA19 no later than March 17, 2019.
PLASP Child Care Services is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.
Please visit www.plasp.com for more employment information
Job Type: Part-time