Early Years Program Worker - Temporary

Carlington Community Health Centre - Ottawa, ON (18 days ago)

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Why Carlington CHC?

Carlington Community Health Centre is a non-profit organization that puts today’s most pressing health care challenges at the heart of their service delivery. We turn to the best professionals and employees to help improve the health and well-being of our community. We build trusting relationships with our clients and deliver quality services through a wide range of health and social services to parents and children, youth and teens, adults, and seniors.

We look to help community members resolve problems and advance concerns in the community by providing organizational support and advocacy assistance to local groups and associations.

Our mission is to improve, support and promote the health and well-being of the people and diverse communities we serve!

What’s in it for you?

At Carlington CHC, we offer competitive perks in which support retention and satisfy our employees.

  • Offer great work/life balance
  • Competitive salary within the healthcare sector
  • Great working conditions and optional contribution for Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Stimulating and positive work environment
  • Great employee wellness programs with corporate discounts

Join our team!

New Opportunity – Early Years Program Worker (EYPW)

Job Type: Relief / Casual

Term Duration: Temporary, November 2019 – August 2020

Location: 900 Merivale and Community location

We are seeking a qualified Early Years Program Worker (EYPW) to work as a member of the Early Years team to deliver quality early years programs (Community playgroups and/or Headstart Nursery School) to families with children years 0-6.

Under the supervision of the Early Years Program Coordinator and the Parent-Child and Youth Services Program Director, the EYPW will deliver services that stimulate healthy child development and support healthy parent/caregivers – child relationships.

This individual will deliver programs that meet all health and safety standards and align with provincial guidelines and best practices for early years programming as described in the How Does Learning Happen? Framework, as well as the Childcare and Early Years Act 2014.

As an EYPW, you will possess a strong understanding and ability for working with children, caregivers and communities to support optimal child development and support families and caregivers. You must be a strong communicator and have the ability to establish appropriate relationships.

This is a very satisfying and rewarding opportunity, as families trust the EYPW to recognize their life challenges and support them in their parenting journey.

If you also have the expertise and are strongly motivated to facilitate groups that aligns with the How Does Learning Happen pedagogical framework and Community Health Centre values, you are ideal for this role!

Words that are meaningful to us in our everyday work:

  • Child-led programming * Socio-emotional growth * Attachment-guided practices * Non-judgmental * Outdoor nature play * Parent engagement * Inclusiveness * Meaningful relationships * Special Needs * Social determinants of health * Community Resources * Healthy Active living * Early referral * Key Accountabilities:

Program-related activities include but are not limited to:

(EarlyON context)

  • Delivers quality playgroups that enhance child welfare and development and align with the How does Learning Happen? Framework.
  • Implements daily program activities to ensure smooth running of the program, including circle time, snacks time, room set up and take down.
  • Works with EarlyON team to uphold quality and safety standards for playgroup programs.
  • May occasionally assist parents and caregivers with behaviour management during group activities, in a manner that supports children’s emotional and mental health.
  • May occasionally assist parents with the use of parent-friendly screening tools such as Nippissing and Nutristep.
  • Assists clients with registration process, as needed.

(Headstart Context)

  • Works with the Headstart teachers to supervise up to 24 children and deliver program content in a stimulating learning environment for groups of infants, toddlers, and/or pre-schoolers, in accordance with How Does Learning Happen? and CCEYA.
  • Participates in all activities and transitions to ensure smooth running of the program, including circle time, mealtime, nap time routines (setting up, cleaning up tables, putting away dishes, sweeping floors, setting up and putting away cots and supervising children during nap time).
  • Works with the Headstart team to ensures quality and safety standards for the Nursery School program.
  • Works within the team to manage and guide children’s behaviours as needed in a manner that support children’s emotional and mental health.

Shared Program Responsibilities:

  • Set-up environments that foster healthy physical, cognitive, emotional, social and creative growth and development in children ages 0 – 6 years in a developmentally appropriate way.
  • Models appropriate interactions with parents/caregivers and children by engaging in developmentally appropriate activities;
  • Reports observations and concerns regarding children’s developmental needs to the team for follow-up.
  • Participates in toy disinfecting in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines, as required.
  • Works respectfully and responsively with children and their families and caregivers
  • May occasionally ride on the bus.
  • May assist with cooking duties upon request.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding client information and client files.
  • Participates in assigned administration duties.
  • Perform other related duties assigned from time to time by Program Coordinator.


  • Experience working in Early Childhood/playgroup drop-in settings with children ages zero to six years, and/or experience working in a licensed childcare environment.
  • Experience in a non-profit, community-based organization.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and experience working with culturally diverse populations essential.
  • Commitment to the healthy development of children and support of vulnerable families.
  • Understanding of issues relevant to working with low-income (multi-risks) parents/caregivers.
  • Regular access to a vehicle required.
  • Availability to work evenings and occasional weekends if required. (Early-On)
  • Fluency in English is essential; French/English bilingualism is preferred.
  • A third language relevant to our client population is an asset.Skills crucial to success in this role:
  • Knowledge of child development and behaviour management.
  • Familiarity with the How Does Learning Happen? Framework and Childcare and Early Years Act.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish appropriate relationships with children, families and caregivers.
  • Ability to supervise children and/or engage with children and their families in a manner consistent with the goals and philosophy of the program and the community health centre.
  • Familiarity with the use of computers and/or tablets.(Salary Range: $17.59 - $21.01 per hour)

Let’s get started!

As a non-profit organization, we are accountable to our community for providing quality care. For this reason, we can only consider applicants who clearly describe how their education, skills, and experience match each of the position requirements listed above.

If you are interested to apply, please forward application materials (cover letter, resume) to Brittany Bourdon, Human Resources Coordinator at Carlington Community Health Centre. Applications can be submitted by email to HR @carlington.ochc.org

Please quote job reference “PCYS - 57” in subject header or subject line. The deadline to submit your application is November 27, 2019 at 8:00am.

Carlington Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer who values the diversity of individuals in our programs and services.

Please contact the Human Resources Coordinator to discuss any accommodation needs during the selection process. We thank all applicants but regret that we can only contact those invited for an interview.

Job Type: Temporary


  • working with children 0-6: 1 year (Preferred)
  • early childhood/playgroup setting: 1 year (Preferred)


  • French (Preferred)