Early Childhood Resource Specialist

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Number: 80517
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 27.3500 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 35.0700
Post Date: Feb 14, 2020, 5:00:00 AM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Feb 21, 2020, 4:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation is a portfolio within McMaster Children's Hospital. It is comprised of many different programs providing out- patient services to children (and some adults) with developmental, emotional or behaviourial, physical, or communication needs. Special Needs Resourcing provides services to children, families and Licensed Child Care Programs within the catchment of the City of Hamilton.

Position Summary

As a member of the Special Needs Resourcing Team, the Early Childhood Resource Specialist (ECRS) is a consultant to the community for preschool aged children with an identified need. Collaboration with community services regarding integration issues, skill development, and education is required. The ECRS will support the inclusion of preschoolers with various needs in the community and will support advocacy for children with special needs. The ECRS is also available to the families to provide in-home consultation support regarding implementation of interventions and addresses each child's learning, play and behaviour. The ECRS on the team may provide intervention within the home with emphasis on the childcare setting. The ECRS will participate in the development of clinical services including staff education workshops and learning oppourtunities, parent education workshops and quality assurance activities.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days (occasional early mornings and evenings)


1. Early Childhood Resource Teacher Certificate and registration with College of Early Childhood Education
2. Diploma in Early Childhood education or a university degree in Child Studies
3. Current First Aid certificate
4. 2 years E.C.E. experience working with children with a wide range of complex difficulties
5. Maintains a current membership in the Association of Early Childhood Educations, Ontario (AECE,O)
6. Excellent knowledge of child development in all areas, including communication, behaviour, social skills, life skills.
7. Good working knowledge of community programs and relevant agencies
8. Demonstrated ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team
9. Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
10. Willingness to participate in a criminal reference screening process
11. Fluency in French will be considered an asset

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement