Reporting to the Supervisor, Early Intervention, is responsible for promoting the development, participation and inclusion of children within the community through education, planning, developing and implementing support plans for infants and young children with special needs and their families in licensed child care programs, community settings and Early Intervention Services Offices.
- Supports families with children (birth to school entry) with special needs at home, through coaching and collaborative consultation with parents and caregivers.
- Conducts a Routines Based Interview with family to determine children’s participation, independence and social relationships in daily routines.
- Develops and supports a Family Support Plan with functional outcomes.
- Conducts Routines Based home visiting.
- Modifies support plans to reflect child progress and family needs.
- Coaches the family and caregivers in identifying and responding to the child’s engagement and participation within daily routines
- Provides strategies to parents or caregivers that promote a child’s engagement, independence and social relationships within the home and community settings
- Maintains digital case notes and prepares reports as required.
- Acts as the service co-ordinator for the family and/or licensed Early Learning and Child Care program, to ensure that other care providers are involved in the planning and implementation of the child’s Individual Program Plan/Family Support Plan.
- Determines whether children and families are appropriate for intervention through routines based interviews and/or service level guide as determined by required criteria outlined in legislation and as per Regional guidelines.
- Makes referrals to and shares appropriate information with the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program as determined by protocol with Markham Stouffville Hospital.
- Facilitates educational sessions to a variety of audiences or groups to build the capacity of parents and caregivers, and support the inclusion of all children ensuring corporate standards are met.
- Identifies key customer needs, expectations and level of satisfaction on an ongoing basis using sound listening and evaluation methods.
- May be required to work outside of normal business hours to provide education sessions or client support.
- Community College Diploma in Early Childhood Education or related program AND a post diploma Resource Teacher Certificate, as recognized by the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario OR approved equivalent education and work experience.
- Minimum two (2) years’ experience working with infants, young children with special needs (birth to age 12) and staff in inclusive settings, including experience working with families in home and/or child care programs, utilizing a family-centred model of early intervention.
- Experience developing and implementing Family Support Plans and Individual Program Plans.
- Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s licence and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
- Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply online by June 21, 2021. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.