The Enhanced Childcare Program Support Worker will provide assistance and support to children with special needs with the guidance and direction of the Program Lead/staff within the Trenton MFRC Childcare setting. The position will require a thorough understanding of the unique and demanding lifestyle experienced by the military family and how these challenges can affect child development and parenting. Enhanced Program Support is responsible to assist with the performance of all provincial regulations according to the Child Care Early Years Act and to ensure to adhere to all Trenton MFRC Policies and Procedures.
The Enhance Childcare Program Support Worker will have:
- Completion of Early Childhood Education, Child & Youth Worker, Social Service Worker or Developmental Service Worker Diploma, degree, or equivalent approved by the provincial licensing process,
- At least one full year of experience within the childcare field,
- Proven ability to work with children as individuals and in groups,
- Current Criminal Reference Check, valid First Aid/CPR certificate, up-to-date Immunization,
- Proven ability to assess and document observations on children’s development or circumstance,
- High degree of interpersonal and communication skills,
- Written and oral fluency in English (written and oral fluency in French would be considered an asset)
- A proven capacity to actively participate within a collaborative team environment and the ability to acknowledge and assess issues and concerns bringing them to the attention of the MFRC Special Needs Inclusion Coordinator
- Knowledge of the CCEYA,
- Proven ability to resource, create and facilitate alternate programming in conjunction with the MFRC Special Needs Inclusion Coordinator and other program staff, geared towards the individual(s) in care
- Strong advocacy skills with the ability to work towards an inclusive and supportive environment
- Proficiency in various computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Access, Internet and the ability to adapt to new applications as they become available.
- Current membership with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educator would be considered an asset