The Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) focuses on strengthening families by connecting neighbours to each other and their community. By knowing their neighbours and their neighbourhood, children and families will build a social network and be aware of their community assets within a Canadian experience. The LION program will impact communities through partner collaborations and LION program facilitators will be a representation of that partnership in the community.
Reporting to the LION Manager, the Program Facilitator will work with other program facilitators and community partners of the LION initiative. Program Facilitators will plan, develop and implement early learning activities and programs for families and caregivers with children newborn to six years on a community mobile vehicle and at various community sites. Program Facilitators will be responsible for driving a large mobile vehicle to and from the program site.
- Take a community development approach to program planning and facilitation
- Design and implement strategies for community engagement and involvement
- Foster partnerships with service providers to ensure responsive service provision and information is provided at each location
- Provide orientation and promotion of the services and program schedules of the mobile center to participants and provide agency referrals and contact information as needed
- Develop and maintain active and effective communication and information networks within the community and human services sectors
- Support participants to identify and respond to changing needs and gaps in the community
- Work with community members to build capacity of families to access community resources
- Plan and implement community events appropriate for a neighbourhood
- Plan and implement developmentally appropriate play-based activities for children
- Role model appropriate interactions, problem-solving and communications skills for parents/caregivers and children
- Provide programs in a professional and efficient manner in accordance with family focused principles
- Implement outreach strategies that are responsive to each of the locations
- As needed; operate a recreational vehicle designed to provide space for the program:
- Participate in regular driver training
- Prepare and drive the RV to program locations
- Maintain vehicle fuel levels
- Complete cleaning and physical closing of the unit before returning to its parking place.
- Abide and ensure the agencies day to day practices and procedures with respects to record keeping, privacy and confidentiality is maintained and according to agencies policy and procedures
- Ensuring optimal assessment and implementation of all occupational health and safety requirements of the agency and any agreements with partner agencies is adhered to
- Other duties as assigned
- Relevant university degree or college diploma, related to Early Childhood Development
- Knowledge of child development and family dynamics
- Access to own vehicle
- G2 Driver’s License, with 5 years driving experience and the ability to meet driving requirements for the mobile unit
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Fluency in the English language a must
- Fluency in the French language would be an asset
- Knowledge of Peel region and the services available
- Ability to communicate thoughtfully and effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations
- Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with team members, students, parents, community and volunteers
- Basic computer skills and comfort with smart phone applications and tools
- Proven ability to organize, prioritize and work within tight timelines
- Capacity to gather information on community assets and support community members to build connection to those resources
This is a ?Maternity Leave Contrac Position.
Hours of work: 27.5 hours /week
A thorough driving training will be given, as well as an intensive orientation, and a competitive compensation.
How to apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references by February 24, 2017 to:
The Hiring Committee
Upon hire, the candidate must provide vulnerable sector police check.
Malton Neighbourhood Services is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Thank you to all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.