Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) Staff

Job city: 
Toronto (GTA)
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO) is a community based multicultural, multi-service agency which offers a broad range of programs to serve Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park and the surrounding communities through strengthening the quality of individual and community life.

Program/Project Description

The Language and Labour Market Access program stream provides services that facilitate social, economic and civic integrations of newcomers into the community and the society at large. Services provided include needs assessment, service planning, information and referrals, reception and orientation, translation, interpretation and introduction to community resources.

Position Summary:

The CNC Staff is responsible for the children and the environment in which they are in. They must also critically ensure the health and safety of each individual child and be sensitive to their unique cultural heritage and values. Supports and actively engages in TNO’s community development principles and initiatives (It’s derived from current TNO’s Strategic Directions)

Responsibilities:

  • Shares in the responsibility for planning, preparing and implementing stimulating, age-appropriate activities that encourage children’s creativity and learning and promote each child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical developmen
  • Establishes and maintains regular communication with parents
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by promptly reporting any existing and/or potential workplace hazards
  • Recognizes and responds to the needs of each child by using developmentally appropriate teaching and child behaviour management techniques
  • Participates fully and consistently in caring for the children and in the overall operation of the program and center; maintains regular and open communication with supervisor
  • Develop and sets up activities like Art Work, Play-dough, Water Table, Sand etc.
  • Participate , prepare and assist children for indoor and outdoor activities
  • Periodically cleans the washrooms
  • Clean up table, chairs and floors before and after feeding the snacks
  • Clean toys, shelves, fridge, microwave, toaster, strollers and carpets daily
  • Wash dishes daily after use
  • Unpack new toys and arranges toys in storage areas as needed
  • Prepare snacks as per the Canadian Food Guidelines
  • Feed children who need help with the snacks
  • Assist in purchasing of snacks and other items as required
  • Participate fire drill once a month
  • Check children daily, for injuries and illness as they arrive for the program
  • Inspecting and maintaining toys, play areas and play ground for safety hazards
  • Actively participates in program’s community development activities including advocacy, outreach and community engagement activities
  • Network with other staff, attending staff meetings, participating in agency functions including United Way related activites, staff social events, community events, staff and agency committees
  • Other duties assigned

Qualifications:

Education

  • The minimum level of education preferred is a Community College Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Assistant Level)

Experience:

  • One to three years of experience in child minding with knowledge of all areas of health and safety
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, electronic toys and electrical appliances
  • Experience working with low-income, multi-racial, multi-lingual newcomer communities
  • Experience working from an anti-oppression, LGBTQ+ positive framework

Other:

  • A successful clearance of criminal record, CPR, TB test, and immunization verification will be required for the position
  • Ability to speak and written a second language is an asset
  • Proficiency in the use of computers including word and data processing
  • Ensures that all records are kept confidential and secure

Working Conditions:

  • Hours of Work: This position would be required to work regular hours (17.5 hours per week, not including lunch break) between 8.30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. besides evening shifts and weekends as decided by program requirements.
  • Location: This position will be located within any of TNO locations based on community and program requirements. The locations (multiple) for this position may be added or moved to new addresses in the future according to the community and program requirements.

How to apply:

To apply for this position candidates are requested to send a copy of their application (cover letter, resume and any other document supporting your candidature) by Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to:

Human Resources
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office
1 Leaside Park Drive, Unit # 7
Toronto, Ontario, M4H 1R1

E-mail: recruitment@thorncliffe.org

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code please contact 416-467-0126 For more information visit: http://www.thorncliffe.org

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office is committed to employment equity initiatives. TNO encourage residents of Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, and surrounding communities and members of ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, francophone, refugee, LGBTQ and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.