Child Literacy Facilitator

Job city: 
Toronto (GTA)
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Organization Overview

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

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office offers a wide range of Child, Family and Youth Services including a specialized English Conversation Group funded by the United Way. This program has both adult and child education components, focuses on language skills development (oral, written and listening) for those looking to improve their communication skills. The program utilizes conversation as a mechanism for teaching. Curriculum varies from week to week and is primarily topic based

Position Summary:

The Child Literacy Facilitator works closely with the English Conversation Coordinator to ensure program requirements are met. This position facilitates lesson plans for the children's literacy component and provides direct guidance to child development. Child Literacy Facilitator also submits periodic program reports as required by the management and agency

Responsibilities:

  • Implements lesson plans and activities, developed by English Conversation Coordinator, that are stimulating, age-appropriate activities that encourage children’s creativity and learning and promote each child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development
  • 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
  • Cleans and maintains classroom equipment, furniture, and toys periodically
  • Prepare snacks as per the Canadian Food Guidelines
  • Assist in purchasing of program items as required
  • Maintains required program records and submits required weekly and monthly reports and as requested by the management of the agency
  • 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 3 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 (6 hours per week, not including lunch break) between 8.30 AM to 8:00 PM 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 Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by 5:00pm. to:

Human Resource
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. We 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.