Position Title Care for Newcomer Children (CNC)
Organization Structure Reports to the Programs Manager
Job Classification CNC Level II
Job Status Full-time
Number of Positions 1
Location Scarborough South
Wages $22.73/hour for 27.5 hours/week
This is a Bargaining Unit Position.
Be a part of Polycultural Immigrant and Community services! Founded in 1993, Polycultural is dedicated to hosting an open and inclusive environment for all. We are a multicultural melting-pot perfectly reflecting Canada’s diversity. We are like a family, have a culture filled with care and genuine connection with a very inclusive environment for all. With a diverse range of programs and services, we help individuals and families build a brighter future in Canada. Serving clients from over eight different locations across the GTA and Orangeville in more than 20 languages.
Polycultural offers a comprehensive benefits, including paid time off at Christmas (for eligible employees), employer paid Extended Health and Dental, RRSP match, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and WorkPerks!
Collaboratively plans and implements a culturally sensitive child-centered program that reflects the diversity of the participants; introduces Canadian values and traditions, and meets the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development needs of the enrolled children.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Follow Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) requirements
• Ensure that all health and safety standards are met, and operation of the program is in compliance with Polycultural and CNC policies, procedures, and requirements
• Assess the skills, abilities, interests, and needs of enrolled children
• Guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing, and toilet habits
• Communicate with parents, ensuring that parents receive orientation to the care, activities, and guidance used in the program; Discuss progress or problems of children with parents and relevant staff members with appropriate attention and respect to matters of confidentiality
• Administer the program, keeping appropriate records related to the children and the program
• Ensure all new CNC staff receive orientation training; train and supervise program volunteers
• Keep accurate daily attendance records (also child profile, and session management forms as required); and complete accident reports on appropriate forms
• Monitor all entrances and exits at all times
• Inspect CNC space for safety issues and seek corrective action according to procedures
• Set up procedures to ensure that the children are never left unattended
• Ensure, in collaboration with Programs Manager, that the program has the materials and equipment necessary for meeting program goals
• Ensure that supply CNC staff are sourced only from Polycultural’s CNC supply list
• Order supplies as required, keeping within budget in consultation with Programs Manager
• Plan a program that encourages respect for the values, customs, and traditions of other cultures
• Participate in all required Professional Development activities, such as workshops, conferences, and staff meetings
• Work with team members to create a positive environment
• Submit monthly statistical and narrative reports as required
Changes behavioural style or method of approach when necessary to achieve a goal; adjusts style as appropriate to the needs of the situation. Responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives.
Using a variety of communication styles and strategies to foster open communication and the exchange of information and discussion on an ongoing basis.
Planning & Organizing/Time Management
Establishes a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Sets priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity.
Demonstrates strong commitment to meeting the needs of co-workers, managers, clients, or community members, striving to ensure their full satisfaction.
The job involves working with young children and includes lifting and participating in physical activities. It may also involve the supervision of children and physical activities out of doors.
• Early Childhood Education Certificate
• Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators membership in good standing
• Experience in a childcare setting
• Valid Standard First Aid and CPR certificates
• Current Health assessment, including immunization and proof of Tuberculosis status
• Awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of newcomers
• Strong background and ability to plan and organize the activities for children
• Multicultural awareness, gender sensitivity, and racial and ethnic appreciation
• Effective communication within a team environment, staff, and students
• Demonstrate moral and ethical judgment
• Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of newcomers
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Good computer skills and excellent writing skills
• Ability to be creative and flexible in planning
• Fluency in Mandarin is an asset
A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Check (completed when offer is made)
Polycultural reserves the right to post internally and externally.
In support of persons with disabilities, Polycultural asks that job applicants with disabilities who require accommodation in the recruitment and selection process, to please advise Human Resources, if contacted for an interview/testing, so that suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards). If you require assistance in sending your resume due to a disability, please contact Human Resources directly.
We thank everyone for their interest in Polycultural; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
No phone calls please.