Resource Teacher, Care for Newcomer Children (CNC)

Job city: 
Mississauga, ON
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 3:30pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Organization Overview:

Newcomer Centre of Peel (NCP) is a multi-service agency that assists the entire newcomer family in achieving settlement. With experience and expertise in English language training; employability and business start-up and comprehensive settlement services including programs for women, children, youth and seniors; NCP offers a dedication to service quality. Through innovation and a progressive attitude, we leverage the broad experience of our staff and community partners to overcome settlement barriers.

NCP strive for equal access to opportunities, enabling immigrants to connect to the enduring values and principles of what defines Canada. Working with multiple funders including: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration Ontario (MCI), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), United Way of Peel, Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and other financial institutions (TD, National Bank of Canada), NCP hopes to foster loyalty towards Canada from our new immigrants and their families. We encourage this by providing a variety of holistic services in a friendly and open atmosphere. Our vision is to continue to evolve together as a community.

Summary:

Embrace inclusive beliefs and values, putting into practice structures that will permit each newcomer child to learn in an environment that welcomes diversity including children with challenging behaviors or diverse learning abilities in cooperation with parents, colleagues and community professionals.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with child care providers to ensure an optimal learning environment for all children through conducting an inclusion scan and providing relevant strategies and recommendations
  • Adhere to childcare policy and procedures, including behaviour management policy, in accordance with all requirements
  • Provide consultation services, training, mentoring and modeling to child care professionals to increase their capacity to work with children with special needs and to support the healthy development of children within CNC
  • Develop individual Program plans, for each child on their formal caseload, in partnership with the child’s family and teacher, incorporating the recommendations of other professionals who have assessed the child
  • Determine the child’s strengths and needs by using a variety of developmental and environmental tools which will indicate supports necessary to encourage progress in all areas of the child’s development
  • Provide training for child care providers which enable the enhancement of skills to better meet the needs of the child
  • Actively participate as part of the lead in the multidisciplinary team to support the child’s needs
  • Maintain competence and fidelity of the CNC requirements by participating in reflective supervision, professional/program development and training opportunities
  • Identifying opportunity for improvement and participating in quality improvement and program evaluation initiatives
  • Attend team, childcare provider, program and committee working groups as required
  • Remain current in the knowledge of, and adhere to, the CNC requirements and the Centre’s policies and procedures and all relevant legislation for children’s services
  • Represent the Centre in the community through participation on community committees/working groups and educational presentation as required
  • Meet with Classroom Teacher/Child Care Provider on a regular basis to review the Individual Program Plan, progress and next steps
  • Maintain up-to-date records for each child identified on your caseload. In order to monitor the child’s progress towards meeting long and short-term goals the Resource Consultant will maintain on-going progress notes, records of any meetings pertaining to the child and any recommendations made by other professionals involved (e.g., Speech, Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Intervention, etc.)
  • Other job duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Possess an Early Childhood Education Diploma with Advanced Studies in Special Needs or a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Studies and ABA certified and or Resource Teacher Certification
  • Be registered and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Have 3 years’ experience working with and programming for children with special needs
  • Experience working with Newcomer families in the settlement sector is an asset
  • Possess excellent English language communication skills, written and oral are essential. Proficiency in other languages is an asset
  • Knowledge of Peel Special Needs Strategy for Early Learning
  • Demonstrate competence with computer-based technology for data entry, information sourcing and report writing
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certificate

Start date: April 3, 2017
Hours: 35 hours per week

How to apply:

Please forward your resume and cover letter and quote “Resource Teacher (CNC)” on the subject line to:

E-mil: hr@ncpeel.ca

In the spirit of the Human Rights Code, we ask that resumes not include personal data such as age, health, marital and family status, place of origin and gender. NCP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Thank you to all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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