EMPLOYER: Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Job Title: Family Resource Worker - EarlyON
Status: Casual relief - On-call
Hours: As required - Daytime availability required
Salary: $24.80/hour plus 4% vacation pay
Bringing care and community together since 1986. Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre connects children, youth, parents, adults and seniors with services and resources in Ottawa west. We are committed to supporting our diverse communities in far west Ottawa by providing and coordinating accessible health and social services. Our work is guided by our four core beliefs: empowerment, equity, partnership and innovation and demonstrated through our day-to-day interactions with clients, partners, volunteers, members and staff.
Working at WOCRC means working within our Guiding Beliefs and making a difference to our community. As our employees support the community, WOCRC supports and values its employees by offering a generous wellness package including vacation leave, personal leave, insurance and health coverage, HOOPP enrolment, and maternity leave top-up for full-time indeterminate employees.
WOCRC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. WOCRC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Support and/or accommodation is available through all phases of our hiring process, please let us know how we can support you.
The Family Resource Worker – Casual Relief is responsible for delivering programs and services that support the needs of parents’/ care providers and children birth to 6 years in the communities of Kanata, West Carleton and Stittsville.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Deliver playgroups and activities for children:
- Promoting child development and encouraging parent/ care provider-child interaction;
- Using the recreational resources available in the community;
- Delivering, on an on call basis, programs and services including playgroups and activities;
- Using modeling for the parent/ care provider in the relation with the child.
Assist parent/care providers to increase their awareness of child development:
- Providing information and referral to parent/care providers;
- Providing education services for parent/care providers through workshops and other training opportunities;
- Supporting parent/care providers in identifying their needs;
- Assisting parent/care providers to identify their strengths and limitations to help improve their child’s and their own quality of life;
- Linking and referring care providers to other programs offered by WOCRC and other community organizations.
Develop and maintain the EYC program:
- Deliver, on an on call basis, early learning programs and services throughout our communities, including rural, in local schools and in the EarlyON CFC;
- Providing support and training to volunteers as required;
- Creating a sense of program ownership and engagement with parent/care providers as well as with partnering organizations;
- Deliver programs and services that are aligned with community needs, trends and gaps based on client feedback and data such as Child Status Index, Early Development Instrument and Census data as well as in consultation with partnering organizations.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
Education and Experience:
- Post-secondary diploma in early childhood education, child and youth worker or equivalent in training;
- Two years’ pertinent experience in an early learning environment; working with children, parent and care providers;
- Registration and/or eligibility for registration in the College of Early Childhood Educators an asset;
- Experience working in partnership with other early years providers in a service integration model/framework;
- First Aid / CPR training.
- Strong critical analysis, problem solving, planning and decision making skills;
- Excellent relationship building skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently in remote locations;
- Demonstrated conflict management and resolution skills;
- Ability to develop and implement programs using an inter-disciplinary collaborative approach;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team environment;
- Demonstrated ability to work within an equity inclusion framework;
- Knowledge of social services delivery in Ottawa.
Submit any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that applications submitted via email will not be considered.
Address cover letters to:
People Services Manager
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
2 MacNeil Court
Kanata, ON K2L 4H7
We are an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business and job requirements. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment based on individual qualifications, without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status (including single status), gender identity, gender expression, record of offences (in employment only), sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Ontario.
WOCRC has an accommodation process in place that provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please do not hesitate to let us know how we can best accommodate you.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this employment opportunity. Please note however that, due to the volume of résumés received, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
START DATE: 02/01/2023