Resource Consultant - Niagara Region Children's Services

Close Date:     2017-10-09

Approximate Duration: 24-30 months 

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries.  Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada’s most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario’s most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible to maintain a caseload of children who have been referred for Resource Consultant consultative support. Observe, screen, assess and develop a coordinated service plan for each child on the caseload. Monitor the child’s development and recommend/facilitate referrals for additional services if applicable.  Work in collaboration with educators, parent(s)/guardian(s) and community partners, to provide an inclusive early year’s environment that reflects each child’s unique abilities, and supports the child to participate to their full potential. Facilitate the Transition to School process for children entering the elementary school system.     

EDUCATION

•Completion of a 2-year community college program with a diploma in Early Childhood Education.
•Post diploma Early Childhood Education Resource Teacher Certificate or a program of studies that is approved by the Director of the Ministry of Education.
KNOWLEDGE
•Minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience in Early Childhood Education or in an inclusive child care/early years program, or other similar environment.
•Must have experience in working with children with special needs.
•Current knowledge of the College of Early Childhood Educators Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
•Proficient knowledge of research based best practice methods, principles and practices in Early Childhood Education.
•Working knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and Regulations.
•Thorough h knowledge of the “How Does Learning Happen? “  framework.
•Knowledge of diverse family dynamics and community resources.

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