Background: The Immigrants Working Centre is an equality-seeking, anti-racist; non-profit, charitable organization committed to the social, political and economic inclusion newcomers to Canada, recognizing them as essential partners in the growth and prosperity of our city and country.
Job Summary: To work under the direction of the CNC program supervisor on the development and implementation of on-site childcare services for the participants of the Caring for Newcomer Children Program.
- First Aid and CPR Certification
- Minimum 2 year Certificate in a child development program or a related field from a recognized academic institution
- Registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators and in good standing
- Valid Police Check
- Experience working as a child care provider in the age groups IWC’s CNC program cares for
- Experience working with diverse communities, familiar with principles of diversity and anti-racism
- Familiar with child care workers’ responsibilities under the Child Protection Act
- Record of health assessment including TB test no more than 3 months prior to start date.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Work with the CNC team to implement daily activities that support and promote the growth of newcomer children in the CNC program.
- Support the CNC team in ensuring that program requirements are being implemented, including health and safety requirements for the program.
- Ensure that multiculturalism is part of activities that foster respect and awareness of other cultures' values, customs and traditions.
- Prepare and/or arrange for necessary program materials.
- Maintain a warm, safe and stimulating atmosphere throughout the program.
- Ensure that all children are given opportunities which contribute towards their physical, social, intellectual and emotional development.
- Discuss with the supervisor children’s progress and problems.
- Help to prepare and set up the activity area before program time, assure that all the facilities and equipment are kept clean, safe and in good repair.
- Be aware of a child-care worker’s responsibility under the Child Protection Act with respect to the welfare of children attending the program.