Child Development Educator
The Child Development Educator is one of the development services team. The Child Development Educator works alongside the other members of the Raising our Children team and Developmental Services to support healthy child development, provide early childhood screening and assessment, and build the capacity of community-based workers to support healthy child development.
The Child Development Educator is directly accountable to the Developmental Services Program Manager.
- Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment)
- Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, nursing, social work, or a Diploma in early childhood education, communicative disorders assistant,
- Rehabilitation assistant, or other closely related field
- Experience in administering early childhood screens, such as the ASQ, Rourke, Looksee, etc.
- A lifelong learner who is highly conscientious and committed to a high quality of evidence- based practice and ongoing professional learning
- Excellent oral and written communication
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with all members of the Approaches to Community Wellbeing, community-based staff and community members
- Skilled in program development, research, report writing, and computer literacy
- Experience and understanding of First Nations culture, history, the geographic realities, health priorities and social conditions within remote First Nations’ communities
- Experience of having worked with a diverse range of stakeholders, internal and external to the organization to achieve successful outcomes through excellent relationship building skills
- Ability to develop and maintain respectful, cooperative working relationships with First Nations people, communities, service workers and health care providers
- Ability to work well independently and with teams and to exercise good judgment
- Ability to adhere to confidentiality requirements; to perform the physical demands of the job; demonstrate initiative, and with excellent judgment and prioritizing skills
- Ability to take initiative, be adaptable, multi task, meet deadlines, and work independently in a fast-paced and ever changing environment
- Must be willing to travel
- Experience working in a First Nations communities and ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects of the Sioux Lookout Zone is an asset
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work with the Raising our Children team, including the Early Childhood Screening Coordinator and Family Health Nurses, and the Developmental Services program to assist in the development and implementation of an early childhood screening strategy.
- Provide subject matter expertise on early childhood screening to community educators and daycares.
- Develop policies and procedures for early childhood screening programs, including consent, referrals, and privacy.
- Develop health promotion materials and messaging about healthy child development and the importance of screening.
- Work with the Raising our Children team and Developmental Services to develop and implement comprehensive training plan and training materials and resources for community workers to support them in the provision of continued early childhood screening and assessments.
- Execute training programs in community.
- Provide ongoing training, mentorship and operational program support to community-based workers to promote early childhood screening and healthy child development, and support communities in developing their own programs and approaches to promoting healthy child development.
- Provide presentations, workshops, radio shows, and activities in communities which promote and/or teach about healthy child development.
- Identify and develop regional and/or community level partnerships in support of healthy child development.
- Provide support and guidance to communities to building programming, services, and teachings to promote strong family dynamics to support healthy parents raising healthy children.
- Provide support for the implementation of tracking tools and data analysis.
- Fill in gaps and support screening as needed as community capacity is developed.
- Represent SLFNHA , Approaches to Community Wellbeing and Developmental Services on relevant working groups and/or at relevant meetings.
- All other duties as assigned.
SLFNHA currently “Strongly Recommends” COVID-19 immunizations and requests your immunization status to be sent to our staff health department if successful in the recruitment process.