Reports to:               Early Years Leadership Team  

Location:                  Brantford, ON

Term:                         FULL-TIME, Permanent

Hours:                       40 hours per week, flexibility is required.

Application Deadline: Thursday February 15, 2024

Pursuant to Section 24 of the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code), this position will give preference to applicants who identify as a member of an Indigenous community (First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples). Candidates from this group are invited to self-identify in their cover letter, transparently, as part of the application process.  

Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg provides wholistic programs and service for Indigenous children, youth, families and community that are rooted in culture and language. Our vision is to provide high quality programming that fosters identity formation and creates a sense of belonging. 

Under the direction of the Early Years Manager and Early Years Coordinator the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) Facilitator is responsible promote and create partnerships to strengthen Indigenous families with children 0-6 years old by providing programming and services that support and enhances healthy child development. Everyone is welcome.

CAPC consists of drop-ins, individual sessions, group sessions, home visits, and outreach.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to facilitate and deliver programs in both virtual and in person platform.
  • Develop and plan activities that are responsive to the needs of children and families
  • Create partnerships and/or collaborate with other service providers that offer complimentary programs and/or services
  • Create respectful, meaningful and trusting relationships with clients, colleagues and community
  • Make appropriate referrals within the community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Early Years Best Practices, How Does Learning Happen? and Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years
  • Collaborate with community partners to provide support and promote healthy living and nutritious through programming and activities.
  • Follow Public Health Guidelines
  • Monthly completion and submission of all reports as required.
  • Participate in a monthly staff meeting and team meeting.
  • Will submit timesheets weekly to direct supervisor who will approve and forward to OI Payroll system.
  • May be required to work various shifts, evening and weekend hours year-round; flexibility required
  • Other duties as required or assigned by the Executive Director or delegate.

Specific Job Competencies

  • Genuinely committed to helping parents/caregivers and children with healthy development.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage key relationships.
  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal and external challenges or obstacles.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of historical trauma and intergenerational trauma of Indigenous peoples. 
  • Experience in a community setting working with Indigenous children, youth and families would be an asset
  • A clear and solid understanding of the issues faced by the urban Indigenous community.
  • Must maintain a high level of self-awareness and wellness and participate in regular self-care.
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability.
  • Able to use a wide range of administrative software including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Qualifications

  • Education relating to social services, human services or health services is required
  • Previous Experience in Pre and Post Natal programming is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Early Years Best Practices as it relates to pre and post-natal issues
  • Must have a clear Vulnerable Sector Screen.
  • Must have a valid First Aid/CPR certification
  • Must have all required medical vaccinations
  • Knowledge of the importance of First Nations Language and Culture Traditions
  • Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License and clear driver’s abstract are an asset
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull heavy items over 50 lbs.