Regional Municipality of Peel

Resource Consultant

5 days ago
System ID
2017-7542
# Positions
1
Position Type and Status
Contract Full-time
Job Industry
Education, Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Experienced
Post End Date
11/28/2017 11:59 PM

About Us

The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.

 

The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.

 

To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.

 

Job Description

Resource Consultant

Contract Duration: Up to 10 months

Human Services-Community Partnerships

 

Community Partnerships supports a system that is responsive to Peel residents and empowers individuals and the broader community of stakeholders to be resilient through providing high quality, efficient services and supports.

 

The Resource Consultant will work in partnership with parents, colleagues, community partners and appropriate referral agencies to facilitate the inclusion of children with special needs or those who are at risk of experiencing barriers to development, in licensed care.  S/he will provide consultation, coaching, modelling and will support professional learning to enhance the capacity of early learning and child care programs to include all children.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare reports, record and evaluate child development using a variety of assessment/screening tools
  • Provide special needs resourcing services to children enrolled in licensed child care programs within Peel Region
  • Coach and model techniques with child care staff to further enhance inclusionary practices
  • Meet with family and  child care staff to plan, review and update goals
  • Complete required reports and documents for example. Individual Program Plans, Family Priorities, Transition Reports
  • Gather and compile information from families and child care providers
  • Participate in conferences; collaborate with professionals in the field
  • Coordinate meetings, services and supports
  • Act as a resource to child care program staff and parents with regards to children and programs and support the referral process to specialized supports, services or agencies as required
  • Arrange, create and facilitate learning opportunities for staff
  • On-going data collection and reporting

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education plus a Resource Teacher designation or a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood with a focus on children with special needs
  • Three years of experience working in an inclusive child care environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of child care principles, practices and regulations ex. Child Care and Early Years Act 2014
  • Knowledge of early childhood development
  • Knowledge of a variety of early learning environments and various program philosophies
  • Knowledge of community; resources, supports, services, funding, etc.
  • Experience working with diverse communities and families with multiple needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills
  • Excellent leadership and facilitation skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or Prezi
  • French language; oral & written would be considered an asset
  • Adult Education certificate would be considered an asset 

 Requirement:

  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR certificate
  • Recent Criminal Reference Check including Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Available to work flexible hours according to family and/or program need
  • Ability to travel to various locations within the Region of Peel and daily access to a vehicle 

Location: 7120 Hurontario St. Mississauga, On

Hours of Work: 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. Flexible working hours required

 

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.

Additional Information

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

 

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address for this posted position will receive all written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address they have provided on their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.

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