Resource Consultant - Maternity Leave Coverage
Strive Niagara
Welland, ON

Responsible to: Executive Director, Strive Niagara

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The Resource Consultant plans and implements individual program plans for each identified child with special needs. Working directly with staff, children and parents to provide a positive learning environment that meets each child’s individual needs and developmental levels. Working as part of a team, participating with community agencies to promote early identification and intervention.


The following duties describe the typical and primary functions of the Resource Consultant position and should not be considered to encompass all required tasks.

Supports to Individuals and Families:

  • Recognize and support families at risk
  • Advocate and support families with children with special needs
  • Provide and facilitate positive parenting practices through parenting groups and discussions
  • Administer screening tools and assessments as required
  • Make referrals to appropriate agencies based on the needs of the individual families
  • Develop and support the implementation of Individual Goal Plans, monitor and update as goals are met, establishing new goals; ensure parental involvement in the Goal Plan process
  • Consult and provide support for adaptations to the program to reflect all children’s needs


  • Ensure accurate and detailed documentation of consultations are maintained at all times
  • Consult and meet with staff on an ongoing basis to ensure the children’s needs are being met through Class Wide Adaptive Program Planning model
  • Completes Rating Scales in all STRIVE NIAGARA programs; when time permits supports are provided to Healthy from the Start and Brighter Futures programs
  • Recognize the importance and participate in fund raising activities within a non profit organization


  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and community meetings when required
  • Work effectively as an interdisciplinary team member
  • Work as part of the team with Executive Director, Director of Operations, Supervisors and Staff
  • Access community resources and share information with staff
  • Collaborate professionally with community agencies

Education and Professional Development:

  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field by attending relevant conferences, seminars and workshops and by individual research.

Committee/Agency/Community Contact:

  • Assists with referrals to educational organizations, therapist and community services upon request of parents.
  • Facilitates transition to school reports and through assisting parents with meetings, follow-up phone calls and visits.


Two year College diploma in Early Childhood Education

Resource Teacher Certificate

Registered with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators

QCCN training


Minimum of two years experience in a preschool program

Experience working with children with special needs

Experience with Parent Involvement program

CPR and First Aid certifications

Current and clear Vulnerable Sector Police Check

Job Types: Temporary, Contract


  • RECE: 2 years (Required)


  • Resource Consultant (Required)