Resource Consultant - Maternity Leave Coverage
Strive Niagara
Welland, ON

Responsible to: Executive Director, Strive Niagara

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

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.

KEY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Administration:

  • 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

Coordination:

  • 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.

EDUCATION:

Two year College diploma in Early Childhood Education

Resource Teacher Certificate

Registered with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators

QCCN training

EXPERIENCE:

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

Experience:

  • RECE: 2 years (Required)

Licence:

  • Resource Consultant (Required)