Responsible to: Executive Director, Strive Niagara
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
- 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.
- 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
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)