JOB TITLE: Professional Learning Leader
CLASSIFICATION: Community Health Worker, level 2
JOB TYPE: Term contract
DEPARTMENT: Family Community Health and Harm Reduction
REPORTS TO: Manager, Children and Youth Services
START DATE: Sept. 1, 2022 – March 31. 2023
PAY: $35.65 per hr., 35 hrs. per week
APPLY AT: firstname.lastname@example.org or https://swchc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=460
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Aug. 25 at 9a.m., 2022
We are the Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC), a non-profit, community-governed organization that serves over 16K clients annually. We provide a wide range of health care services such as primary health care, health promotion, community development, mental health, and harm reduction. We are deeply connected to the communities we serve. We make our work meaningful for our community by striving to ensure that our team reflect the community we serve.
Under the supervision of the Manager of Children and Youth Services the Professional Learning Leader (PLL) role is part of a pilot project administered by the City of Ottawa Children’s Services department. The role requires participation in coordinated sector-wide learning activities in order to provide professional learning and mentoring opportunities tailored to meet the unique needs of Early ON and childcare staff, programs and community served. Professional learning and mentoring will focus on four priority areas which align to local Ottawa needs. We work within an anti-racism, anti-oppression framework that acknowledges systemic racism exists and seeks to ensure that systems are fair and equitable for everyone.
Registered and in good standing with College of Early Childhood Education; or
Have a relevant college or university degree.
Experience working with diverse communities or groups historically facing the greatest systemic and structural barriers
Three to five years experience working in a child/adult-oriented environment
Demonstrated experience with group facilitation
Experience working with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds in a community-based setting
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft suite; word, excel, publisher, access, and internet & email and other databases, as required)
Demonstrates skills in working collaboratively with community partners on early learning and care initiatives
Excellent knowledge of child development, emergent curriculum and Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years; How Does Learning Happen
Knowledge of social welfare systems, community demographics and the related social economic realities of diverse groups
Ability to apply an equity and inclusion lens to customer service and to internal decision-making processes
The ability to work collaboratively with others to co-construct understandings and teaching strategies
Commitment to building genuine partnerships with others that enable open and constructive conversations about curriculum
Be equitable, inclusive in their approach to delivering professional learning
Be flexible and adaptable in a pilot project environment
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment
Demonstrated stress resilience and mental health stamina in the delivery of client services
Well-developed interpersonal skills including diplomacy, confidentiality, and good judgement as well as the ability to tailor your message to your audience from children through to adults
Ability to demonstrate strong motivation and ability to take initiative
Availability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
Have strong communication and listening skills and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities
English, fluent speaking, reading, and writing; other languages an asset
Commitment to the principles of health equity, inclusion, and anti-racism/anti-oppression
Apply the principles in How Does Learning Happen to guide the development and delivery of professional learning programs
Maintains electronic/paper records and protects the confidentiality of the information
Performs administrative functions as required by the program
Assists in maintaining the program database by entering data, generating reports, supporting analysis
Prepares program and promotional materials and other documents as required
Reviewing professional journals, ECE publications, websites, and books
Coordinating and /or facilitating staff professional development opportunities, reflective practice sessions and collaboration sessions
Delivers staff learning and development and mentorship in four identified priority areas to increase quality and responsiveness within the childcare and early years system.
Actively participate in regular communities of practice to share and reflect on the four areas of priority, the pilot process, progress, and outcomes
Organize and facilitate regular group learning sessions for all staff related to the four priority areas based on the educators’, staff and community needs to increase awareness of equity and inclusion related issues, and provide learners with critical skills to work in an inclusive way
Provide support and ongoing professional learning in program for educators and staff, or within small group reflection sessions to enhance learners’ capacity to serve the diversity of children and families
Build strong relationships with educators, staff, and management within the organization to facilitate professional learning and build an inclusive culture within the early learning and childcare setting
Engage in informal mentoring with staff on a one-on-one basis or within small reflective groups to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity at workplace
Work alongside educators and staff on the floor while making observations and suggestions for enhancement in the four priority areas
Assists in the development of program specific policies and procedures/guidelines and in the overall planning and development of the program
Participates in the evaluation component of relevant program
Maintains effective communication of information among internal and external stakeholders
Participating actively as a team member at staff meetings, collaborative reflection sessions, in generating and exchanging ideas, in goal setting and in sharing the responsibility for all the children enrolled
Contributes to the operationalizing the organization’s anti-racism and anti-oppression policy
If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume by Aug. 25 at 9a.m. to: email@example.com or https://swchc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=460
**It is the policy of SWCHC to require COVID-19 immunization for all employees, volunteers, students, and contractors, including those who do not work on site with the following exceptions: Persons with a medical reason that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19; Persons with other reasonable considerations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code that restrict them from being vaccinated against Covid 19 vaccination.**
Somerset West Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer who values the diversity of individuals in our programs and services.
We welcome and encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and racialized communities, Two-Spirit, nonbinary, LGBTQ+ people; people with disabilities; and members of other equity seeking groups. Applicants are encouraged to share accessibility needs in the application process, and every attempt will be made to accommodate them.
Due to the high volume of applicants, we can neither confirm receipt of nor respond to inquiries regarding your application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.