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EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT – CASUAL

Working out of Georgetown, the Educational Assistant (EA) reports to the School-Age Program Leader and has accountability for the program delivery of the Links2Care School-Age Program.

This is a part time, casual position working with children aged 4-10 for approximately 2 – 3 hours before school starts with flexibility to work afternoons as needed.

The Educational Assistant works in consultation with the Registered Early Childhood Educator to assist with the program delivery of the Links2Care School-Age program. The Educational Assistant is responsible for supporting a fun and age appropriate school-age program for children in a group setting in accordance with the Child Care and Early Years Act, Municipal guidelines and the policies and procedures of Links2Care Children’s programs. As an employee of Links2Care, the Educational Assistant will actively demonstrate Links2Care Values and will promote and support the Mission and Vision of the Agency.

DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND RELATED TASKS:

Organizational
Comply with the agency policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures.
Participate effectively in staff and other designated internal meetings.
Program and Services
Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent agency documentation/information.
Implements the service delivery of the Links2Kids School-Age program in accordance to the DNA, Municipal guidelines and the policies and procedures of Links2Care School-Age program.
Accurately collects and maintains client information based on program needs and employer requirements in accordance to the Links2Care confidentiality/privacy policies, the Child Care and Early Years Act and PHIPA and PIPEDA legislation.
Accurately completes program documentation including reports, attendance records, schedules, health and safety and other program administration as required.
Maintains a safe and healthy program and working environment.
Provides information and resources of programs and support services available to clients in the Halton Region.
Provides basic First Aid as needed.
Participates in the broader Links2Care team by attending and actively participating in team/staff meetings and training and development sessions.
Actively promotes Links2Care programs and services by participating in community events and outreach, fundraising and marketing activities as required.
Performs other duties as assigned that support Links2Care School-Age programs.
Other projects as assigned.
Monitor and Evaluate
Maintain records as per agency standards.
Report in writing: all accidents, injuries, and occurrences.
Provide reports as required or requested.
Community Relations
Maintain positive relationships with networks, professional organizations, and other related service providers.
Represent the mission, values, and philosophy of the agency in the community, including networks or meetings as requested.
Assist in the training and mentoring of students, new staff, and/or volunteers.
Professional Development
Set annual performance and professional development goals.
Participate in regular meetings with the Program Leader, School-Age Program.
Attend relevant conferences, workshops, and other in-service events as approved.
Awareness of agency’s Financial and Human Resource policies/procedures.
Other
Account for any program-related funds for which responsibility is granted.
Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Ensure activities meet with (and integrate with) organizational requirements for quality management, health and safety, values, and mission.
Understand a client-centered approach.
Able to work with distractions and prioritize tasks to work within established time frames.
Able to work independently and in team settings.
Able to show empathy and patience when interacting with clients.
Mature personality with ability to observe/maintain appropriate standards of confidentiality.
Demonstrated skills related to organizing and time management.

QUALIFICATIONS

Secondary school diploma. Post-secondary education in childcare related field preferred.
Experience working with children and families in a group setting.
Valid First Aid/CPR Certification.
Must have up to date immunization and record of immunization as required by the Ministry of Education and Child Care and Early Years Act.
Completion of a satisfactory Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screen prior to employment and throughout employment as requested by Links2Care is required.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):
• Personal protective equipment provided
• Plastic shield at work stations
• Social distancing guidelines in place
• Virtual meetings
• Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Job Type: Part-time, Casual