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CCRR Consultant Full-Time Powell River

May 30, 2024 | Careers

Date: May 30, 2024 Expiry Date: June 7, 2024

Job Summary:

The successful applicant will work under the direct supervision of the CCRR Program Lead. This position will provide resource and consultation services to parents and family-based child care providers in the Comox Valley and Powell River catchment areas. Maintain a child care registry and a variety of resources to providing up to date information to support families in choosing and monitoring child care services. Provide outreach visits offering support and resources to child care facilities. Coordinate the recruitment and retention of child care providers (both in the Licensed and License not required sector). Work collaboratively with program staff in the delivery of family support services which build on accessible, inclusive, quality child care services.

Location

Powell River, BC

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Requirements

  • Early Childhood Education Certificate or Diploma required. 
  • Valid Certificate to Practice with the B.C. Early Childhood Educator Registry. 
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a variety of child care settings. 
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. 
  • Strong knowledge base in: 
    • Current “best practice” in the field, 
    • Principles of inclusion and inclusive childcare practices 
    • Culturally sensitive practice 
    • Trauma sensitive practice 
    • Family Centred Practice 
    • Early Learning Framework 
    • Child Care Licensing Regulation
  • Valid Driver’s License
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Responsibilities

  1. Support maintenance of the registry of childcare providers in accordance with established CCRR policies and  guidelines. 
  2. Correspond regularly with outreach clients by phone, email and other methods of communication including  website support. 
  3. Respond to telephone, email and in-person inquiries from parents and potential or existing child care providers on  issues related to child care services.  
  4. Coordinate and deliver periodic outreach visits to outlying communities, which will include support visits to child  care providers, offering training opportunities, agency collaboration, community networking, child care advocacy and supporting parents around child care choices and Affordable Child Care Benefit.  
  5. Identify established partnerships in outreach communities, participate in interagency committees and meetings,  while working collaboratively with community agencies, organizations and service providers both directly and  indirectly. 
  6. Facilitate networking and sharing of information with child care providers or Early Childhood Educators in the  outreach communities. 
  7. Provide resource materials and information on community resources, services and local child care providers.
  8. Provide consultation to child care providers and potential child care providers in areas such as start-up and  operation, CCRR licensing requirements, safety standards, and programming.  
  9. Conduct initial and follow-up visits to child care providers and follow-up registration/health and safety visits for  RLNR childcare providers and support visits for Licensed childcare providers.  
  10. Participate in the development of CCRR promotional and information materials such as newsletters, program  brochures and pamphlets. 
  11. Develop, select, and acquire resource materials in consultation with the CCRR Coordinator.  
  12. Maintain the lending library and resource materials by performing duties such as organizing resources and  equipment, performing inventory, laminating, photocopying, purchasing supplies and maintaining library  membership, loan and return records. 
  13. In consultation with the CVCDA CCRR team, plan, conduct and/or participate in the delivery of workshops, offering  training opportunities, community networking, child care advocacy and supporting parents around child care  choices and Affordable Child Care Benefit.  
  14. Collaborate and coordinate with the ASCD/SCD program for items # 7,8,11 and 13 to support families and centres  accessing ASCD/SCD services, gain efficiencies, enhance existing services from a wrap-around service model and  establish the CCRR program as an integral part of the CVCDA. 
  15. Advance the integration of CCRR program activities and training in partnership with relevant CVCDA programs i.e.  ASCD/SDC, IDP, EYW to provide unified, cohesive services. 
  16. Assist in the review of annual work plans, policies and procedures, program standards and evaluations related to  the CCRR program delivery. 
  17. Become familiar with policies and procedures of the CCRR program and with the policies and procedures as well as  organizational plans of the CVCDA.  
  18. Record keeping and reporting as required: 
    1. Maintain statistics and reports as required by the CCRR Program, CVCDA and Provincial government.
    2. Maintain records and documentation of clients that are using CCRR services.
    3. Implement policies/procedures of the Provincial CCRR Standard’s Manual.
  19. Travel between the two CCRR locations, Comox Valley and Powell River to support service provision.
  20. As required:
    1. Participate in agency-required training and other appropriate continuing education as required.
    2. Attend CCRR meetings, agency staff meetings and agency community engagement activities such as the annual Telethon fundraiser.
    3. Maintain knowledge of the current state of child care, early learning as well as early childhood education.
  21. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
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Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the childcare system and the needs of families, children and childcare providers.
  • Ability to organize, host and facilitate groups.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with families, professionals, and community groups.
  • Knowledge of appropriate community programs and services for young children and their families. • Knowledge and experience working within Indigenous communities.
  • Knowledge and experience working within Multicultural communities.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Initiative-taking, well-organized and flexible.
  • Computer skills (word processing, Excel, Publisher, Internet)
  • Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Report-writing competence.
  • Ability to work outside regular office hours including after school, evenings and weekends.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position, lifting 23 kgs or more.
  • Ability to travel with a personal vehicle that meets ICBC annual inspection standards.
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Position

  • Status: Full-time permanent (37.5 hours/week); 1.00 FTE
  • Program: CCRR Consultant Program
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Closing Date: June 7, 2024

Wage

  • Classification & Salary Range: Health Sciences Association (HSA) PROFESSIONAL sub-sector Grid 3
  • Wage range: $30.40-$37.96 (@ April 1, 2024) (Commensurate with Education and Experience)
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Benefits

  • Offering an environment where team members can thrive and progress in their career is a part of the culture of the CVCDA. We strive to be a progressive employer incorporating best practice and training relevant to each employee’s position.

About the CVCDA

At Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA), a not-for-profit agency serving children with diverse abilities and their families since 1974, our multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary teams are committed to evidence-based and best practices, innovation and collaboration. We have excellent facilities to host families on site as well as offering in-home and community-based visits. We are well supported by an active, dynamic board of directors and passionate and skilled leadership who are invested in the continuing growth and development of team members in the pursuit of excellence for families.

About the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley is centrally located for all number of outdoor pursuits on the ocean, extensive trail networks and year-round activities at Mount Washington. The region offers a wide range of vineyards and local farms, a rich music, arts, sports and cultural calendar and annual festivals that attract people from around the globe. Comox has a new state-of-the-art hospital, schools at all levels as well as a North Island College campus, an aqua centre, ice arena and various rec facilities. The Comox Valley continues to attract a diverse population to its big city facilities yet maintains the small-town vibe for those who seek it. The busier southern tip of the Island or the more remote wilderness of the northern tip are both within 3hrs drive, as are the waves of the west coast and access to the various gulf islands up and down the Salish Sea.

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Apply today!

In recruiting our team, we are committed to fostering and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion and connectedness both within our agency and our community. We value the unique contributions that each of our team members brings in terms of their experiences, education, disability, culture, ethnicity, race, nation of origin, gender identity and expression, age, languages spoken, religion, and beliefs.

We look forward to your application for the position and the possibility of having you join our CVCDA family!

Notice: Employees of the CVCDA are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and will be required to obtain boosters as necessary and set out by agency policy.

All applications will be held in confidence, given serious consideration, and acknowledged via an email receipt.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter following these instructions:

• A resume that summarizes your relevant professional, academic and volunteer experiences.
• A cover letter that shares your professional interests and passions, and why this opportunity is of particular interest and a potential good fit for you.

Email your resume and references in PDF format (cover letter and resume combined in one document, with your name as the document name) to Cindy Xavier, Executive Director, Comox Valley Child Development Association, cindy@cvcda.ca and HR Administrator, Michelle Erikson, michelle@cvcda.ca

Please email cindy@cvcda.ca with questions about this opportunity.

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