Child Development Facilitator
We are looking for a child development facilitator with experience and passion to assist a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians to teach and provide support to families of children with disabilities. This is a contractual-based position.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Be creative and flexible in developing plans and implementing therapeutic programming to support the child’s growth and meet their potential as outlined by the child’s therapy team through an engaging and play-based approach in the family’s home and community.
- Provide adaptive support to the child through implementing behavior strategies, daily living support (e.g. personal care and toileting support), and communication techniques as directed by the therapy team.
- Attend and participate in meetings to discuss the child’s progress and needs.
- Regularly communicate the child’s progress and challenges to family and therapy team through a verbal and/or electronic platform;
- Independently organize schedule with the family and therapist(s);
- Maintain confidentiality of the child, and the family and the Client;
- Complete all necessary paperwork and other logistical requirements (e.g.,. monthly invoices, timesheets, daily development logs, and incident reports)
- Maintain continuous professional development through training, and communication with all colleagues
- Physical demands: Lifting, bending, rotating, kneeling, squatting, running, walking, and sitting on the floor.
- Work environment: Family’s home, community, and/or Bridging Abilities clinic.
- Diploma, Certificate, or Bachelor’s degree in child development, psychology, human service, disabilities studies, community rehabilitation, or social work. A student in an accredited Canadian institution is the minimum position requirement.
- Have a minimum of three months of experience working with children and families.
- Passion for learning about disabilities and child development.
- Strong capacity to build rapport and a keen critical thinking skills to adapt to changing environments.
- Effective communication skills to build a working alliance with therapists, families and children.
- Must be 18 years old and above.
- Current clear criminal record check and child and youth intervention check.
- Have a reliable vehicle.