RESOURCE CONSULTANT, Early ON (Multiple Positions Available):

15 month Contract – Multiple Positions Available
File # 19-041
Application Deadline: Until Filled

EarlyON Pilot Project

Peel Children’s Centre has recently been selected to develop and implement a Special Needs Resourcing Model for EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Peel. From October 2019 to December 2020, PCC will pilot the special needs resourcing model providing weekly supports to families at all EarlyON locations.

EarlyON Centres are part of Ontario’s vision for early years where “Ontario’s children and families are well supported by a system of responsive, high-quality, accessible, and increasingly integrated early years programs and services that contribute to healthy child development today and a stronger future tomorrow.”

EarlyON Centres encourage children to learn, play, laugh, be curious and make friends; build a child’s sense of belonging and capacity for expression; enable children, parents and caregivers to explore and engage with the world around them and enhance their well-being; support parents in strengthening connections with their children, other parents and resources in their community; and, offer safe and welcoming environments open to all families across Ontario.

Annual salary range -$52,334- $61,209

These are 15 month contract positions with generous paid vacation of 4 weeks per year, personal leave and an equivalent of 4% of base salary to compensate for benefits.

Summary of Position
Reporting to the Supervisor, Clinical Services, the Resource Consultant is a member of the community-based EarlyON team that has primary responsibility for providing special needs resourcing support to parents\caregivers and EarlyON sites across Peel Region and surrounding areas, of children aged between 0-6 years, attending a EarlyON program.

Job Responsibilities
  • Work in collaboration with EarlyON service providers to ensure an optimal learning environment for all children through conducting an inclusion scan and providing relevant strategies and recommendations.
  • Accountable for supporting early identification and supporting onward referrals to community partners as necessary for intervention where needed.
  • Building capacity by working with programs, families and communities and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Provide consultation services, learning and development opportunities, mentoring and modeling to EarlyON professionals to increase their capacity to work with children with special needs and to support the healthy development of children attending the EarlyON programs.
  • Determine the child’s strengths and needs by using a variety of developmental and environmental tools, which will indicate supports necessary to encourage progress in all areas of the child’s development.
  • Work in partnership with the child, family and EarlyOn staff (as per consent) to review the recommendations and next steps.
  • Facilitate existing Peel Children’s Centre groups and workshops or develop workshops, where needed, to families and caregivers on topics and themes identified
  • Maintain up-to-date records as per clinical recording guidelines for each child and family consultation is provided to and maintain on-going progress notes, records of any meetings pertaining to the child and any recommendations made by other professionals involved.
  • Provide supervision to students as required, completing all documentation.
  • Actively participate as part of the multidisciplinary teams at PEP Start Clinics, PCC 0-6 and EarlyON program support team.

Skills & Qualifications
  • Early Childhood Education Diploma or an Early Childhood Education Diploma with Advanced Studies in Special Needs or a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Studies.
  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators.
  • Three years’ experience working with and programming for children with special needs.
  • Demonstrated experience with supporting inclusion of children within the 0-6 age range.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child development and using a mental health and trauma informed lens.
  • Bilingualism in French and English as well as proficiency in other languages used by residents of Peel Region is an definite asset.
  • Competence with Client Information Database Systems and Microsoft Office Suite, information sourcing and report writing
  • Available to work flexible hours (including regular weekend coverage) according to client and/or program need.
  • A valid G Class Ontario Driver’s Licence and access to use of a reliable vehicle;
  • Ability and willingness to drive across Peel Region and surrounding areas on a regular basis to attend EarlyOn childcare Centres.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and pre-employment medical screening required prior to start of employment.

At Peel Children's Centre we value diversity in our workplace, our clientele and our communities. We are actively engaged in building an increasingly diverse workforce.

If this position is of interest to you, please submit a cover letter and resume, referring to “File # 19- 041- Resource Consultants, Early ON" via email to

We appreciate your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Peel Children's Centre will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates through the hiring process, under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please inform us if you require any accommodations during the hiring process

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