Program Worker – Babies Family Drop-In Program (1)

(EarlyON) Wednesdays & Fridays Family Drop-In 1:00pm – 3:00pm


  1. To plan, promote and implement programs, activities and special events for children 0 – 6 years based on recognition of their individual needs and which fosters positive child development.
  2. To advocate on behalf of children 0 – 6 years and families and to provide support and resources for self-determination and representation.
  3. To provide support and the development of skills in independent program solving and decision making.


Plan and operate under the supervision of the Supervisor, Children’s Programs, the programs, activities and special events for children 0 – 6 years and families.

To develop and implement educational and recreational programs and activities for children 0 – 6 years that will; develop individual well-being by increasing self-concept, self-worth and self-determination; increase participation in decision-making process and build a sense of community among the families of Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre.  Responsible to design and implement activities based on individual and group needs and interests.

To assist in community development and outreach and to act as a resource to community and families as they seek to identify their needs and to develop resources to meet these needs on an ongoing basis.

To assist families in accessing multiple services, supports and resources and to maintain active linkages with other resources and organizations.

To facilitate community involvement and encourage volunteers and parents to assist in the programs and activities.

To develop, support and evaluate leadership training opportunities and other artistic and creative skill building activities for families.

Promote the centre’s activities at large.

To provide regular program reports and evaluations, documentations for all serious encounters.

Arrives for scheduled shifts on time.

Performs other program related duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary degree; or diploma in ECE or related human service discipline or combination or equivalent related education and professional experience.
  • Experience in working with children 0 – 6 and families and demonstrated commitment to a community based approach to service delivery. 
  • Knowledge of multi-cultural, women’s issues and demonstrated ability to work with persons of diverse backgrounds. 
  • Knowledge of related community services. 
  • Creative ability and understanding of child/youth developmental factors, behavior management, program planning and group facilitation.
  • Coaching Certification an asset.
  • Ability to work well with volunteers and parents and encouraging parental input.
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening – Police Reference Check.
  • CPR and First Aid required.

her program related duties as assigned.

Salary Scale:   $19.14 per hour

Hours:             6 – 8 hrsper week and relief as required

Start Date:         September 3, 2019

Salary Scale:   $19.14 per hour

Hours:             6 – 8 hrsper week and relief as required

Start Date:         September 3, 2019

Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre is an equal opportunity employer.  Only applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.

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