The Urban Indigenous Early On Centre (UIEOC) is a program for all Indigenous families for children ages 0 to 12 years. Reflecting the unique cultures, aspirations and needs of urban Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit and Métis children.
This position is responsible for coordinating the daily operations of the UIEOC.
The ideal candidate will have:
An awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people and ability to provide effective leadership in a cross-cultural environment.
Experience in mentoring, supporting and motivating families
working within multicultural or Indigenous environments.
Experience in building strong, supportive relationships with internal and external partners.
Current and clean Vulnerable Police Sector Check
Sound decision making skills including an analytical approach to problem solving.
Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively with those involved with Children/Family Services.
Previous experience in budget management reporting, establishing and maintaining successful relationships with grant agencies.
Demonstrated understanding of current Early Childhood legislation and regulations.
Demonstrated understanding of Work, Health and Safety Regulations and food safety requirements.
Current Driver's License and reliable vehicle
The program will offer culturally-based programming, workshops and services for families
Fun activities; all age-appropriate events such as reading, storytelling, sing-alongs and games
Age-appropriate and cultural-appropriate activities and events
Arts and crafts ie, basics of beading, leatherwork, hand drum making
Traditional song and dance
Regalia making, naming/clan/colour ceremony and Local powwows
Elder stories and interaction
Connecting with other families
Give your child a chance to play and make friends
Meet other parents/caregivers
Learn more about your child’s development
Receive support and resources for your child
Understanding Child Development
A solid understanding of child development is essential
Knowledge that will recognize and articulate children’s observed behaviours and discuss their emerging skills with families and others.
Our Indigenous Early ON Centre will be open weekdays, and may be some evenings and weekends to fit the needs of families in their communities.
The Indigenous Early ON Coordinator’s main responsibilities will include:
overseeing all logistical aspects of the project
regularly reporting to the Executive Director
managing communication with multiple partner organizations
implementing recommendations from Elders, Knowledge Keepers and other participants
planning workshop sessions for story gathering
coordinate public presentations
outreach and networking with other Early ON Centres in the community
passion and knowledge for children and youth and the Indigenous culture of the area
Ojibway language an asset
connections with Indigenous organizations, contacts and artists
an understanding or familiarity with the Early ON industry
good at multi-tasking and prioritizing
ability to self-initiate and work independently
communication and interpersonal skills
ability to work in a team environment
strong computer skills
Deadline for applications: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Send cover letter, resume and three current reference letters to:
Cathy Syrette, Executive Director, 122 East Street, SSM ON P6A 3C6 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
***Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted***