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EarlyON Program Assistant


Position Overview

The program assistant volunteer will assist staff in supporting the EarlyON program, participants and
families. As a volunteer of Links2Care, the volunteer will actively demonstrate Links2Care values and will promote and support the mission and vision of the agency.

Duties/Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Interacts professionally in accordance with Links2Care Code of Conduct and Human Rights Act.
  • Maintains complete confidentiality of client information in accordance with Links2Care confidentiality/privacy policy.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Provide childcare and/or support registered programs by completing other tasks as required. Other tasks may include helping with the preparation of craft projects, washing dishes and toys.
  • Interact and engage with children and adults.
  • Participates in annual volunteer survey.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to interact.
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively.
  • Be friendly and courteous.
  • Ability to interact, listen and communicate clearly with others in a professional, courteous and pleasant manner.
  • Willingness to assist others in a non-judgmental manner with patience and understanding.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with young children would be an asset.
  • Completion of a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check prior to start date and throughout volunteer duration as required by Links2Care (if over the age of 18).
  • All volunteers are required to provide proof of Immunizations and a medical assessment from your family doctor.

Boundaries and Limitations:

  • No changing of diapers.
  • No carrying of any child.
  • Not allowed to be left alone with any child. The supervisor must be present.
  • Meals/snacks not to be provided or given to children by volunteer.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in a childcare environment either in a classroom type setting or outside.
  • Stands for extended periods of time
    Revised October 2019
  • Lift/carry items up to 20 lbs. (i.e., program supplies)

Links2Care reaffirms its policy and maintains a work environment free from discrimination, treating all employees with dignity and respect. All employees share in the responsibility and commitment to equal employment opportunity. Links2Care does not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal and provincial laws, regulations, and ordinances. We adhere to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, social and recreational programs.

It is the policy of Links2Care to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances where a particular employee works. Links2Care is committed to providing accessible employment practices that comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview, or selection processes, please contact our Human Resources Department at 905-844-0252 ext. 130.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact us to learn more

905-844-0252 or 1-800-844-0252 or [email protected]

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