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FIREFLY

Early Language Facilitator

CYDS – Kenora, Ontario
Department CYDS
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Salary is dependent upon education and experience. FIREFLY offers a comprehensive benefits package including membership in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

The Opportunity:

FIREFLY requires an Early Language Facilitator (ELF).  Reporting to the Clinical Manager, ELF will facilitate school readiness programming at Child Care Centres and Kindergarten programs in the Kenora and surrounding First Nations Communities under the direction of the FIREFLY CYDS team.  Duties include, but are not limited to: running weekly preschool readiness programs such as Moe the Mouse and Get Set for School; providing training and hands on support to teachers; assisting in conducting speech-language or hearings screenings; assisting in the provision of speech-language therapy programs; providing program support including informal documentation and report writing; and preparing resource and promotional materials.

Qualifications:

  • Undergrad degree in Communications Disorders is preferred
  • Diploma in Communication Disorders, Early Childhood Education, Health Sciences or a related field would be considered
  • Minimum 3 years experience working with children who experience a variety of challenges, including communication disorders
  • Experience providing hearing screens to infants and preschool children
  • Demonstrated knowledge or mature experience in child development
  • Ability to work independently
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational and facilitation skills
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Understanding of the Anishinabe culture, First Nation Communities and language is a definite asset.
  • Fluency in French would be an asset
  • Current clear vulnerable sector criminal record check is required

Extensive travel throughout the Kenora District is required. 

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  • Location
    Kenora, Ontario
  • Department
    CYDS
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Salary is dependent upon education and experience. FIREFLY offers a comprehensive benefits package including membership in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
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