Job Posting – On Farm Childcare ProviderOn Farm
Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources – On Farm Childcare Provider
Job Title: On Farm Childcare Provider – Part/full time (contract) must be able to work flexible hours
including days and the occasional weekend.
Job Location: North Durham and surrounding areans.
Home office: Uxbridge Early ON Centre (Uxbridge Public School, 64 Victoria Dr., Uxbridge). Successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel across Durham Region on a day to day basis.
Program: Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources On Farm Childcare Program provides opportunities for farm parents with children to continue their daily work activities while having our On Farm Childcare Provider present on your farm participate in play and inquiry based programs while offering support to parents/caregivers in their roles. DFRFR offers safe and welcoming environments open to all families. Programs are offered throughout Uxbridge and Brock Township.
Plan and execute any day to day child(ren)’s activities while in-home on the family’s farm. Maintain a clean, healthy, organized, safe and stimulating learning environment.
The Caregiver will work as a positive and effective team member to plan and deliver early learning activities that engage the child(ren) within the Early ON CFC guidelines. They will plan and implement programs that are culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate and reflective of the community needs in order to promote areas of development and support parenting. The Caregiver will communicate and work collaboratively with the parents and On Farm Program Coordinator to provide a positive On Farm Caregiver experience for all. The successful candidate will have at least one (1) year of experience working with children and families preferably in an educational support setting. A genuine enthusiasm for working with young children, their parents and caregivers. The position requires excellent oral communication and writing skills, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with community agencies, strong organizational and computer skills and the ability to work in a team environment. Police reference check, and Standard First Aid & CPR certificates required.
Responsibilities: The Caregiver’s primary concern is your child(ren) and should not be viewed as a housekeeping service. A Caregiver is expected to tidy up toys, craft activities, snacks, meals etc. as per usual. The Caregiver will make simple nutritious meals based on the food that you provide for the children and caregivers to consume when they are in your home over a meal time. If you would prefer that the caregivers not eat with your children/family and bring their own packed lunch, please advise them of this on their first day (or ask the On Farm Coordinator to pass along your request prior to them arriving at your home). The Caregiver is not responsible for pets other than feeding and letting them out into the yard. DFRFR asks that the Caregiver be allowed to isolate your pet if it interferes with the Caregiver’s responsibilities. When you request a Caregiver, they come prepared to engage in playful and educational activities. They will bring a selection of toys, games, books and craft material with them to be used with your child(ren). You will be asked to set the boundaries of the play area and any excursions to the barn etc. The family is responsible for the safety of the child(ren) if a family member takes them to the barn or away from the caregiver. The Caregivers are not qualified lifeguards, please talk to the Caregiver regarding the rules concerning any pools. If they do not feel confident in having the children near water, they are asked not to go into the pool area.
- Plan, organize, monitor and evaluate early learning activities, in-program
parent/caregiver workshops and special events.
- Implement, maintain & submit accurate attendance & registration records for all EarlyON programming
- Participate in the promotion of Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources in addition to EarlyON programs
- Participate in local partnerships to provide education, information and support to parents and children as approved by program director
- Participate in all regularly scheduled staff trainings/meetings as directed by Program Coordinator
Please email resumes and cover letters, stating
‘On Farm Childcare Provider – Application’
by June 30th, 2023 to: firstname.lastname@example.org