Early Years Program Coordinator

Nature of Position

The Prince George & District Elizabeth Fry Society is accepting applications for a part time Early Years Program Coordinator to join the South Fort George Family Resource Centre programs.  This positions primary focus is providing support and drop in program for families with children aged 0-6 years.  The Early Years Program Coordinator will practice from a harm reduction family centered perspective model to identify and connect families to a variety of services throughout the community.  The role also includes providing families with non-child care early learning opportunities. The Early Years Coordinator will work from a feminist, harm reduction, family centered perspective in order to improve health and development outcomes for families with children aged 0 to 6.

This person must demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to provide individual and group support to families with children 0 to 6 years of age.  In addition, the successful candidate will have a strong background in early childhood development, good interpersonal communication, both oral and written skills, ability to develop and deliver community workshops, ability to conduct children’s programming, and have knowledge around the effects of trauma and systemic pressures that marginalize at risk families.  Also required is knowledge of community agencies and referral procedures, computer knowledge, well developed organizational skills, ability to complete statistical reports, capacity to work independently and be a self-starter are required for this position.

Required Education, Training and Experience

  • Diploma in a related human/social service field.
  • Early Childhood Education license an asset
  • Qualifications will also include two (2) years recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Gathers relevant information to the client’s problems, needs and risks by interviewing, observing behaviour, meeting with caregivers and service providers. Uses a variety of inventories, checklists and questionnaires. Assesses the information gathered and develops and implements an intervention plan within program guidelines.
  • Provides clients with support, guidance and problem-solving to address issues related to family functioning in an individual or group setting.  Uses techniques such as active listening, conflict resolution, basic group counselling and psycho-educational group methods to resolve the identified problems, needs and risks.
  • Participates in the development, modification and evaluation of client service plans with the integrated case management team. Participates in integrated case management meetings on a regular basis to report clients’ activities and progress.
  • Outlines services provided by the program and/or organization. Provides information and referrals to other community service providers, resources and professionals as required.
  • Provides parenting skill building to clients on issues such as parent-child interaction, child development, behaviour management, and discipline and guidance.
  • Provides emotional support and feedback to clients.
  • Plans and conducts group educational sessions on topics related to family functioning.
  • Liaises with and/or promotes the interests of clients with other community service providers, professionals and school personnel as required. Accompanies clients to meetings and appointments as required.
  • Maintains related records and statistics and provides reports to the supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Salary Range

$22.02 – $25.65 Collective Agreement Grid Level 12

Current Shift Schedule

Monday and Wednesday 9am – 1pm, Tuesday 10am – 2pm, Thursday 10am – 3:30pm

Anticipated Start Date

As soon as possible

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the address below:

Prince George & District Elizabeth Fry Society

Attention Shannon Smith

1575 – 5th Avenue

Prince George, BC V2L 3L9

This is a union position