EarlyON Facilitator

Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County

Family & Children’s Services of Renfrew County is a multi-service agency committed to providing preventative, protective, and socially inclusive services and programming that empower and strengthen everyone. We are focused on cultivating a team-oriented work environment where everyone thrives. Our goal is to develop and strengthen collaborative partnerships to increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of care in our communities. Our agency commitments include; moving forward with anti-oppressive practice, French-language services, and working alongside the indigenous communities.

We are recruiting for an EarlyON Facilitator to work at the Deep River EarlyON Centre. This is a casual, part-time ongoing contract.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are welcoming places that offer a range of services that are tailored to your community, such as:

  • Fun activities – reading, storytelling, sing-alongs, games, and more
  • Advice from professionals trained in early childhood development
  • Information about other family services within your community
  • Opportunities to connect with other families with young children


The EarlyON Facilitator is responsible for the delivery of core program services including but not limited to:

  • Discussions and information sharing about early learning, child development, parenting (including pre-and post-natal), nutrition, play and inquiry-based learning, and other topics that support their role
  • Assisting families in building connections with outside community resources and supports through information-sharing
  • Facilitating programs and services that build responsive adult-child relationships and encourage children’s development, exploration, play and inquiry- as supported by How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years
  • Responding to parent and caregiver concerns about their child’s development through conversations, observations, and education
  • Early childhood education diploma and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators (RECE)
  • Two years of experience in a licensed childcare, community, or family resource setting is preferred
  • Additional education and/or experience in the area of child development would be considered an asset


  • Willingness to work flexible hours, some evenings and weekends sometimes with short notice
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as a multi-disciplinary team member
  • Knowledge and commitment to best practices in the field of early learning
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of guiding documents such as: How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, Think Feel Act, etc.
  • Previous experience working with children with special needs is preferred
  • Ability to identify systemic barriers to equity and anti-oppressive practices and apply this lens to your work with FCSRC
  • Knowledge, experience, and understanding of the culture, history, and current oppressions experienced by marginalized groups.
  • Ability to understand and apply anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-cisgenderism, anti-ageist, anti-classist, and anti-heterosexist lenses to social problems
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking and implement evidence-based research into practice
  • Understanding of the CYFSA, signs of safety, anti-oppressive practice, and strength-based approach
  • Demonstrated use of signs of safety model (principles, philosophy, tools)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (French is an asset)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Current immunization records
  • A satisfactory criminal record check (current within six months) and a vulnerable sector screening
Additional Information
Closing: March 31, 2023.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in MS Word or PDF format.

Contact Information
Human Resources
Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County
Deep River, OntarioEmail: careers@fcsrenfrew.on.ca
Website: www.fcsrenfrew.on.ca