Regional Municipality of Durham, Training Specialist, Early Learning Supports


    Social Services Department

    Training Specialist, Early Learning Supports, (Regular Full-Time)

    Job ID: 9901

    CUPE Local 1764

    Open: Feb 08, 2018

    Close: Feb 25, 2018

    Training Specialist, Early Learning Supports

    Reporting to the Program Manager, Early Learning, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing assistance in managing the Professional Resource Library and will be responsible for gathering, reviewing, and dissemination of training and educational programs, materials and information to the early learning community throughout Durham Region.

    The incumbent will:

    • Assess and determine strengths/needs required to improve quality in licensed child care centre and assess the types of training, education, remediation required for the client
    • Receive referrals from the Quality Assurance Advisors including DROC (Durham Region Operating Criteria) assessment information outlining non-compliance data
    • Interview Early Childhood Educators, Support Staff, Centre Supervisors and Directors to gather information on the client skills and knowledge
    • Conduct indirect and direct assessments, which include observation of interactions, client surveys, interviews and client questionnaires
    • Review and analyze operating criteria assessments (DROC) from Quality Assurance Advisors
    • Develop individualized training plans and education programs for clients to improve quality
    • Plan coordinate and deliver professional learning events and opportunities for the Early Learning and Child Care community throughout Durham Region
    • Enhance and operate the Children's Services Early Learning Resource Library
    • Research, develop and present professional learning sessions using theories of Adult Education
    • Maintain accurate and current documentation and records to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures

    The successful applicant will possess:

    • A post-secondary diploma of over two year in Early Childhood Education plus certificate in Adult Education or equivalent
    • A current certificate of registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators is required
    • A valid/current Standard First Aid Certificate and Infant and Child CPR Certification
    • A valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle
    • Experience working with varied age groupings in a child care setting (infant, toddler, preschool, school-age)
    • Experience working in a coaching/mentoring/training role
    • Knowledge of the Ministry of Education's pedagogy and directives to teach/mentor/train child care educations in this knowledge
    • Knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, the Early Childhood Educators Act, The College of Early Childhood Educators "Code of Ethics and Standard of Practices"
    • A solid understanding of the programs and services of the child care and support agencies in Durham and how to access detailed information about the programs and services
    • Knowledge and understanding of a variety of curriculum models
    • Effective coaching and mentoring skills, combined with the ability to train the early years and child care community
    • Proficiency in computer program applications such as, but not limited to MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook and Internet navigation and research
    • Strong multi-tasking and decision making skills, and the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills (including public speaking, presentations and report writing)
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Required, on occasion to work evening hours to meet client needs

    CUPE 1764 Salary Grade 6

    This position is with Salary Grade 6 and will be paid at the following hourly rates:

    -Start: $36.77 - Six Month: $38.81 - Job: $40.85

    Conditions of Employment

    Prior to the start date, the successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check dated within two (2) months from date of hire. Proof of education, qualifications and any other job bona fide requirements will also be collected.

    External Application Process

    Come find a home where exciting and rewarding careers are balanced with your lifestyle. We thank all applicants;

    however, only those being considered will be contacted. Please apply online ( no later than midnight on the closing date indicated on the Job Posting.

    The Region of Durham is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity and you require accommodation, or if this information is required in an accessible format, please contact us at: and a consultant will provide appropriate assistance pursuant to the Region's Accommodation and Accessibility policies. Please note that resumes should not be sent to

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