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Staff Development

Professional Development

To maintain our high-quality service to families, Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton mandates that all employees participate in at least 16 hours of professional development each year.

Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton supports staff development by purchasing a membership with Affiliated Services for Children and Youth for each staff member. This membership entitles staff members to borrow items from the lending library, research topics of interest, and participate in workshops and networks throughout the year. Registration fees for most workshops and seminars are paid for by the organization.

First Aid/CPR/WHMIS Training

It is mandatory that all employees have a valid Standard First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and participate in WHMIS training on an annual basis. First Aid training is offered ‘under the Umbrella’ each spring.

Safe Food Handling

It is also mandatory that all Cooks, Supervisors and Satellite Program Leaders obtain a Food Handler’s Certificate.

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