Job Responsibilities : Child Care Educator (Childcare)
Salary : $35,600 a year
Company : The YMCA of Greater Toronto
Location : Caledon, ON CA
Educational requirements : High School
Closing date: July 01 2022
Why Work for the Y?
The YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place committed to diversity equity and inclusion where different backgrounds experiences and identities are appreciated and celebrated. Guided by our shared values — kindness well-being integrity inclusiveness respect and optimism — the YMCA provides thousands of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices great benefits and growth opportunities.
Nature and scope
YMCA Child & Family Development has provided quality child care in the GTA for over 40 years and is the largest not-for-profit provider of Licensed Child Care in Canada. With more than 294 locations we offer a variety of programs for children 0-12 years of age: Early Learning and Care (Infant Toddler Preschool and Nursery); Before and After School Care (Kindergarten and School Age); and Family Support programs.
The contribution of our staff in the delivery of child-centred programs is at the core of our success as a leader in early childhood education. We are committed to providing staff with the opportunity to further develop the knowledge and skills that will assist them in enhancing the experience of children and families through our YMCA Playing to Learn and YMCA A Place to Connect curricula.
The YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum for 0-6 year olds endorsed by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario helps children develop and grow by using play as a way to learn. This method gives our early childhood educators insight into how kids learn which we use to build a dynamic in-class environment to meet the specific needs of the child and ensure the child’s interests help shape their learning experience.
The YMCA A Place to Connect curriculum for 6-12 year olds in YMCA Before and After School programs provides staff with the knowledge and skills to act as a mentor towards the children and help them develop life skills. This curriculum also helps shape YMCA Day Camps Summer Club and Overnight Camps.
All Child Care Educators Responsibilities:
Kindly note that this position includes food preparation responsibilities
Ensures all children and youth programs provide quality care service and support to the participants and their families.
Understands and complies with provincial municipal and YMCA Child Guidance Policies.
Plans and implements a consistent child-centred program in accordance with YMCA curriculums Playing to Learn and A Place to Connect.
Attends required curriculum training and all other relevant professional development opportunities necessary for the position. Maintains qualifications and certifications as required by the YMCA and provincial standards.
Completes required documentation of children’s development and interactions.
Participates in and applies knowledge from research to children’s learning.
Cleans and sanitizes child care spaces focusing on frequently touched surfaces equipment toys and any other areas or items deemed necessary following YMCA health and safety protocols and procedures
Identifies the indicators of abuse and is prepared to report signs of child abuse to the Child Protection Services.
Seeks opportunities to deepen connections and increase engagement of parents and children in care providing further opportunities to get involved in other YMCA Programs.
Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association. Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.
Adheres to work schedule to ensure program stays within ratio and provides required adequate notice to supervisor regarding unexpected scheduling changes.
Understands and supports YMCA philanthropic commitments connects with families and offers opportunities to give either financially or their personal time including participation in special events within the centre and the community.
Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.
Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members volunteers donors and staff.
Other duties as assigned
Registered Early Childhood Educator Qualifications:
- Early Childhood Educator Diploma or Equivalent Training CYW/CYC Ontario Certified Teacher Recreation & Leisure Social Service Worker
- Must be registered and a member in good standing in the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)
Early Learning Facilitator Qualifications:
- Child and Youth Work Diploma Bachelors of Education or Social Service Worker or CYW/CYC Ontario Certified Teacher Recreation & Leisure
- Candidates with a Bachelor of Education must be registered with the Ontario College of Teachers to be eligible for the Early Learning Facilitator rate of pay
Early Childhood Assistant Qualifications:
- High School Diploma
- Minimum of six months’ experience working with young children
Well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members staff and volunteers
Only those individuals legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment with the YMCA of Greater Toronto
- Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting up to 20 kg (44 lbs.) bending and stooping pushing carrying and pulling
Must be able to work outdoors for at least 2 hours daily year-round; may be exposed to heat humidity or cold
Excellent written communication skills
Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
A capacity to work within a team and be part of a large multi-service charitable Association
All staff working with children are required under the Child Care and Early Year’s Act to have a valid standard first aid certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to the first day of work
Flexibility regarding assigned working hours able to work split shifts early morning and mid-late afternoons and evenings Monday to Friday
The position requires the following Association Competencies: fundamental competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; Ethics and Self-Management; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused; Teamwork and Collaboration; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion
How to apply
Please follow the link below to submit your application
PAY RATE IS BASED ON POSITION AND TIME PORTION – SALARIES BELOW REFLECT A 100% TIME PORTION
Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.
If you are hired prior to your start date and as a condition of your employment you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.