Substitute Early Childhood Educator

YMCA of GREATER VANCOUVER - Squamish, BC (19 months ago)

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Classification: Substitute, Early Childhood Educator
Location: Platypus YMCA Child Care Center: Squamish, BC
Terms: Casual/On-Call
Shift: Monday to Friday, with varying shifts
Salary: $16.34 hourly
Start Date: As soon as possible

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.

For over 130 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually

Nature & Scope:
Under the direction of the center’s Team Leader, the Early Childhood Educator Substitute will work directly within the early childhood programs, providing care and creative programming for young children.

Major Responsibilities:
  • To read, understand and follow all YMCA, Child Care Facility Licensing (CCFL) and legal requirements, including YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum standards
  • To interact directly with the children, providing quality care and creative programming
  • To assist with the planning and implementing of a consistent child-centred program, in accordance with YMCA standards.
  • To establish and maintain positive daily communication and interaction with families, providing quality customer service and building meaningful relationships
  • To maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all activity and program areas, common spaces, and washrooms.
  • To ensure that all safety and supervision standards are implemented and maintained according to licensing and YMCA requirements.
  • To release children only to those authorized by parent/guardian, to ask for identification in order to ensure that the authorized pick-up has been verified.
  • To work with staff team to deliver a high quality and age appropriate programs based on the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum and to attend all YMCA Playing to Learn professional development sessions and other training, as scheduled
  • To maintain confidentiality of all information related to the centre, the children, their families, and staff.
  • To maintain regular attendance, punctuality and to be appropriately dressed and well groomed.
  • British Columbia Early Childhood Educator Assistant License to Practice
  • Diplomas, certificates or other evidence of training related to child growth/development
  • Experience working with children in a child care/recreational setting
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Three Reference Checks
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, and an orientation to service, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

Commitment to Organization and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, outcomes and values of the YMCA.
Leadership: Motivates and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes.
Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner.
Creativity and Innovation: Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to improve programs and service.
Team Work: The ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal results.
Product Knowledge: Thorough understanding of the components required in providing quality care.

Application deadline: Ongoing