Child Care / Before & After School Program Staff (RECE, CYW, OCT, SSW)

YMCA of Greater Toronto - Orangeville, ON (30+ days ago)

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Child Care Educator

Are you looking for a rewarding career working with children?

Join our team that has been providing quality licensed child care programs for over 50 years, and is recognized as one of the GTA’s top employers.

Supply, Part-Time and Salaried Split Shift positions available in multiple licensed Child Care and Before & After School programs in Orangeville and Shelburne.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides quality care to all children in a licensed childcare environment
  • Actively engages with children, and ensures supervision and safety of children at all times
  • Plans and implements a consistent child-centred program in accordance with YMCA curricula Playing to Learn and A Place to Connect
  • Complies with the Child Care and Early Years Act and YMCA policies and procedures, including the YMCA Child Protection Policy
  • Completes required documentation of children’s development and interactions
  • Ensures positive, professional communication with families on an ongoing basis
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) OR
  • Child and Youth Worker (CYW/CYC), Bachelor of Education (OCT), Recreation and Leisure Diploma, Social Service Worker (SSW) OR
  • Experience working with children
  • RECEs, SSWs and OCTs must be registered with their governing regulatory body or be willing to obtain registration
  • Passion for working with children and providing quality play-based learning within a licensed childcare setting
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport with parents, children, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting up to 20 kg (44 lbs.), bending and stooping
  • Must be able to work outdoors for at least 2 hours daily year-round; may be exposed to heat, humidity or cold

Successful candidates will be required to provide the following prior to first day of work:

  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification
  • Successful completion of Police Records Check with vulnerable sector screening dated within 6 months of hire date
  • Up-to-date immunizations

Availability:

  • Please be aware that opening shifts can start as early as 7:00am and closing shifts can end as late as 6:00pm
  • Candidates interested in working as a part-time supply staff must provide at least two afternoons of availability from 2:00-6:00pm per week, Monday to Friday
  • Programs are closed on Saturday and Sunday

Salary & Benefits:

  • Registered Early Childhood Educator - $20.62/hour
  • Early Learning Facilitator (Ontario Certified Teacher, Child & Youth Worker, Registered Social Service Worker) - $20.06/hour
  • Early Childhood Assistant - $16.96/hour
  • Work/life balance and family friendly policies including YMCA Health and Fitness membership
  • Professional development and training specific to Early Childhood Education and play-based learning principles
  • Potential for career growth into supervisory or managerial roles
  • Child Development Practitioner apprenticeship sponsorship
  • Staff working in Salaried Split Shift roles in before and after school programs are eligible for extended health and dental benefits including paid vacation and sick time upon successful completion of probationary period

For more information about starting your career in child care at the YMCA of Greater Toronto, please visit: www.ymcagta.org/ECE.

Only those individuals legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment with the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $16.96 to $20.62 /hour

Licence:

  • Registered Early Childhood Educator (Preferred)
  • Ontario Certified Teacher (Preferred)