Early Childhood Assistant

Job ID #23

Terms of Employment - Full-Time

Experience - 1 year

Health and Benefits - We offer 80% coverage on medical and dental expenses for all of our full time employees after 6 months. We love to bring a positive work/life balance to our clients and we do the same for our employees!  We offer discounted child care, which means that our employees receive a 35% discount on child care, within any of our centres ( 71 day care centres in 7 Provinces), as well as 20 emergency back up days.

Job Summary :

  • Reporting to the Site Director
  • Acts as an integral member of the team to assist in the overall care and supervision of a child age group through the conscientious application of the centre standards to achieve our mission statement:
  • To provide quality primary and back-up child care services conveniently located near our children’s parent’s place of work. We aim to assist corporations in creating a healthy work/life balance.

Essential Functions : 

  • Assists in all areas of implementation of enriched programs in accordance with curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy
  • Assists children in activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, demonstrating the use of simple musical instruments, preparing craft materials and demonstrating their use and providing opportunities for creative expression
  • Works with the team in the classroom to provide excellent supervision and interaction with children at all times including in all classroom, sleep room, outside/walking and playground activities
  • Promotes open communication and works cooperatively and effectively as a team member and communicates and contributes information on a continuous basis
  • Meets emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child in the classroom
  • Follows all centre policies as outlined in the Staff Policy Manual including Behaviour Management, Serious Occurrence, Anaphylactic, Technology Use, Fire Drills, Workplace Harassment and Violence and Health and Safety practices
  • Assists in tasks to prepare and maintain the indoor and outdoor play areas for children’s use, including checking toys and equipment to ensure safe functioning and performing various housekeeping and sanitizing duties as required
  • Participates in lunch, diapering, bathroom and toilet training duties and promotes healthy and independent practices
  • Ensures any special dietary requirements are met
  • Maintains open, positive, friendly and cooperative relationships with each child’s family
  • Assists with all administrative tasks including entries for the classroom log book, centre communication log book and required emergency and incident reporting in a timely manner; Maintains confidentiality
  • Attends monthly staff meetings
  • Attends staff development workshops
  • Adheres to dress code; 
  • If designated, takes call and messages in a polite, helpful manner; 
  • At times you may be asked to assist in other room or at another location; 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Specifications :

  • Infant/Child C.P.R. and First Aid updated yearly
  • High standard of professionalism
  • Enthusiasm for serving public ensuring that all children and clients are cared for equally and in accordance with Company standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen and respond appropriately to client and children’s needs
  • High energy level with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent organization skills to prioritize workload in order to achieve results in a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to safeguard confidential information
  • The incumbent must be capable of lifting and/or pushing up to 45 pounds
  • A criminal reference check and verification of medical suitability will be required as specified in the Day Nurseries Act