ECE Program Staff

Job ID: #52

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $24.00/hour

Job Description:

The E.C.E. staff is responsible for the care of children in group settings by working with other team members to plan, supervise and implement the daily program. This position is responsible for providing appropriate direction, encouragement and support to the children, their families, staff, students and volunteers in addition to being flexible, resourceful, sensitive and respectful of individual needs.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the guidance and care of children in groups and for the planning and implementation of daily programs that enhance the social, physical, intellectual, cognitive and emotional development of children.
  • Responsible for setting reasonable limits according to the child's developmental stage, and for giving appropriate direction, encouragement and support individually and in groups. This includes providing extra stimulation to help delayed children when necessary.
  • Responsible for recognizing, dealing with, and defining unusual behaviour and, if unable to deal with behaviour successfully, reporting to Manager and working with various professional and resource persons as required to alleviate problems.
  • Responsible for recording the daily attendance of the children, receiving medical information as required especially in cases of ongoing absenteeism, and reporting to the appropriate personnel.
  • Responsible for the daily safety, health and hygienic conditions of the children.
  • Dispensing medications when designated by the Manager and monitoring child's intake/reaction
  • Getting quick medical attention in emergencies and monitoring individual children's health
  • Alerting parents to any medical needs of the child and helping consult medical professionals as appropriate
  • Ensuring that program set up considers the children's health and safety as a priority at all times
  • Completing accident reports when necessary and ensuring parents are informed
  • Reporting any serious occurrence/injury to Unit Director
  • Being aware of and following proper fire and emergency procedures and following proper diapering/toileting procedures.
  • Responsible for safely escorting children outside of the centre and ensuring that adequate supervision is provided on all outings.
  • Responsible for written daily reports on children, for completing written assessments and developmental checklists as required, and for informing parents on an on-going basis about children's progress.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of equipment and furnishings, for informing the Manager when replenishment is necessary, for sharing housekeeping responsibilities, and for assessing equipment needs and making recommendations regarding purchases.
  • Responsible for reporting any signs of physical or mental abuse of any children in care to the proper authorities.
  • Responsible for checking the outdoor facilities for safety and reporting any unsafe conditions to the appropriate personnel. This includes informing the maintenance staff when cleaning of the playground is required and assuring that proper cleaning is maintained.
  • Responsible for performing housekeeping duties which may include but are not limited to the following: sweeping, disinfecting washroom/diaper change facilities, cleaning and set-up of lunch tables, preparing and serving lunches, laundry, and other duties as designated.

Required Education and Registration:

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Current registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators (RECE)
  • First Aid Certification (Standard First Aid/CPR C)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to direct, instruct and care for children: infants, toddlers, preschool, school age: aged 0-12
  • Demonstrated understanding of Early Learning Framework
  • Ability to handle emergencies
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and provide work direction as required.
  • Ability to use professional judgment on a daily basis within established guidelines Ability to accommodate competing demands.
  • Ability to maintain neat and accurate records and prepare reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with children, parents, staff, teachers and the public.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all information related to children, parents, staff
  • Ability to speak a second language in addition to English is an asset.
  • Health assessment including up-to-date immunization records and TB test required.