Registered Early Childhood Educator

Job ID: #126

Job Description:

We are a Christian nursery school providing half day (morning and afternoon) programs in Whitby. We are looking for a creative and energetic staff member who enjoys caring for children in an active team environment to take on the position of the Registered Early Childhood Educator in our afternoon nursery school program and to help in the morning program when needed. The candidate will be able to help fulfill the Mission Statement of our center:
“Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn through play and to support the children’s family and Christian values.”

Requirements for the successful candidate include, but are not limited to:

  • Possess the exceptional ability to interact with children in a positive and enthusiastic manner
  • Seek opportunities to deepen connections and increase engagement of parents and children in our care with professionalism; including the ability to discuss daily events and childrens’ progress with respective family members / guardians
  • Have experience working closely as a team player with strong interpersonal communication skills in a licensed childcare centre (however, new graduates will be considered)
  • Plan and implement a consistent child-centred program in accordance with the Early Learning Framework to include “How Does Learning Happen”; Durham Region Operating Criteria (or similar); and The Child Care and Early Years Act 2014
  • Completes required documentation of children’s development and interactions
  • Be flexible, adapting easily to change; be confident working with others in a demanding work environment
  • Be active in the community and contribute to society in various positive ways

Major Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the planning, and implementation of developmentally appropriate programs to enhance the children's spiritual, cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Incorporates learning experiences designed to meet the individual and group needs of the children
  • Provides input for the evaluation of programs
  • Observes children's progress and behaviour. Assesses individual and group needs. In partnership with Supervisor, identifies extra support needs. Completes developmental portfolios
  • Participates with other staff to ensure the safety and well-being of the children
  • Responds appropriately and professionally to parent/guardian/school staff enquiries regarding children's progress, behaviour, and health. Promotes parental involvement
  • Ensures children in care receive adequate nourishment and that any special dietary requirements are met
  • Diapers children and instructs and assists children in washing, dressing, toileting, and eating to support the capacity of self-help skills.
  • Conducts daily health check of children, records illness; and contacts parents re: illness; administers medications as authorized by physician and maintains records of all medications administered; administers first aid and records/reports as appropriate
  • Ensures toys and equipment used in activities are maintained in a safe, clean condition, and kept in a good state of repair. Sets up activity area and ensures physical environment is safe
  • Documents attendance of children and accident or ill health reports
  • Takes work direction from the Supervisor, as necessary, and assigns tasks to other Teachers and ECE’s, as appropriate
  • Actively participates in staff meetings

Qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Education diploma or degree or equivalent training
  • Must be registered and a member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Minimum of 6 months of experience working with young children; toddler experience an asset
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff, volunteers and parents / caregivers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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
  • Up-to-date immunization record and health assessment
  • Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, able to fill in where needed in other areas of the program
  • Must be able to work outdoors for at least 1 hour daily year-round; may be exposed to heat, humidity or cold
  • Provide a Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Sector Police Check from within the last 6 months.

Required experience:

  • Experience an asset: 1 year

 

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