Infant/Toddler Early Childhood Educator

Job ID: #113

Category: Term Certain Full-Time (Union)

Shift: 35 hours/week; M-F (7:30-6:00) rotating shifts

Salary: $21.06 per hour (plus complete benefits package)

Start Date: ASAP

Situation:

We are 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 125 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.

Nature & Scope:

Under the direction of the centre’s Senior Early Childhood Educator, the Early Childhood Educator will work directly within the early childhood program, providing care and creative programming for infant and/or toddlers in a group setting.

Major Responsibilities:
 To read, understand and follow all of our Child Care Facility Licensing (CCFL) and legal requirements, including our 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 our 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 our 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 our Playing to Learn curriculum and to attend all our 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.

Requirements:
 Early Childhood Educator License to Practice required
 Infant/Toddler Educator License to Practice required
 Special Needs License to Practice an asset
 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
 Consent to Criminal Record Check and ability to provide 3 professional references
 Statement from a medical practitioner indicating adequate physical and psychological capability to work with children and carry out assigned duties

Competencies:

In addition to bringing a commitment to our 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
  • 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: March 14, 2016

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification:

  • Early Childhood Educator License to Practice and Infant/Toddler Educator License to Practice

 

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