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Early Childhood Assistant
YMCA Toronto Whitby, Ontario, Canada 12 Days Ago

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Early Childhood Assistant (ECA)
Posted: 2018-12-04
Minimum Education: High School
Degree Title: ECA
Minimum Experience: 2 Year
Job Status
Date Ad Starts: 2018-12-02
Date Ad Ends: 2019-01-01
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  • Understands and complies with provincial and YMCA Child Care Standards.
  • Plans and implements consistent child centred programs in accordance with YMCA and provincial standards.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to children’s learning and is responsive to research.
  • Understands each child and their family's specific needs and plans for successful outcomes.
  • Self manages on-going professional development.
  • Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association. Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.
  • Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.
  • Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum of six months’ experience working with young children
  • Experience working with special needs children an asset
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Only those individuals legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment with the YMCA of Greater Toronto
  • 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
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • A capacity to work within a team and be part of a large multi-service, charitable Association
  • Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, able to work split shifts, early morning and mid-late afternoons
  • The position requires the following Association Competencies: fundamental competence in Effective Interpersonal Communications; Ethics and Self-Management; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused; Teamwork and Collaboration; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion
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