Overview
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
Posted: 2018-12-21 (30 Days Ago)
Requirements
Minimum Education: College
Degree Title: ECE
Minimum Experience: 3 Year
Job Status
Date Ad Starts: 2018-12-21
Date Ad Ends: 2019-01-20
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Description
  • Ensures all children and youth programs provide quality care, service and support to the participants and their families.
  • Understands and complies with provincial, municipal and YMCA Child Guidance Policies.
  • Plans and implements a consistent child-centred program in accordance with YMCA curriculums Playing to Learn and A Place to Connect.
  • Attends required curriculum training and all other relevant professional development opportunities necessary for the position. Maintains qualifications and certifications as required by the YMCA and provincial standards.
  • Completes required documentation of children’s development and interactions.
  • Participates in and applies knowledge from research to children's learning.
  • Identifies the indicators of abuse and is prepared to report signs of child abuse to the Child Protection Services.
  • Seeks opportunities to deepen connections and increase engagement of parents and children in care, providing further opportunities to get involved in other YMCA Programs.
  • 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.
  • Adheres to work schedule to ensure program stays within ratio and provides required adequate notice to supervisor regarding unexpected scheduling changes.
  • Understands and supports YMCA philanthropic commitments, connects with families and offers opportunities to give, either financially or their personal time, including participation in special events within the centre and the community.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Early Childhood Education diploma or equivalent training
  • Must be registered and a member in good standing in the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)
  • Minimum of six months’ experience working with young children
  • Only those individuals legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment with the YMCA of Greater Toronto
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • 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
  • 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
  • Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, able to work split shifts, early morning and mid-late afternoons, evenings and weekends
  • 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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