Child Care / Before & After School Program Staff (RECE, CYW, SSW, OCT)
YMCA of Greater Toronto
Newmarket, ON

Child Care Educator

Are you looking for a rewarding career working with children?

Join our team that has been providing quality licensed child care programs for 50 years and is recognized as one of the GTA’s top employers

Multiple Supply, Part-Time and Before & After School Split Shift positions available across York Region: Vaughan, Woodbridge, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Aurora, Newmarket, Markham & Stouffville

Responsibilities

  • Provides quality care to all children in a licensed childcare environment
  • Actively engages with children and ensures supervision and safety of children at all times
  • Plans and implements a consistent child-centred program in accordance with YMCA curriculums Playing to Learn and A Place to Connect.
  • Complies with the Child Care Early Years Act, YMCA policies and the YMCA Child Protection Policy
  • Completes required documentation of children’s development and interactions
  • Ensures positive, professional communication with families on an ongoing basis
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE)
  • Or Child and Youth Worker (CYW/CYC) Bachelor of Education (OCT), Rec and Leisure diploma, Social Service Worker (SSW), Personal Support Worker (PSW)
  • Or Experience working with children
  • RECEs, SSWs and OCTs must be registered with their governing regulatory body or be willing to obtain registration
  • Passion for working with children and providing quality play-based learning within a licensed childcare setting
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport with parents, children, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting up to 20 kg (44 lbs.), bending and stooping
  • Must be able to work outdoors for at least 2 hours daily year-round; may be exposed to heat, humidity or cold

Successful candidates will be required to provide the following prior to first day of work:

  • Up-to-date Standard First Aid and CPR (Level C) certification
  • Successful completion of Police Records Check within the last 6 months
  • Up-to-date immunizations

Availability:

  • Please be aware that opening shifts can start as early as 7:00am and closing shifts can end as late as 6:00pm.

Salary & Benefits

  • $16.96-$20.62 per hour depending on qualifications
  • Work/life balance and family friendly policies including YMCA Health and Fitness membership
  • Professional development and training specific to Early Childhood Education and play-based learning principles
  • Potential for career growth into supervisory or managerial roles
  • Staff in a split shift roles are eligible for extended health care and dental plan, upon successful completion of probationary period

Only those individuals legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment with the YMCA of Greater Toronto

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $16.96 to $20.62 /hour

Experience:

  • Child Care: 1 year (Preferred)