Classification: Substitute Early Childhood Educator
Location: VariousYMCA Child Care Programs: Vancouver
Shift: Monday to Friday, shifts vary from 7:00am – 6:00pm
Salary: $15.71 per hour
Start Date: As soon as possible
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charitydedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing thepotential 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 ofchildren and families reach their full potential. Our values guide ourdecision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep ourpromises 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. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment& community services to over 95,000 participants annually. YMCA Child Care,Western Canada’s largest provider of licensed child care, serves over 2400 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years at over 50 licensed facilities throughout the Lower Mainland.
Nature &Scope: Under the direction of the centre’s Senior Early Childhood Educator, the Infant/Toddler 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.
- To read, understand and follow all YMCA, Child Care Facility Licensing (CCFL) and legal requirements, including YMCA 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 YMCA 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 YMCA 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 the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum and to attend all YMCA 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.
- Early Childhood Educator License to Practice OR training/experience in Early Childhood education required
- Infant/Toddler and/or 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
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCAvision and values, and an orientation to service, the candidate should possessthe following competencies:
Commitment to Organization and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision,outcomes and values of the YMCA.
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.
- Compensation $15.71 per hour