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  • Full Time
  • Job Posted on Board: 6 days ago
  • Oct 5, 2018
Company:
YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island
Industry:
- None -
Job Post Date:
2018-09-14

Early Childhood Educator
Downtown Victoria YMCA-YWCA

Vacancies: 1
Position: Permanent Full-Time
Placement: October 2018
Wage: $20.30/hour (increase to $21.32/hour after probationary period)
Hours: 40 hours per week

Nature and Scope:
Reporting to the Childcare Supervisor, the Early Childhood Educator will work directly within the early childhood program, providing high quality care and creative programming for children in a group setting.

Working in collaboration with the childcare team, Educators are responsible for delivering the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum to children from 30 months to 5 years of age. They will ensure that children are well supervised and provided with developmentally appropriate and fun programming options. A priority will be maintaining excellent communication with families and other stakeholders.

This permanent full-time position is entitled to a YMCA-YWCA individual membership; 15 days vacation; and a cost-shared benefits package (after completion of the probationary period) which includes:

- Medical (MSP coverage; eligible after one month)

- Health Care, Drug Plan, Dental, Vision, EAP

- Extended Health Care

- Life Insurance

- YMCA Canada Pension Plan (eligible after one year)

 

Responsibilities:
- To read, understand and follow all YMCA-YWCA policies and procedures related to the guidance and care of children

- To assist with the planning and implementation of a consistent child centered program in accordance with YMCA-YWCA and CCFL standards, including YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum standards

- To interact directly with the children, facilitating a healthy learning environment

- To establish and maintain positive daily communication and interaction with families, providing quality customer service and building meaningful relationships within the community

- To ensure that all safety and supervision standards are implemented and maintained according to YMCA-YWCA and licensing requirements

- To maintain confidentiality of all information related to the centre, the children, their families, and staff

- To work effectively and as an active member of the staff team, assisting with other duties and responsibilities as required

- To attend all YMCA Playing to Learn professional development sessions and other training as required

- To maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all activity areas and washrooms

- To release children only to those authorized by parent/guardian

Qualifications:

Qualifications:
- Early Childhood Educator License to Practice in BC required

- Infant/Toddler Educator License to Practice and Special Needs Educator Certificate, or additional courses/training related to child growth and development are an asset

- Experience working with children in a child care/recreation setting

- Strong written and verbal and communication skills

- High level of organization and customer service skills

- Current First Aid and CPR required

- A clear Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening required

- A clear Police/RCMP Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening required*
*Note: Cost reimbursed after successful completion of the probationary period.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island
Email: hr@vancouverislandy.ca

Please Note:
1. Application Deadline: This posting will close when a suitable candidate has been found.
2. Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this position.
3. Short-listed candidates may be interviewed upon receipt of application.
4. We thank all applicants, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply By Email:
hr@vancouverislandy.ca