Job description
Looking for Talented Child Care Educators to join our team!
If you are currently looking for a position with growth potential and a great place to work, we invite you to join our team and make a difference in the community.
REGION: Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner

LOCATIONS: Birchview Dunes, Worsley, St. Noel, Clearview Meadows, Our Lady of the Bay, Connaught, Cameron Street, Mountain View, St. Mary's, Admiral

POSITION TYPES AND REQUIRED AVAILABILITY:
Supply positions require a minimum of 2 full days or 2 split-shifts (approximately 6:30-9:00am & 3:00-6:00pm) of consistent availability Monday through Friday, in order to be considered for a position. Opening shifts can start as early as 7:00am and closing shifts end as late as 6:00pm. Shifts are scheduled based on centre needs and will include pre-planned or day-of requests. Shifts may include opening shifts, split-shifts, and closing shifts.
Part-time school age positions require availability to consistently work every day, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:00-9:00am & 3:00-6:00pm to be considered for a position.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR (Level C) certification OR completion of certification within first 90 days of employment
  • Successful completion of Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector within the last 6 months
  • Up-to-date immunizations
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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 Care Guidance Policies.
  • Plans and implements a consistent child-centred program in accordance with YMCA curricula Playing to Learn and A Place to Connect.
  • Maintains qualifications and certifications as required by the YMCA and provincial standards.
  • Completes required documentation of children’s development and interactions.
  • Cleans and sanitizes child care spaces, focusing on frequently touched surfaces, equipment, toys, and any other areas or items deemed necessary, following YMCA health and safety protocols and procedures.
  • Identifies the indicators of abuse, and understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS, SALARY & BENEFITS: Registered Early Childhood Educator: Qualifications:
  • Early Childhood Educator Diploma
  • Must be registered and a member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) or be willing to obtain registration
Salary & benefits:
  • Rate of pay $21.25/hour
  • Complimentary access to virtual and/or in-person opportunities promoting health and fitness
Director Approved Early Childhood Educator (*only applicable for school age positions as needed):

Qualifications:
  • Actively enrolled in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Practitioner OR Child & Youth Work Diploma OR Rec & Leisure Diploma OR Bachelor of Education*
o *must be registered with Ontario College of Teachers to be eligible
o Minimum of 2 years experience (paid or volunteer) working with children in a professional setting

Salary & benefits:
  • Rate of pay $20.25/hour
  • Complimentary access to virtual and/or in-person opportunities promoting health and fitness
Early Childhood Assistant: Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 6 months experience working with young children
Salary & benefits:
  • Rate of pay $18.10/hour
  • Complimentary access to virtual and/or in-person opportunities promoting health and fitness
GENERAL JOB KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department at [email protected]

Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Screen and three professional references for review prior to starting employment.

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