Assistant Educators, Child Care Services (Taggart Family Y Location)

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Position: Assistant Educators, Child Care Services (Taggart Family Y Location)
Location: Taggart Family Y, 180 Argyle Ave, Ottawa
Type: Three (3) full-time contract ending March 31, 2022 preferred start date December 6, 2021, with an hourly rate of $ 14.52
Preferred start date: Monday, Dec 06, 2021
Closing date: Friday, Dec 03, 2021

Overview:

As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide lasting solutions. Serving thousands of people across our region annually, we are a leader and valued partner in creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone belongs and can reach their full potential. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, respect, and inclusion, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.

Working for the Y

Are you looking to use your skills and unique gifts to make a real difference in your community? The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is a great workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. The YMCA-YWCA provides hundreds of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities. Whether you are starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, you will find many exciting opportunities to achieve your personal and career goals. Some of the benefits of working for the Y include:

What we offer

At the Y, you will be part of a vibrant and diverse network of people whose shared vision is to change lives and make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens, adults, and families.

Our competitive wage and benefit package include:

  • Free Y membership.
  • Discounted Y program fees (including health & fitness programs, child care, and camps)
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

What you offer?

The Assistant Educator will function as a team member responsible for the development and maintenance of high-quality programs for children and families. This person will be an active part of the service delivery team for Licensed Child Care.

The Assistant Educator is accountable to the Senior Coordinator, Child Care for the implementation of the program for a specific age group in accordance with program policies and philosophy.  The program should meet the needs of the individual child with concerns for his or her interests, special needs, talents, and individual style for and pace of learning.  The Assistant Educator must be courteous and professional in dealing with parents, all members, and the general public.  The Educator is a role model to staff, children, and customers, and must exemplify YMCA-YWCA values, and maintain a high standard of work ethic.

Some of the tasks of this position include:

  • Create an educational, safe, clean, and enjoyable environment for children by planning and implementing age-appropriate programs to meet children’s social, emotional, physical, educational, and individual needs under the Y Playing to learn the curriculum.
  • Foster self-esteem, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills in children.
  • Develop and maintain constructive and open communication with staff.
  • Understand and follow through on all YMCA-YWCA policies, procedures, and guidelines, as outlined in the Policies and Procedures manual and Parent Handbook.
  • Participate in a team-teaching approach in the supervision of the children and the development of the program.
  • The preparation of snack and housekeeping duties for the Child Care Programs on a rotational basis with other educators.
  • Support the charitable and philanthropic efforts of the Association.

What qualifications and abilities are we looking for?

At YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent in a related field
  • ECE diploma or CECE recognized equivalency an asset 

Language

  • Fluent in English, oral and written essential

Experience, Abilities & Skills

  • Member in good standing of the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario as required
  • Minimum two years experience working with children
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ Certifications
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and responsible individual with strong leadership skills committed to the healthy development of children
  • High level of interpersonal and written skills

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must already have a valid permit to work in Canada.
  • Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector, not more than 6 months old is required 
  • As a condition of employment, in accordance with the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy for Staff and Volunteers, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid exemption.
  • Annually all staff must complete the mandatory training for the Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons, and submit the certificate of completion.

 Core Competencies:

  • Communication:  Communicates in a thorough, clear, and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.
  • Integrity:  Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards.
  • Teamwork:  Participates actively in a team for organizational effectiveness.  Creates an atmosphere of trust amongst all team members. 
  • Concern for Health and Safety:  Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others on risk and harm reduction.
  • Creativity and Innovation:  Plans and implements quality programming in a developmentally appropriate environment.

 About diversity and inclusiveness at the Y: 

Inclusiveness is a part of our core values and we are committed to ensuring the diversity of the people and communities we serve and as well as our staff. We welcome candidates from racialized groups, invisible minorities, Indigenous People, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

 How to apply?

 All internal applicants must inform their supervisor of their intention to apply for the position.  Internal applicants can apply only after completing the probationary period of their current job unless approved by People and Culture.

Applications must be submitted to the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, and all cover letters should be addressed to Kesha Murray. Please send applications to Director, Child Care Services- Taggart Family Y; Kesha Murray (kesha.murray@ymcaywca.ca)

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during this process. We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.

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