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Job Number:  39217
Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
Job Posted: Thursday, 26 October 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 25 November 2017
(57 days ago)
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
Region: Central / Halifax area Type: Full time
Location: Halifax Salary: Commensurate based on Experience

Title: Early Childhood Educator (ECE), Purdy’s Wharf Child Care Centre (2 Openings)

Reports to: Director, Childcare

Position Status: Full Time, Salaried      

Start Date: As soon as possible

Office Location: 1969 Upper Water Street, Purdy’s Wharf Tower II, Suite 207, Halifax NS


The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is looking for two new Early Childhood Educators (ECEs)  to join our team at the Purdy's Wharf Child Care Centre.   The YMCA Purdy’s Wharf Child Care Centre is a workplace licensed childcare located within an office tower in Downtown Halifax (waterfront).


Since 1853 the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth has been connecting Nova Scotians to build healthy communities.  As a non-profit charity we provide vital services, including Health, Employment, Childcare/Camps, Immigrant Services, and Youth Development.


The YMCA Experience

At the YMCA we know that our ability to partner with others in our community is through the passion and dedication of our employees and volunteers. In joining the YMCA you will become part of a dedicated network of individuals with great passion for providing a holistic support to the communities in which we serve.


The Opportunity

As part of the YMCA’s Early Childhood Education Team, you will play an integral role in helping to build strong kids and strong families through ensuring excellence in delivery of YMCA Canada’s Playing to Learn curriculum. Through collaboration with Childcare Staff, ensure the delivery of meaningful, inclusive, educational programming in a safe, stimulating, nurturing environment for infant to pre-school age children.


Specifically you will:

  • Provide direct program leadership and facilitation in keeping with Play to Learn Curriculum. Modelling service excellence in children’s programming through application of child development best practices and inclusion standards in accordance with the YMCA mission and values.
  • Responsible for direct program planning that fosters positive self-esteem, confidence building, through facilitation of engaging, interactive children-centric activities (i.e. field trips, imaginative play, etc.). Identify opportunities to further maximize interactive, high impact learning and child development opportunities.
  • Complete classroom set-up, documentation, and administrative activities, including attendance, journal entries, and compliance with program and YMCA reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring safety and wellbeing of class participants, including compliance with Child Protection, ratio requirements, safe workplace/environment protocols, licensing, and Child Services guidelines. Ensure that the classroom environment and program space is kept clean and clutter-free.
  • Foster positive, collaborative relationships with parents and caregivers in aim of supporting and enhancing child’s learning, development, and ensuring individual needs are met. Through collaboration with the Director, ensure a timely, meaningful resolution to parent concerns regarding program delivery, individual childcare concerns, and facility.
  • Other duties as assigned.

We Offer

  • Comprehensive Group Benefits and Pension Program
  • Individual & Family YMCA Membership
  • Strong Work Life Balance Programs (i.e. Paid Personal and Vacation Days)
  • Discounted Childcare and Camp Rates

Skill/Knowledge Requirement:
• Early Childhood Education Diploma or equivalent
• Standard First Aid and CPR-C
• Experience working in early learning and/or school-age environment
• Ability to work a flexible schedule
• Ability to work independently
• Strong working knowledge of child and youth early learning, development and inclusion
• Age specific certificates considered an asset (i.e. special needs, infant/toddler)
• Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills in working with children, youth, and families
• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and ability to establish rapport
• Strong attention to detail, including maintaining a clean and clutter free environment
• Knowledge of basic to intermediate computer skills
• Ability to handle multiple competencies deadlines
• Strong child safety mindset, demonstrated commitment to quality, and confidentiality requirements


Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, and proof of valid First Aid and CPR training. Employees will be required to attend YMCA Child Protection Training.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please combine your cover letter and resume in one document and send to .
Contact Details:
Amy Rector
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
Suite 306, 5670 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS, B3J 1H6

Tel: 9024239709

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