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Job Number:  41740
Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
Job Posted: Thursday, 8 February 2018
Closing Date: Saturday, 10 March 2018
(71 days ago)
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
Region: Central / Halifax area Type: Full time
Location: Halifax Salary: $15-19/hour


Title: Early Childhood Educator (ECE), Purdy’s Wharf Child Care Centre (2-3 Openings)

Position Status: Full Time, Hourly

Salary: $15-19/hour plus Benefits            

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 a dynamic leader to join our team as Child Care Director supporting the YMCA 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 Opportunity

As an Early Childhood Educator you play an essential role in the direct delivery of quality infant to preschool care.  As part of the Childcare team you are an integral component to helping build strong kids and strong families in a safe, efficient and welcoming environment.


As Early Childhood Educator you will be responsible for:

- Supervisorion and direct program delivery for children from infant to preschool age

- Model service excellence in children's program delivery in accordance with YMCA Play to Learn curriculum.  Ensure inclusive, quality, child-centric activities (i.e. imaginative play, small groups, etc.) that foster postiive self-esteem, confidence building and social skill development. 

- Maintaining licensing requirements, keeping accurate and organized records, completing daily safety checks and entry logs

- Physical set-up and proper storage and cleanup of equipment and materials used in direct program delivery.

- Foster positive, collaborative relationships with parents/caregivers, ensuring individual needs are met.  Responding to questions, requests for information, and serve as front line contact for family concerns.

- Maintain a high level of quality instruction by participating in ongoing professional development activities, workshops, and certification maintenance. 


We Offer

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. As a YMCA staff person you will receive:

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


You Bring

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working in early learning and/or school-age environment
  • 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
  • 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.


Apply Today

Please email your cover letter and resume in one document to: Janet Savary, Childcare Director at .  We look forward to hearing your story.

The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please email your cover letter and resume in one document to: Janet Savary, Childcare Director at . We look forward to hearing your story.
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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