Job Posting 64998

Early Childhood Educator
YMCA of Northern BC
North Coast / Nechako / North East, Prince George
closes in 8 days (Fri, 30 Oct)
full time - term / contract  •  $18.00 - $20.27 hourly

Early Childhood Educator
Who we are
Rooted in Northern BC for over 50 years, the YMCA of Northern BC is a
charity of over 400 staff and volunteers working together to strengthen
the foundations of our community through promoting healthy living,
fostering belonging, inclusion, and connection, and helping children,
families, and seniors thrive. We offer opportunities for personal growth
and create social change through child care services, camp programs,
community health services, employment services, recreation, and health
and fitness services.
What you will do
At the YMCA people are our greatest asset and we are proud to be an
employer of choice. Working at the YMCA means you are part of a fun,
positive team, in an environment of honesty, caring, respect,
responsibility, and inclusivity. The YMCA is the largest not-for-profit
provider of child care in Canada and the YMCA of Northern BC is the
largest provider in the north, serving: Chetwynd, Fort St. James, Fort St.
John, Prince George, and Vanderhoof. YMCA Child Care is a home away
from home.
What you will bring
Our educators are passionate about creating lasting positive impact in
the lives of the children in our care from 3 months to 12 years. Our team
of professionals believe in play-based educational programming. We are
nurturing, family-centered, and committed to our YMCA Playing to
Learn™ and YMCA A Place to Connect™ curriculums. Our team members
possess excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, and believe
in the power of teamwork.
Responsibilities and abilities
• To read, understand, and follow all YMCA, Child Care Facility Licensing, and
legal requirements, including YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum standards.
• To interact directly with the children, providing quality care and creative
programming.
• To establish and maintain positive daily communications and interactions
with families, providing quality child care, building excellent programming,
and excellent service to families, providing quality customer service and
building meaningful relationships.
• To assist with planning and implementing of a child-centered program, in
accordance with YMCA standards.
Location
Prince George, BC
Hours
Full Time
What you will gain
$18.00-$20.27 per hour
Paid sick days
Paid sick days for family members
25% Discount on Child Care fees
(Excluding infant and toddler care)
YMCA Membership
Great Benefits
6% Vacation pay
(works out to 3 weeks per year)
Annual pension contribution of 5%
4 paid Professional Development
days per year
Assistance with Education fees
may be available
P.O. Box 1808 • 2020 Massey Drive • Prince George • BC • V2L 4V7 | 250 562 9341 | nbc.ymca.ca
Child Care
Employment Opportunities
• To maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all activity and program areas, common spaces
and washrooms.
• Release children to authorized by parent/guardian, ask for ID to ensure authorized pick-up has been verified.
• To work with staff team to deliver a high quality and age appropriate programs based on the YMCA Playing to
Learn curriculum and to attend YMCA Playing to Learn professional development sessions and trainings.
• To maintain confidentiality of all information related to the centre, the children, their families and staff.
• To maintain regular attendance, punctuality, and to be appropriately dressed and groomed.
Qualifications
• Current and valid License to Practice Early Childhood Education; Special Needs License to Practice an asset
• Current child care First Aid certificate and experience working with children in a child care/recreational setting
• TB test and Immunization record
• Three professional References
• The successful candidate will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Clear
Vulnerable Sector Search. The YMCA will provide the applicable instructions.
Competencies
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, and an orientation to service, the
candidate should possess the following competencies:
1. Leadership/Coaching – Ability to direct and develop performance of others to achieve desired result.
2. Negotiation/Communication/Interpersonal Skills Able to speak, write, listen and secure information in a variety of
settings. Ability to cooperate with others to achieve results, build relationships inside and outside the organization.
3. Planning/Organizing – Ability to establish clear and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish goals.
4. Problem Solving – Ability to identify an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, determine possible solutions,
selects appropriate responses and implements and evaluates them.
5. Service Strategy – Ability to identify the needs and wants of members/participants as a priority and respond in an effective
and timely manner to enhance every person’s YMCA experience.
6. Initiative/Enthusiasm/Innovation – Ability to manage and lead in order to achieve and exceed identified goals.
7. Community Awareness and Understanding – Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation
for the vision, mission and values of the organization.
8. Project Resource Management – Ability to manage a project from initial planning to completion.
9. Strategic Planning/Visioning - Ability to visualize future direction and formulate strategies, plans and action.
How to apply
The YMCA thanks all those interested in this position.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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