Responsibilities and abilities
• Read, understand, and follow YMCA, Child Care Facility Licensing, and legal requirements, including YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum.
• 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 service to families, providing quality customer service and building meaningful relationships.
• Assist in planning and implementing of a consistent child-centred program, in accordance with YMCA standards.
• Maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including activity areas, program areas, common spaces and washrooms.
• To release children to authorized parent/guardian, and ask for ID to ensure that authorized pickup is 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 all YMCA Playing to Learn professional development sessions and other trainings.
• To maintain confidentiality of information related to the centre, children, families, and staff.
• To maintain regular attendance, punctuality, and to be appropriately dressed and groomed.
• Current and valid Early Childhood Educator License to Practice
• Special Needs License to Practice is an asset
• Current child care First Aid certificate
• 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.
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. Ability to create and build relationships inside and outside the organization.
3. Planning/Organizing – Ability to establish a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long term 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 to achieve vision.
How to apply
Please apply with cover letter, resume, and application (found at nbc.ymca.ca) to:
Recruitment and Orientation Coordinator for Child Care Services – Natasha.T
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