Job Posting 73227

Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE)
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford
Hamilton area
closed 8 days ago (Fri, 15 Oct)
full time

As a charitable organization, the YMCA values the contributions of its diverse teams.   We recognize the importance of providing meaningful opportunities that allow employees to grow and thrive.   At the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford, in addition to fair wages, we offer a complimentary general membership with additional options for family participation.    A comprehensive benefits program is also available to employees including a competitive and robust pension program.   YMCA Employees enjoy a generous vacation entitlement that increases with seniority, as well as other paid entitlements. All employees have access to an Employee Assistance Program which provides confidential counseling and referral services as well as preventative education. Additionally, the YMCA understands the holistic needs of its employees is equally important and attempts to support these goals by offering a variety of staff discounts on the programs and services that support good health and strong families.   We look forward to welcoming you to the YMCA.


Organizational Overview:

As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions. By nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, the YMCA connects people to life-building opportunities, to each other and enhances their quality of life. We foster social responsibility and healthy living. The YMCA works collectively with community partners that share the YMCA’s determination in strengthening the foundations of community for all people

This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values of: Belonging, Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, as well as, a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults.  All offers of employment will be subject to the provision that the successful incumbent provides the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford with a current and satisfactory Police Records Check.   Positions responsible for the direct supervision of children and/or vulnerable persons will be required, in addition to a Police Records Check, to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report at the time of hire.


Nature & Scope:

YMCA Registered Early Childhood Educators are required to provide professional, high quality play-based licensed child care programs that meet the developmental needs of children 0 - 12 years of age. Registered Early Childhood Educators are responsible for developing and implementing a program based on the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, while adhering to established YMCA policies and procedures and quality standards, as well as the regulations of the Child Care and Early Years Act.
 
Since programs may takes place in a shared space, incumbents must have excellent interpersonal skills in order to maintain and foster strong and positive relationships with school personnel, parents and other educators to promote the delivery of high quality child care services within the community.

Responsibilities:

  • This position requires the ability and flexibility to work a flexible schedule including early mornings and late afternoons.  Hours of work may fluctuate to meet the operational needs of the department
  • Some program areas may be based out of shared spaces within community schools, therefore, requiring movement/set up of equipment on a daily/weekly/ monthly basis
  • Knowledgeable on the pedagogical practices of the YMCA as they relate to Early Learning and Child Development and understands the Ministry of Education guidelines and curriculum;
  • Understand and comply with all regulatory items as per the Child Care and Early Years Act, YMCA, Ministry of Education, and others;
  • Must be familiar with the developmental needs of children ranging from ages 0 to 12 years
  • Assist with children’s meals and snacks including set up and clean up;
  • Plan, organize and lead activities for children 0 to 12 years of age to meet the developmental needs of children;
  • Ensure the health and safety of the children is maintained at all times;
  • Liaise with parents and community contacts;
  • Participate in Association wide events i.e. YMCA Strong Kids, and other educational and promotional initiatives
  • Required to attend monthly meetings and professional learning sessions

Qualifications:
  • Degree or Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • A member in good standing of the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Previous YMCA experience is an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid and Infant/Child CPR & AED certification (Level C)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Working Computer knowledge
  • Clear Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment

Competencies:

Commitment to Organization Vision and Values
Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the Mission, Vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.
 
Child & Youth Focused
Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth
 
Planning and Organization
Establishes a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long term work goals.
 
Communication
Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the YMCA.
 
Relationship building and collaboration
Builds positive interactions both internally and externally to achieve work related goals.
 
Creativity and Innovation
Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to help achieve desired results.


Accessibility:

The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate contacting our Human Resources Department.

The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford is an equal opportunity employer.

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