Job Posting 91920

Student Early Childhood Assistant
YWCA Hamilton
Hamilton area
closes in 8 days (Fri, 31 Mar)
canada summer jobs / summer students


Who We Are

Founded in 1889, YWCA Hamilton is known as one of Hamilton’s original social innovators and works from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework. We are dedicated to strengthening women’s and girl’s voices, broadening their choices, building dynamic leadership and providing essential services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.


Position Description

Department: Child and Youth Services

Reports to: Program Supervisor

Location:  Hamilton, ON

Posting Date: Februray 13, 2023

Hours of Work:  37.5 hours a week

Start Date:  May 22, 2023

End Date: August 25, 2023

  • Supports a stimulating and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow, ensuring
  • the safety of children enrolled in the program through direct supervision, and attendance
  • protocols;
  • Works collaboratively with RECE team to plan innovative weekly programs that are age
  • appropriate and meet individual and group needs, according to YWCA philosophy;
  • Supports the implementation of curriculum to meet the needs, interests and talents of all
  • children;
  • Participates in all activities with the children;
  • Updates, develops and ensures positive, professional communication with parents/families,
  • community partners, outside agencies, co-workers and support staff, an on an ongoing basis;
  • Supports staff and classrooms as needed (e.g. staff breaks, programming time, etc.);
  • Ensures classroom environment is kept clean and neat, including all activity and program
  • areas, and common spaces, including toy washing and sanitizing;
  • Works with limited pieces of child and family confidential data, with duty to report;
  • Supports the monitoring of children’s development goals and progress through weekly
  • documentation;
  • Ensures that written records are accurately documented and maintained including attendance
  • records, symptoms of ill health, daily classroom logs, etc.;
  • Complies with the Child Care Early Years Act and YWCA Policies;
  • Understands emerging trends, leading practices, industry professional standards;
  • Provides recommendations to strengthen existing policies and/or processes;
  • Nurtures and forms meaningful internal and external working relationships and partnerships
  • Supports YWCA Hamilton mission, vision and values;
  • Participate in mandatory organizational and departmental trainings and meetings;
  • Prepare snacks while adhering to the YWCA Hamilton Menu and Public Health guidelines;
  • Must be able to supervise large groups of children during onsite and offsite excursions such
  • as field trips and swimming;
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Works up to a 35 hour work week;
  • Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting up to 20 kg (44 lbs.), bending and stooping;
  • Must be able to work outdoors for at least 2 hours daily year-round;
  • may be exposed to heat, humidity or cold.


  • High School diploma – 18 years or older;
  • Experience in a licensed child care setting;
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Health Child Development (PHCD) training is an asset;
  • Working knowledge of children and early years programs;
  • Must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Police check or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Ability to bring a feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective to work;
  • Must provide a TB test, proof of Tetanus (within 10 years) and proof of MMR immunizations;
  • Must have current Standard First Aid and CPR certificate or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Bilingual English/French or other languages an asset;
  • Must have knowledge of MS Office software including Excel and Word.


This is a temporary summer position which is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Eligible applications must meet the following criteria of the program to be considered:

  • Must be between the ages of 15-30 years on the first day of employement;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.


YWork for us?


At YWCA Hamilton, we are intentional about fostering a workplace culture that values positive physical and emotional well-being through our values of Inclusivity, Equity, Community, Self-determination, and Accountability. We invest in our employees so that we can bring our values into the communities in which we live. We offer our employees:


  • On-the-job training and professional development opportunities
  • Staff fitness, childcare and recreation discounts
  • Opportunities to get involved in our community
  • A competitive total rewards package


If you’re passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of women, children, and families every day, we would love for you to join our team!



Thank you for your interest in YWCA Hamilton.


As part of YWCA Hamilton’s commitment to Access and Equity, we strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals who are women, First Nations, Métis, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ2S+; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from racialized communities or other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.


Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. Please inform us of any accommodation requests.

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