- Follow guidelines/expectations of the Region of Waterloo, the YMCAs of Cambridge and Kitchener Waterloo Policy and Procedures and EarlyON Waterloo Region Best Practices and adhere to Professional Learning expectations established by the YMCA/EarlyON.
- Create an environment that is safe, clean and welcoming for children, parents and other caring adults.
- Provide positive child guidance.
- Provide materials for children and families that will give them the opportunity to learn, be successful and grow as individuals.
- Responsible for communicating with parents and on site partners, agencies.
- Work with team members to prepare a quality program that meets appropriate developmental needs of the children.
- Complete program plans, documentations and record observations and reflections as per curriculum requirements.
- Set-up EarlyON environments for children and families that is welcoming with various age appropriate toys and activities.
- Maintains open lines of communication with all staff, volunteers, students, parents, caregivers and external contacts.
- Maintain parent and child relationships on a daily basis and provide ongoing parent education and information.
- Responsible for daily administration, including documentation of centre occurrences, attendance as required.
- Act as primary contact when EarlyON Supervisor is not on site; communicate with Supervisor when support/guidance is required for difficult situations
- Completion of Community College ECE diploma or equivalent
- RECE Membership required for qualified ECE candidates
- 1 – 2 years of relevant experience preferably within an EarlyON Child and Family Centre or Family Support Setting.
- CPR and First Aid certification
- Familiar with the Child Care and Early Years Act 2014 (CCEYA)
- Proven computer knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Available to work evenings and weekends
- Driver’s license and vehicle required to travel to site locations
- Acceptable Police Check for Vulnerable Sector or willingness to obtain at own cost
Flexibility: Able to work within role ambiguity, or limited resources/direction. Deals with stressors of the job and uses coping techniques effectively to role model a positive mindset and problem solving with team.
Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff to learn and grow personally and professionally.
Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner to support information sharing.
Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.
Creativity and Innovation: Develops new ways or adapts existing ideas to help achieve desired results
Tolerance for Ambiguity: Functions effectively in situations of less than perfect or incomplete information.
In addition to the above competencies the Association Core Competencies are required, Commitment to Organization Vision and Values, Diversity, Integrity, Teamwork. Note: This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values, as well as, a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults.
The YMCAs of Three Rivers embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace, welcoming applications from all qualified persons. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation need known to the YMCA. The YMCAs comply with the Employment Standards Act, Pay Equity Legislation and privacy laws. In keeping with privacy laws, we are committed to protecting personal information by following responsible information handling practices. For more information on the YMCAs commitment to privacy, please visit our website. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.