START DATE: August 2021
REGION: Waterloo Region, ON
Do you have experience working with children and are looking for a chance to build your resume while you grow and learn? Do you have a passion to provide quality program activities for children in their middle years? Are you driven to cultivate authentic relationships and connections with children and families to create a foundation for optimal learning, health, and well-being?
If this is you, join our team and make a difference in the life of a child!
The YMCA of Three Rivers is committed to better serving our communities, where and how they need us most. For over 150 years, the YMCA has supported the needs of our communities in Guelph and Wellington Counties, Stratford-Perth, and Waterloo Region. Collectively we have provided accessible, inclusive, and proactive opportunities for personal growth and involvement helping to build a stronger, healthier and more vibrant community. Our Regional YMCA helps 1 in 8 people each year find hope and health through a wide range of programs and services delivered at over 150 sites.
As Canada's largest not-for-profit child care provider, the YMCA plays a leading role in research-based program development and community engagement. Quality care and education of all young children has a lasting impact on their ability to become healthy contributing members of our community. This is where you come in.
What you will do…
You will be a part of a dynamic child care community located inside elementary schools through out the region. You will create stimulating, safe and nurturing environments for children and youth providing an opportunity for them to learn and grow. This will be achieved though planning and implementation of a consist child-centred curriculum in accordance with YMCA curriculums A Place to Connect. You create a sense of belonging through relationships, building trusted connections with children, their peers and families to support development and well-being.
What you will bring…
Ideally, you have completed an Early Childhood Education diploma program and be registered with College of Early Childhood Educators. Other credentials will also be considered (i.e. Recreation & Leisure, Child & Youth Worker, Ontario College of Teachers, or Social Services Worker). You have experience working with children 6-12 years of age in a child-centred curriculum setting. You are committed to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to diverse needs. You have well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills; the ability to use good judgement and problem-solve; and strong professional conduct. You have up-to-date Standard First Aid and CPR (Level C) certification, successful completion of Vulnerable Police Records Check within the last 6 months, and up-to-date immunizations including a TB test (only required for Waterloo Region locations).
What you will gain…
You will join a dynamic team and an organization that has a massive impact across our community. You will be joining a local organization, but you will also be a part of a global movement. Your work will have impact and the community we all call home will be a little better every day because of you. We provide several continuous professional learning opportunities at no cost to you. We offer a competitive wage plus government wage enhancements where eligible
Please note we are currently following Public health and Government guidelines related to COVID 19 both for our interview process and while working. Interviews will be done virtually and any entrance into a facility will be subject to health screening.