START DATE: Immediate
REGION: Waterloo Region, ON
Are you a passionate professional who has experience working with children? Are you driven to cultivate authentic relationships and connections with children and families to create a foundation for optimal learning, health, and wellbeing? Do you require a flexible schedule, so you can manage what days you are off, or continue with your studies etc.
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 and create a stimulating, safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. This will be achieved though planning and implementation of a consist child-centred curriculum in accordance with YMCA curriculums Playing to Learn and A Place to Connect. You are pivotal in protecting and enhancing children’s play experiences. Observing being sensitively involved and carefully guiding extending and scaffolding play are all part of a play partners ‘s responsibility. You create a sense of belonging through relationships, building trusted connections with children, their peers and families to support development and wellbeing. You will support children and other educators with your flexibility and experience working with a variety of age groups.
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 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 be an integral part of the Child Care team and an organization that has massive impact across our community. You will be joining a local organization but you’ll also be part of a global movement. The YMCA has an excellent pension plan available to all employees and a comprehensive benefit plan for full time employees. You will have access to several continuous professional learning opportunities at no cost and opportunities for growth within the Association. The YMCA offers a competitive wage plus government wage enhancement 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.