POSITION: Team Lead - Child Care Teacher
REPORTS TO: Supervisor, School Age Youth Development
HOURS: Full Time (evenings and weekends as required)
SALARY: $16.72 per hour
START DATE: Immediately
FUNCTION: Create a stimulating, safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow, while supporting families. Adhere to the Days Nursery Act and YMCA policies and procedures. Provide support and assistance to the Centre Supervisor and Supervisor School Age Youth Development on the daily operations.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
-Create an environment that is safe, clean and welcoming
-Provide materials for children that will give them the opportunity to learn, be successful and grow as individuals
-Assume responsibility for communicating with parents and on site partners and agencies
-Work with team members to prepare a quality program that meets appropriate developmental needs of the children
-Complete program plans as per curriculum requirements
-Ensure that a diversified program is developed with established routines that support and nurture the development of the child
-Set-up a classroom environment for children that is welcoming with various age appropriate toys and activities
-Maintain open lines of communication with all staff, parents and external contacts
-Maintain parent and child relationships on a daily basis and provide ongoing parent education and information
-Assume responsibility for daily administration, including documentation of centre occurrences, attendance and curriculum projects as required
-Administer medication as per requirements
-Assist in the orientation of parents
-Prepare developmental profiles and conduct parent-teacher interviews as required
-Provide positive child guidance
-Communicate with Supervisor when support/guidance is required for difficult situations regarding the children
-Attend professional development workshops, association meetings, centre staff meetings etc.
-Act as the primary contact in the event of an emergency/issue/concern in the absence of the Centre Supervisor/Supervisor School Age Youth Development
-Assist in calculating, processing fees and coding receipts, updating waiting lists, monthly statistical reports, monthly playground inspections and scheduling of staff
-Assist with hiring, orientation and training of centre staff and volunteers
-Assist with evaluating staff performance and establishing action plans for staff and centre
-Attend workshops, trainings, conferences and staff meetings as required
-Deliver Snacks to various locations as per program requirements
-Assume other duties as assigned
-Completion of Community College ECE diploma or equivalent
-2 - 3 years’ experience in a licensed child care setting preferred
-CECE Membership required for qualified ECE candidates
-CPR and First Aid certification
-Familiar with the Day Nurseries Act
-Reliable vehicle required to travel to various locations
-Acceptable Police Check
Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting participants, volunteers and 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.
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.
Send resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
Human Resources, YMCA Administration Offices, 460 Frederick Street, Suite 203, Kitchener ON N2H 2P5 Fax to: 519-576-6223
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 28, 2015 12:00 pm