Length: Temporary Full-time (for approximately 15 months)
Salary/Wage: $72,436.00 – $90,545.00 per annum/$39.80 – $49.75 per hour
Location: Edith MacIntosh Children’s Centre, 104 Stirling Ave S, Kitchener
Description of Duties:
Operates a high quality, inclusive child care centre for children up to four years of age, in a manner that provides for their optimum growth and development, within the legislation of the Day Nurseries Act, Child and Family Services Act, and Regional policy.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Thorough practical knowledge of the developmental and educational needs of children, diagnostic screening tools, community resources, and research methods, acquired through the attainment of a Bachelor level degree specializing in Early Childhood Education or proven equivalent education. A minimum of 3 years of child care experience is required in accordance with the Day Nurseries Act. College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario membership in current standing is required. Must obtain and maintain Certified HighScope Trainer accreditation through the HighScope Educational Research Foundation, and ensure centre participation in quality benchmarking programs such as Raising the Bar community peer accreditation program in Waterloo Region.
Knowledge of Regional policies and procedures, municipal by-laws and applicable legislation (e.g., Ministry of Education, College of Early Childhood Education, Day Nurseries Act, Child & Family Services Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Privacy legislation and other related legislation).
Computer skills using software such as Microsoft Office, child and program assessment (HighScope COR) and enrollment systems (OneList), child care management system (OCCMS), volunteer tracking system (Volgistics), time and attendance system (TAMS) and document management system (DOCS).
Must possess a valid standard First Aid and CPR Certificate; must provide proof of negative TB skin test and current immunizations.
Ability to organize work and its performance by others. Ability to instruct or train staff in specific work methods, systems and procedures.
Ability to assess the needs of children with special needs and their families, and to establish supportive relationships with families living under stressful conditions.
Communication and human relations skills in order to advise and supervise staff, provide confidential support to parents, and participate as an effective team member.
Must provide an acceptable Police Records Check in order to ensure suitability for working with vulnerable populations.
Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
Reads policies, procedures, legislation, and professional publications relating to child development, assessment tools, training materials, statistics, letters, forms, memorandums, assessments, and referrals to maintain current knowledge in the field.
Composes reports, letters, memorandums, procedures, meeting minutes to outside agencies and staff; maintains and updates various records (e.g., attendance records, employee and program participant information).
Responds to inquiries from parents and members of the public regarding program information and conflict resolution. Convenes and coordinates case conferences for children with special needs or supervises staff participation in same. Ability to prepare and present workshops to stakeholders (e.g., parents, staff, students, community partners).
Please apply online, before 11:59 PM on Dec 11, 2014 quoting competition number 2014-1562, or send your resume to: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Human Resources, 150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.
We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.