Early Childhood Educator (RECE)

Job Title: Early Childhood Educator (RECE)
Department: Licensed Childcare
Status: Permanent, Full-time (30 hours/week)
Number of Positions: 1
Hourly Rate: $18.94/hour
Posting Date: July 31, 2018
Bargaining Unit: Unionized, CUPE Local 5239
Posting Close: August 14, 2018

East York East Toronto Family Resources Organization (EYET) is a non-profit multi-service agency providing a range of services, resources and supports to individuals, families and the community in key areas: early learning and child care, housing, outreach and community services within a community development and capacity building framework. EYET is committed to accountability, responsiveness, inclusion, innovation and collaboration and operates within an anti-oppression framework.

Position Summary:

EYET is currently accepting applications from qualified Early Childhood Educator (ECE) candidates. The Early Childhood Educator (ECE) will work within a selected age group of the centre (toddler, pre-school and kindergarten). Operating within a licensed childcare context, the ECE will be responsible to effectively and efficiently implement daily child care program plans and curriculum and be well versed in the policies and procedures established by the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Child Care Early Years Act; assist in program and services evaluation; assist in maintaining all licensing requirements; follow required legislated regulations, policies and protocols; early identification services; assist in developing and sharing resources, collaborate with child care centre staff of EYET and partner agencies, volunteers and student placements; support and maintain involvement of parents and families of clients, and work to achieve specified child care departmental outcomes and deliverables within the context of the EYET Mission, Values and Strategic Plan.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Interact and participate in a constructive, collaborative and cooperative manner within the staff team and other partnership teams
  • Assist in maintaining licensing requirements and legislated regulations, policies and protocols
  • Identify and actively engage in work related staff and volunteer training and development opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with all professional and resource staff/consultants to address special or high needs participants
  • Participate actively in program planning, evaluation of curriculum, and inclusive programming for children with ages ranging from 1.5 – 9 years, and implementation/delivery of departmental work-plan deliverables that adhere to the Child Care and Early Years Act and the City of Toronto’s Assessment for Quality Assurance (AQI).
  • Development and implementation of daily programming, for the assigned age group.
  • Interact and participate in a constructive, collaborative manner within the child care centre staff team and other partnership teams, including kindergarten teachers and other community partners.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work-space environment.
  • Maintain a positive early learning environment that is physically and emotionally safe and respectful for all, children, parents and colleagues.
  • Identify and meet designated needs of all children as an individual and as a group.
  • Take part in daily `housekeeping’ of centre including the preparation snacks as required, playground set up, etc.
  • Model positive adult/child relationships and support parent involvement and capacities;
  • Actively participate in team and agency wide meetings;
  • Strong computer literacy (Outlook, Excel, e-mail,) and ability to troubleshoot basic computer issues/problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working with culturally diverse children, families and/or caregivers in a community based childcare setting
  • Bachelor’s degree (ECE) or an ECE Diploma and 1 year of relevant experience or equivalent certification recognized by AECEO
  • Current membership RECE with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Experience working with young children from diverse families, multicultural communities, and an excellent understanding of the theory and practice of family support programs.
  • Knowledge of the Emergent Curriculum, Early Learning, and How Does Learning Happen? Frameworks.
  • Demonstrated practice engaging families and communities who have experience marginalization, isolation, etc.
  • Adaptable to a flexible, fast-paced work environment.
  • Able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible to work schedules with rotating shifts from 7:00am to 6:00pm.
  • Current certificate in Standard First Aid and Infant/Child CPR.
  • Current up-to-date immunization record, including TB 6 month’s current to hiring date.
  • Strong and effective written and verbal English language communication skills; knowledge of a second language is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression principles.

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@eyetfrp.ca being certain to include “Early Childhood Educator (ECE) – Full Time Hiring Committee” in the email subject line no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday August 14, 2018. Applicant resumes and cover letter should be sent as a single PDF or MSWord document saved using a filename that includes the applicant’s first and last names.

Only e-mailed applications will be accepted. No telephone enquiries, please. Individuals from equity- seeking groups are encouraged to apply.

Interviews may be scheduled prior to the closing date of the job posting. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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