Enhanced Program Support Educator (Child Care) – U1184

Job title: Enhanced Program Support Educator (Child Care) – U1184
Posted on: June 9, 2022
Job Description:

Employment Type: Part-Time Hourly Seasonal (Summer)
Job Posting #: 1794-22
Pay: $18.25/hour – $23.00/hour (dependent on qualifications)
Effective: July 4, 2022 until end of August (summer position)
Hours: Must be available to work between 6:30am-6:00pm, shift likely to be 8:30am-5:00pm
Reports to: CFD Supervisor
Location: Beaverton YMCA Child Care Centre
Number of Vacancies: 2

Why Work for the Y?
The YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. Guided by our shared values — kindness, well-being, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and optimism — the YMCA provides thousands of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities.

Nature and Scope
YMCA Child & Family Development has provided quality child care in the GTA for over 50 years, and is the largest not-for-profit provider of Licensed Child Care in Canada. With more than 300 locations, we offer a variety of programs for children 0-12 years of age: Early Learning and Care (Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Nursery); Before and After School Care (Kindergarten and School Age); and Family Support programs.

The contribution of our staff in the delivery of child-centred programs is at the core of our success as a leader in early childhood education. We are committed to providing staff with the opportunity to further develop the knowledge and skills that will assist them in enhancing the experience of children and families, through our YMCA Playing to Learn and YMCA A Place to Connect curricula.

The YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum for 0-6 year olds, endorsed by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, helps children develop and grow by using play as a way to learn. This method gives our early childhood educators insight into how kids learn, which we use to build a dynamic in-class environment to meet the specific needs of the child and ensure the child’s interests help shape their learning experience.

The YMCA A Place to Connect curriculum for 6-12 year olds in YMCA Before and After School programs provides staff with the knowledge and skills to act as a mentor towards the children and help them develop life skills. This curriculum also helps shape YMCA Day Camps, Summer Club, and Overnight Camps.

– Works collaboratively within a team at the child care program setting to provide an inclusive program for children with developmental and behavioural special needs.
– Collaborates with other agencies and partners to identify individual strengths and goals for individual children.
– Assists the centre team in the planning, development and implementation of children’s Individual Support Plans.Delivers interventions or strategies as set out in the Individual Support Plan.
– Supervises and assists individuals or groups of children during daily routines and activities.
– Role models behaviour management strategies for co-workers and promotes discussion and problem solving within the team to best meet the needs of the children identified as requiring enhanced support.
– Assists children with personal and medical care which may include administration of medication, feeding, dressing, toileting, hygiene, lifting and positioning and assistance with mobility.
– Understands and compiles with Provincial and YMCA Child Care Standards.
– Plans and implements consistent child centred programs in accordance with YMCA and provincial standards.
– Demonstrates a commitment to children’s learning and is responsive to research.
– Understands each child and their family’s specific needs and plans for successful outcomes.
– Self manages on-going professional development.
– Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association.
– Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.
– Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.
– Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
– Other duties as assigned.

Employment Type: Part-time
Field of Work: Counselling/Education
Required skills:

- Minimum requirement is high school diploma
- Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Worker, Ontario Certified Teacher, Resource Teacher, Social Worker, Developmental Support, Educational Assistant, Recreation and Leisure and/or training in the fields of psychology and experience working with children with differing abilities and diagnosis an asset
- Minimum of six months’ experience working with young children
- Training/experience/volunteering in a field that relates to the needs of children with Special Needs or differing abilities/diagnosis
- Experience working in a licensed child care setting an asset
- Resource Teacher/ Consultant, Early Interventionist, Behavioural Science (i.e. ABA, IBI), Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention - certification or equivalent an asset
- Knowledge of behaviour management theory, strategies, and techniques
- Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting up to 20 kg (44 lbs.), bending and stooping
- Must be able to work outdoors for at least 2 hours daily year-round; may be exposed to heat, humidity or cold
- All staff working with children are required under the Child Care and Early Year’s Act to have a valid standard first aid certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to the first day of work
- Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
- Excellent written communication skills
- Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
- A capacity to work within a team and be part of a large multi-service, charitable Association
- Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, able to work split shifts, early morning and mid-late afternoons
- The position requires the following Association Competencies: fundamental competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; Ethics and Self-Management; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused; Teamwork and Collaboration; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion
- Only those individuals legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment with the YMCA of Greater Toronto

Company information

Company Name: Beaverton YMCA Child Care Centre
Address: 270 King Street West
City: Beaverton
Postal Code:L0K 1A0
Email: karly.degroot@ymcagta.org
Additional information:

Please submit your cover letter and résumé via the YMCA's employment opportunities webpage OR email your application to karly.degroot@ymcagta.org, quoting job posting number 1794-22.

Visit: www.ymcagta.org/ECE to learn more about starting your career in child care at the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

If you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of your employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.

About the YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities. As outlined in our 2020–2025 strategic plan, Ignite the Light, we are focused on boosting well-being and promoting equity across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In the future we see for our region, everyone will have opportunities to shine their brightest.

Mirroring the diversity we’re privileged to have in the GTA, our YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of our communities. For more than 165 years, the YMCA of Greater Toronto has provided opportunities for people to shine through a variety of programs and services including health and fitness, licensed child care, camps, employment and immigrant services, education and training, and services for youth, families, and seniors. When you donate to the YMCA of Greater Toronto, you help ensure more people get access to these vital programs that help them connect, grow, and reach their full potential.

Visit www.ymcagta.org to learn more about our work to build vibrant communities where everyone can shine.

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