Preschool Child Care Float Staff
YMCA of Hamilton Burlington Brantford
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
5d ago

Why Work for the YMCA?

As a charitable organization, the YMCA values the contributions of its diverse teams. We recognize the importance of providing meaningful opportunities that allow employees to grow and thrive.

At the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford, in addition to fair wages, we offer a complimentary general membership with additional options for family participation.

A comprehensive benefits program is also available to employees including a competitive and robust pension program. YMCA Employees enjoy a generous vacation entitlement that increases with seniority, as well as other paid entitlements.

All employees have access to an Employee Assistance Program which provides confidential counseling and referral services as well as preventative education.

Additionally, the YMCA understands the holistic needs of its employees is equally important and attempts to support these goals by offering a variety of staff discounts on the programs and services that support good health and strong families.

We look forward to welcoming you to the YMCA.

Organizational Overview :

As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions.

By nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, the YMCA connects people to life-building opportunities, to each other and enhances their quality of life.

We foster social responsibility and healthy living. The YMCA works collectively with community partners that share the YMCA’s determination in strengthening the foundations of community for all people

This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values of : Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, and Respect, as well as, a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults.

All offers of employment will be subject to the provision that the successful incumbent provides the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford with a current and satisfactory Police Records Check.

Positions responsible for the direct supervision of children and / or vulnerable persons will be required, in addition to a Police Records Check, to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report at the time of hire.

Nature & Scope :

All Child Care Teachers report to the Child Care Centre Supervisor directly.

Incumbents must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including early mornings and late afternoons. Hours of work may fluctuate to meet the needs of the centre.

Incumbents must have excellent interpersonal skills and an understanding and appreciation for the delivery of high quality child care services.

All YMCA Child Care Teachers are required to provide professional, high quality child care programming in YMCA centres licensed for preschool, toddler and infant aged children.

Child Care Supply Teachers are responsible for the direct program delivery within the established standards of the YMCA Child Behaviour Guidelines and the Day Nurseries Act / Child Care and Early Years Act.

Responsibilities :

  • Provide direct supervision of children and program delivery
  • Assist with children’s meals and snacks including set up and clean up
  • Available for various shifts including opening / closing the centre
  • Liaise with parents of children
  • Develop and implement Playing to Learn curriculum
  • Attend all mandatory training on ongoing professional development
  • Actively participate in Association initiatives involving the Annual Giving Program and other educational and promotional initiatives of the Association
  • Qualifications :

  • One year experience working with children
  • Minimum age requirement is 18 years
  • Completion of High School or equivalent
  • Current Standard First Aid and Infant / Child CPR (Level C) certification
  • Computer knowledge
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Familiar with the Child Care and Early Years Act
  • Clear Police Records Check / Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment
  • Competencies :

    Child & Youth Focused

    Commit to assisting growth and development among children and youth.

    Commitment to Organization Vision and Values

    Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the Mission, Vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.

    Quality Focus

    Ensures that YMCA programs and services are superior

    Team Work

    Actively builds teams and encourages open relationships for maximum organizational effectiveness.

    Creativity and Innovation

    Develops new ways or adapts existing needs to help us achieve desired results. Challenge the status quo to discover more effective ways of performing.

    Accessibility :

    The YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities.

    We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA.

    Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate contacting our Human Resources Department.

    The YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford is an equal opportunity employer.

    Internal Applicants :

    The YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford encourages employees within the Association, as well as those employed within the Canadian YMCA / YMCA-YWCA Federation to submit their application.

    Please note that in so doing, the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford reserves the right to contact the applicable YMCA or YMCA-YWCA for purposes of seeking an employment reference throughout the recruitment process.

    Please ensure that prior to submitting your application that you have disclosed to your current supervisor, your intention to submit your application.

    By submitting your application, you understand and agree to allow the YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford to contact your current Association.

    If you are interested in this position, please submit your letter of application and resume attention :

    We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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