Early Childhood Educator (Halton Region)

Posting ID: 1125
Department: Social & Community Services
Division: Children's Services
Job Type: Contract < 1 Year
Contract Duration: Up to 12 months 
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
Work Location: Maple Avenue Child Care Centre - 65 Maple Avenue, Georgetown
Employee Group: OCT
Posting Date: September 16, 2022
Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

Job Summary
Provide customer centred, inclusive quality child care in a safe, nurturing, developmental appropriate program for children.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensures that all actions and activities are consistent with the CCEYA regulations, and maintains application of Health and Safety Standards.
  • Plans and develops inquiry based learning under the leadership of the supervisor and ensures programming aligns with How does Learning Happen? and highlights child learning through documentation.  
  • Able to effectively use Authentic Assessment of children and understands the importance of documentation.
  • Prepares, maintains, and supervises classroom and playground activities.  
  • Collaborates with Resource Consultants in regards to the planning and implementation of programs and activities for children with special needs.
  • Communicates with supervisor and staff on pertinent information concerning children and their families. 
  • Listens, responds, and provides guidance to families, supply staff, students and volunteers in program planning, child care, and community resources.
  • Utilizes service coordination with customers to ensure effective service delivery.
  • Attends regular staff and team meetings 
  • Participates in student evaluations, parent/teacher interviews and prepares children’s progress reports as required. 
  • Participates and supports centre with the Quality First Initiative and Quality MAP. 
  • Performs housekeeping duties as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education from a recognized community college.
  • Registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators.
  • Working knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act.
  • Understanding of Family Centred Practice.
  • Experience working with children with developmental delays.
  • Knowledge of Assessment tools.
  • French and/or additional languages.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Working/ Employment Conditions
  • Working Conditions
  • Travel between locations within Halton Region.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Employment Conditions
  • Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Standard first Aid certification including infant and child CPR 
  • In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and written proof satisfactory to the Region will be required.
Important information about your application:
  • In accordance with requirements in Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Region will accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform the Talent Acquisition representative of the nature of the accommodation(s) you require.  
  • Please submit your application online. We will accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities and others who are not able to apply online. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.   
  • Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date specified on the posting.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.