Position Title: Enhancement Educator
Department: Child Care
Worksite Location: Port Elgin, ON
Position Type: Permanent Part-time Category: #2
Hours: 18-28 hours per week
Salary: $19.80-$22.50 per hour. Wages commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start Date: A.S. A. P. End Date: N/A
Application Deadline: December 3, 2023
Application Process: Email resume, cover letter and YMCA Employment/Volunteer Application Form to:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Indicate the “Position Title” in the subject line of your email.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Under the direction of the Supervisor, the Enhancement Educator is responsible to provide support to Educators and other staff to assist in creating a stimulating, safe and nurturing environment for children with special needs to learn and grow, while supporting families. The Enhancement Educator is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with the mission, vision and values of the YMCA to ensure child safety and demonstrate service excellence.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provides support to educators with the planning and implementation of child centred programs based on the Playing to Learn curriculum and to present a safe/clean and visually appealing environment in accordance with Ministry of Education regulations and YMCA policies and procedures.
- Ensures personal compliance to legislative requirements – i.e. maintaining up to date immunizations, physicals and background checks.
- Administers medication to children per requirements.
- Assists in the maintenance of a neat, orderly and clean environment, including all activity areas and washrooms.
- Assists in the observance, recording and communication (written and verbal) of child development, as required.
- Provides guidance and direction to children to assist in behaviour and development, and provides assistance to children during daily activities, play and meals; activities may include but not be limited to mobility and positioning, toileting and general hygiene.
- Reports child abuse issues per YMCA Child Protection Policy.
- Promotes teamwork at all times, gives assistance, support and encouragement to other staff members.
- Performs other administrative duties as required, fulfilling Association requirements and procedures.
- Alerts the educators and supervisor to problems and makes recommendations about corrective action.
- Maintains a sound working knowledge of their roles and responsibilities during all emergency situations.
- Contributes to the implementation of processes and systems to ensure compliance to all standards on an ongoing basis, especially those relating to health and safety, curriculum and child protection.
- Maintains confidentiality of information related to the Association, members, children and their families, and staff.
- Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes member focussed approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association.
- Actively participates in meetings and/or training sessions (including Child and Vulnerable Persons Protection training) as required.
- Models appropriate behaviours to staff, children and families in line with our Mission, Vision and Values. Establishes rapport and maintains effective relationship building behaviours with staff, volunteers, members, children and families. Represents the YMCA in a professional manner.
- Promotes teamwork with staff of other departments.
- Other duties as assigned.
The YMCA’s Commitment to Trust and Safety:
As part a of trusted charitable organization, as the first step in your journey, you will be required to:
- Demonstrate your sincere interest in Child Care by:
- Confirming high school diploma or equivalent
- Confirming experience working with special needs children is an asset, but not required
- Confirming achievement, as a minimum, of the following Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB):
- Listening – CLB 4; Speaking – CLB 4; Reading – CLB 4; Writing – CLB 4
- Confirm you are minimum 18 years of age.
- Confirm you are legally entitled to work in Canada.
- Provide a current Standard First Aid, CPR-C, & AED certificate (or willingness to complete prior to starting work).
- Provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check / Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than ninety (90) days preceding your start date.
- Provide 3 professional references.
Just Some of the Benefits of Working at the YMCA…
- Comprehensive and ongoing training.
- Free YMCA membership.
- Great long term and upward career opportunities.
- Flexible work schedules.
- Medical, dental, and pension benefits (eligibility based on #hrs)
- Working with fun, passionate and dependable co-workers.
The YMCA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equality:
The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.