Early Childhood Educator or ECE-Assistant
Westhills YMCA-YWCA (Langford, BC)
Vacancies: 1
Position: Permanent Part-Time (Hours Negotiable)
Placement: Position Currently Open
Hours: 20 hours per week*
Wage: ECE-A: $20.50/hour (plus benefits – see Compensation below)
ECE: $26.32/hour** (plus benefits – see Compensation below)
ECE IT: $27.39/hour** (plus benefits – see Compensation below)
NOTE:
*Hours: 1. Candidates who would like to work under 20 hours/week can make that request on their application.
2. Additional hours may be available in the future.
**This wage rate includes the additional $4/hour provided by MCFD’s ECE Wage Enhancement Program (for qualified candidates).

Nature and Scope:
Reporting to the Child Care Supervisor, the Early Childhood Educator (or assistant) will work directly within the program, providing high quality care and fun, creative programming for children in a group setting. Working in collaboration with the child care team, Educators are responsible for delivering the play-based curriculum to children from 30 months to 5 years of age (with occasional support to the toddler program). They will ensure that children are well supervised and provided with developmentally appropriate and fun programming options.

Compensation:
This permanent part-time position is entitled to a YMCA-YWCA individual membership; 15 days paid vacation (prorated); paid sick days (as per policy); and a cost-shared benefits package (after completion of the probationary period) which includes:
• Health Care, Drug Plan, Dental, Vision, EAP
• Extended Health Care
• Life Insurance
• YMCA Canada Pension Plan (as per eligibility requirements in the plan)

Responsibilities
• To read, understand and follow all YMCA-YWCA policies and procedures related to the guidance and care of children
• To assist with the planning and implementation of a consistent child centered program in accordance with YMCA-YWCA and CCFL standards, including YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum standards
• To interact directly with the children, facilitating a healthy learning environment
• To establish and maintain positive daily communication and interaction with families, providing quality customer service and building meaningful relationships within the community
• To ensure that all safety and supervision standards are implemented and maintained according to YMCA-YWCA and licensing requirements
• To maintain confidentiality of all information related to the centre, the children, their families, and staff
• To work effectively and as an active member of the staff team, assisting with other duties and responsibilities as required
• To attend all YMCA Playing to Learn professional development sessions and other training as required
• To maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all activity areas and washrooms
• To release children only to those authorized by parent/ guardian

Qualifications:
• Current ECE-A, ECE or ECE-IT License to Practice in BC required
• Experience working with children in a child care/recreation setting
• Strong written and verbal and communication skills
• High level of organization and customer service skills
• Current First Aid and CPR required
• A clear Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening required
• A clear Police/RCMP Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening required*
*Note: Cost reimbursed.
• Must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses).
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island
Email: hr@vancouverislandy.ca
Please Note:
1. Application Deadline: This posting will close when a suitable candidate has been found; shortlisting will take place as applications are received.
2. Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this position.
3. We thank all applicants, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island is an equal opportunity employe