Early Childhood Educator
Downtown Victoria YMCA-YWCA
Position: Permanent Full-Time
Placement: May 2019
Wage*: $20.30/hour (increase to $21.32/hour after probationary period)
*Qualified candidates receive an additional $1/hour as per the MCFD’s ECE Wage Enhancement Program (must meet program eligibility criteria).
Hours: 40 hours per week
Nature and Scope:
Reporting to the Childcare Supervisor, the Early Childhood Educator will work directly within the early childhood program, providing high quality care and creative programming for children in a group setting.
Working in collaboration with the childcare team, Educators are responsible for delivering the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum to children from 30 months to 5 years of age. They will ensure that children
are well supervised and provided with developmentally appropriate and fun programming options. A priority will be maintaining excellent communication with families and other stakeholders.
This permanent full-time position is entitled to a YMCA-YWCA individual membership; 15 days vacation; and a cost-shared benefits package (after completion of the probationary period) which includes:
Medical (MSP coverage; eligible after one month)
Health Care, Drug Plan, Dental, Vision, EAP
Extended Health Care
YMCA Canada Pension Plan (eligible after one year)
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
Current Early Childhood Educator License to Practice in BC required
Infant/Toddler Educator License to Practice and Special Needs Educator Certificate, or additional courses/training related to child growth and development are an asset
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 after successful completion of the probationary period.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to:
YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island
- Application Deadline: This posting will close when suitable candidates have been found.
- Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this position.
- Applications will be short-listed for interviews as they are received.
- Internal applicants are expected to inform their supervisor prior to application.
- We thank all applicants, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island is an equal opportunity employer.