Location: Toronto, ON
- Supervise children to protect their safety and personal well-being at all times while in care. Make sure equipment and physical environment is maintained free of safety or health hazards.
- Assist with planning, executing and evaluating daily programming using the curriculum and approach approved by the agency to promote children’s optimal emotional, cognitive and physical development. Encourage active learning to build self-esteem in an inclusive and respectful environment. Facilitate planned and spontaneous experiences.
- Work in compliance with the Child Care Early Years Act, the Toronto Operating Criteria (Assessment for Quality Improvement), Toronto Public Health guidelines, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and all other applicable regulations and Laws.
- Observe children’s strengths, areas of challenge, emerging skills and interests. Collaborate with the team to implement inclusive program plans.
- Record observation to support early identification of a child’s individual needs
- Demonstrate positive adult/child interaction, use effective and appropriate communication with children, promote children’s independence and problem solving skills, build children’s confidence, assist children with understanding and dealing with the consequences of their behaviour and model mutual respect and kindness
- Communicate sensitively and appropriately with parents/families. Provide meaningful feedback and information regarding their child’s learning and development, emerging skills and interests and the purpose of activities
- Participate in classroom set-up including play areas.
- Work with the team to effectively manage children’s medication schedule and allergies.
- Must be a graduate of an Early Childhood Assistant program or equivalent with experience working with families and children, including children with special needs.
- Member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators (if applicable)
- Working knowledge of ELECT, High Scope curriculum and program planning based on an inclusion model respectful of all children’s abilities
- Good written and verbal communication skills and excellent listening skills
- Computer literacy required together with proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Internet and email
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective work partnerships with parents/families, colleagues and service providers of diverse backgrounds, abilities and identities
- Ability to communicate effectively in more than one language a definite asset
- Acceptable Vulnerable Police Record Check.
- Current Standard First Aid certification and appropriate medical and immunization record
- Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
Competitive Benefit Package (health & dental), Define Pension plan, and paid time off entitlements (starting at 20 vacation days & 3 float days)