Overview

Overall Accountability

As a member of the Warden Woods Community Centre staff team, the early childhood educator is responsible for ensuring the appropriate provision of services to enhance the quality of life and personal wellness for children and their families in an Early Childhood setting.

Reports to:  Manager of Community development

Program Area:  Community Development

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement a stimulating, multicultural learning program
  • Plan and implement creative activities that promote and enhance childhood development
  • Plan and implement a multicultural literature and music circle
  • Organize multicultural celebrations and prepare a nutritious snack
  • Create, implement and monitor progress of annual plans and programme goals
  • Plan and implement the nutrition club for families
  • Work in partnership with community agencies to provide services that supports the needs of children
  • Observe, identify and report signs of learning disability and emotional problems in the children, and make recommendations and or referrals as appropriate to assist and support parents
  • Housekeeping duties- Disinfect toys and equipment as required
  • Support the needs of program participants and families through workshops, trainings and referrals
  • Collect and record program statistics
  • Supervise childcare workers, volunteers and placement students
  • Administrative responsibilities
  • Monitor and report programme statistics and general information about the progress of programmes to funders
  • Agency Participation
  • Promotes WWCC values and mission in a positive manner
  • Maintains good working relationships with co-workers
  • Attends meetings and participates in agency-wide fundraising and community outreach initiatives

Required Skills and Experience

  • Early childhood Education diploma registered with the college of Early Childhood Educators or equivalent recognized by the Association of Early Childhood
  • Educators of Ontario.
  • 2 years experience in a community based multicultural programme setting
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014
  • Competent communication skills – oral and written English
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office applications, comfortable using computer
  • Valid driver’s license (where applicable)
  • Ability to work in diverse environments within an anti-oppression, client-centred framework
  • Fluency in a second language such as Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, French
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as required by program or agency activities  (from time to time as required – for all positions where evening and weekend work is not part of job requirement)

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission:  To build caring, compassionate, just and interdependent communities in southwest Scarborough.

Vision:  We envision our agency to be a place where everyone belongs, everybody is somebody, everybody is challenged to be a part of the solution, we grow and help one another grow, consultation and communication are norms, not exceptions, and together we can build and share in a better tomorrow.

Values: Nurture one another, work in partnership, model and promote caring, compassionate and just relationships.

From time to time all jobs will be evaluated and assessed based on the critical path, outcomes/deliverables, performance, and funding constraints, as deemed necessary by the Management Team.

Warden Woods welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

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Compensation

$1339.45 Bi-weekly After probation: Health and dental benefits. Participation in RRSP/RPP programme.

How to Apply

Please note the job title in the subject line. Send your resume and cover letter by email to: recruitment@wardenwoods.com.  

About Warden Woods Community Centre

At Warden Woods, our many diverse programmes and services, community projects and special events offer something for everyone.  For over 40 years, we have worked to build caring, compassionate, interdependent and just communities in southwest Scarborough.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide over 50 programmes and services covering the spectrum of children and youth services; seniors health & wellness; community programming & development; and crisis intervention assistance that reflect the varied needs and rich cultural mosaic of the neighbourhood.

Like our community, we are continuously telling a new story and envisioning a strong, sustainable future.  Warden Woods is a great place to be!