Early Childhood Educator Indeed

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Medicine Hat YMCA
September 21, 2022
Medicine Hat, Canada
Job Type
$15.00-$19.00 per hour
  • Medicine Hat


Full Job Description

Position Title: Early Childhood Educator Level 1, 2, & 3

Location: Before & After School Care Program, Medicine Hat (11 sites)

Status: Part Time Weekdays (Both Early Morning (6:30-9AM) and Early Afternoon 2:30PM-6:00PM).

Salary: Level 1 Early Childhood Educator: $15.00 per hour

Level 2 Early Childhood Educator: $17.50 per hour

Level 3 Early Childhood Educator: $19.00 per hour

*Top up is not included in the hourly wages, and are available for applicable staff

Start Date: Immediately


The YMCA of Medicine Hat can trace its roots back more than 60 years. Serving over 10,000 people in Medicine Hat, Brooks, and surrounding communities, the YMCA of Medicine Hat has a staff complement of more than 180 people, combined with 100 volunteers. With an operating budget of $6.5M, the YMCA of Medicine Hat offers services and programs at 2 recreation centres (Downtown and South Ridge), 2 employment centres (Medicine Hat & Brooks), and 13 licensed childcare programs.

Why should you join our team?

At the YMCA of Medicine Hat, we are passionate about our work and know that we are creating a positive impact in the community. Our staff feel welcome from the first day they start and quickly feel a sense of belonging here at the Y. If you are passionate about your work, want to make the community a better place, and develop your leadership skills this is the place for you!

The YMCA of Medicine Hat also offers multiple other perks and benefits.

· Complimentary YMCA of Medicine Hat Health Plus Membership

· Member rate for programs

· Anniversary and Birthday flex days

· Ongoing Leadership Development and Opportunities

· Opportunities for Training and Recertification

What qualifications are we looking for?

At the YMCA of Medicine Hat, we strive to ensure our employees are a good fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals. The successful candidate will have the following:

· Exceptional customer service attitude

· Be organized, resourceful and creative

· Strong leadership and communication skills (written and verbal)

· Experience providing childcare in a licensed facility based childcare centre is an asset, however, not required

· Experience working in an out-of-school care program is an asset, however, not required

· Child Development Certificate (Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 are preferred however on the job training and support to obtain your level 1 will be provided)

· Current First Aid and CPR

· Evidence of a clear Police Information Check (including Vulnerable Sector Check only if working with children), within the past 6 months

· Clear Child Welfare Check

· Cover letter and resume

· 3 Professional References

What does this role look like at the YMCA?

Under the supervision and guidance of the B&A Site Directors, the Educators are responsible for the following:

· Implementing and facilitating out-of-school care programming based on the YMCA’s national curriculum A Place to Connect, ensuring that daily activities are planned and set up for the children which are based on the children’s interests

· Understand healthy child development, and use this knowledge to plan activities to meet the developmental needs of the children

· Understand physical literacy, and use this knowledge to plan activities to meet the children’s gross motor development

· Engage in play with the children to develop healthy relationships while supporting the development of pro-social skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, dramatic play, etc.

· Working collaboratively with educators, site leads, site directors, parents, schools, and other representatives from the YMCA to ensure that the needs of the children in program are met

· Provide excellent communication and customer service to parents, guardians, and the community

· Always provide a safe and positive environment for all children which supports their development and ability to grow

· Ensure the Early Learning and Childcare Act and regulations are being always followed

· Ensure all health and safety procedures are always followed, this includes preventative cleaning of toys, fire safety procedures, emergency procedures, etc.

· Complete set up, take down and daily cleaning tasks and ensure that YMCA SAM standards are maintained

· Model the YMCA Values and mission

· Role model appropriate leadership, communication and behaviors to all children and community members

· Facilitate and engage children in planned activities during out-of-school times including PD days, school breaks, and summer camps

· Completing documentation for programming as required by the A Place to Connect Curriculum

· Ensure that written and verbal communication with parents is ongoing and presenting using a strength-based approach

· Ensure that the out-of-school care program space is set up in a way that supports supervision, while remaining clutter free and safe for the children

· Ensure that you are familiar with each child’s health information including their allergies and medications, as well as the location and how to administer the medication. Required forms must be completed by the parents.

· Attendance for monthly staff meetings, and any required training opportunities

What qualities do we look for in a YMCA of Medicine Hat staff member?

Our staff model and are committed to the following competencies:

1. Commitment to Organization Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes, and values of the YMCA

2. Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction

3. Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each person's YMCA experience

4. Planning and Organization: Establishes a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short- and long-term work goals

5. Coaching and Development: Commits to assisting participants, volunteers, and self in continuous learning and development

6. Quality Focused: Ensures that YMCA programs and services are superior

7. Self-Management: Highly motivated and works independently with minimal supervision

8. Diversity: Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring a richness to the YMCA

9. Philanthropy: Demonstrates a personal responsibility for the YMCA as a charity

10. Leadership: Guides, motivates, and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes

11. Outcome Thinking: Visualizes, understands, and articulates YMCA outcomes and formulates strategies, plans and actions for achievement

12. Quality Focus: Ensures YMCA programs and services are superior

13. Teamwork: Actively builds teams and encourages open relationships for maximum organizational effectiveness

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00-$19.00 per hour

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