Early Childhood Educator - casual

Job city: 
Mississauga & Brampton
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 31, 2023 - 12:00pm


Job Position: Early Childhood Educator - casual
Department: Newcomer Services
Status: Casual Positions
Location: Mississauga & Brampton
Compensation: $19.86 per hour

Indus Community Services is an accredited, not-for-profit community benefit organization that has served local communities for over three decades. We are a registered charity, supported by our donors and by all three levels of government. Through our professional staff, we are a leader in the provision of culturally responsive services to newcomers, families, women & seniors.

Vision: To be leaders in building strong and inclusive communities.

Mission: We are a community benefit organization focused on building resilient and healthy communities by offering person-centered, anti-oppressive programs and services.

Position Summary:

Under the general guidance of the Lead Early Childhood Educator, the incumbent will assist in the implementation of the Childminding program.

Responsibilities and Duties: (but not limited to)

* Provide a safe and positive environment for children, maintaining a client-centered approach
* Organize and provide age-appropriate activities and routines for children in different age-groups
* Provide activities for school age children when they are in the program
* Be ready to accept children at the start of program, and supervise their departure
* Check children for injuries or illness as they arrive
* Ensure the room is set-up appropriately and that preparations are complete prior to the children’s arrival
* Demonstrate in practice a good understanding of children’s growth and development
* Monitor children’s behavior with each other and intervene as needed
* Monitor all entrances and exits at all times and ensure that children are always supervised
* Participate in monthly fire drills
* Assist LINC parents and children during field trips
* Behave appropriately with the children, individually and in groups
* Respond sensitively to the cultural heritage, values and individual experiences of children
* Must be available to report to any Indus LINC site and on any given day between Monday and Friday during program hours (9:00am – 3.30pm)

Qualifications and Skills:

* Diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and experience in a childcare setting
* Member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators Ontario; RECE certificate is required
* Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
* Ability to work collaboratively with other childminding staff
* Strong sensitivity to working with children from diverse backgrounds
* Strong attention to detail and flexible to deal with changing demands of the job
* Understanding of settlement issues and experience working in a multi-cultural environment
* Fluency in a second language is an asset
* Ability to work a variety of shifts and from any one of the agency’s sites
* Successful candidates must provide a current CPR and First Aid Certification, up-to-date immunization records including current Tetanus documentation, TB clearance certificate and a satisfactory Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Screening prior to commencing employment
* It is a condition of employment that employees provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date of employment. Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical reason, or a reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation to the Human Resources department. Such situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis in compliance with Indus' legal obligations.

How to apply: 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, including a complete resume of qualifications and experience, electronically to hrindus@induscs.ca by 12:00pm, July 31st, 2023. Please ensure your application email has the subject heading of “Early Childhood Educator - casual” - (insert your name)’

This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Indus Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations we serve. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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