18 Jan

Early Childhood Educator Jobs Vacancy in City Toronto Toronto

Position
Early Childhood Educator
Company
City Toronto
Location
Toronto ON
Opening
18 Jan, 2018 30+ days ago

City Toronto Toronto urgently required following position for Early Childhood Educator. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Early Childhood Educator Jobs Vacancy in City Toronto Toronto Jobs Details:

Major Responsibilities:

To plan and implement programs for group/individual settings, that facilitate learning and meet developmental goals of children. Directs staff implementing programs:

  • Plans and implements developmental programs appropriate to assigned age group, to enhance the children's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development in accordance with the Child Care and Early Years Act, and the Divisional Assessment for Quality Improvement. Incorporates learning experiences designed to meet the individual and group needs of the children
  • Takes work direction from the Centre Supervisor, as necessary and directs and assigns tasks to the Child Care Aides, Day Care and Recreational Assistants, dietary staff and Early Childhood Educators 2, as appropriate
  • Assumes responsibility for the operation of the centre in the absence of the Supervisor
  • Conducts team meetings with assigned Early Childhood Educators 2 and part-time staff as required. Participates in monthly centre staff meetings, taking and transcribing minutes on a rotational basis
  • Evaluates programs and recommends new activities and/or modified programming to improve effectiveness in meeting developmental needs of children
  • Participates in educational assessment conferences with outside agencies and makes program recommendations
  • Observes and assesses children's progress and behaviour to ensure programs meet identified individual and group needs. Seeks support from Children's Services Special Services unit, and/or external agencies for children with extra support needs; completes developmental profiles and progress charts
  • Communicates effectively about children's progress/behaviour/health with parents/designated family members/external agency staff and school staff. Answers questions regarding children, programs and the centre; promotes parental involvement
  • Ensures children are provided with adequate and nutritious food and special dietary requirements are met
  • Diapers children and instructs and assists children in washing, dressing, toileting, and eating to support the capacity of self-help skills. Lifts, carries and lowers children and pushes children in a stroller when on outdoor walks
  • Conducts daily health check of children; records illness and contacts parents. Administers medication as authorized by physicians and maintains records of all medications administered. Administers first aid and records/reports as appropriate
  • Ensures toys and equipment used in activities are maintained in a safe, clean condition, and kept in a good state of repair. Sets up activity area and ensures physical environment is safe.
  • Opens and closes the centre according to procedures.
  • Organizes and conducts field trips.
  • Documents attendance of children, completes washroom charts, accident reports and other documentation as required.
  • Assists with administrative tasks (e.g. recording attendance, calculating and compiling statistics, recommending purchases of new equipment, receiving and recording goods, answering telephone, preparing monthly staff rotation schedules and adjusting schedules due to absences
  • Enters information on the Children's Services computer system, and utilizes various software applications
  • Assists in training and evaluating Early Childhood Education students during practicum placement
  • Participates in planning and delivery of parent engagement activities such as workshops and centre workshop.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • Current registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators.
  • Extensive experience in licensed child care work and activities, including knowledge of: policies and procedures related to the operation of a child care centre; child guidance techniques for healthy children as well as children with physical, emotional, behavioural or developmental challenges; child development; standard methods of behavioural observation.
  • You must also have:
    • Ability to take a leadership role in developing and delivering high quality programming to children in accordance with the Ministry of Education's Early Learning For Every Child Today: A framework for Ontario early childhood settings, How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years, the Child Care and Early Years Act, and the Children's Services Division Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI).
    • Ability to assume responsibility for the operation of the Centre during the temporary absence of the Supervisor.
    • Ability to supervise and instruct children.
    • Ability to provide work direction to staff members and work as part of a team.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff, children, parents, teachers and the public.
    • Ability to maintain neat and accurate records and to prepare reports and statements.
    • Basic computer skills, data entry skills and knowledge of various software packages e.g. MS Word.
    • Fundamental knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Child Care and Early Years Act and the Child and Family Services Act as well as Children's Services and TELCCS policies and procedures; and the ability to meet the specifications of these and any other regulations that apply to this work.
    • Knowledge of and the ability to demonstrate the following City core competencies: customer service, fiscal accountability, innovation, results orientation and teamwork.
    • Advanced knowledge of the equipment and furnishings used to operate a child care centre.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid standard first aid certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
    • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position.
    Note:
    • All successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-placement medical assessment and to provide a current Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check.
    Work Locations Information:
    • Cole Street, 10 Cole Street
    • Davenport, 1900 Davenport Road
    • Jesse Ketchum, 7 Berryman Street (2 vacancies)
    • O'Connor, 1386 Victoria Park Avenue
    • O'Connor Satellite, 1665 O'Connor Drive

    Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

    The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy , a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

    If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

    If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at application.accommodation1@toronto.ca , quoting the job ID # and the job classification title.


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