Job Position: Lead Early Childhood Educator
- Application Deadline:
- Employment Type: Full time
- Location(s): Brampton, Mississauga
- Compensation: $25.03 per hour
- How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and lead the childminding team.
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 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 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.
Under the general guidance of the Manager, the incumbent will plan and implement a culturally sensitive childminding program for children of parents attending Language classes, and ensure the program meets all the mandatory requirements set out by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and Childminding Monitoring Advisory and Support (CMAS).
Responsibilities and Duties: (but not limited to)
Provide a safe and positive environment for children on a daily basis, in a professional manner.
Maintaining a client-centered approach, and be sensitive to newcomer parents.
Give orientation to new parents and communicate with them regularly.
Plan and implement age-appropriate activities and routines for children in different age-groups.
Arrange for staff cover, supplies and program plan for school age children when they are in the program
Mentor and train volunteers/placements students
Ensure that the program meets all the mandatory requirements for the annual CMAS monitoring visit.
Check children for injuries or illness as they arrive.
Supervise other childminding staff, ensure appropriate coverage during absence.
Ensure the room is set-up appropriately and that preparations are complete prior to the children’s arrival.
Ensure all mandatory safety requirements are up to date and current.
Maintain attendance and other administrative records.
Ensure updated immunization records of all children enrolled in the program is on file.
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.
Plan and conduct monthly fire drills.
Assist LINC parents and children during field trips.
Inspect and maintain toys and equipment to ensure children’s safety, including verifying recalled items.
Behave appropriately with the children, individually and in groups.
Assume an equal share of housekeeping responsibilities.
Respond sensitively to the cultural heritage, values and individual experiences of children.
Purchase of program supplies and material.
Produce monthly reports and/or statistical reports for the program.
Attend, promote and provide assistance to designated community/outreach activities involving Indus.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must be able to attend meetings and professional development activities when required.
About Our Company:
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.