Job Position: Early Childhood Assistant

  • Application Deadline: 21st December 2022
  • Employment Type: Part time
  • Location(s): Hamilton
  • Compensation: per hour
    Compensation to be determined based on experience
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to gmorley@goodwillonline.ca
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

Diploma or degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Assistant or a Social Service program.
Minimum 2 years of experience working with urban core children, infants to age 12 years. Experience working with children, parents and with community partners.
Documentation to support ongoing professional development in the field of early learning and care.
Experience and sensitivity working with all families including those culturally diverse, GLBTQ, young parents, etc.
Current 1st aid/CPR, Safe Food Handling Certificate, N.V.C.I. training and ECERS, SACERS training.

Key Responsibilities:

Early Childhood Assistant – Care for Newcomer Children
Children & Family Services · Hamilton
We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated Early Childhood Assistant – Care for Newcomer Children who demonstrates our values of compassion, accountability, responsiveness and empowerment; to our clients, families and each other.

The Early Childhood Assistant – Care for Newcomer Children will provide child minding for children whose parents are enrolled in the Circle of Friends English classes at Queen St.

This position is a unionized, temporary, part-time position. The rate of pay is $17.58 per hour.

Key Responsibilities:
In partnership with an Early Childhood Educator/Site Supervisor, develop, plan, implement and evaluate day to day operations of the Care for Newcomer Children program.
Set up and maintain the environment ensuring culturally diverse displays that represent participants, cleanliness and age appropriate activities are planned and available.
Complete and maintain records that comply with the “Care for Newcomer Children Requirements” February 2016.
Provide quality, play-based learning and supervision of all children in the child minding service at all times.
Gather statistics, stories and data on programs as required.
Welcome, support and interact with clients, remembering to be sensitive to all families including those culturally diverse, GLBTQ, young parents, etc.
Welcome and encourage parents of children to come into the program and provide modelling of parenting and teaching strategies that supports the “How Does Learning Happen” pedagogy.
Maintain ongoing contact and rapport building with all families and the Program Coordinator of Circle of Friends
Conduct weekly and monthly safety checks in the program. Uphold all standards legislated by Hamilton Board of Health, Fire Code, etc.
Abide by the health and safety policies of Wesley Urban Ministries

Additional Details:

A positive work culture that prioritizes all staff having an opportunity to contribute
A supportive team that will empower you to achieve great milestones!
Fun and engaging organizational events such as our Staff Appreciation Event
Professional development and training opportunities

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources. In the event that successful candidates are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination, completion of an educational session and weekly antigen testing to provide a negative result will be required.

About Our Company:

Wesley is a long-standing local non-profit and a certified Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN) employer. We are passionate about our work advocating for harm reduction, housing, poverty eradication and food security in Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. We’re committed to diversity & inclusion and a healthy work life balance. We would love for you to join our team!