Child Care Program Assistant

Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 

Program Overview

WoodGreen serves over 700 children through seven licensed child care centres in Toronto’s east end and at Pape House. Our curriculum is based on the most up-to-date practices and is designed to respond to each child's individual needs and interests. In addition to our year-round programs, we also offer a summer camp program. Committed to continual learning and excellence, we work with a variety of partners to deliver our many services for children and families.

What You Will Do

• Responsible for the guidance and care of children in groups and for assisting in the implementation of daily programs that enhance the social, physical, intellectual, cognitive, and emotional development of children.
• Ensure the safety, health, and well-being of the children under care.
• Participate in the daily implementation of program activities in conjunction with other staff.
• Work in cooperation with other staff to maintain high standards of operation.
• Responsible for safely escorting children outside of the centre along with RECE program staff and for contributing to the adequate supervision of children on all outings.
• Responsible for developing and maintaining good relationships with parents.
• Responsible for reporting any signs of physical or mental abuse of any children in care.
• Responsible for developing and maintaining effective working relationships and communication with appropriate internal personnel.
• Responsible for performing housekeeping duties which may include, but are not limited to, sweeping, disinfecting washroom/diaper change facilities, cleaning and set-up of lunch tables, preparing and serving lunches, laundry, and other duties as designated.
• Responsible for disinfecting toys according to schedule.
• Responsible for checking the outdoor facilities for safety and reporting any unsafe conditions to the appropriate personnel.

What You Bring to the Team

• Early Childhood Assistant Certificate OR proof of completion of one year of Early Childhood Education program at a recognized Ontario College.
• Knowledge of the Ministry of Education document “How Does Learning Happen?”
• Valid Standard First Aid/CPR-C.
• Experience in licensed child care work and activities including student practicum placements.
• Other experience with children aged birth to school age.
• Health assessment including up-to-date immunization records and TB test.
• Must have regular availability to work.

What Will Set You Apart

• Demonstrated ability to direct, instruct, and care for children aged 0-12.
• Ability to handle emergencies.
• Ability to work cooperatively with others.
• Ability to use professional judgement on a daily basis within established guidelines.
• Ability to accommodate competing demands.
• Ability to maintain neat and accurate records.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of all information related to children, parents, and staff.
• Knowledge of child development and learning needs of children aged 0–12.
• Ability to work with children and parents who have experienced violence or homelessness, and some understanding of this population’s unique issues.
• Understanding of community development and child-centered approaches.
• Experience working with children with emotional or social challenges considered an asset.
• Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
• Interests in music, arts, and/or sports considered an asset.
• Food Handler’s Certificate considered an asset.