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Title Early Childhood Assistant (9 positions)
Division Faculty of Community Services and Health Sciences
Category Support Staff
Type Temporary-Initiatives & Opportunities
Incumbent New
Salary $20.44 - $23.74 per hour
Band C
Hours 35 hours per week
Campus Various Locations
Effective Date ASAP-1 year (possible ext. up to 24 months)
Duties  
  • Assists in the implementation of posted indoor and outdoor daily activities; assists with the ongoing supervision of playroom, playground, group and routine activities. 
  • Assists the ECE staff in ensuring the overall health and safety of children enrolled in the program by maintaining a sanitary and safe environment and identifying children who are unwell.
  • Provides assistance with arranging children’s play space to reflect the philosophy of the curriculum.
  • Builds and maintains responsive relationships with individual and groups of children in care.
  • Assists the ECE Staff in the developmental assessment of individual children based on observations; establishes and maintains effective communication with parents and student teachers by sharing daily information regarding children’s activities, programs, special events and etc.
  • Assists with the daily preparation of the playground and playroom; cleans/organizes equipment and other areas of the centre as needed.
  • Demonstrates a professional approach by maintaining currency of theory used at the centre and in other areas related to the field of Early Childhood Development.
  • Collaborates with the Centre Manager and team members to share expertise and practical knowledge.
  • Participates in Centre and program development meetings.
  • Provides care-giving routines such as toileting, serving meals, rest time, cloakroom (dressing children to go outside, etc.)
  • Keeps playroom and other facilities tidy and clean by following prescribed “cleaning routines”; performs various housekeeping duties, such as laundry.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications
 
  • Early Childhood Assistant Certificate (one year Community College program) or equivalent and First Aid Certificate.
  • More than six months and up to one year of practical related child care experience.
  • Excellent English communication, problem solving, and human relations skills and a commitment to diversity and equity are essential to interact effectively with the College’s diverse child, student and staff population.
  • Ability to follow policies, procedures, and instructions from Supervisor and ECE team member with accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
  • Good interpersonal, organization, and observation skills.
  • Ability to spend most of the day at the child’s level, e.g. sitting on the floor or on child height chairs.
  • Able to bend, stoop and lift child to adult height (up to 44lbs) and to move children’s furniture or equipment to prepare room for programming needs.
  • Ability to take initiative in preparing for routines that support daily activities such as preparing area for meal times and clean up, and getting strollers ready for walks.
 
NOTE: All candidates will need to provide a current dated police reference check.
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
 
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
 
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 13-142
Closing Date October 4, 2013