TITLE: Part Time - Early Childhood Assistant
DIVISION: School of Early Childhood Education/Centres for Community Services & Health Sciences
SALARY: Regular Part Time Support, $21.37 per hour, Up to 24 hours per week (Monday - Friday)
LOCATION: 35 Charles St.W.
STATUS: Regular Part Time Support
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
At George Brown College, we have established a reputation for equipping our students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. As employees, we are committed to creating an enriching learning community for our students, delivering excellence in what we do, holding ourselves accountable for our work and demonstrating diversity and respect for one another.
What responsibilities will you have in this role?
- 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.
- Other duties as assigned.
What qualifications do you need for this role?
- One year Early Childhood Assistant Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent and current Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate.
- Must have health assessment and immunization as required by the Ministry of Education.
- More than six months and up to one year of practical related childcare 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.
- Knowledge of Indigenous culture, and language/s, and experience working with Indigenous families and communities – is an asset.
- 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.
- Demonstrated commitment in delivering excellent service to others as this is key in supporting the success of our students and our College.
- Strong communication, collaboration, teamwork and people skills.
- Effective ability to interact with others and deal with situations in ways that respect diverse backgrounds, experience and styles.
- Flexibility in adapting to change and in participating in consultative decision-making processes.
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
All prospective staff being considered for these positions will be required to undergo a criminal reference check.
- Please ensure your resume highlights all relevant education, training and experience that are applicable to the minimum qualifications for this role.
- 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.
- First consideration will be provided to regular part time (RPT) support staff in accordance with the part time Support Staff Collective Agreement.
Closing: Open until filled
George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and indigenous peoples. George Brown College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources representative responsible for the recruitment for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.
For information on George Brown College, please visit our website at www.georgebrown.ca.