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Early Childhood Educator

ART is seeking an ECE for a permanent casual position. The ideal candidate will have their ECE level 1 and experience in discovery-based and child-led approaches. 

Term: permanent

Hours: casual

Salary: up to $23/hr, dependent on certification & experience

Start: immediately

open until filled

Reporting to the Director, the Early Childhood Educator's responsibilities and duties include

  • Protecting and promoting the psychological and physical safety, health, and well-being of each child being cared for with an understanding of the risks and challenges particular to immunocompromised families

  • Developing and maintaining a warm, caring, and responsive relationship with each child

  • Assisting the Director in planning and delivering daily experiences and programming

  • Attending to personal care duties as required (i.e. dressing, bathroom needs, personal hygiene matters, feeding etc.)

  • Housekeeping duties (sanitizing, sweeping/mopping, dusting, laundry etc)

  • Maintaining the grounds and premises (raking, grass, snow clearing)

Qualifications and Experience

  • ECE Certification

  • Willingness to learn about issues and challenges faced by immunocompromised children/families

  • Experience in non-profit day care an asset

  • Experience in a Montessori/Reggio or other discovery-based learning environment is an asset but not required

Required Additional Certifications

  • First Aid Certificate

  • CPR B or C

Required Security and Safety Documentation

  • Original criminal record check (vulnerable sector) dated within 3 months of start date

  • Due to the vulnerability of the children being cared for, the successful applicant must be fully immunized (including for  COVID-19) and prepared to provide immunization records

Some notes on the work context

  • The cohort is very small (10 children)

  • Infection control protocols including screening and testing are in place

  • Masking is required at this time

  • Outdoor learning will be a focus as maximal use of outdoors will mitigate infection risk

  • No electronic toys or screen time

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