Child Care Cook and Early Learning Facilitator

North Bay, ON, Canada Req #472
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is a dynamic charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities by offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. We have been offering programs and services to the North Bay community since 1958 and to the Greater Sudbury community since 1936! To learn more about our programs and services offered please visit our website.

We are currently looking for a Child Care Cook and Early Learning Facilitator to join our team of committed professionals. This full-time position within the Association is housed at the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario’s Chippewa location in North Bay.

Under the leadership of the Supervisor of Child, Youth and Family Development (CYFD), the Early Learning Facilitator is responsible for the health, safety and well-being of the children in their care (0 to 12 years. The Early Learning Facilitator will ensure all YMCA Policies, Procedures and legislations as outlined in the Ministry of Education’s Child Care Early Year Act (2014) are complaint at all times.

 

START DATE: January 2024

LOCATION: North Bay, ON

RATE OF PAY: TBD

HOURS: 40 per week

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide effective supervision of children at all times to ensure their overall health, safety and well-being
  • Assist with the planning of the menus, ensuring that they consist of nutritional and high-quality food items which are in accordance with Canada’s Food Guide and public health recommendations.
  • Track menu changes in accordance with the Child Care & Early Years Act and the Health Unit regulations
  • Prepare food and beverages according to the standards, ensuring proper and safe food handling
  • Responsible for food substitutions for children with dietary restrictions, allergies and/or cultural needs
  • Ensure that the health code standards are met/exceeded
  • Complete attendance as children arrive and depart and conduct regular head counts
  • Plan, prepare and deliver high-quality educational programming, by following the YMCA’s National curricula’s, YMCA Playing to Learn™, A Place to Connect™ , YMCA Zen-ergy and Healthy Childhood Development, i.e., program planning, documentation, and health and safety reports/checklists, assess and track the children’s skills, abilities, interests and needs through written documentation and open communication with families and approved community partners
  • Conduct opening and closing safety scans of the environment before the children arrive and at the end of the day (indoors and outdoors)
  • Record and track (live) the attendance of the children as they arrive and depart, always matching the children in care at all times

Qualifications

  • Two-year diploma or degree related to children, youth, recreation or physical literacy
  • Membership and in good standing with your affiliated professional College
  • Public Health’s Food Safety Handlers Course
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR (Level C) *Recognized by the WSIB
  • Specialized training and/or experience with children with specialized needs is considered an asset
  • Certification in YMCA curricula’s: YMCA Playing to Learn™, A Place to Connect™
  • Minimum of two (2) years working with children and/or youth
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in food preparation or related experience
  • Solid knowledge of the Child Care & Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA)
  • Ministry Director Approved (DA) only: Able to coach, mentor and support Early Learning Assistant, Early Learning Facilitator and placement students as required
  • Flexible working hours, able to work split shifts, early morning, mid-late afternoons, evenings Monday to Friday, weekends, or as per the centre’s operational hours
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (Bilingualism is considered an asset)
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with compassion, sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of everyone including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Capacity to work within a team and be part of a large multi-service, charitable Association
  • Knowledge of child care operations considered an asset
  • Current and satisfactory Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector

What we Offer

  • Free Personal Membership and Family Membership
  • Discounts for day camps and recreational programs, summer camp and licensed child care for toddlers up to school-age
  • Paid vacation and sick/personal days
  • Extended Health and Dental Care Program that includes coverage for Vision and Professional Services such as those performed by Dieticians, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Psychologists, Naturopaths, and more!
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program that includes short-term mental health supports such as counselling and online courses, and lifestyle coaching which includes legal and financial counselling
  • Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment & Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • YMCA Federation Pension Plan
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Team bonding and employee recognition events
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunity to explore a wide range of jobs and functions
  • Flexible hours and scheduling, and hybrid work options, depending on role

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

If you would like to work in a family friendly environment, please apply, by website only, with a cover letter and resume by November 28, 2023 to the attention of the Personnel Committee. 

 

**This position may be entitled to a Ministry of Education Wage Enhancement Grant (WEG) of up to an additional $2.00/hour for qualifying positions within a licensed child care program at the YMCA. The YMCA submits an application annually for all entitled positions. The WEG is approved by the local Municipality and Ministry of Education, and is a government initiative to enhance the wages of child care educators. The WEG is not guaranteed by the YMCA and can be withdrawn by the Ministry of Education.

Please ensure that your cover letter and resume both specify the job title of the position that you are applying for. 
 
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Human Resources Department.
 
Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Check for review prior to starting employment.
 
Please note that candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit three professional references.
 
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment. All of our employees and job applicants will be promoted or employed solely on the basis of their abilities and qualifications.
 
Educational credentials completed outside of Canada require a copy of your World Education Services documents (WES) along with your credentials. If you do not have a WES document, please visit https://www.wes.org/ca/. Applications submitted without a WES document will not be considered. 

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