Part-Time ECE
St. Gabriel Child Care Centres of Woodbridge - Woodbridge, ON

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Position Description: Part Time RECE and Assistant Position and Supply Staff

Reports to: Site Supervisor/Executive Director/ECE Manager

Position Summary
Responsible for planning and providing (in co-operation with a teaching partner) a balanced child
development program conducive to the emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development
of children 18 months to 12 years of age.


1. Membership in the College of ECE

Certification with the College of Early Childhood in good standing.

Graduate of an ECE program or equivalent at a recognized institution.

A clear Vulnerable Screening Police Check with no negative contact. This is to be resubmitted every two years at the child cares expense at the discretion of the director

The ECE will:
1. Be a friendly, empathetic and mature individual who is able to relate well to children, parents and staff

2. Be willing to work as a co-operative and enthusiastic team member who shares ideas, view etc. with others openly

3. Be willing to professionally fulfill one’s responsibilities in accordance with the Centre’s educational philosophy and within the guidelines of the DNA

4. Have a good command of written and oral English and a proven ability to communicate in a pleasant, courteous and tactful manner

5. Have the incentive to upgrade oneself in the field of Early Childhood Education

6. Have a clear Vulnerable Screening Police Check with no negative contact. This is to be resubmitted every two years at the child cares expense

7. Have experience or placement working with families in a multicultural setting

8. Have the ability to work independently and make decisions regarding crisis and difficult situations based on knowledge of the Day Nurseries Act and the policies and procedures of the child care centre

9. It would be favourable if the employee possessed a valid driver's licence.

Professional Development and Professionalism
ECE will:
1. Participate in professional development through continuing education courses, workshops and local conferences, discussions; reading etc… the Centre is committed to supporting these opportunities through the stated compensation policies
2. Strive to improve own professional image
3. Strive to improve own professional image and be an advocate of the Early Childhood Profession and the St. Gabriel’s programs
4. Be prompt, well groomed and wear appropriate attire for the profession
5. Maintain confidentiality; verbally and electronically

the ECE will:
1. Meet with team partners in order to develop a monthly and weekly teaching plan, encompassing all areas of development
2. Supervise the children in daily activities and guide them in the physical, social cognitive and emotional development in accordance with the philosophy of the centre
3. Plan and implement a programme geared to the individual child’s requirements with concerns for his/her interests, special needs and talents, and development level
4. Effectively guide and supervise a group of children while attending to each individual’s specific needs
5. Observe, record, and evaluate a child’s development objectively, on an ongoing basis, using assessment/evaluation tools which are approved by the supervisor. To perform formal development reviews in January and June of each year and to have parental interviews at these times
6. Plan and implement stimulating, age-appropriate activities using a variety of resources, teaching techniques and demonstrating creativity and imagination. These plans should offer at least one new experience per month and should show documentation of being based on previously identified developmental goals of the classroom (give at least 3 examples show what worked and what did not and how did you change it). Plans and carries out activities that encourage problem solving (give 3 examples). Incorporates learning experiences designed to meet individual needs of children (give 3 examples)
7. Prepare and conduct appropriate and interesting circle activities
8. Supervise and assist the children during lunchtime, washroom, and sleep routines
9. Utilize consistent and effective discipline techniques that follow the Behaviour Management philosophy of the centre (i.e. provide alternatives and re-direction)
10. Exhibit awareness of various cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles and accept these differences in children and families. Provide experiences and materials that actively promote anti-racist and non-sexist integration and attitudes
11. Perform any extra duties involved specific to each individual child (i.e. Individual program plans/goals. Flexible dependent on the needs of the program at the discretion of the Director
12. Assess program supplies and materials needed prior to the implementation of the program
13. Actively participate and plan special programs such as March Break and Summer Camp
14. Ensure that the environment is decorated with bulletin boards, pictures and children’s artwork that is stimulating, attractive and age appropriate on a consistent basis
15. Maintain a Parent Board with current information, planners, menus, and policies

ECE will:
1. Wash & disinfect toys, tables, sinks, toilets after each use as required
2. Stack chairs on tables at the end of the day
3. Sweep/wash floors as needed during the day
4. Remove garbage to outdoor bin as needed
5. Change linen on cots as required
6. Perform water flushing as required
Communication with Children:
ECE will:
1. Demonstrate the ability to talk with children, not at them
2. Demonstrate the ability to interact positively with children (i.e. maintain eye contact at child’s level, uses appropriate body language and voice tone)
3. Utilize positive and direct re-enforcement and discipline according to the Centre’s Behaviour Management Policy

Health & Safety
The ECE will:
1. Maintain health and safety procedures in accordance with prescribed policies, laws, and regulations
2. Set-up and supervise the classroom and playground environments with attention to the child’s safety
3. Demonstrate the ability to respond calmly and efficiently to an emergency situation
4. Demonstrate awareness of Serious Occurrence Policy and Enhanced Serious Occurrence and how to report such
5. Maintain current certification in CPR and First Aid
6. Be responsible for the tidiness and up-keep of the classroom, washroom, and general environment
7. Administrate medication according to written authorization by child’s physician and the centre policy and maintains a record of all medication administered
8. Ensure that Anaphylaxis Policy and Individual Anaphylaxis Plans are reviewed as needed
9. Record daily attendance and completes a health check with each child upon entering the centre

With Co-Workers:
the ECE will:
1. Participate actively in staff meetings and small group discussions during and after working hours. Attend regular staff meetings and participate by contributing information, presenting to others, asking questions to clarify information
2. Regularly communicate among team members by meeting informally on an ongoing basis to discuss room goals and planning (give 2 examples)
3. Share ideas and criticisms with others in a constructive and positive manner
4. Demonstrate flexibility, ability to compromise, and empathy with other staff members
5. Assist the Supervisor in keeping records, daily log, attendance, changes in children’s information, etc.
6. Keep the Supervisor advised of any pertinent information regarding children, parents, or staff performance which causes concern
7. Inform the Supervisor of necessary replacements, repairs and purchases
8. In case of Co-op/Volunteer ECE, provide daily feedback and formal evaluations in a positive and appropriate manner
9. Maintain classroom and centre logs
Parental Interactions:
the ECE will:
1. Maintain a positive, supportive, and informative relationship with the parents. Solicit parent feedback regarding their child on a daily basis, and discusses the programs daily events with parents (give three examples)
2. Listen to parental concerns and respond appropriately
3. Act as a resource to parents regarding issues such as child development; age appropriateness, etc. (give 2 examples)
4. Provide support and empathy to parents while maintaining a professional and objective relationship with them
5. Ensure written notices from the centre are distributed to each family and documented

Teaching Styles & Practices
the ECE will:
1. Participate as a positive role model in the classroom at all times. This includes using appropriate language while in the classroom, participating in meal times, engaging in positive play activities and showing respect for material, colleagues, parents and children
2. Maintain and supervise daily routines of the centre including toileting, diapering (if required), and preparing children for meals
3. Listen to the children and respond to their needs
4. Be flexible with the schedule and program to incorporate the needs of the children
5. Be effective in encouraging independence
6. Be flexible with transition techniques and open to trying new ideas
7. Have the ability to care, instruct and guide children through routines necessary during the day, being constantly aware of security safety
8. Initiate and respond to humour
9. Accept cultural, racial, and individual differences

Behaviour Management
the ECE will:
1. Observe and assess the progress and behaviour of the children to ensure that the program meets individual needs
2. Be aware of possible support services for families and be able to recommend that a child be referred to an outside agency when the need is apparent
3. Be positive in all dealings with children and focuses comments on behaviour management
4. Anticipate problem solving situations and move to avoid injury, power struggles, or conflicts
5. Handle discipline promptly and in accordance with the stated police on Behaviour Management
6. Use reinforcement to encourage compliance and redirection and logical consequences before time-out.
7. Be responsible for children during fire drills or emergency evacuation
8. Be empathetic towards individual realities of the child and has the ability to develop a trusting, caring relationship with all children

Team Building & Problem Solving
the ECE will:
1. Participate in team planning to problem solve
2. Bring ideas and suggestions to the table
3. Be supportive of other staff (give 2 examples)
4. Work actively with team members to solve problems and accomplish work objectives
5. Readily deal with conflict and work towards finding constructive solutions
6. Ask for support when needed
7. Attend and actively participate in monthly staff meetings.
8. Provides input into the agenda
9. Be able to identify problems and solve them
10. Be able to make appropriate sage decisions on an independent basis with the support of other team members (give 1 example)
11. Organize conferences with other staff members when needed
12. Be willing to share ideas, materials, and time with other team members (give 1 example)

Please send your resume and cover letter by: June 15th, 2013.