ACSA Child and Family Centre Early Childhood Educator

ACSA Child and Family Centre
Early Childhood Educator
Part-time 1 Year Contract Beginning November 2014 (Possibility of extension)
23 hours/wk - $16.50 per/hour
Closing Date: October 27th, 2014
Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA) is a nonprofit, multi service agency at
the heart of Agincourt addressing needs and empowering children, youth, newcomers,
homeless, and otherwise underserved communities.
ACSA’s Child and Family Centre is currently seeking an Early Childhood Educator for its
Child and Family programs. The Child and Family programs run 6 days a week at four
separate locations throughout the Steeles L’amoreaux and Dorset Park neighbourhoods.
Reporting to the Child and Family Services Coordinator, the ECE is responsible for planning
and facilitating high-quality programs for children ages 0-6 years old with their
parents/caregivers that promote the development of strong and sustainable parent-child
relationships through play based learning. Program objectives include supporting the healthy
growth and development of children through program activities and educational
opportunities for parents/caregivers. The ECE will address developmental domains through
program activities and will work with parents and caregivers to strengthen parenting skills
and provide additional supports based on family needs.
Plan, develop, and implement parent-child programs including a preschool curriculum
designed to support children’s psycho-social, physical, cognitive and emotional growth
Ensure consistent, high quality programs for infants and toddlers and contribute to a
safe and stimulating environment that is welcoming and supportive of parents
Provide support and resources to parents and caregivers regarding children’s
developmental milestones, behaviour management and parenting support.
Actively participates with children and seeks opportunities through program activities to
deepen connections and increase engagement of parents and children
Responsible for daily attendance records and for reviewing site specific safety protocols
Ensuring budget compliance and purchasing of program supplies.
Using a positive framework when addressing behaviours and challenges
Providing program staff support with program planning, behavioural challenges and
additional program needs
Working alongside additional staff and volunteers, while engaging in the program.
Lead and oversee general housekeeping duties to keep a safe and clean environment for
participants, including sanitizing toys and program equipment
Respecting confidentiality of program participants and information received, following
agency policies
Maintaining professional conduct at all times
Identify new and emerging needs within the community and reflect these changes in
program planning and structure.
Flexibility to facilitate programs at various satellite sites on weekdays, evenings and
ECE or RECE diploma
A minimum of two years experience planning and leading play-based learning activities
for children 0-6 years old and parents/caregivers
Experience implementing strength focused interventions for the early childhood ages
Experience working in a multicultural setting with families from various ethnic and
socio-economic backgrounds
Understanding of issues related to poverty, housing, welfare, discrimination, child
protection and parenting
Strong knowledge of family and early childhood resources and referrals
Mandatory CPR and First Aid training
Mandatory police reference check (vulnerable sectors)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong organization and leadership skills.
Supportive team player; ability to work collaboratively with team members
Second language is an asset (Mandarin, Tamil, Farsi, etc.)
Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle is an asset
Knowledge of the Scarborough communities is an asset
How to Apply:
Please apply via fax or email (cover letter & resume in one attachment) to:
Vasanti Persaud
Fax: 416-321-6922
E-mail: [email protected]
Please quote Early Childhood Educator in the subject line of email.
We thank all applicants for their interest in the position. However, only shortlisted applicants
will be contacted for an interview.