Relief Childcare Worker

Agency Profile:

Our organization is an association of diverse and caring women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through dynamic leadership, advocacy and a range of unique and essential services that promote personal growth and economic independence.

Our facility is a licensed early childhood development centre in a transitional residence where women and their children who are homeless or at risk of being homeless may stay up to two years. It provides a unique opportunity for women to plan for their future while their young children are learning in an excellent early childhood development program.

Reporting to: the Site Manager, the Relief Childcare Worker is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the child care program in accordance with the goals of the department and the overall agency.

You will have: an Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate or recognized equivalent is an asset (high school completion required); an Early Childhood Education diploma is an asset; 1 to 3 years experience with children ages 0 to 6; skills and flexibility to work with various age groupings from 0 to 6 years; excellent interpersonal communication skills; knowledge of early childhood development, theory and practice; experience working within a multicultural environment; second language an asset.

Core Competencies: engage in a self reflective and collaborative practice that is non-judgmental and compassionate and reflects the agency’s mission; incorporate principles of anti-oppression and equity in responding to the service needs of women and children and work toward removing systemic barriers to independence and wellbeing; demonstrate respect, consideration and acceptance of the opinions of others while expressing her own expertise and effectively utilizing relevant resources and specialists; consistently collaborate with team members, sharing ideas and differences openly; be receptive to new ideas and adapt to change as necessary; value the contribution of others and take action to strengthen partnerships and support others to achieve effective outcomes; take action to avoid or solve problems and create opportunities for positive change; demonstrate commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.

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