YMCA of the Okanagan
  • 20-Jan-2020 to 29-Mar-2020 (PST)
  • Kelowna, BC, CAN
  • $16.49-$18.45
  • Hourly
  • Full and/or Part Time

Is Play Your Favorite Way of Learning?

The Opportunity: Early Childhood Educator

Are you looking for a career that will provide growth and advancement?

Do you want to be part of a dedicated team that provides best-in-class care and programming for families in the Okanagan

Would you like to gain hands-on work experience while continuing your education and skill building?

Do you want to collaborate to achieve an educational, nurturing, and safe environment for children?


If the following sounds like a good day at work, then this job might be for you!

  • Plan, implement, lead, and evaluate specific expectations of curriculum to ensure YMCA Playing To Learn curriculum is maintained
  • Guide, coach, and provide feedback to educators during program times
  • Support and deal with sensitive member family experiences and situations, children's behaviors
  • Actively participate in programs with children, while being able to coordinate care and meet the demands of staff, children, and families
  • Establish and maintain positive daily communication and interaction with families, providing quality customer service and building meaningful relationships
  • Actively ensure licensing standards and safety standards are maintained for all child care settings and outings
  • Monitor and support children with difficult behaviors and coach staff accordingly
  • Actively participate and promote philanthropy through YMCA Association initiatives, including the Strong Kids Campaign and other events (i.e. Healthy Kids Day)
  • Execute behaviour care plans, utilizing a child-centered approach by engaging parents and educators and other YMCA staff
  • Assist with the development of staff

We'd love to hear from people with:

  • Early Childhood Educator education with Infant Toddler specialization certificate*
  • First Aid certificate
  • Must be 19 years of age
  • Completed Responsible Adult Certification
  • 1-year experience working with children
  • Class 4 driver's license (van transportation)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • *Paid educational opportunities may be available for Early Childhood Educator Diploma with Advanced Certifications in Infant Toddler and/or Supported Development

The YMCA's Commitment to Trust and Safety:

As part of a trusted charitable organization, you can expect to receive excellent services and safety training throughout your YMCA career. As the first step in your journey, you will be required to:

  • Provide 3 references of a professional in nature (e.g. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague)
  • Provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than [six (6) months] preceding your start date. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork.


What's next:

Applications can be submitted via https://www.ymcaokanagan.ca/Careers or in person with cover letter and resume to the address below:

Debbie Banerjee, Manager Child Care Programs
201-2949 Pandosy Street,
Kelowna BC V1Y 1W1



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