YMCA of the Okanagan
  • 24-Jan-2020 to 21-Feb-2020 (PST)
  • Penticton, BC, CAN
  • $18.71 + wage enhancement
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

It Takes a Big Heart to Shape Little Minds

The Opportunity: Preschool Teacher

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!

  • Actively participate and promote philanthropy through YMCA Association initiatives, including the Strong Kids Campaign and other events (i.e. Healthy Kids Day)
  • The Preschool Teacher is an Early Childhood Educator who delivers high quality YMCA Playing to Learn programs for children ages 2 to 5 years, and instills the Y's core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
  • The Preschool Teacher adheres to licensing regulations and supports optimal developmental growth, as children actively engage in high quality programming.
  • Establish and maintain positive daily communication and interaction with families, providing quality customer service and building meaningful relationships
  • Execute behaviour care plans, utilizing a child-centered approach by engaging parents and educators and other YMCA staff
  • Use observation skills to plan a "YMCA Playing to Learn" emergent curriculum.

We'd love to hear from people with:

  • Early Childhood Educator Certificate
  • First Aid certificate
  • Must be 19 years of age
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with children in a child care / preschool setting
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as an Early Childhood Educator

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 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:

Colleen Keeler, Manager Child Care Programs & Quality Assurance
201-2949 Pandosy Street,
Kelowna BC V1Y 1W1



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