YMCA of the Okanagan
  • 27-Oct-2019 (PST)
  • Kelowna, BC, CAN
  • $16.49-$18.45
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Position Details:

Reporting to the Manager of Child Care Programs, the Early Childhood Educator or Early Childhood Educator Assistant will assist in the delivery of high-quality programs, instilling the YMCA's core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty. All Educators will be trained in the YMCA Play to Learn emergent curriculum and have access to learning materials to facilitate a YMCA Playing to Learn licensed Child Care Centre at KSS Young Parent Program and Little Scholars. The are two openings available for this position.

Currently, the YMCA of Okanagan child care division serves over 500 families with over 60 staff. The KSS Young Parent Program offers care to 12 Infant Toddlers, and 16 3-5 year old's. We are continuing to grow while providing best-in-class care and programming for more families in the Okanagan. With our growth comes opportunities for you to grow and succeed with us!


  • With ECE $18.45/hr
  • With ECE-A $16.49/hr
  • A YMCA Membership for you and your family!
  • Three weeks paid vacation 
  • Extended medical and dental benefits
  • 5% pension contribution after two years of continuous employment


KSS Child Care and Little Scholars



Major Responsibilities and Abilities:

  • Read, understand and follow all Provincial and YMCA requirements and standards
  • Plan and implement a consistent child centered program in accordance with YMCA standards
  • Ensure all safety and supervision standards are implemented and maintained according to licensing and YMCA requirements
  • Ensure the delivery of a high-quality program and age appropriate care that meet best practices whereby enhancing children's development and learning
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information related to the YMCA, including children, their families, staff and the community


  • Only candidates who hold an Early Childhood Educators or Early Childhood Educator Assistant License to Practice in BC will be considered for this position
  • First Aid certificate - required
  • Additional courses/training related to child growth and development (will be considered an asset)
  • Enthusiasm, energy, interpersonal and organizational skills necessary to support a positive team environment
  • Successful candidates are required to provide three professional references (i.e. employer, supervisor, teacher, coach or colleague)
  • Successful candidates are required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six months preceding start date. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork


  • Commitment to Mission, Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of YMCA of Okanagan.
  • Service Attitude: identifies needs, wants of members/participants as priority, and responds in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person's Y experience.

Application Process:

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

Debbie Banerjee, Manager Child Care Programs


201-2949 Pandosy Street, Kelowna BC

YMCA of the Okanagan
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