Job Opportunities
Posted Tuesday, 03 October 2017 18:47


  • Organization: YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island
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Early Childhood Educator
Downtown Victoria YMCA-YWCA
Vacancies: 1
Position: Permanent Full-Time
Placement: November 1, 2017
Salary: $20.30/hour (increasing after probationary period)
Hours: 40 hours per week

Nature and Scope:
Reporting to the Supervisor, Early Learning, the Early Childhood Educator will work directly within the early childhood program, providing high quality care and creative programming for children in a group setting. Working in collaboration with the childcare team, Educators are responsible for delivering the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum to children from 30 months to 5 years of age. They will ensure that children are well supervised and provided with developmentally appropriate and fun programming options. A priority will be maintaining excellent communication with families and other stakeholders.

This permanent full-time position is entitled to a YMCA-YWCA individual membership; 15 days vacation; and a cost-shared benefits package (after completion of the probationary period) which includes:

  • Medical (MSP coverage; eligible after one month)
  • Health Care, Drug Plan, Dental, Vision, EAP
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • YMCA Canada Pension Plan (eligible after one year)


  • To read, understand and follow all YMCA-YWCA policies and procedures related to the guidance and care of children
  • To assist with the planning and implementation of a consistent child centered program in accordance with YMCA-YWCA and CCFL standards, including YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum standards
  • To interact directly with the children, facilitating a healthy learning environment
  • To establish and maintain positive daily communication and interaction with families, providing quality customer service and building meaningful relationships within the community
  • To ensure that all safety and supervision standards are implemented and maintained according to YMCA-YWCA and licensing requirements
  • To maintain confidentiality of all information related to the centre, the children, their families, and staff
  • To work effectively and as an active member of the staff team, assisting with other duties and responsibilities as required
  • To attend all YMCA Playing to Learn professional development sessions and other training as required
  • To maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all activity areas and washrooms
  • To release children only to those authorized by parent/guardian


  • Early Childhood Educator License to Practice required
  • Infant/Toddler Educator License to Practice and Special Needs Educator Certificate, or additional courses/training related to child growth and development are an asset
  • Experience working with children in a child care/recreation setting
  • Strong written and verbal and communication skills
  • High level of organization and customer service skills
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C
  • Clean Police/RCMP Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Clearance
  • Clean Ministry of Justice Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Clearance

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please Note:
1. Application Deadline: This posting will close when a suitable candidate has been found.
2. Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this position.
3. Short-listed candidates may be interviewed upon receipt of application.
4. We thank all applicants, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island is an equal opportunity employer.