Early Childhood Educator | [VW783]

Early Childhood Educator | [VW783]

18 Nov

18 Nov



Date: November 17th, 2021

Position Title: Early Childhood Educator

Location: Vista Point YMCA Child Care (UBC Vancouver)

Terms: Permanent, Full-Time: 35-40 hours per week

Shift: Monday to Friday, shifts rotating between 7:30am – 6:00pm

Salary: $21.86 per hour for ECE License + Benefits (plus an additional $4/hour for Licensed ECE’s as per the ECE Wage Enhancement Initiative)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Reports To: Team Leader, Child Care

About YMCA Childcares:

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is the largest provider of licensed childcare in Western Canada, with over thirty Early Years locations across the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Sunshine Coast.

Featuring our YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, our childcare centers offer infant, toddler, 3-5 and preschool programs. We provide an environment that helps kids feel at home, learning and growing in a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment.

Nature & Scope:

We are seeking a caring and creative Early Childhood Educator to provide a safe and engaging experience for all children at the YMCA. Following the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, the educator plans and leads activities based on the interests and the developmental level of the children in our care.

Major Responsibilities:

Provide quality care and creative programming to children

Build meaningful and positive relationships with children and families

Work with your team to create a supportive and safe environment for both staff and families

Deliver high quality and age-appropriate programs based on the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum

Provide active supervision at all times and work as a team to support transitions between play areas

Use our parent communication app (Weemarkable) to provide daily communication and updates

Keep a clean and safe environment – in all program areas and common spaces (with enhanced cleaning protocols for COVID-19)

Follow all YMCA, Child Care Facility Licensing (CCFL) and legal requirements, including YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum standards


Basic ECE certification from a program recognized in British Columbia

Infant Toddler Educator (ITE) License is an asset

Special Needs Educator (SNE) is an asset

Good verbal and written communication skills

Any training related to child growth and development is an asset

Emergency First Aid and CPR-C & AED certificate required (can be obtained with in 30 days after start date)

3 professional reference checks to be completed

Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date

The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, as per the timeline set out by the province.


In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

Leading Self

Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better

Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

Leading Others

Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead

Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

Leading Mission

Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them

Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Thank you for your interest and application.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible environment where all members of our community feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage applications from the diverse communities in which we live and serve, including but not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We have established policies, procedures, and practices to meet accessibility standards throughout the hiring process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department.

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