Registered Early Childhood Educators

Good Beginnings is a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors comprised of parents/guardians and community representatives who are committed to providing high quality early learning and child care programs to the children and families of Oxford County since 1986. It is our mission to be a leader in the provision of quality child care programs, which are affordable and accessible to families in Woodstock and the surrounding communities, delivered by professional and caring Educators.

LOCATION: Child Care Centres & School Age Programs within Oxford County (primarily Woodstock)
START DATE: Upon Hiring
HOURS: 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

RATE OF PAY: Starting at $23.86*/hour
*Rate of pay includes the Provincial Wage Enhancement and the CWELCC Workforce Funding
BENEFITS: Comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision care and more
Wellness and counselling services through Employee & Family Assistance Program
Access vacation entitlement in accordance with the employment standards regulations
Accumulate up to 8 paid personal emergency days annually
Discount programs (dependent upon age of child)

We are seeking to fill these positions with reliable, friendly, energetic, and engaged professionals. Prior to starting the position, the successful candidates will be required to comply with all applicable licensing requirements. This includes;
• Diploma in Early Childhood Education
• A member in good standing with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators
• Standard First Aid, including Infant and Child CPR Certificate (Level C)
• Current Police Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Check, acceptable to Good Beginnings
• Up-to-date Immunization Records required by the Ministry of Education and Southwestern Public Health
• Safe Food Handling Certificate

The successful candidates will work as part of a team to provide care for children (birth to 13 years of age) in a group setting under the direction of Good Beginnings. They will follow the Program Statement, confidentiality, and the policies established by the Board of Directors, and regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act. They will also ensure that they are integrating Good Beginnings’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging values into their environment.

The role of the successful candidates will be to fill in for employee absences, whether those absences are due to illness, vacation, or other breaks. When not required for coverage, they will provide support within a specific room based on the needs of the program. Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to be available during Good Beginnings’ hours of operation (6:30 am to 6:00 pm), including the possibility of a split shift.

• Plan and implement activities based on the children’s needs and interests
• Excellent communication skills: written, oral, listening, and non-verbal
• Works as a co-operative and respectful member of the team
• Adhere to all licensing requirements as set out by the Child Care and Early Years Act
• Adhere to all policies and procedures as established by the Board of Directors of Good Beginnings
• Familiarity with the following curriculum/resources would also be an asset:
o How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years
o Child Care and Early Years Act

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
Julia Daly, Human Resources Coordinator
Although we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Good Beginnings is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

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